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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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The Ward and Board special election ballots finally get counted

Posted on 27 July 2015 by Editor

ward6sloatsburgThe vote counting begins at the Town of Ramapo on Wednesday, July 29. It’s been some 10 months since Ramapo voters went to the polls to vote on two ballot initiatives: one called for increasing the Town Board from four to six members, while the other sought to establish a town wide ward system, where town board members would be elected by voters from apportioned sections of the town.

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What’s Going On At Ramapo Town Hall?

Posted on 20 July 2015 by Editor

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The Town of Ramapo, including Supervisor Christopher St. Lawrence and Brendel Logan-Charles, was recently served court papers related to a lawsuit by Resolution Energy. St. Lawrence and Logan-Charles stand together right-center in the above photo.

Just as the Town of Ramapo readies to finally count those controversial Ward ballots comes more strangeness. Continue Reading

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Ramapo Central School Board controversies & other concerns

Posted on 18 May 2015 by Editor

The fiscal squeeze in the Ramapo Central School District has abated some since the critical 2013-14 budget crunch, though Sloatsburg Elementary School did lose the library services, Family Resource Center, Homework Club, and Camp Mariah. Continue Reading

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Ramapo PAL Needs A Friend

Posted on 25 March 2015 by Editor

The Ramapo Detective was distracted, his phone insistently ringing a familiar Pearl Jam dirge while he talked PAL. Dennis Procter started the Ramapo Police Athletic League a few years back in response to severe East Ramapo School District budget cuts. He knew many of the students and wanted them to have a place to work out after school, a safe place to go that would also provide some sort of competitive outlet. Continue Reading

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Historical Sloatsburg Cemetery Gets Eagle Scout Treatment

Posted on 23 February 2015 by Editor

A recent Eagle Scout project repaired remnants of an entrance piller to the Sloatsburg Cemetery as well as cleaned some 50 veteran grave markers.

A recent Eagle Scout project repaired remnants of an entrance piller to the Sloatsburg Cemetery as well as cleaned some 50 veteran grave markers.

Boy Scouts working on earning Eagle Scout wings have been involved in various projects around Sloatsburg the past several years. Continue Reading

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Suffern Track Teams Show Strengths At Own Indoor Invitational

Posted on 22 January 2015 by Editor

SuffernXT-TFThe Suffern track teams flexed a bit of early season muscle at the annual Suffern Indoor Invitational meet last week. The Mounties hosted schools from all over the Rockland County and the Hudson Valley at Rockland Community College on Friday, January 16, with the girls team taking first place while the boys finished third. Continue Reading

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Nervous Nita Spends $1M As Angry Suburbanites Sound Off

Posted on 29 October 2014 by Editor

Election day is around the corner, coming this Tuesday, November 4. Rockland’s congressional District 17 representative, Democrat Nita Lowey, has found herself in a tougher race than first anticipated. Chris Day, son of Rockland County Executive Ed Day, has shown himself to be a nimble and tireless political opponent, using digital media to offset Lowey’s huge campaign financial advantage to communicate his message. Continue Reading

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Judge Rules Ramapo Ward Vote Do-Over

Posted on 07 October 2014 by Editor

After some ten days with ballots under lock and key, State Supreme Court Justice Margaret Garvey ruled Tuesday that special Town of Ramapo ward results be invalidated, throwing out the baby with the bathwater.

The Town of Ramapo Board voted unanimously Wednesday, October 8, to appeal a court ruling that invalidated ballots in the special town wide ward and council vote held September 30 — LoHud Continue Reading

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Suffern Moves Orange Avenue Decision To Mid-October Board Meeting

Posted on 07 October 2014 by Editor

The Village of Suffern postponed its regular board meeting until Tuesday, October 14. The Suffern board is set to make a board determination on a zone change related to the Orange Avenue development project that, if green lighted, would see a 91-unit luxury rental apartment building on the site of the current dilapidated Hotel Lafayette. Continue Reading

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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[...]