Posted on 31 May 2013 by Editor
Paul Paulson remembers Amy Clifford with a happy face, having fun and enjoying last June’s Classic Car Show at Sloatsburg Community Field that was put on for her benefit.
“At the car show she was as happy as a kid should be, with a smile on her face and BBQ sauce all over,” said Paulson, Quartermaster for the Sloatsburg Volunteer Fire Department, which staged the fundraiser along with East Coast Rod & Custom. Continue Reading
Posted on 29 May 2013 by Editor
Staging an old-fashioned civics lesson, some 500 East Ramapo School District students staged a walkout Wednesday afternoon to protest the district’s budget cuts.
Students from Spring Valley and Ramapo High Schools made their way through the streets of Spring Valley to Memorial Park in a show of young people power, with groups meandering along Rt. 59 to periodic shouts of “Save Our School.”
The students also had a nice sing-song call and response chant, repeating itself and giving a succinct protest message:
“We’re marching to . . . Memorial Park . . . to save our arts . . . and make our mark.” Continue Reading
Posted on 29 May 2013 by Editor
As the Memorial Day parade feast fades and the long weekend of door knocking for votes ends, Rockland County Democrats prepare to meet Thursday, May 30, at Clarkstown Town Hall to discuss and determine and dither — but not yet decide. Continue Reading
Posted on 28 May 2013 by Editor
The sun was up early Monday morning, just like members of the Suffern Marching Band, for Memorial Day celebrations in the villages of Hillburn, Sloatsburg, Suffern, and the Town of Tuxedo.
The Suffern Marching Band performed its annual village parade trifecta, starting first in Hillburn, where the parade route began at the Ramapo Central School District office and looped around the village to Hillburn’s Veteran’s Memorial Park. Continue Reading
Posted on 26 May 2013 by Editor
The recent breezy weather will blow through and the sun is scheduled to shine Monday morning, just in time for the annual Sloatsburg Memorial Day parade at 10 a.m. The parade winds its way through the central village along Rt. 17.
Led by the Sloatsburg Volunteer Fire Department, members of the Veterans of Foreign Wars and the Suffern High School Marching Band, the parade will make its way from Memorial Park at Village Hall through the village and around Eagle Valley Road to the Sloatsburg Cemetery. Continue Reading
Posted on 25 May 2013 by Editor
Special Contribution by Edith Knoblick
The Celebration of Miss Anna Kovaly’s 100th Birthday
Retired Colonel in the US Army and West Point graduate Laureen (Lorrie) Barone had not expected to speak, but was overcome with the public outpouring of affection for her former second grade teacher, Miss Anna Kovaly.
“Unlike the book All I Really Need To Know I Learned In Kindergarten,” Barone said, “all I really needed to know I learned in the second grade, by Miss Kovaly.” Continue Reading
Posted on 24 May 2013 by Editor
It may feel like Sloatsburg is one big pool with all the rain falling from the sky. And don’t let this temperature dip fool you — soon the sun will shine and everyone will want to cool off at the pool. The village has you covered there as the Sloatsburg Municipal Pool opens for the season this coming Memorial Day weekend. Continue Reading
Posted on 22 May 2013 by Editor
Ramapo Central School District voters have spoken loud and clear and the message was yes — cap that tax.
The proposed RCSD budget of $128 million dollars with a tax levy of 1.99%, which included a number of program and staff cuts, was overwhelming passed by district voters. With vote tally at approximately 1,602-528, the implied consensus is that district residents are in agreement with the Board of Education to hold the line on taxes while the district streamlines the system to meet budget demands. Continue Reading
Posted on 20 May 2013 by Editor
After many months of workshops, candid conversations, emotional meetings, and district number crunching, the due day has arrived. To bust or not to bust, you now decide.
Tuesday, May 21 is the day for residents to line up and put their X in the box and vote on the proposed 2013-2014 Ramapo Central Schools budget. Voters will also select two open board seats. Continue Reading
Posted on 19 May 2013 by Editor
Rain or shine, no matter the weather, the celebration of Environmental Day takes place Sunday, May 19, from 11 a.m. through 4 p.m. And all area residents are welcome.
Put on by the friendly folks at the Rockland County Solid Waste Mangement Authority, tucked away at the wee end of Torne Valley Road, Sunday’s Environmental Day will be a tented event (proper planning just for you) and includes a wide assortment of exhibitors, including We Care Organics, the Rockland Farm Alliance, a Rockland County Americorp center and Rockland County Teachers center, and much more. Continue Reading