Archive | December, 2015

State Senator David Carlucci Helps ‘Raise the Flag’ at Sloatsburg Library

Posted on 26 December 2015 by Editor

Sloatsburg Library Manager Annmarie McAnany has made a helpful Friend of the Library in NY State Senator David Carlucci (D-Rockland/Westchester).

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Sloatsburg Second Graders Get Into The Holiday Spirit

Posted on 22 December 2015 by Editor

Sloatsburg Elementary School second grade students embraced the holiday spirit this season, pitching in to the local food pantry and donating pajamas for the Scholastic pajamas drive — donations of books and pajamas help children in need and encourage a nice bedtime story. Continue Reading

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A Saltbox Winter Solstice to Mark the Long Night

Posted on 22 December 2015 by Editor

Tuesday marks the Winter Solstice or shortest day of the year. The Ramapo Saltbox in Torne Valley marked the occasion on Sunday.

The Ramapo Saltbox in Torne Valley marked the the Winter Solstice at sundown on Sunday.

The shortest day of the year has arrived which means a long night.

While many Britons celebrated the warmest Winter Solstice on record at England’s famed Stonehenge at Tuesday’s sunrise, the Ramapo Saltbox in Torne Valley hosted a gathering of its own Sunday at sundown to mark the occasion. Continue Reading

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DEC signs on as Co-Lead Agency for Pilgrim Pipeline NY Thruway Proposal

Posted on 21 December 2015 by Editor

Proposed route of the Pilgrim Pipelines adjacent to Sloatsburg and set to pass between Cranberry and Potake Lakes in the Ramapo Mountains.

Pilgrim Pipelines skirts Sloatsburg in the Ramapo Mountains.

Monday’s DEC co-lead agency decision may cause some disappointment. The concern is the proposed Pilgrim Pipeline oil route criss-crosses sensitive and protected NY waterways and wetlands some 232 times. Continue Reading

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The Suffern Community Contributes to Holiday Gift Giving

Posted on 21 December 2015 by Editor

The Suffern PBA/DARE Holdiay Toy drive brought the community together and filled up the Suffern Community Center with good things for area kids in need. Photo via the Suffern PBA/DARE Holiday Toy Drive

The Suffern PBA/DARE Holiday Toy drive brought the community together and filled up the Suffern Community Center with good things for area kids in need. Photo via the Suffern PBA/DARE Holiday Toy Drive

Sunday, December 20, was the announced deadline for this year’s Suffern Police Department holiday toy drive, and the local community responded by filling the Village of Suffern Community Room with lots of gifts for girls and boys in need. Continue Reading

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Celebrate the Winter Solstice Saturday at Harmony Hall

Posted on 19 December 2015 by Editor

Sunset Liberty Rock copy 2Here comes the shortest day of the, celebrated worldwide as the Winter Solstice.

And once again, the Friends of Harmony Hall and the the Town of Ramapo will welcome the public to a free signature event at Harmony Hall in Sloatsburg for the ocassion. Continue Reading

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Veterans Get Holiday Helping Hand in Sloatsburg

Posted on 18 December 2015 by Editor

Local veterans and those who served in the armed forces will once again get some holiday help with a Christmas food giveaway at Sloatsburg Municipal Building on Saturday, December 19, from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m.

Local veterans and those who served in the armed forces will once again get a holiday give with a Christmas turkey and food basket at Sloatsburg Municipal Building on Saturday, December 19, from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m.

The Village of Sloatsburg will again join with the Veteran Angels Association to support veterans this holiday season. Sloatsburg’s and other veterans will receive holiday foods Saturday morning, December 19, from 9 a.m. through 11 a.m. at the Sloatsburg Municipal Building. Any local member of the armed services qualifies for the food giveaway. Continue Reading

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Sloatsburg Makes the Tax Cap Along With Municipal Improvements

Posted on 15 December 2015 by Editor

Sloatsburgers have something to be thankful for this holiday season — a budget gift from the Village Board. Continue Reading

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Pilgrim Pipeline Pushes To Partner With NY Thruway

Posted on 09 December 2015 by Editor

Article by Geoff Welch with material from Gale Pasha of the Rockland County Sierra Club

Long Swamp Trail Head skirts the Village of Sloatsburg and is the southernmost trail in Sterling Forest State Park -- the Pilgrim Pipelines current route is proposed to cross the Orange/Rockland county lines near the trail head.

Long Swamp Trail Head skirts the Village of Sloatsburg and is the southernmost trail in Sterling Forest State Park — the Pilgrim Pipelines current route is proposed to cross the Orange/Rockland county lines near the trail head.

It was disclosed in November 2015 that Pilgrim Transportation of New York, Inc. had filed an application for permits to use the Right of Way for the New York State Thruway Authority as the main New York route for two proposed pipelines to run from Albany to Linden, New Jersey. Continue Reading

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Certain Seats Still Empty As Suffern Mayor Thanks Supporters

Posted on 08 December 2015 by Editor

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Executive Director of the Rockland County Drainage Agency Vincent Altieri is sworn in by Ernest S. Buonocore as Acting Village Justice during Monday’s special Suffern Village Board meeting. The Rockland County Republican party turned out for the occasion.

Call it the Ed Day difference. Or call it a strategy of strict party discipline and loyalty, i.e., the will to power.

Suffern’s Village Hall auditorium was fairly full for Monday evening’s reorganizational meeting that included a round of thanks to Rockland’s Republican establishment. Continue Reading

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Calendar

Dec
16
Sat
9:00 am Veteran Holiday Baskets @ Sloatsburg Village Hall
Veteran Holiday Baskets @ Sloatsburg Village Hall
Dec 16 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am
Veteran Holiday Baskets @ Sloatsburg Village Hall | Sloatsburg | New York | United States
A special Holiday Food Basket giveaway will take place on Saturday, December 16, from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. at the Village of Sloatsburg Fire Hall. Items include frozen turkey and fixings and desert for[...]
Dec
17
Sun
2:00 pm Music for Winter Solstice @ Harmony Hall
Music for Winter Solstice @ Harmony Hall
Dec 17 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Music for Winter Solstice @ Harmony Hall | Sloatsburg | New York | United States
As the days grow shorter, we prepare to welcome the Winter Solstice on Sunday, December 17th from 2-4 PM at the mansion! Join Geoff Welch and musical guests guitarist Alpha Halvorsen and percussionist Christina Stefenelli[...]