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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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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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7:00 pm NYSDOT Informational Meeting @ Sloatsburg Village Hall
NYSDOT Informational Meeting @ Sloatsburg Village Hall
Mar 13 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
NYSDOT Informational Meeting @ Sloatsburg Village Hall | Sloatsburg | New York | United States
The Village of Sloatsburg, in partnership with the New York State Department of Transportation Region 8, will hold a public informational meeting on Tuesday, March 13, at 7 p.m. at the Sloatsburg Fire Hall. The[...]
2:00 pm Vernal Equinox Celebration @ Harmony Hall
Vernal Equinox Celebration @ Harmony Hall
Mar 18 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Vernal Equinox Celebration @ Harmony Hall | Sloatsburg | New York | United States
When the clocks spring forward near mid-March that means the Vernal Equinox has arrived. Join Harmony Hall Curator Geoff Welch on Sunday, March 18, from 2-4 p.m. when he hosts an afternoon celebrating the Vernal Equinox —[...]