Archive | August, 2015

Tuxedo students get Chromebooks and iPads for school year

Posted on 19 August 2015 by Editor

As Tuxedo’s George F. Baker High School readies itself for a new school year, there’s a general excitement underfoot about the district’s future. With the recent delivery some 150 shiny new Google Chromebooks, the Tuxedo’s STEM Academy has steered a course away from any concerns about closing that will allow all 7-12 grade students to log in and learn. Continue Reading

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Sloatsburg ZBA Pine Grove Lakes Public Hearing Continues

Posted on 18 August 2015 by Editor

Many Pine Grove Lakes homeowners are curious about a proposed plan to build a new house at the top of the Hillside Road mountaintop, just below the community water tower. Continue Reading

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Suffern Social Media Groups Drive Local Issues

Posted on 17 August 2015 by Editor

donate suffern 2Social media matters travel fast, especially in small communities. Word of local happenings sometimes travels so fast that new news appears to be yesterday’s headlines before it makes its way through the grapevine. Continue Reading

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Suffern Subtext – or the politics of making public policy

Posted on 07 August 2015 by Editor

Some might call it bad form, others initiative, or even something a bit more salty. But a trio of Village of Suffern Trustees appears to have taken their policy-making Village Board quorum on the road. Continue Reading

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Pilgrim Pipeline revised petroleum route runs through Tuxedo, skirts Sloatsburg

Posted on 06 August 2015 by Editor

Rockland County recently held an interagency oil train drill, where some 30 county groups participated in a mock train crash disaster. The effort was a direct response to growing concern that the increase in mile long freight trains of Bakken crude oil rolling through Rockland on rail has increased the probability of a spill disaster. Continue Reading

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Rattlesnakes are active in the hills around Sloatsburg

Posted on 02 August 2015 by Editor

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Timber Rattlesnakes, a protected species, live in the hills and rocks surrounding Sloatsburg, where squirrels and chipmunks are plentiful.

Everyone and everything seem to seek out shade during hot afternoon weather, including hidden-in-plain-sight Timber Rattlesnakes. 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
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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[...]