Archive | July, 2013

Harmony Hall Summer

Posted on 29 July 2013 by Editor

harmonyhalljulyAs July slowly fades into August, we visit the Daylily Garden at Harmony Hall in Sloatsburg, which was in bloom early morning and afternoon on a rainy Saturday in mid-July. Continue Reading

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On The RockBeat: The Plot Thickens As The Fat Lady Sings

Posted on 26 July 2013 by Editor

Make that two candidates now that former Spring Valley judge and Democratic Rockland County Executive candidate David Fried has gotten tossed from the ballot due to signature challenges.

Fried challenged some 3,337 of 4,435 opponent and Suffern Mayor Dagan Lacorte’s ballot signatures. A Fried signature challenge also knocked Vladimir Leon off the Democratic primary ballot. Continue Reading

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Who Answers The Alarm In The Middle Of The Night?

Posted on 24 July 2013 by Editor

As with many things, news reports often only capture part of the story.

A back brake fire on a tanker truck carrying milled zinc oxide, a flammable liquid, south on the NY Thruway set into motion a night of action for many Suffern residents and those rescue agencies that serve them. The tanker reportedly carried some 4000 to 6000 gallons of the liquid. Continue Reading

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You Shall Not Pass: Petitions, Protests And A Little Bit Of Rain

Posted on 23 July 2013 by Editor

The Rockland County campaign season is nothing if not colorful, where every silver lining has its own dark cloud.

Rockland County Executive hopefuls have been maneuvering lately behind the scenes, with nominating petitions under review at the County Board of Elections, recent fundraising results reported and endorsements wrangled. Continue Reading

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The Village Historian Tells The Tale

Posted on 17 July 2013 by Editor

While Harmony Hall undergoes a major restoration project throughout the summer and into the fall, the spotlight was recently turned on Village of Sloatsburg Historian Harrison Bush. Continue Reading

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On The RockBeat: The Color Of Silence

Posted on 14 July 2013 by Editor

With rain falling this summer, it’s easy to forget an ongoing battle over one of Rockland County’s precious resources: water.

HaverstrawBayThis past April 18, the Rockland Water Coalition hosted the one and only debate between Rockland County Executive candidates in Clarkstown. Several issues were discussed, including overdevelopment and the increasing tensions of the East Ramapo School District. Continue Reading

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Summer Teen Theater Roundup

Posted on 10 July 2013 by Editor

Auditions are over and parts have been cast. Now many area kids are off to summer theater programs.

summerstockFrom Nyack to Clarkstown to Suffern and Sloatsburg, the summer theater circuit is a popular way many Ramapo Central school kids spend idle days away from the books — some are involved in multiple productions. This year’s most popular programs include The New Generation Theatre, Hudson Valley Teen Theatre and Suffern Clifford Theater Workshop, which will be presenting Les Miserables (School Edition), Avenue Q (School Edition) and Legally Blonde the Musical. Continue Reading

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East Ramapo Rallies, School Board Parts Ways With Law Firm

Posted on 09 July 2013 by Editor

In a stoney-faced display before a packed meeting room ringing from strains of “We Shall Overcome,” East Ramapo Board of Education President Yehuda Weissmandl announced that the district would “disassociate itself” and “transition” from the controversial law firm Minerva & D’Agostino. Continue Reading

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East Ramapo Board Meets Over Attorney Conduct

Posted on 08 July 2013 by Editor

The proverbial rubber hits the road this evening when the East Ramapo School Board meets for a special meeting at 7 p.m. to “consider matters lawfully coming before the board. It is anticipated that the Board may enter an executive session to discuss matters lawfully to be so considered.”

ERincident A protest rally by an East Ramapo School District advocacy group, Save Our Schools Coalition, is planned before the ER board meeting. Continue Reading

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Tuxedo Chamber Celebrates Summer With A BBQ

Posted on 07 July 2013 by Editor

Members of the Tuxedo Chamber of Commerce gather Wednesday at the group’s annual barbecue — one of the chamber’s most popular events of the year.

tuxedochambersummerbbqIf you’ve ever been interested in seeing what’s happening with Tuxedo businesses, the BBQ offers an opportunity to meet and greet members fellow business mates in a relaxed environment. Continue Reading

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Sloatsburg Complete Streets Project Status Update @ Village Hall | Sloatsburg | New York | United States
The New York Department of Transportation and Village of Sloatsburg will resume the Complete Streets Project on Tuesday, February 13, at 6 p.m. at the Sloatsburg Municipal Building. The Village Board will host the NYSDOT[...]