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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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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 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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 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.

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.

POEM: SEE THE MULTI-COLOR DREAM IN MAGIC WATERS

POEM: SEE THE MULTI-COLOR DREAM BOAT IN MAGIC WATERS  
By Dylan Skriloff
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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.

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.

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.

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.

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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