Archive | July, 2016

Bryan Roessel leads Rockland poetry slam team to national competition in Georgia

Posted on 29 July 2016 by Editor

suffernpoetrylogoAll those slams and word jams and working empty and full rooms alike have paid off. The Suffern Poetry slam team, really a representation of poets from across Rockland County, is on the road to the National Poetry Slam in Decatur, Georgia, Monday, August 1 through Saturday, August 6. Continue Reading

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How Are You Weathering the Heat Dome?

Posted on 24 July 2016 by Editor

Call it a jet stream jam. Or perhaps it’s the tears of SolIn any case, keep those helmets securely fastened as the current Heat Dome that’s overing over the Hudson Valley, and most of the United States, is due to continue into the coming week. The weather pattern is expected to break in a cacophony of stormy skies at week’s end. Continue Reading

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Sloatsburg Kids Paint Colorful Garbage Cans

Posted on 21 July 2016 by Editor

SPL logo smallSometimes it only takes a simple step to make a difference.

The Sloatsburg Public Library and Village of Sloatsburg Department of Public Works partnered on a program this summer to beautify the village, one garbage can at a time. Continue Reading

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Status of Route 17 Construction and the Repaving Plan

Posted on 20 July 2016 by Editor

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Route 17 through Sloatsburg has been under construction now for months due to the Western Ramapo Sewer District project that goes all the way to the county line.

Road bumps, potholes, construction stops – Sloatsburg’s old main drag feels like it’s been a construction zone for a long time now. Continue Reading

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The Ramapo River Runs Through It

Posted on 18 July 2016 by Editor

Sloatsburg's Geoff Welch was the subject of LoHud's first feature in an-onging series on the area's important waterways.

Sloatsburg’s Geoff Welch was the subject of a recent LoHud feature on the area’s important waterways, part of an on-going series.

The Ramapo River winds through these parts, a small river by many standards, but very important to the area. It’s a key source of drinking water and provides for wildlife and recreation. Call it the jewell of the Ramapo Mountains. Continue Reading

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Torne Valley Vineyards Throws a Weekend Lawn Party and Festival with Wine and Music

Posted on 16 July 2016 by Editor

Torne Vineyards share the wineThe grounds of Torne Valley Vineyards should be filled Saturday with blankets and vendors and colofully-dressed people set for an afternoon of wine and music. Continue Reading

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A message to the Ramapo Central School Board from an advocate for the Rockland Jewish orthodox community

Posted on 15 July 2016 by Editor

The Ramapo Central School District has a visit from Rockland County Jewish orthodox community agent Yossi Gestetner during a late June 2016 Ramapo Central school board meeting.

Yossi Gestetner, a Jewish orthodox community advocate and public relations professional address a recent Ramapo Central School Board meeting about the district's changes in its public transportation policy.

Yossi Gestetner, a Jewish orthodox community advocate and public relations professional address a recent Ramapo Central School Board meeting about the district’s changes in its public transportation policy.

The Board of Education meeting was at the public comments portion, with part of the evening’s discussion focused on the district’s changes to its transportation policy for the upcoming 2016/17 school year. Continue Reading

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Ramapo Central School District Residents Unite in Show of Support For New Transportation Policy

Posted on 14 July 2016 by Editor

Ramapo Teachers Association President John Canty addresses the room at a recent Rampo Central School District board meeting during a discussion of public transportation policy.

Ramapo Teachers Association President John Canty addresses the room at a recent Ramapo Central School District board meeting during a discussion of public transportation policy. / Photo via RamapoTA video.

For many years the Ramapo Central School District provided deluxe transportation services for non-public school students. In the name of fairness, efficiencies and tax dollar savings, the RCSD policy has been changed. Continue Reading

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Longtime Sloatsburg Resident And WWII Navy Veteran Alexander Massaro Dies

Posted on 11 July 2016 by Editor

These days, those people still alive who fought in WWII is shrinking. According to U.S. Veterans Administration estimates, in the next 15 years the country will lose nearly all of its 16 million WWII veterans — many of whom are already some 80 years and older. Continue Reading

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French Resistance Cafe in Sloatsburg opens for an evening, giving a look at the transformed grounds

Posted on 10 July 2016 by Editor

Michael Bruno & Katie Rosman

Michael Bruno (in blue jacket) hosted a fundraiser for the Yaddo artist colony on the grounds of the French Resistance Coffee House & Cafe in Sloatsburg Saturday evening. Katie Rosman, The New York Times Style section editor and writer and former Yaddo artist, talks about the Yaddo effort and thanks Bruno for his support.

Sloatsburg experienced a taste of Tuxedo Saturday night as the two corridor communities came together at Michael Bruno’s garden party benefit for Yaddo. The event served as the first big reveal of the grounds of the Tuxedo Hudson Company’s French Resistance Coffee House & Cafe concept. Guests were not disappointed. Continue Reading

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