Happy 2018! Its officially the new year everywhere! Video of Trump to lighten your day

Happy Easter, Happy Passover, and Happy Holidays everywhere. Praise to god and happy new year. Be Safe out there. The Rocklandpost wishes you a peaceful and joyous day with your loved ones or the ones that need your love.  

MALE PASSENGER IN WOMAN’S CAR PLEADS GUILTY TO MURDER IN WESCHESTER

DAVID ROJAS PLEADS GUILTY TO ATTEMPTED MURDER OF YONKERS WOMAN

March 29, 2018— Westchester County District Attorney Anthony A. Scarpino, Jr. announced that David Rojas (DOB 02/08/1979) of Yonkers pleaded guilty Thursday to Attempted Murder… Continue reading.

Alleged Psycho Chiropractor accused of breaking 3 month old girls’ 28 ribs and causing brain injury in Ohio

 

A dad said his little girl’s serious injuries were the result of an accident, but investigators are saying its more criminal than that.

A 3-month-old girl was taken to Children’s Hospital by her new mother in… Continue reading.

NYS Senate Passes Senator Carlucci’s ‘Bryan Johnson’s Law’

 

Legislation named in memory of Ossining drowning victim would allow judges to consider previous intoxicated boating accidents in DWI sentencing

 

Albany, NY – The New York State Senate on Monday unanimously passed Bryan Johnson’s Law,… Continue reading.

YONKERS MAN ARRAIGNED ON 91 COUNTS STEMMING FROM VIOLATING ORDERS OF PROTECTION

March 19, 2018­–Westchester County District Attorney Anthony A. Scarpino, Jr. announced today that Talib Waters (DOB 06/22/87) of Yonkers has been arraigned on 91 counts, among them one count of Bribing a Witness, six counts of Criminal Contempt in… Continue reading.

SINCERE SMITH OF NEW ROCHELLE PLEADS GUILTY TO ROBBERY IN OSSINING

March 20, 2018– Westchester County District Attorney Anthony A. Scarpino, Jr. announced that Sincere Smith (DOB 05/10/95) pleaded guilty Monday to Robbery in the First Degree, a class B felony, for a robbery that took place in the Village of… Continue reading.

WHITE PLAINS MAN FOUND GUILTY IN ENGAGING IN SEX WITH A CHILD IN RYE

WHITE PLAINS MAN FOUND GUILTY IN ENGAGING IN SEX WITH A CHILD

 

March 14, 2018 — Westchester County District Attorney Anthony A. Scarpino, Jr. announced today Jard Hobbs (DOB 05/05/73) was convicted of engaging in a course… Continue reading.

ANDRE COVERDALE PLEADS GUILTY TO MANSLAUGHTER IN STABBING DEATH OF HIS MOTHER IN YONKERS

ANDRE COVERDALE PLEADS GUILTY TO MANSLAUGHTER

IN STABBING DEATH OF HIS MOTHER

 

March 15, 2018–Westchester County District Attorney Anthony A. Scarpino, Jr. today announced that Andre Coverdale (DOB 12/18/88), who has no known address, pleaded guilty to Manslaughter in… Continue reading.

Rockland County Executive Ed Day says “Open Government is Good Government”

Day: Open Government is Good Government

New City, NY – As part of Sunshine Week and on National Freedom of Information Day, Rockland County Executive Ed Day announced changes to the Rocklandgov.com website to make it easier for residents to… Continue reading.

SENATOR CARLUCCI TOLLPAYER PROTECTION ACT PASSED BY NYS SENATE

Albany, NY - Sen. David Carlucci (D-Rockland/Westchester) and Assemblyman Tom Abinanti's (D-Greenburgh/Mt. Pleasant) Toll Payer Protection Act passed in the New York State Senate Thursday. Continue reading.

Local lovable and incurably popular Paul O’Donoghue of the O’D’s tavern family has passed away

BY CAROL MCILMURRAY

Local lovable and incurably popular Paul O’Donoghue of the O’D Tavern family in Nyack has passed on.

Most recently, Mr. O’Donoghue was working at Nyack’s Koblin’s at the front counter.  The Nyack center will be missing… Continue reading.

Parolee Kim Vasquez Made Threats Toward Rockland Co. Clerk Piperato’s Office

 BY CAROL MCILMURRAY

CLARKSTOWN –  Rockland Sheriff’s Dept arrested Kim Vasquez, 37-year-old male from Austin TX on charges of making terrorist threat (felony) and aggravated harassment (misdeameanor)

 

Rockland County Sheriff Louis Falco announced the arrest of Vasquez… Continue reading.

Phelps Hospital hosts Boy Scout Troop from Briarcliff Manor

On Saturday, February 17th, the Hoch Center for Emergency Education hosted a local Boy Scout Troop from Briarcliff Manor for a training session in CPR. The boys and their scout leaders were taught the American Heart Association Heartsaver CPR and… Continue reading.

From Ramapo Police Dept.: Police say they were not wanted at Educational Summit, Chief kicked out

From the Town of Ramapo Police Department added 2 new photos.

POLICE NOT WANTED. You will NOT believe this! This morning, the Chief of Ramapo Police, and his Command Staff LT in charge of our school-based policing,… Continue reading.

NYACK’S FAMOUS PENGUIN PLUNGE EVENT STARTS AT NOON TOMORROW, SUNDAY

We are ready to see you today from Noon to Two O’clock at Nyack Memorial Park.

PLUNGE IS AT 1:30PM

Elle Fishman and Sebsation Scully look forward to meeting you next weekend!

 

By Carol Mcilmurray

The wait for the… Continue reading.

FIGHT AT MEXICAN RESTAURANT LEADS TO MAN RAMMING HIS CAR INTO VICTIM’S CAR

BY CAROL MCILMURRAY

SOUTH ORANGETOWN- Zapata’s on Route 340, south of Oak Tree Road, was allegedly the scene of a quarrel between two men that resulted in John Chugranis, 54, ramming his New Jersey-plated car into his male friend’s car,… Continue reading.

UPDATED: Rockland Power Outage Update March 9, 2018

Update on Rockland outage numbers from the County Executives office.

 

County-wide Rockland has now to 5,581 with out power since last update.

The largest clusters of homes and businesses with power are:

Clarkstown with 2144

Chestnut Ridge with 1022… Continue reading.

NY National Guard Deploying to Rockland

From the desk of Ed Day, Rockland County Executive

New City, NY – County Executive Ed Day announced that Rockland County has been communicating with the Governor’s office and the process of deploying the NY National Guard to Rockland has… Continue reading.

ACLU ANNOUNCES TRANS RIGHTS TRUMP FIRING EMPLOYEE FOR RELIGIOUS REASONS

FROM THE DESK OF THE ACLU Today the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit ruled that R.G. & G.R. Harris Funeral Homes unlawfully discriminated against Aimee Stephens when it fired her after she said she was transgender. The… Continue reading.

SNOW TOTALS WESTCHESTER/ROCKLAND DIRECT FROM DISTRICTS

Westchester County Executive George Latimer wants heads of ConEdison and NYSEG to step down after this week’s storm response

In too many workplaces around the country, coming out as trans is a fireable offense. But this ruling affirms that that is illegal, setting an important precedent confirming that transgender people are protected by the Civil Rights Act. Continue reading.

Rockville Centre’s Center for Science Teaching and Learning Announces 2018 State-Wide Spellman HV Clean Tech Competition

Rockville Centre, NY – The Center for Science Teaching and Learning (CSTL) announced the official launch of the 2018 Spellman High Voltage Electronics Clean Tech Competition, a unique, worldwide research and design challenge for pre-college youth that encourages Continue reading.

South Nyack down tree sparks big blackout in the Rivertown village

 

From a South Nyack Resident;

Tree down on major wires in South Nyack. Massive blackout.

Please conserve energy and use extra blankets. Contact police early for warming center infomation.

POETRY/SHORT STORIES: Ralph Waldo Emerson “On America”

On another wintery day in America, while schools and public buildings are closed for the second nor-easter of this 2018 March week, we at the Rocklandpost decided to publish an excerpt from a mid to late 19th century classic written… Continue reading.

Statement from County Executive Ed Day on March 7th snow storm in Rockland County

Statement from County Executive Ed Day on today’s storm:

“We are asking the people of Rockland County to exercise the biggest dose of common sense they can. Unless it is absolutely necessary please do not go out on the roads,… Continue reading.

GOVERNOR DECLARES TRAFFIC RESTRICTIONS FOR NEW YORK STATE TODAY

Travel Advisory In Effect for All Areas East of I-81

Tractor Trailers to be Banned on New York State Thruway from Exit 36 in Syracuse to the New York City Line

Other Tractor Trailer Restrictions Include Portions of I-88, I-84,… Continue reading.

Rockland to be hit with snowstorm today; use caution when traveling

Latest from the National Weather Service.

Rockland and surrounding areas could receive 6-15 inches of snow with winds ranging from 15 – 25 mph and upward. The snow should start lightly falling around midnight with the majority of the storm’s… Continue reading.

SCHOOL CLOSINGS FOR WEDNESDAY -MARCH 7- ROCKLAND COUNTY

FYI CLOSINGS ANNOUNCED FOR THE FOLLOWING SCHOOLS Pearl River School District - CLOSED Albertus Magnus High School - CLOSED Immaculate Heart Academy (NJ) - CLOSED Don Bosco Prep (NJ) - CLOSED Continue reading.

Resorts World Catskills Unveils New Poker Room in Sullivan County

Resorts World Catskills, New York’s newest resort destination located in Sullivan County announced the opening of its 5,000-square-foot poker room, which opened to the public this morning at 10:00 AM. Continue reading.

State Police: Drunk driver seriously injured 2 Troopers, tow truck drivers on the Thruway

The accident happened near Albany in Rensselaer New York

The State Troopers remain in serious but stable condition.

Driver charged with 1st degree vehicular assault first-degree, DWI and other Vehicle & Traffic Law violations.

UPSTATE- NYS Police released… Continue reading.

Ellen Jaffee announces re-election campaign at Jane’s on Main in Pearl River

By Carol McIlmurray

PEARL RIVER-As the first Nor’easter of March 2018 settled over Rockland, Assemblywoman Ellen Jaffee packed Pearl River’s Main St. cafe ‘Jane on Main’ with about 50 supporters to announce her re-election campaign on March 4.

Jaffee, elected… Continue reading.

The Rocklandpost would like to thank all police, first responders and utility workers that assisted in keeping Rocklander’s safe

 

BY CAROL MCILMURRAY

Well, it was a nasty weekend. Electric power lines downed by multiple falling trees, gusting and whipping winds that blew cars around the new Westchester-Rockland Bridge with icy temperatures with quite the complimentary freezing winter bite.… Continue reading.

Car struck by NJ Transit Train- No Injuries

Today at approximately 1:30 PM a NJ transit train travelling to Spring Valley struck a car that was on the tracks at the New Clarkstown Rd. crossing in Nanuet, NY.  The vehicle was sitting in traffic, on the tracks, when the railroad crossing gates began Continue reading.

Fire at Condos in New City, Heritage Dr

Today at approximately 12:43 PM the Clarkstown Police Department received a report of a structure fire at 17 Heritage Dr. in New City.  Upon arrival of our patrol units, the structure was fully engulfed in flames. No one… Continue reading.

STORM UPDATE FROM THE OFFICE OF WESTCHESTER COUNTY EXECUTIVE, SUNDAY MARCH 4

STORM UPDATE FROM THE OFFICE OF WESTCHESTER COUNTY EXECUTIVE

States of Emergency:

  • Village of Scarsdale
  • Village of Bronxville
  • Town of Yorktown
  • Town of Somers
  • Town of North Salem
  • Village Pelham
  • Town of Lewisboro

Mass Care: Shelters, Warming Centers, and Charging… Continue reading.

WESTCHESTER COUNTY EXECUTIVE GEORGE LATIMER STATEMENT ON NYSEG STORM RESPONSE

“While thousands of Westchester residents slept in homes with no heat, power or hot water and in some cases with live wires down around them- NYSEG officials stopped responding to emails and calls, and became totally unresponsive.  The people… Continue reading.

TOMMORROW’S PENGUIN PLUNGE IN NYACK PUT OFF UNTIL NEXT SUNDAY DUE TO NOR’EASTER WEATHER; WATERS TOO CHOPPY

Penguin Plunge rescheduled due to Nor’easter weather. See you next Sunday at Noon in Nyack Memorial Park.

Elle Fishman and Sebsation Scully look forward to meeting you next weekend!

 

By Carol Mcilmurray

Penguin Plunge’s 11th annual fundraiser for Ella… Continue reading.

Lancome and recent Rockland Visitor, Julia Roberts, are promoting ‘Write her future’, a global women’s literacy campaign

Julia Roberts for Lancome global literacy program for women

Photo: Lancome

 ‘Write Her Future’, is Lancôme’s first world-wide philanthropic program. As part of the project, Lancôme will donate at least 2 million Euros/$2.4 million to literacy programs over the… Continue reading.

PIERMONT MAYOR DECLARES STATE OF EMERGENCY TODAY DUE TO POWER OUTAGES AND DOWNED TREES

Village of Piermont, New York

2 hrs From the desk of Mayor Bruce Tucker,

After meeting with the Police Chief, Fire Chief, and head of the DPW, Mayor Tucker is declaring a State of Emergency in the Village of Piermont,… Continue reading.

JACK-KNIFED TRAILER LEAVES NEW TZB AT STANDSTILL TODAY

Stay away from the TZ bridge…jackknife tractor tailor and oh yea theres a Noreaster!!!! I’ve been sitting here for an hour. ☹😣😢 

TO WATCH THE VIDEO GO TO FACEBOOK.COM/LANDPOST

Like us to get updates like this. Be careful today,… Continue reading.

Truck crashes in pole at Nyack High School field house entrance

From a reliable reader:

Truck crashed into pole at entrance to Nyack High School field house just as the rocklandpost.com reader was picking up family at the Nyack High School. The reader reported when the group got back to Oak… Continue reading.

New Comments about Proposed Health Care Plans for New Yorkers

From NYS Health Foundation

A proposed rule by the U.S. Department of Labor would broaden the availability of health insurance coverage—called Association Health Plans (AHPs)—sold through associations of employers. The proposal has potential to erode consumer protections,… Continue reading.

OSSINING PARENTS CALL ON STATE TO GIVE THE SCHOOL DISTRICT THE FUNDING THE STUDENTS DESERVE

March 1- Ossining for Fair Funding is calling on New York State Elected Officials to address and fix the severe state underfunding of the District.  With the release of the Executive Budget, and past unsubstantial action by Albany, the… Continue reading.

POSSIBLE COYOTE ATTACK AGAINST THREE SOMERS’ SHEEP

POSSIBLE COYOTE ATTACK ON THREE SHEEP AT MUSCOOT FARM

SOMERS, NY

(Somers, New York) March 1-  Farm staff at Muscoot Farm went to do morning farm chores today and noticed a sheep laying in the field and two others… Continue reading.

9w downed tree and power lines NYACK-PIERMONT stretch closed

By Carol Mcilmurray

11:52AM Friday March 2, A fairly large tree is downed on the center stretch of 9w between Piermont and Nyack. Use other roadway, or don’t drive due to the number of trees falling quickly. Powerlines are downed.… Continue reading.

Jaffe invites you to Jane’s Cafe in Pearl River this Sunday for re-election campaign

All are invited to attend Ellen Jaffee’s Re-election Campaign kickoff this Sunday afternoon, March 4th at 3:30 PM at Jane Cafe 40 South Main Street, Pearl River, NY 10965 For more information call 845-517-9881.

People to People’s Executive Director Diane Serratore thanks Pfizer for silent auction

“Pfizer is Pfabulous when it comes to supporting Rockland nonprofits. Today, the Pearl River site held a Silent Auction featuring 65 items all generated or donated by Pfizer employees. There were beach vacations, golf outings, baskets filled with pizza-making ingredients,… Continue reading.

Stony Point Town Hall recieves Grant to restore historic building

Great news for Stony Point Township!

The Town Of Stony Point has recieved grant approval to repair and restore Town Hall. The Stony Point Town hall building currently resides in the Historic Sengstacken home. The Town of Sony Point is… Continue reading.

Suspect accused of killing possible girlfriend arraigned after the Westchester murder put six district schools on ‘lock-out’

By Carol McIlmurray On February 27, at approximately 7:16AM, the Tarrytown Police Department received a 911 call reporting a dispute an apartment at Sleepy Hollow apartment complex, 177 White Plains Road in the Tarrytown village. Continue reading.

The Wound Care Center at Nyack Hospital Now Offers Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy

The Wound Care Center at Nyack Hospital has opened a hyperbaric treatment area complete with two new state-of-the-art hyperbaric chambers. This expansion now provides Continue reading.

Pedestrian Struck on Rt. 303 and Nyack Motor Lodge crossing by Palisades Mall

 On February 27, at approximately 7:12 PM, the Clarkstown Police Department responded to the area of Rt.303 and the West Nyack Motor Lodge in West Nyack for a report of Continue reading.

Port Authority Police nab suspected Westchester shooter in NYC after six schools lockout for the day

Yesterday, Feb 27, Westchester schools were on lock out after a man allegedly killed his girlfriend in a domestic dispute Photo Credit: Google Maps

By Carol Mcilmurray

Six school districts in Westchester were on lockout after a man shot… Continue reading.

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Threatening Message Found at Nyack High School  

Threatening Message Found at Nyack High School         

 

Today at approximately 1:36 PM the Clarkstown Police Department School Resource Officer was notified of a threatening message found in a… Continue reading.

From Ramapo: 2 separate pedestrian/car accidents, another driver found with cocaine

Yesterday, Ramapo Police investigated two separate car/pedestrian accidents in the Monsey area of the town, within 30 minutes of each other. Continue reading.

Nyack Hospital Welcomes New Medical Director of The Wound Care Center

Nyack, N.Y.– Seby Jacob, M.D, has been appointed medical director of The Wound Care Center at Nyack Hospital.  In this role, Continue reading.

Good Samaritan Hospital Debuts New Inpatient EEG Monitoring Suite for seizures; first of its kind in Orange and Rockland County

First enhanced EEG neurological monitoring suite to identify seizures in Rockland and Orange Counties Good Samaritan Hospital has seriously upgraded its electroencephalogram (EEG) laboratory with a comprehensive Inpatient EEG Monitoring Program. Continue reading.

Elwell sentenced to five years in prison for vechicular assault and leaving the scene of an accident

Elwell convicted of Sept 2017 accident that seriously injured other driver

Jonathan Elwell, 36, was sentenced to five years in prison today after last year’s DWI and vehicular assault conviction. Elwell was found guilty after he left the scene of… Continue reading.

Chevy Chase gets kicked in the shoulder following a road rage incident in South Nyack

Chevy Chase, 74, comedy legend and cast member of Saturday Night Live’s first season gets served with a shoulder kick on NYS Thruway in South Nyack

By Carol McIlmurray

Chevy Chase, 74, is alleged to have exited his Mercedes-Benz after… Continue reading.

9W car accident takes the life of a local woman

At approximately 5:20 PM on Friday the Clarkstown Police Department responded to the area of 259 Rt. 9W in Congers for a car accident during evening rush hour. Continue reading.

Flu prevention tips from Dr. Amy Kahn of Crystal Run Healthcare

CRYSTAL RUN HEALTHCARE DOCTOR GIVES SEVEN FLU SAFETY TIPS FOR CHILDREN

The 2018 flu season continues to be widespread and particularly intense, with the number of flu-related pediatric deaths surpassing 84 across the nation.

Crystal Run Healthcare has partnered with… Continue reading.

ROCKLAND COUNTY GOVERNMENT DOES THE RIGHT THING FOR VETERANS

Members of the Legislator are joined by Suffern Mayor Ed Markunas and Ed Day to reaffirm Veteran’s tax exemption and discounts remain indefinitely at the County Building

 

New City, NY – Rockland County Executive Ed Day held a signing… Continue reading.

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… Continue reading.

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.

  Continue reading.

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 or want to meet some new ones? 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

  Continue reading.

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.