Archive | March, 2015

Suffern Police Report First Niagara Bank ATM Skimmer

Posted on 30 March 2015 by Editor

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As Mad-Eye Moody from the Harry Potter series might say, constant vigilance. Continue Reading

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Ramapo Central Resumes Budget Workshops

Posted on 29 March 2015 by Editor

With the NY Legislature scheduled to return to state budget negotiations Sunday, the Ramapo Central School District will also return to the budget table. Continue Reading

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Ramapo PAL Needs A Friend

Posted on 25 March 2015 by Editor

The Ramapo Detective was distracted, his phone insistently ringing a familiar Pearl Jam dirge while he talked PAL. Dennis Procter started the Ramapo Police Athletic League a few years back in response to severe East Ramapo School District budget cuts. He knew many of the students and wanted them to have a place to work out after school, a safe place to go that would also provide some sort of competitive outlet. Continue Reading

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More Than Just Books Down At The Sloatsburg Library

Posted on 22 March 2015 by Editor

Some days the Sloatsburg Public Library parking lot is so full that it makes one want to pull over to see what’s going on. Community participation is at the top of the list of the Library’s Manager Annmarie McAnany. Continue Reading

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Suffern Girls Tear It Up At Indoor Nationals

Posted on 20 March 2015 by Editor

The Suffern girls track team’s indoor season ended with a bang last week — that is, if a season ever ends. Continue Reading

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Suffern Succeeds On Stage With This Year’s Spring Musical

Posted on 19 March 2015 by Editor

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Suffern High School presents the spring musical How to Succeed in Business, which runs Thursday, March 19, through Saturday, March 21, at the Suffern High School Auditorium.

All those long rehearsals with cast, stage crew and orchestra pit musicians working to put on the big Spring Musical are about to pay off. Suffern High School will showcase its storied theater tradition with the Thursday night premiere of the musical comedy How to Succeed In Business Without Really Trying. Continue Reading

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Tuxedo Students Rally Before Word On George F. Baker

Posted on 17 March 2015 by Editor

The Tuxedo Union Free School District is in the conversion charter process to create the Tuxedo STEM Academy at George F. Baker High School.

The Tuxedo Union Free School District awaits to hear the New York Board of Regents decision on the conversion charter process to create Tuxedo STEM Academy at George F. Baker High School.

Update: The NYS Board of Regents voted Tuesday, March 17, to return the application to the Tuxedo school district, leaving the Tuxedo Union Free School District and town with options explored during a March 12 Public Meeting.

Tuxedo students wore red and rallied around George F. Baker High School recently as the New York Board of Regents met in Albany to determine the Tuxedo STEM Academy Conversion Charter application, to no avail as the the Board of Regents committee denied the Tuxedo charter conversion. Continue Reading

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Stranded On A Rock And Hard Place In The Ramapo River

Posted on 16 March 2015 by Editor

Multiple agencies came to the aid of a suspected robber Sunday night, who plunged into the Ramapo River in Sloatsburg and got stranded on a rock.

Multiple agencies came to the aid of a suspected robber Sunday night, who plunged into the Ramapo River in Sloatsburg and got stranded on a rock.

On a night that reminded everyone of the bite of winter, a Sloatsburg local created a scene right of an episode of the popular shoot and chase show COPS. Continue Reading

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When The Old Mill Burned

Posted on 15 March 2015 by Editor

The shadows of people watching the Old Mill fire light up the sky in Sloatsburg back in March of 1955.

Shadows of people outlined by the intense flames of the Old Mill fire light up the sky in Sloatsburg back in March of 1955.

The flames lit up the sky back on that windy March night in 1955. Winds blew along the natural canyon created by the Ramapo River and railroad tracks, much like the recent high winds of our own seasonal warming weather, and fed a fire that raced through what was then the Ramapo Piece Dye Works that housed the Schwartz Yarn Co. in Sloatsburg, NY, causing a conflagration visible from miles away. Continue Reading

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Student Musical Productions Hit The Stage

Posted on 12 March 2015 by Editor

Kim and Conrad and all the rest of the cool kids take the stage Thursday night in Suffern Middle School’s Spring Musical production of Bye Bye Birdie. Continue Reading

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Calendar

Apr
27
Thu
7:30 pm Complete Streets Public Workshop @ Sloatsburg Municipal Building
Complete Streets Public Workshop @ Sloatsburg Municipal Building
Apr 27 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Complete Streets Public Workshop @ Sloatsburg Municipal Building | Sloatsburg | New York | United States
Sloatsburgers have the opportunity to shape the future of Route 17 through the village. All they must do is show up and participate in the 2nd New York Department of Transportation (NYSDOT) Public Workshop. BE[...]
May
3
Wed
7:30 pm School Board Candidates Forum @ Suffern Middle School
School Board Candidates Forum @ Suffern Middle School
May 3 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
School Board Candidates Forum @ Suffern Middle School | Suffern | New York | United States
The Ramapo Central PTA Council will hold a candidates forum on Wednesday, May 3, at the Sloatsburg Middle School Library. The forum takes place at 7:30 p.m. Join the community conversation to learn more about each[...]