Archive | January, 2017

If I Were Mayor Short Essay Contest for Village 8th Graders

Posted on 30 January 2017 by Editor

Mayors of villages can do a whole lot, from making local laws to managing employees and common properties. Alas, they can’t build private roads or give away money.

The New York State Conference of Mayors and Municipal Officials is holding an essay contest and want to know what you would do as Mayor. The contest invites 8th graders in the Villages of Sloatsburg, Hillburn and Suffern to write a short essay on what they would do as Mayor. Easy as getting elected. Continue Reading

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People call for NY Gov. Cuomo to kill the proposed Pilgrim Pipelines, which would threaten the Ramapo River watershed and local public water supplies

Posted on 28 January 2017 by Editor

Town of Ramapo Supervisor Christopher St. Lawrence attended a presentation by Dr. Chuck Stead on the history of paint sludge contamination in Torne Valley. St. Lawrence introduced a Pilgrim Pipelines resolution opposes the pipelines and the danger the present to the Ramapo River watershed and public water supplies of Suffern and Rockland County residents.

Town of Ramapo Supervisor Christopher St. Lawrence attended a presentation by Dr. Chuck Stead on the history of paint sludge contamination in Torne Valley, Ringwood and its impact on the Ramapough Indians. After receiving a report from Environmental Consultant Geoff Welch, St. Lawrence introduced a resolution opposing the Pilgrim Pipelines to the Town Council as they pose a threat to the Ramapo River watershed and public water supplies of Suffern and Rockland County residents.

It was a big week for oil pipelines. An executive order from the White House set into motion this past week the permitting process for two controversial oil pipelines, the proposed transnational Keystone XL that would run from Canada to Texas, and Dakota Access Pipeline. Both pipelines would cross the Ogallala Aquifer, one of the world’s largest. Continue Reading

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Historic Women’s March Shows First Amendment in Action

Posted on 22 January 2017 by Editor

Kinderland at March

Tuxedo, NY resident Sue Scher, originally from Brooklyn, attended the Women’s March in NYC with old friends from her Camp Kinderland days, a camp in Tolland, MA founded in 1923 by Jewish activists as a retreat for children from the tenements of NYC.

Saturday morning in Sloatsburg started off foggy from unseasonable muggy weather, but a small group of area women were already on their way to Manhattan to merge with others traveling into the city from across the Hudson Valley, and beyond. The first thing people saw upon arriving in the city were others streaming in from subway stops and buses, and plenty of colorful signs on display.

The day in the city turned out to be one for the history books, as similar mass marches of men and women took place across the country. Continue Reading

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Sloatsburger Elona Stella Remembered

Posted on 17 January 2017 by Editor

By Kathy Goldman

One of Sloatsburg’s own, Elona Stella, lost her brave battles with breast cancer, leukemia and kidney disease over the Martin Luther King, Jr. weekend on Saturday, January, 14.  She was just 57 years old.

Sloatsburger Elona Stella passed away over the Martin Luther King, Jr. weekend after her long battle with leukemia, surrounded by family and friends

Sloatsburger Elona Stella passed away surrounded by family and loved ones over the Martin Luther King, Jr. weekend, after her long battle with breast cancer and leukemia, and other related complications.

Elona was surrounded by the love of family and friends during her last days. Continue Reading

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New Year, New Ways … Take a Poll on Village Improvements

Posted on 17 January 2017 by Editor

With the New Year here, SloatsburgVillage.com will periodically run a survey or poll to encourage reader engagement on issues or ideas that might impact Sloatsburg’s quality of life.

The Sloatsburg Village Board will hold a Special Meeting at the Municipal Building on Tuesday, September 6 at 6 p.m.

Participate in the SVdotcom poll — should Village Hall provide more flexible hours one day per week?

First out of the box is a poll that touches on an issue that comes up frequently — office hours at Village Hall. Continue Reading

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Sushiville in Sloatsburg adds live music on Tuesdays in support of the local environment

Posted on 16 January 2017 by Editor

Sushiville Music TxtWhether he’s out back on break with a pitching wedge in hand on the Harmony Hall great lawn or inside greeting repeat customers, Sushiville owner CJ Oh is sold on Sloatsburg. He believes that the village is a special place, nestled in the Ramapo Mountains, with a beautiful river running through the village and Harriman State Park and Sterling Forest State Park nearby. Continue Reading

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So Nice to See You Warby Parker: NYC-based lifestyle brand company takes big step and opens its first optical lab

Posted on 10 January 2017 by Editor

barkow-photo-for-warby-parker-wp-wmRockland County, N.Y. — First came the summer 2016 announcement from New York Governor Andrew Cuomo about growing lifestyle company Warby Parker’s decision to locate its new optical lab in Rockland County, right down the road from Sloatsburg in part of the Rockland Standard Gears building. Continue Reading

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Calendar

May
28
Sun
3:00 pm St. Joan of Arc Carnival @ Sloatsburg Community Fields
St. Joan of Arc Carnival @ Sloatsburg Community Fields
May 28 @ 3:00 pm – 11:00 pm
St. Joan of Arc Carnival @ Sloatsburg Community Fields | Sloatsburg | New York | United States
St. Joan of Arc Church and Our Lady of Mt. Carmel in Tuxedo, NY, closes out the Memorial Day weekend with the last day of the carnival at the Sloatsburg Community Fields. The Sunday, May 28, action[...]
9:30 pm Sloatsburg Carnival Fireworks @ Sloatsburg Community Fields
Sloatsburg Carnival Fireworks @ Sloatsburg Community Fields
May 28 @ 9:30 pm – 10:00 pm
Sloatsburg Carnival Fireworks @ Sloatsburg Community Fields | Sloatsburg | New York | United States
In celebration of the St. Joan of Arc Church 2017 Carnival, the Village has partnered for another special fireworks display set for Community Fields on Sunday, May 28. The fireworks display and carnival are free of charge[...]
May
29
Mon
11:00 am Suffern Memorial Day Parade @ Lot A
Suffern Memorial Day Parade @ Lot A
May 29 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
The Memorial Day Parade takes place in the Village of Suffern, with the Village and the Fromm-Maxwell-DeBaun American Legion Post #859 will hold the Annual Memorial Day Parade on Monday, May 29. Veteran’s will be joined[...]
Jun
17
Sat
2:00 pm Summer Solstice Music @ Harmony Hall
Summer Solstice Music @ Harmony Hall
Jun 17 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
The Friends of Harmony Hall and Town of Ramapo sponsor an afternoon of Music for the Summer Solstice on Saturday, June 17. The event is free and open to the public and will include a[...]