Posted on 02 February 2017 by Editor
Just say no to buses, trucks and cars whizzing through Sloatsburg’s village center. The NYS DOT has offered residents a transformative opportunity to participate in a Complete Streets Main Street Project that will re-imagine Route 17 through Sloatsburg.
Now is the time for Village of Sloatsburg residents to get up, get involved and get excited.
The cry for traffic calming, safe passage and turning Route 17 into more of a Main Street that provides Sloatsburg with safe pedestrian walkways and “village feel” has been heard. Loud and clear. Continue Reading
Posted on 01 February 2017 by Editor
Calling on Sloatsburgers. Put your thinking caps on and get active.
2017 will see two seats open on the Ramapo Central School Board, and what better way to serve your community than to invest in helping improve and protect local schools? Continue Reading
Posted on 28 January 2017 by Editor
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
Posted on 22 January 2017 by Editor
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
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.
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
Posted on 16 January 2017 by Editor
Whether 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
Posted on 10 January 2017 by Editor
Rockland 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
Posted on 22 December 2016 by Editor
Sloatsburg Elementary School 2nd graders visit the Sloatsburg Fire Hall Wednesday, December 21, for their annual caroling at both the Villages of Hillburn and Sloatsburg.
Sloatsburg Elementary School second graders spread holiday cheer to the Village of Sloatsburg and Village of Hillburn Wednesday morning. Mrs. Pagnotta’s second grade class led the way at Sloatsburg’s Fire Hall. Continue Reading
Posted on 12 December 2016 by Editor
Members of the Sloatsburg Volunteer Fire Department greet Sloatsburg’s new 78′ Aerial Ladder Truck, which was delivered to the Village at the beginning of December 2016.
The sky was still lit up with colorful clouds on the recent Friday evening that Sloatsburg’s new 78′ Aerial Ladder Truck arrived in the village Municipal Lot. Word of mouth spread as members of the Sloatsburg Fire Department made their way over to Village Hall to take a look at the department’s first ever ladder truck.
The 78′ Ladder Truck, along with an on-order new rescue/pumper truck, will allow the department to meet nearly all of its firefighting needs – for now and into the future. Continue Reading
Posted on 09 December 2016 by Editor
Most Wednesday afternoons you could find Mary Nattini sitting next to her dear sister Rose at a table in the the expansive dining hall of the Sloatsburg Senior Center. The dynamic duo were for many years the social centerpiece of their table. As Mary’s health began to fail, Rose watched over her, ensuring that Mary enjoyed her afternoons among longtime friends. Continue Reading