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Suffern Installs New Village Walking Loop To Promote Fitness

Posted on 29 April 2017 by Editor

Village of Suffern Mayor Ed Markunas wants to create a communal spirit while making it easier for residents to stay fit. The Village recently collaborated with Good Samaritan Hospital and the Rockland County Health Department to install a marked walking loop around the village downtown area. Continue Reading

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NYSDOT Region 8 Complete Streets Gives Sloatsburg Opportunity To Participate In Re-imaging Route 17

Posted on 22 April 2017 by Editor

NYSDOT Region 8 will host Sloatsburg’s Complete Streets Public Workshop II – Concept Evaluation on Thursday, April 27, at 7:30 p.m. at Village Hall.

Whether from curiosity or to make a contribution, Sloatsburgers showed up en masse at the first Complete Streets Public Workshop. The meeting was hosted by a team from the New York Department of Transportation Region 8 and focused on an open conversation about community transportation issues along Route 17. Continue Reading

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Sloatsburger Darrell L. Frasier Runs For Ramapo Central School Board

Posted on 19 April 2017 by Editor

Sloatsburg is one of the anchor communities in the Ramapo Central School District. The community has had a local school since before the Village was incorporated in 1929, with the old Sloatsburg Union Free School established in 1870 in operation until 1943, when the Sloatsburg Elementary School opened in its present location. Continue Reading

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Harmony Hall once again celebrates the Vernal Equinox

Posted on 12 March 2017 by Editor

Harmony Hall in winter, fronted by the Great Lawn. / Photo by Geoff Welch

Spring was about to be sprung early this year, when winter temperatures climbed to record highs. And then, suddenly the thermometer plunged back to below freezing. But no matter. The Vernal Equinox will be right on time and marks the official beginning of spring while also featuring a perfectly balanced day with equal parts day and night.

Harmony Hall Curator Geoff Welch will host an afternoon celebrating the Vernal Equinox on Sunday, March 19, from 2-4 p.m. (The actual Vernal Equinox takes Monday, March 20, at approximately 6:29 a.m.) Continue Reading

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Sloatsburg Marks the Passing of WWII Veteran and Longtime Resident Elizabeth Lahm

Posted on 06 March 2017 by Editor

Sloatsburg lost one another of its treasured World War II veterans with the passing of Elizabeth “Betty” Lahm, who was 96 years old.

Betty Lahm sits between two other Sloatsburg WII veterans, Village Historian Harrison Bush and George Heller (now deceased), during a special Village Board ceremony in 2012 to honor village veterans.

Betty Lahm was a longtime member of both the Sloatsburg Senior Center and the The Ladies Auxiliary of the Sloatsburg Fire Department. As a member of the Senior Center, Lahm could be found many a Wednesday afternoon, welcome smile on her face, behind the old-style raffle bin which she ran for a $1 a ticket. Continue Reading

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Tuxedo holds Public Workshop on Tuxedo Farms

Posted on 05 March 2017 by Editor

The Related Companies continues to grade and make infrasctructure improvements on the Tuxedo Farms, which looks to develop vacation and residential homes between Tuxedo and Sloatsburg, NY.

The Related Co. continues to grade and make infrastructure improvements on the Tuxedo Farms property — the development’s first phase will build vacation and residential homes between Tuxedo and Sloatsburg, NY. The photo shows work on the Tuxedo Farms main entranceway on Route 17.

The view of the mountaintop can be seen from all around Sloatsburg. A large swath of brown amid trees along the southeastern face of mountain between the Village of Tuxedo Park and Village of Sloatsburg. Continue Reading

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Bedroom or Bust – Crosswalks, Sidewalks and Safe Passage

Posted on 23 February 2017 by Editor

SloatsbSloatsburg Crossroads Northurg residents have received their official Complete Streets Public Workshop 1 announcement from Mayor Carl Wright and the Village Board. Next up is the first Route 17 Sloatsburg Complete Street meeting on Tuesday, February 28, at the Municipal Building. Continue Reading

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Bedroom or Bust — Sloatsburg at a Crossroads

Posted on 11 February 2017 by Editor

Part One of a two-part editorial that will, hopefully, provide incentive for residents to seriously prioritize improvements on Route 17 through Sloatsburg, and think about more than just a repaved road, a few curbs and a couple of stretches of new sidewalk. 

Through SloatsburgMany Sloatsburgers look around this semi-rural bedroom community, nestled snug in the surrounding Ramapo Mountains, and see potential. There’s plenty of green space, accessible rail service, houses that are still relatively affordable, and a main transportation artery in Route 17 that runs, well, right through the village. Continue Reading

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Injuries and fatality reported in morning bus accident on Route 17 in Tuxedo

Posted on 10 February 2017 by Editor

UPDATED. There was a Short Line Coach bus accident in Tuxedo Friday morning, February 10, that involved injuries and one fatality, according to a MidHudsonNews.com report.

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Sloatsburg Elementary School Spotlight

Posted on 06 February 2017 by Editor

Sloatsburg capped off the D.A.R.E. program with a spaghetti dinner celebration during the first weekend of February. The action took place at the St. Joan of Arc Church Hall.

Sloatsburg capped off the D.A.R.E. program with a spaghetti dinner celebration during the first weekend of February. The action took place at the St. Joan of Arc Church Hall. / Photo by Joe Lloyd, Ph.D. via @SESPirates

Sloatsburg celebrated the end of the Sloatsburg Elementary School D.A.R.E. program Saturday with pasta and other good foods.

Sponsored by the The Friends of Sloatsburg School, and other private donations, the D.A.R.E. Spaghetti dinner took place in warm, cozy Church Hall at St. Joan of Arc Church. The dinner has become a traditional big finale to the Town of Ramapo Police Department 5th-grade student program – SES 5th-graders “graduated” from the program in January. Continue Reading

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Calendar

May
25
Thu
6:00 pm St. Joan of Arc Carnival @ Sloatsburg Community Fields
St. Joan of Arc Carnival @ Sloatsburg Community Fields
May 25 @ 6:00 pm – 11:00 pm
St. Joan of Arc Carnival @ Sloatsburg Community Fields | Sloatsburg | New York | United States
St. Joan of Arc Church will put on its 2017 carnival at the Sloatsburg Community Fields, beginning on Thursday, May 25, and continuing Friday, May 26, and Saturday, May 27. The carnival runs through Sunday,[...]
May
26
Fri
6:00 pm St. Joan of Arc Carnival @ Sloatsburg Community Fields
St. Joan of Arc Carnival @ Sloatsburg Community Fields
May 26 @ 6:00 pm – 11:00 pm
St. Joan of Arc Carnival @ Sloatsburg Community Fields | Sloatsburg | New York | United States
St. Joan of Arc Church will put on its 2017 carnival at the Sloatsburg Community Fields, beginning on Thursday, May 25, and continuing Friday, May 26, and Saturday, May 27. The carnival runs through Sunday,[...]
May
27
Sat
3:00 pm St. Joan of Arc Carnival @ Sloatsburg Community Fields
St. Joan of Arc Carnival @ Sloatsburg Community Fields
May 27 @ 3:00 pm – 11:00 pm
St. Joan of Arc Carnival @ Sloatsburg Community Fields | Sloatsburg | New York | United States
St. Joan of Arc Church will put on its 2017 carnival at the Sloatsburg Community Fields, Saturday, May 27, and Sunday, May 28, with things ending in a big bang of fireworks Sunday night at the Community Fields.[...]
6:00 pm St. Joan of Arc Carnival @ Sloatsburg Community Fields
St. Joan of Arc Carnival @ Sloatsburg Community Fields
May 27 @ 6:00 pm – 11:00 pm
St. Joan of Arc Carnival @ Sloatsburg Community Fields | Sloatsburg | New York | United States
St. Joan of Arc Church will put on its 2017 carnival at the Sloatsburg Community Fields, beginning on Thursday, May 25, and continuing Friday, May 26, and Saturday, May 27. The carnival runs through Sunday,[...]
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 will put on its 2017 carnival at the Sloatsburg Community Fields, Saturday, May 27, and Sunday, May 28, with things ending in a big bang of fireworks Sunday night at the Community Fields.[...]
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 29. 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[...]