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A Solstice Afternoon of Music and Nature at Harmony Hall

Posted on 14 June 2017 by Editor

Stop over at Harmony Hall for an afternoon seasonal celebration of summer. The Friends of Harmony Hall and Town of Ramapo sponsor the Saturday, June 17, event — Music for the Summer Solstice. The event is free and open to the public and is set to include a nature walk around the Harmony Hall grounds and peek at the curator’s Blunt Mountain Mint plantings — mountain mint is native to the Highlands with a variety growing in the nearby Ramapo Mountains … there’s even a report of the Hoary Mountain Mint growing wild up on Torne. The Blunt Mountain Mint in the Curator’s garden is on the New York/New Jersey threatened species list. Continue Reading

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Sloatsburg’s Memorial Day Carried On Monday At The Fire Hall

Posted on 29 May 2017 by Editor

The Village of Sloatsburg didn’t let morning rain ruin its Memorial Day ceremony on Monday, May 29. Although the Village cancelled the scheduled parade, the local Fire Hall was filled by residents and veterans, scouts, the Suffern High School Band, and guest dignitaries to mark the occasion.

Memorial Day parades across Rockland County ran into rain Monday morning, experiencing lots of cancellations. But the Village of Sloatsburg carried on by holding its annual Memorial Day celebration at the Sloatsburg Fire Hall. 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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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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Get Ready for the Sloatsburg Complete Streets Main Street Project – residents are invited to participate in remaking Rt. 17

Posted on 02 February 2017 by Editor

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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

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Calling on Sloatsburgers – Think about serving the community by running for the Ramapo Central School District Board of Education

Posted on 01 February 2017 by Editor

RamapoCentralSchools Want YouCalling 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

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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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Historic Women’s March Shows First Amendment in Action

Posted on 22 January 2017 by Editor

Kinderland at March

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

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New Year, New Ways … Take a Poll on Village Improvements

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.

The Sloatsburg Village Board will hold a Special Meeting at the Municipal Building on Tuesday, September 6 at 6 p.m.

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

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