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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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Explore Harriman — a constellation of activities and events along the corridor

Posted on 19 September 2015 by Editor

exploreharrimansloatsburg2-smThe Trail Town corridor lifted off Saturday morning with the launch of the Explore Harriman initiative — a promotion of all the good things the corridor communities have to offer Rocklanders and beyond.

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Liberty Rock Trail Makes It Onto New NY/NJ Trail Conference Harriman Bear Mountain Maps

Posted on 06 April 2015 by Editor

libertyrockbuzzardtxtJust in time for the spring thaw and warm weather, the New York/New Jersey Trail Conference has announced brand new Harriman State Park Trail maps, complete with trail junction to trail junction mile mileage. Continue Reading

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Sloatsburg Fire Department Awarded FEMA Grant

Posted on 02 September 2014 by Editor

The Sloatsburg Fire Department’s recent colorful mid-August Classic Car Show featured a special guest bearing a great gift.

SFDtruckRockland U.S. Congresswoman Nita Lowey made an appearance at the car show and gathered firefighters together, including Village Trustee Peter Akey, to announce that Sloatsburg’s volunteer fire department was the recipient of a 2013 FEMA Assistance to Firefighter Grant (AFG) for radio equipment. Continue Reading

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That Good Old Time Music Returns With The Highlands Bluegrass Festival

Posted on 20 August 2014 by Editor

HHBluegrassFest2014Soon enough Sunday will roll through the Ramapo Mountains and with it the Highlands Bluegrass Festival at Harmony Hall. Pull up a chair and for a bit of twanging banjo and fiddle whine — a perfect way to welcome in the harvest season. Continue Reading

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Suffern High And Sloatsburg Elementary Named High Performing Schools

Posted on 15 August 2014 by Editor

With the school season just around the corner, it is notable that four Ramapo Central schools were named High Performing Reward Schools by the New York State Education Department. Continue Reading

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Tuxedo Reserve: What It Means For Rockland County

Posted on 02 July 2014 by Editor

Tuxedo Reserve: What It Means For Rockland County is an Executive’s Corner op-ed published in April from Rockland County Executive Ed Day’s office. The Day administration met with Town of Tuxedo and Related Companies decision-makers on the topic of connecting Tuxedo Farms/Reserve into the Rockland County Sewer District 1’s Advanced Wastewater Treatment Plant in Hillburn, NY. The issue relates to interagency partnerships at the county level, one presumes. Day frames the topic from the perspective of the the County Executive’s office. Continue Reading

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Torne Valley Medicine Garden

Posted on 09 June 2014 by Editor

Representative from the Ramapough Lenaape is given a gift from member of the Mohawk nation while Chuck Stead and Chris St. Lawrence look on. / Photo by Geoff Welch

Turtle clan Chief Vincent Mann from the Ramapough Lenaape is given a friendship gift while Chuck Stead and Chris St. Lawrence look on / Photo by Geoff Welch

The sun shone bright and hot Sunday as people from across Ramapo, and beyond, gathered to celebrate the huge new medicine garden in Torne Valley. Covering half an acre, the Ford Motor Company built a large, raw-post and fenced-in garden that will feature Sweet Grass for basketry and smudging as well as herbs and other native plants. Continue Reading

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Rockland Co-composting Facility Shut After Roof Collapse

Posted on 10 March 2014 by Editor


Rockland County Co-composting Facility in Hillburn, NY.

The recent clear weather and attendant snow melt revealed an interesting issue at the Rockland County Co-composting Facility in Hillburn, NY. Two large sections of the facility’s roof apparently buckled and collapsed during February’s heavy snows. Continue Reading

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Ramapo Central School Budget Put Before The District

Posted on 24 April 2013 by Editor

The Ramapo Central School Board of Education met Tuesday evening to a standing room only audience. With people once again lining the halls, walls and meeting room itself, the BOE was set to make its final proposed budget presentation to the public and then take a vote on the item. Continue Reading

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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[...]
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[...]