Archive | September, 2014

Western Ramapo Finds Its Voice

Posted on 29 September 2014 by Editor

Town of Ramapo residents go to the polls on Tuesday to vote on referendums that may change the electoral dynamics of a town that is increasingly divided east and west. The long-fought effort to get a ward referendum on the Ramapo town ballot has certainly been a clarifying process. Continue Reading

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Ramapo Special Election – Voters Can Decide To Mix And Match

Posted on 26 September 2014 by Editor

Town of Ramapo voters go to the polls on Tuesday, September 30 to give voice to two court ordered measures.

Town of Ramapo voters go to the polls on Tuesday, September 30 to give voice to two court ordered ballot measures related to how residents want to be represented at Town Hall.

The upcoming Ramapo Ward and Council members Special Election continues to create buzz and could change the electoral face of Ramapo. Continue Reading

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Celebrate With BackHome Sunday

Posted on 25 September 2014 by Editor

BackHome Antiques, along Rt. 17 in Tuxedo, features an ever-changing collection of collectibles and interesting items. In only its second year, the popular store owned and operated by Sloatsburgers Stephen Hoefer and Darrell Frasier has become a destination for those looking for that certain something.

BackHome Antiques in Tuxedo celebrates its 2nd anniversary Saturday and Sunday with special sales.

BackHome Antiques in Tuxedo celebrates its 2nd anniversary Saturday and Sunday with special sales.

Darrell Frasier calls the store’s inventory “priced to go” — and shoppers can certainly pick through all sorts of jewelry, art, frames, cast iron kitchen ware, furniture, and more. The spacious two floors are fun to wander, with any number of objects certain to catch your eye. Continue Reading

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Suffern Ranked As One Of New York’s Safest Communities

Posted on 19 September 2014 by Editor

The Village of Suffern just received a second opinion on quality of village life from Safe Choice Security. The village was slotted at the number five spot by the national security company, ranking it as one of the safest communities in New York. Continue Reading

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Park Commission Objects To Sterling Forest Resort Exit 15B Plan

Posted on 17 September 2014 by Editor

Members of Sterling Forest Partnership met before a recent Palisades Interstate Parks Commission meeting.

Members of Sterling Forest Partnership met before a recent Palisades Interstate Parks Commission meeting.

A possibly momentous decision was made on gaming in Orange County on a sunny Monday afternoon amid the rough hewn beam and stone facade of Bear Mountain Inn. Continue Reading

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Rockland County Focuses Fight On Prescription Drug And Heroin “Epidemic”

Posted on 16 September 2014 by Editor

Rockland County District Attorney Thomas P. Zugibe was joined by County Executive Ed Day to announce details of a new community action plan to battle the region's burgeoning heroin and prescription drug epidemic.

Rockland County District Attorney Thomas P. Zugibe was joined by County Executive Ed Day to announce details of a new community action plan to battle the region’s burgeoning heroin and prescription drug epidemic.

It’s been called a scourge and some say even Sloatsburg has wrestled with the problem of prescription drug and heroin addiction.

Rockland County District Attorney Thomas Zugibe said that in Rockland, residents are more likely to die from a drug overdose than a traffic crash. “This must change,” Zugibe said, speaking at a press conference Monday, with Rockland County Executive Ed Day at his side. Continue Reading

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Suffern Police Department Welcomes New Officers

Posted on 15 September 2014 by Editor

Pictured with their new ranks are PO Ryan Ortiz, PO Billy Simurra, PO Andrew Yorke, PO Mike Careswell, Lt. Ed Dolan, Chief Clarke Osborn, Det. Sgt. John Mallon, Sgt. Jose Martinez, Sgt. Andy Loughlin, Sgt. Jim Giannettino and Sgt. Rick Marsh.

Suffern Police Department members pictured with their new ranks are PO Ryan Ortiz, PO Billy Simurra, PO Andrew Yorke, PO Mike Careswell, Lt. Ed Dolan, Chief Clarke Osborn, Det. Sgt. John Mallon, Sgt. Jose Martinez, Sgt. Andy Loughlin, Sgt. Jim Giannettino and Sgt. Rick Marsh.

The Suffern Police Department recently welcomed aboard new police officers and promoted a hand full of others.

During last week’s Village of Suffern Board meeting, the Suffern Police took center stage with the department’s promotion ceremony, where six officers were promoted to new ranks and four officers were formally sworn in. Continue Reading

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Suffern Celebrates With Seasonal Street Fair

Posted on 14 September 2014 by Editor

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Enjoy a walk through Sunday’s Suffern Street Fair, brought to you by the Suffern Chamber of Commerce / Photo courtesy Suffern Chamber

Grab a hoodie or long-sleeve shirt and head out to Sunday’s Suffern Street Fair. Expect plenty of blue sky sunshine and cool temperatures in the 60s – relative to warm summer days.

The Suffern Chamber promotes local business and community interaction through its series of Street Fairs, which gather together a variety of vendors selling everything from handmade clothes and jewelry to soaps and salves. The Street Fair will run Sunday, September 14, from 10 a.m. through 5 p.m. and includes food booths, music and entertainment.

Suffern NY Chamber of CommerceThe event will include a petting zoo and pony rides for kids.

If you get out to walk along Lafayette Avenue for the fair, look for dining and drink specials at one of your favorite local restaurants.

Consider the Suffern Street Fair as a weekend welcome to fall weather and the coming cool days.

The Suffern Street Fair is sponsored by the Suffern Chamber of Commerce and takes place Sunday, September 14, 10 a.m. through 5 p.m. The event is free and so is parking in the Suffern Municipal Lot.

 

 

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Senator David Carlucci Comes Through With Major Funding To Repair Historical Sloatsburg Wall Along Rt. 17

Posted on 10 September 2014 by Editor

Sloatsburg Mayor Carl Wright discusses deteriorating wall along Rt. 17 with Senator David Carlucci.

Sloatsburg Mayor Carl Wright discusses deteriorating wall along Rt. 17 with Senator David Carlucci.

Senator Carlucci joined Sloatsburg Mayor Carl Wright Wednesday morning at the old stone wall that borders Route 17 in just across the street from Rhodes North Tavern to announce critical funding secured by Carlucci to repair portions of the wall that have fallen into disrepair. Continue Reading

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Suffern And Sloatsburg Village Boards Meet

Posted on 08 September 2014 by Editor

With two Ramapo villages at odds with the Town of Ramapo, the special ward election on September 30 takes on an interesting color. Would an expanded Town Council with locally elected members have made any difference in how the town and villages communicate related to pressing development and tax issues? Continue Reading

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Calendar

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9
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12:00 pm Family Day @ Sloatsburg Community Pool
Family Day @ Sloatsburg Community Pool
Jul 9 @ 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Family Day @ Sloatsburg Community Pool | Sloatsburg | New York | United States
Sloatsburg residents are invited to a day of pool fun and chill. It’s the annual Family Day at the Sloatsburg Community Pool, set for Sunday, July 9. The pool opens at noon. The afternoon is sponsored[...]
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10
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7:00 pm Sloatsburg Chamber Sign Up @ Characters Bar and Restaurant
Sloatsburg Chamber Sign Up @ Characters Bar and Restaurant
Jul 10 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Sloatsburg Chamber Sign Up @ Characters Bar and Restaurant | Sloatsburg | New York | United States
If you’re interested in getting involved through the Sloatsburg Chamber of Commerce, well, get started Monday, July 10, at Characters at 7 p.m. Come out to join in on things Sloatsburg and around the area.[...]