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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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Suffern’s Hotel Lafayette meets its end as Orange Avenue Development moves forward

Posted on 01 July 2016 by Editor

In days gone by the Greenwood Bar at the Hotel Lafayette in Suffern was a place to be seen. But those colorful days have long receded into memory. Most recently the hotel had fallen into extreme disrepair. Continue Reading

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Suffern Celebrates 25th Annual Street Fair

Posted on 13 April 2016 by Editor

25th Annual Suffern Street FairSuffern will once again be the center of activity this coming Sunday when it celebrates its 25th annual Suffern Street Fair along Lafayette Avenue. Continue Reading

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A piece of Suffern’s history will be demolished to make way for the future

Posted on 23 March 2016 by Editor

Suffern's Hotel Lafayette will soon be demolished to make for an upscale apartment complex that may kick-off a whole other chapter for the village.

Suffern’s historical Hotel Lafayette will soon be demolished to make room for a new upscale apartment complex that may help kick-off a whole other chapter for the village.

A piece of  the Village of Suffern’s past will soon be history. Suffern (and Town of Ramapo and Rockland County) Historian Craig Long gives a nice summary of the history of the Hotel Lafayette, shot by LoHud’s Tania Savayan. Continue Reading

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Rocco’s Shoe Repair — some businesses just lend local color and character to the community

Posted on 13 March 2016 by Editor

Dominick Ferrara, owner of Rocco's Shoe Repair in Suffern, works his magic. The narrow store on Lafayette Avenue has been in business some 65 years.

Dominick Ferrara, owner of Rocco’s Shoe Repair in Suffern, works his magic. The narrow store on Lafayette Avenue has been in business some 65 years.

Rocco’s Shoe Repair has been on Lafayette Avenue, Suffern’s Main Street, since 1952. Owner Dominick Ferrara can be found most days in the narrow store surrounded by leather shoes, some repaired, others waiting their turn. Continue Reading

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Shoot and score – Suffern High School Senior and Sloatsburger tops 1000 career points and counting

Posted on 21 January 2016 by Editor

Sloatsburger and Suffern High School senior Kevin Jefferson just topped 1000 career points in a recent Mountie basketball win over Clarkstown South. Sloatsburg Mayor Carl Wright congratulated Jefferson’s winning effort, giving a bit of game night color commentary of the occasion in a letter to Sloatsburg Elementary School Principal Mr. Joseph Lloyd, present and past teachers, schools, staff, and students. 

Letter from Sloatsburg Mayor Carl Wright: Continue Reading

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The Suffern Community Contributes to Holiday Gift Giving

Posted on 21 December 2015 by Editor

The Suffern PBA/DARE Holdiay Toy drive brought the community together and filled up the Suffern Community Center with good things for area kids in need. Photo via the Suffern PBA/DARE Holiday Toy Drive

The Suffern PBA/DARE Holiday Toy drive brought the community together and filled up the Suffern Community Center with good things for area kids in need. Photo via the Suffern PBA/DARE Holiday Toy Drive

Sunday, December 20, was the announced deadline for this year’s Suffern Police Department holiday toy drive, and the local community responded by filling the Village of Suffern Community Room with lots of gifts for girls and boys in need. Continue Reading

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Montebello Bridge Is Open For Traffic

Posted on 30 October 2015 by Editor

After many interruptions and delays and local complaints of inconvenience, the final asphalt was put down and the long wait is over for the Montebello Road Bridge. Now it’s off to the backroads through Suffern and Montebello once again. Continue Reading

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Suffern Subtext – or the politics of making public policy

Posted on 07 August 2015 by Editor

Some might call it bad form, others initiative, or even something a bit more salty. But a trio of Village of Suffern Trustees appears to have taken their policy-making Village Board quorum on the road. Continue Reading

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Club Soda and the return of Jo to the Suffern Board

Posted on 30 July 2015 by Editor

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Suffern Special Board Meeting / Photo courtesy of Suffern Videos

Michael Curley’s next act in Suffern got interrupted by an unexpected intermission at Wednesday’s special Village Board meeting. Continue Reading

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