FLU CASES RISING ACROSS STATE – GET YOUR FLU SHOT!

FLU CASES RISING ACROSS STATE – GET YOUR FLU SHOT! NEW CITY, NY – – Rockland County Executive Ed Day and County Health Commissioner Dr. Patricia Schnabel Ruppert are urging everyone six months and older to receive a flu vaccine as cases of influenza (flu) rise across the state. The Health Department will be offering […]

Public Health State of Emergency Declared, County is providing free flu shots

Governor Andrew Cuomo has declared a Public Health Emergency for all of New York State, noting that increased access and convenience for those seeking the flu vaccine is critical as the number of reported cases continues to rise.

The flu… Continue reading.

THOM KLEINER HIRED BY WESTCHESTER CO EXEC GEORGE LATIMER

Former Orangetown Supervisor to head up Workforce Development in Westchester and Putnam Counties

By Carol McIlmurray

“I am excited to share that I have been appointed by new Westchester County Executive George Latimer as the Executive Director of the Westchester-Putnam… Continue reading.

Spook Rock Yeshiva in Ramapo Vote gets pushed off due to civic involvement, board to vote at next hearing.

BY CAROL MCILMURRAY

RAMAPO- An 18,000 Square Foot Yeshiva Dormitory on Spook Rock road near Slemmer Lane nearly passed planning board, read about it here.

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This SUNDAY 2-5PM TRIVIA AT MURTY’S IN PEARL RIVER TO HELP PENGUIN PLUNGE KIDS

Do you like helping local kids? Do you like Trivia and a fun night out with 2-6 friends? Then come to Murty's on Central Ave., in Pearl River. Continue reading.

25 PICTURES: Sun starts to melt last night’s Snowfall TAPPAN, PIERMONT, NYACK

Rockland is beautiful! Please share! The morning after a quick Saturday night storm that fell at a rate of apporox. 2 inches an hour for 2-3 hours. Continue reading.

Toney Earl Jr. honored at Spring Valley NAACP’s Black History Celebration

Toney Earl Jr. Honored at Louis Kurtz Center in Spring Valley

Statement from Earl Jr. founder of M.A.D.E., a transitional program for African American youth that help enable them to become the leaders of their own future. www.made-transitions.org

“It’s… Continue reading.

LTE:Net Neutrality V. FCC; Is the internet under attack? This letter is circulating the internet.

Letter to the Editor

The internet is under attack by the FCC once again. (https://www.longlivethenet.com/) They will not quit. Only this time, the FCC is closer than ever to its ultimate goal, handing the Internet over to giant ISPs like… Continue reading.

UPDATED/PICTURES: Rockland roads are dangerous tonight, please travel with care or stay home

Consider staying home or where you are and enjoy the snow until roads are maintained and snow has slowed.

Update 12:22AM: Ridge Road New City reports power outage.

Rockland could see up to eight inches by tomorrow, Sun Feb 18.… Continue reading.

Snow Emergency Declared today, Feb 17-18 in Nyack

From Village of Nyack website:

Snow Emergency Declared — 7:00pm February 17, 2018

The Village will implement a Snow Emergency that will go into effect at 7:00 pm, Saturday, February 17, 2018.

If your car is parked on the street… Continue reading.

UPDATED: Town of Ramapo says they now have the “Lowest Jobless Rate in Rockland County”

The Town of Ramapo recently announced in conjunction with the  New York State Department of Labor that the Town of Ramapo had a 3.6% jobless rate in 2017. The rate is stated to be the lowest in Rockland County.… Continue reading.

Ed Day releases position on Orange and Rockland Gas and Electric price Hikes

Special Statement from Rockland County Executive Ed Day on Orange and Rockland’s Proposed Rate Hikes

“Anybody in charge of an organization understands that costs do go up but I find it extremely troubling that at the same time the federal… Continue reading.

ROCKLANDPOST EXCLUSIVE: KEY DETAILS OF BANK ROBBERY EMERGE, DRIVER GRANTED RELEASE DURING TRIAL PROCEEDINGS

Details on local bank robbery that led to the arrest of three local individuals.

United States of America Vs. Parrish, Young, and Brown

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Day: County Retiree Health Insurance Switch being Re-evaluate

New City, NY – County Executive Ed Day announced that Rockland County will re-evaluate the proposed retiree health insurance plan change to Aetna Insurance from the New York State Health Insurance Plan provided by the Empire Plan. Continue reading.

Center for Disease Control says its time to get your flu shot

Take time to get a flu vaccine according to CDC. 

  • CDC recommends a yearly flu vaccine as the most important step in preventing influenza infection.
  • Flu vaccines protect against 3 or 4 different flu viruses. Three component vaccines… Continue reading.

WATCH THE VIDEO: Cuomo gets new puppy names him “Captain” and then holds a press conference

Gov. Andrew Cuomo poses with his Siberian puppy, Captain, at the Governor’s Mansion in Albany. 

Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s administration introduced his new dog on Monday at the Executive Mansion in Albany. He jokingly announced “Cappy” as the newest member… Continue reading.

NYS Healthcare single-payer reform passes Senate and Assembly, Gov. Cuomo to sign/veto, read actual bill here

This bill would create a universal single payer health plan -New York Health - to provide comprehensive health coverage for all New Yorkers. Continue reading.

Westchester County Exec law to ban Gun Shows on County property passes Legislation

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. – Westchester County Executive George Latimer signed legislation Monday that prohibits the sale of guns on any county property. Continue reading.

New City Bank Robbers Charged in Federal Court, names of suspects released

  

 

FBI and the Clarkstown Police Department have identified three people (two male and a younger female) as suspects in the armed robbery of a Key Bank in New City.

Jason Parris, 34, Nyack, Demetrice Young, 27, Spring… Continue reading.

Carlucci bill to stop ‘black market’ baby formula and OTC medicine passes Senate floor again, NYS Assembly to act

ALBANY, NY– Senator David Carlucci (D-Rockland/Westchester) announced the Senate has passed his legislation, S-4048, which is aimed at keeping household products off the black market. The bill outlaws the sale of products like baby formula, aspirin, and ibuprofen by anyone… Continue reading.

Sen. David Carlucci calls on Gov. Cuomo to increase $26.8B NYS 2018 Education Budget

Senator David Carlucci is calling on the Governor to find more funding for education in the 2018-2019 budget.

Gov. Cuomo is proposing $26.4 billion go towards education, but Sen. Carlucci and education advocates are saying… Continue reading.

Hudson River Radio welcomes new Station Manager

Seth Cantor, a North Rockland graduate, is best known in Rockland County as the voice of the Rockland Boulders baseball team. Cantor also brings extensive broadcasting experience at stations including WCBS-880 in New York City, Bloomberg Radio, NBC News Radio, and Continue reading.

OUT OF TOWN: Maine Man beats black bear from trying to attack his puppy

Dustin Gray, 29, fended off 150- l.b. black bear by punching and kicked the animal in the face and poking his finger in its right eye, according to an interview with Banger Daily News(BDN). Continue reading.

KEY BANK ROBBERY IN NEW CITY GETS HANDED OVER TO THE FBI; BANK REMAINS CLOSED

Friday afternoon’s New City Key Bank robbery led to three arrests, and has now been handed over to the FBI for further investigation.  The Key Bank located at 270 Little Tor Rd, New City remains closed for further investigation… Continue reading.

44 counts of Animal Cruelty Couple gets new bail set after the Adlers buy another “Husky”

Stony Point Courts have found that a couple who are charged with 44 counts of animal cruelty had got a new "husky" dog from Albany and set bail on Jerry Adler. Continue reading.

UPDATE: Key Bank robbery at gunpoint leads to three arrests, investigation ongoing

On Friday, February 9, at approx. 2:20PM the Clarkstown Police Department received a 911 call from Key Bank, Little Tor Rd, New City, by an employee reporting an armed robbery. Continue reading.

$1.2B Vegas style hotel comes to Monticello in Sullivan County, NY; golf course and waterpark to come

Just an hours drive from New York City, Monticello NY, has opened a $1.2B Vegas style casino with 150 live table games and 2,150 state-of-the-art slot machines. Continue reading.

TIDEPOD CHALLENGE GETS NYS LAWMAKERS START NEW LEGISLATION BILL

The Tide Pod Challenge has has gone from fad to new pet project for NYS lawmakers proposing legislation to fight the internet challenge that has had children and adults showing up in hospitals for allergic reactions, etc. Continue reading.

BIG UPDATE: SCHOOL DELAYS THURSDAY MORNING- Rockland County

UPDATES ON SCHOOL DELAYS Continue reading.

Major Pentagon agency does not have paperwork for more than $800million

A rep for Defense Logistics Agency, one of the US Defense Department’s biggest agencies, confirmed Monday that they could not account for more than $800 million that had been budgeted for various construction projects.

2016 audit result were first reported… Continue reading.

COUNTY EXECUTIVE ED DAY UNVEILS PLAN TO CONTINUE ROCKLAND’S RENAISSANCE

New City, NY - County Executive Day outlined his vision for the future of Rockland County in his fifth annual State of the County message on Tuesday night, the first during his second term as County Executive.

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Twenty five cars crash in “chain” on New Tappan Zee/Mario Cuomo Bridge today

New York Transit Authority captures some of today’s halted traffic

Today, a 25-car-pile up delayed travelers and closed the Gov. Mario Cuomo Bridge for a total of three hours.

The first crash was called in about 9:30AM. The chain reaction… Continue reading.

UPDATED: Mario Cuomo/ TZ Bridge can’t handle snow storm; officially closed today for hours; Cuomo helps stranded motorist

A multi-car pile-up, reported by bystander stuck in traffic to be up to eight cars, has officially closed northbound traffic on the new Gov. Mario Cuomo Bridge. Continue reading.

*UPDATED* COMPLEX STORM HAS STARTED, WATCH OUT FOR MORNING COMMUTE; ROCKLAND, NEW YORK, NORTHEAST

11:28 UPDATE- Storm is now over and roads and walkways are covered in ice, strong arctic winds pervade throughout night.

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***Letter to the Editor- New Yeshiva and dorm hearing 2/13 in Ramapo has local residents concerned after notice goes missing

 New Yeshiva hearing has local residents concerned

A missing sign announcing a public hearing on a special permit for yeshiva and dorm on 294 and 296 Spook Rock Road has residents concerned. Town says they will replace notice… Continue reading.

Philly turns into drunken and reckless street violence after Superbowl win, watch the UNREAL live footage here

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After watching some of these videos, you might not want to go the Super Bowl in the near future. 2018's crowd for the champion Eagles had a group of people who had complete disregard for the law, WATCH UNREAL VIDOES HERE Continue reading.

UPDATED: Winter storm maybe on its way, be aware for Wednesday Commute; Rockland, New York, Northeast

photo credit: accuweather.com

A fast-moving storm will bring powerful rains from US southeastern coast and may accumulate into a snow mix as it moves to it northwestern counterpart over the Eastern Seaboard ongoing from tonight into tomorrow. A continued mixed… Continue reading.

NYS Gov Cuomo Signs Exec. Order Banning All State Agencies and Authorities from Doing Business with Companies that Promote or Tolerate Discrimination

"Governor to Advance Legislation Banning "Gay Panic" as Accepted Legal Defense for Violent Action Based on Victim's Gender, Gender Identity, or Sexual Orientation"... WATCH VIDEO, SOUND CLOUD HERE Continue reading.

Rockland County Welcomes 155 new Americans in a Naturalization Ceremony

Pomona, NY – Rockland welcomed 155 new Americans today in a touching Naturalization Ceremony held at the Fire Training Center on Feb 2. Rockland County Executive Ed Day Continue reading.

Rockland County receives “A rating” by Standard and Poor’s

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE FROM COUNTY EXECUTIVE ED DAY’S OFFICE

January 30th, 2018

 

New City, NY – Rockland County Executive Ed Day announced today that Standard and Poor’s rated Rockland’s bonds in the A category, a clear sign that… Continue reading.

Clarkstown Police arrest fatal hit and run driver after two month investigation

The Clarkstown Detective Bureau located the dark colored vehicle involved in this incident yesterday following the criminal hit and run. The 2015 Mercedes Benz SUV was taken into our custody for processing. The investigation continues and the detectives have identified a person of interest in this case. Continue reading.

Opioid Crisis is the worst war on drugs nation has ever seen, Mid-Hudson panel reveals

BY CAROL MCILMURRAY

In 2016, Rockland County mourned 35 deaths from opioid overdoses. According to statistics kept by the NY state Dept of Health, this is an 875% increase from just 10 years ago.

The epidemic is not going away,… Continue reading.

President Trump Appoints Health and Human Sevices Secretary Alex Azar

ALEX AZAR BACKGROUND

Azar served as general counsel and deputy secretary of the agency under President George W. Bush and helped enact the Medicare Part D drug plan under that administration.

Azar then joined Eli Lilly for nine years, becoming… Continue reading.

OPRAH MAY OR MAY NOT REPLACE TRUMP’S TIMESLOT IN 2020

Despite media push, entertainment mogul Oprah says it’s “not in her DNA” to run for president.

BY CAROL MCILMURRAY

Oprah Winfrey’s 2018 Golden Globes speech Jan 10 has sparked unbelievable social media speculation that the television billionaire might run… Continue reading.

New York Attorney General is investigating fake Twitter followers for sale

Attorney General Eric Schneiderman credit: nys.gov

Followers for sale investigation comes after a New York Times exposé released yesterday

 

On Jan 27, a substantial report published by The New York Times revealed an industry that provides fake followers, sometimes… Continue reading.

Saudi Arabia elite expected to pay $100 Billion to their government after being held captive for months

 

Several prominent businessmen have agreed to financial settlements with Saudi Arabian authorities in the kingdom’s extensive investigation on corruption, an official source told Reuters on Friday.

In early November, dozens of princes, senior officials and top businessmen were held… Continue reading.

Senator David Carlucci Thanks Governor Cuomo for Executive Order on Net Neutrality

Senator David Carlucci today applauds Governor Cuomo for signing an executive order to protect net neutrality in New York State.  Executive Order 125 forbids the state from entering into contracts with internet service providers that do not adhere… Continue reading.

Esteemed Surgeon allegedly choked nurse for not following doctor’s order

BY CAROL MCILMURRAY Nassau Police allege an esteemed doctor Venkatesh Sasthakonar, Albertson, NY violently attacked nurse for not following patient medication order at the correct time. Continue reading.

Fantastic ‘Tax Cut’ for the people to eliminate $1.47 Trillion USD Debt?

“It’s a tax cut.”

Everybody is going to be saving money, and the US government is only going to profit a $1.47 Trillion over the next 10 years.

This isn’t voodoo economics, this isn’t trickle down economics… its right in… Continue reading.

Nyack Hospital Joins Rockland County Charity Dodgeball Tournament

Nyack Hospital’s team, the Hospital Hot Shots, will dodge, dip, duck and dive in an effort to oust teams from JCC Rockland, Dominican CollegeHi-Tor Animal Care CenterHolocaust Museum and Center for Tolerance and EducationIslamic Center of RocklandJawonioPeople to PeopleRockland Community CollegeRockland County Pride Center and St. Thomas Aquinas College  Continue reading.

Over 101K sign petition to restore Tappan Zee Bridge Moniker to Westchester- Rockland Bridge

NY Governor claimed right wing billionaire Robert Mercer was secretly behind the push to retract the political billing of “Mario Cuomo”, the late NY Governor and father of Andrew Cuomo. The present Governor said the push to revert the name, was “mean spirited” and “vindictive”. Continue reading.

Clarkstown residents told to watch out for large “coywolf” wandering in backyards; some residents don’t believe “coywolves” are in the area

Clarkstown Police are warning residents to stay away from a large hybrid coyote that’s been wandering around homes, rural woods and businesses in Congers. Continue reading.

Golden Krust $37M Move to Rockland Uncertain after CEO’s Suicide

Golden Krust’s present deal to build its world-wide headquarters in Blauvelt, NY might to be in limbo after CEO Lowell Hawthorne’s suicide on Saturday.

CEO Lowell Hawthorne had purchased land in Rockland and begun talks for tax breaks to build… Continue reading.

Three Men, including a Rabbi, plead guilty to kidnap and murder for hire plot of a man who refused his wife a “get”

 

Three men, including a Rabbi, have been sentenced in a kidnapping and murder plot of a husband who refused to give his wife an Orthodox Jewish religious divorce, known as a “get.”

The U.S. Attorney’s Office announced Thursday the… Continue reading.

CVS Health and Aetna announce $69 Billion vertical merger

CVS Health announced on Sunday that it had agreed to buy the healthcare insurer Aenta for about $69 billion. The deal, one of the largest transactions of the year, would combine the drugstore chain with one of the biggest health… Continue reading.

Jamaican ‘Golden Krust’ Empire Slated to Open $37 million plant in Rockland after shock of CEO’s death

Lowell Hawthorne, who built a Caribbean fast food empire with a dozen family members, was found dead from an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound inside his Bronx factory Continue reading.

The Mario Speedway is now open! WESTBOUND ONLY

BY ROCKLANDPOST

TZ Bridge (far) and Mario Cuomo Bridge (near) courtesy of New Bridge Project

 

Well, its not the first time a bridge has been built here, but its the most expensive.

$3.9 billion dollars later and less than… Continue reading.

Ramapo Supervisor Race down to 2 front runners

BY CAROL MCILMURRAY

RAMAPO- William Weber (R ) and Michael Specht (D) are now the front runners for becoming the next supervisor of the Town of Ramapo.

Michael Specht is presently Ramapo Deputy Attorney, he primarily represents the… Continue reading.

ROCKLAND POOL AND GOLF COURSE WEAPON MELEE

BY CAROL MCILMURRAY

Dozens of state and local police cars responded a large fight at Rockland Lake on Saturday afternoon.

Eyewitness state that multiple fights broke out during the hot summer afternoon at the front entrance of the public poolhouse… Continue reading.

SOLAR ECLIPSE HAS INTERNET BUZZING ABOUT VIEWING GLASSES

Wow, the sun is partially blocked by the moon!

 

United States is abuzz over where to get viewing glasses you can try your local library this afternoon if you want to look directly at the sun; they should be… Continue reading.

HISTORY- CHASIN’ Lighting bugs BY JAMES F. LEINER

CHASIN’ LIGHTNING BUGS BY JAMES F. LEINER

JUNE 2017

“Hey Pop,” one of my grandsons asked the other day, “What was your favorite thing on your summer vacations from school when you were growing up?” “Chasin’ lighting bugs.” My parents… Continue reading.

ESSAY:Location, Location, Location: Next Stop Rockland! A recap of the history and value of the County I grew up

Location, Location, Location: Next Stop Rockland!

BY CAROL MCILMURRAY

OP/ED HISTORY ROCKLAND

Westchester is a vast space of manicured lawns with villages, towns and hamlets neatly tucked in between large commercial venues, strip malls, and eateries. In its well-planned and… Continue reading.

Nyack History, Died in the Line-of-Duty? BY JAMES LEINER

For this story I’m going way back in Nyack History and WAY out on a limb. Awhile back I wrote a column about the history of Nyack’s Memorial Park for the Nyack Villager. While I was researching the park’s history I came across and even more interesting story. Continue reading.

Yankees and Mets Spring Training Recap/Season Preview

BY TROY MAURIELLO

SPORTS EDITOR

 

 As the Yankees and Mets head back north to begin their seasons in April, both of New York’s teams will be relying on a heavy backbone of youth to carry them in 2017… Continue reading.

SOCIAL JUSTICE CLUB AT TZ HIGH SCHOOL GIVE BACK; HERE’S HOW YOU CAN JOIN

Thank you to the Social Justice Club at Tappan Zee High School for your generous donation of comfort kits! These comfort kits, made up of toiletries and new clothing, will be given to survivors... Continue reading.

Ramapo in Crisis

BY BILL WEBER

For those of you who were disappointed (like me) in the dismissal of Preet Bharara last week, keep in mind that the change in leadership in the US Attorneys office will have absolutely no impact on the… Continue reading.

SCHOOLS CLOSED WEDNESDAY EXCEPT 3 SCHOOL DISTRICTS

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Snow day continues for the ides of March. Winter comes late for the tri-state area

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ROCKLAND’S COUNTY-WIDE RACES; WHO’S RUNNING FOR TOP SPOTS

2017’s Countywide races are set to start. Rocklandpost has the exclusive on who is running for what. All five supervisors and county executive up this year… Continue reading.

WRCR’S KERRY POTTER OPENS BURIAL SHOP IN NYACK

NEW NYACK BURIAL SHOP WANTS YOU TO THINK ECO-FRIENDLY ON YOUR WAY OUT OF TOWN

Nyack’s Newest Boutique “Dying to Bloom”  (pets included) 

Celebrates the circle of life with Focus on Eco-friendly Burial

New Nyack shop wants you… Continue reading.

COLLECTING POSTCARDS FEB 2017 BY JAMES LEINER

FEB 2017
Do you have a hobby? Many people do. You might guess one of my hobbies is Nyack History.
I enjoy researching about the people of Nyack.
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A LOOK BACK AT VALENTINE’S DAY PAST BY MAYA NASH

BY MAYA NASH The excitement of winter's holidays are all but a memory now. There is not much to look forward to unless, of course, you count on Valentine’s Day to lift you from of the end of winter doldrums. Continue reading.

Wolfe & Cornell say Shutdown Of Troubled Indian Point Means Improved Safety For The Public & The Environment

Wolfe & Cornell: Shutdown Of Plagued Indian Point Means Improved Safety For The Public & The Environment

BY LAURA INCALCATERRA

Former Chairman Wolfe (D-Montebello) did not seek re-election as Chairman.Days before of his clerk and former Ramapo Councilman Daniel Friedman… Continue reading.

Global Warming: Brighter Days Ahead BY JEFFREY OPPENHEIM M.D.

Global Warming: Brighter Days Ahead

BY JEFFREY OPPENHEIM, M.D.

Listening to the news you might think that the United States is not only responsible for global warming, but is dodging its responsibility to address this problem. Every hot spell, cold… Continue reading.

To predict…or not to predict…that’s the question BY MAYA NASH

To predict…or not to predict…that’s the question…

BY MAYA NASH

It’s that time again, new beginnings as we  resolve to be better people, happier, more organized, thinner richer, the list goes on. We are chomping at the bit for… Continue reading.

Happy 2017 love, rocklandpost.com

Honorables Ilan, Aron, and Alden put work aside to become the patron babies of 2017 New Year! Mazeltov! Continue reading.

Obama’s Legacy: The Top Ten BY JEFFREY OPPENHEIM, M.D.

a first look back BY JEFFREY OPPENHEIM At the conclusion of every Presidency, the process of absorbing and distilling the complexity of successes and failures begins. This is the means by which a legacy is created. In some cases, the process is quick, while in others it takes generations. Continue reading.

Those Who Fail To Learn From History Are Doomed To Repeat It BY HON. LON HOFSTEIN

BY HONORABLE LON HOFSTEIN Minority Leader – Rockland County Legislature represents

edited by rocklandvoice.com’s editor, Michael Hull

Originally published by rocklandvoice.com

Just a few short years ago, this county was on the verge of financial ruin. A new administration at… Continue reading.