Archive | April, 2016

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Sloatsburg will get a craft beer taproom as new Seven Lakes Station looks to open in summer

Posted on 30 April 2016 by Editor

The interior is slowly taking shape, with stacks of bamboo wood flooring in boxes ready for installation and curved bar placement all set. The freshly painted teal house on Route 17 in the center of Sloatsburg is due to open this the summer as Seven Lakes Station Taproom and Market. Continue Reading

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The Friends of Sterling Forest Take a Hike and Talk About Ticks

Posted on 29 April 2016 by Editor

Doc Bayne is President of Friends of Sterling Forest and an active historian and environmental educator.

Doc Bayne is President of Friends of Sterling Forest and an active historian and environmental educator.

Local historian and environmental educator Doc Baynes is known for his pocket full of presentations. From the iron mines of Sterling Forest to the hidden discovery of the Great West Point Chain Forge to everything you need to know about those pesky eight-legged ticks. Continue Reading

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Ramapo Town Council Special Meeting devolves as residents voice anger at supervisor

Posted on 27 April 2016 by Editor

The tension had been mounting for days, including street protests outside Town Hall and calls for Ramapo Supervisor Chris St. Lawrence to step aside. But the Ramapo Supervisor, who faces federal charges related to municipal bond activity (along with other members of his administration), had yet to stand before the public at an official Town Council meeting. Continue Reading

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Harmony Hall partners with Black Rock Galleries to open select weekends as antiques “preview” showroom

Posted on 25 April 2016 by Editor

The Friends of Harmony Hall and Black Rock Galleries, online auction house and antiques dealer, recently announced a partnership that will provide the auction house showroom space at Harmony Hall in Sloatsburg, NY. Photo by Geoff Welch.

Harmony Hall in Sloatsburg has undergone spring renovation that has seen its interior spaces cleaned and painted, thanks to a new partnership with Black Rock Galleries. Photo by Geoff Welch

The last deep overnight freeze had just left Sloatsburg some weeks back when Harmony Hall Curator Geoff Welch discovered a pipe had burst in the second story plumbing of the old Jacob Sloat House, causing sudden water damage in the historical property’s front parlor room. Continue Reading

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Ramapo River Watershed Conference kicks off Friday at Ramapo College

Posted on 21 April 2016 by Editor

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The annual Ramapo River Watershed Conference features speakers from around the region and takes place Friday, April 22, at Ramapo College of New Jersey. Photo by Geoff Welch: Ramapo River near Sloatsburg, NY.

The annual Ramapo River Watershed Conference gets underway Friday, April 22, at Ramapo College of New Jersey, and again, will feature speakers discussing watershed issues that impact the lives and health of the watershed people who depend on water in this region. Continue Reading

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Ramapo Supervisor Returns to Town Hall Amid Protests and a Tightening of the Political Screws

Posted on 19 April 2016 by Editor

Ramapo Supervisor Christopher St. Lawrence returned to work Friday, trailed by a News 12 Hudson Valley camera crew and many, many questions.

In fact, St. Lawrence’s sunrise Thursday, April 14 arrest set into motion a whole series of actions and events around Rockland County and beyond, from calls for St. Lawrence to step down to New York’s political class moving in to scrutinize Ramapo’s municipal machinations and the town accounting repercussions on taxpayers. Continue Reading

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Ramapo Supervisor Christopher St. Lawrence arrested by Rockland County DA and FBI

Posted on 14 April 2016 by Editor

News broke all across social media Thursday morning April 14 that Town of Ramapo Supvervisor Christopher St. Lawrence was arrested by FBI agents and the Rockland County DA’s office on charges related to the construction of Providence Bank Park.

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FBI agents raid Ramapo Town Hall in May of 2013, kicking off an investigation into Supervisor Chris St. Lawrence that led to his Thursday April 14 arrest.

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Suffern Celebrates 25th Annual Street Fair

Posted on 13 April 2016 by Editor

25th Annual Suffern Street FairSuffern will once again be the center of activity this coming Sunday when it celebrates its 25th annual Suffern Street Fair along Lafayette Avenue. Continue Reading

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Community matters — help out the Stellas GoFundMe drive

Posted on 10 April 2016 by Editor

This past week, a Sloatsburg college student took a private family medical matter public with a plea for thoughts, love and a helping hand. Continue Reading

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Locals enjoy the moment as Adam Sandler and crew shoot in Suffern

Posted on 08 April 2016 by Editor

Adam Sandler was ever the polite guest during a movie shoot along Lafayette Avenue in Suffern, NY Friday, taking time out for pictures with fans throughout the day.

Adam Sandler was ever the polite guest during a movie shoot along Lafayette Avenue in Suffern, NY Friday, taking time for pictures with fans throughout the day.

Local social media networks lit up Friday as Adam Sandler ambled down Lafayette Avenue in Suffern, filming scenes for the latest Noah Baumbach movie. 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[...]