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Topic: PSA

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.

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

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

PLUNGE IS AT 1:30PM

Elle Fishman… 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Snow Emergency Declared today, Feb 17-18 in Nyack

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From Village of Nyack website:

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

The Village will implement a Snow Emergency that will… 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.

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.

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

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FBI and the Clarkstown Police Department have identified three people (two male and a younger female) as suspects in… 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

UPDATE:LTE Preserve South Nyack residents

Wolf packs of NYC bike riders still set to besiege South Nyack with a secondary bicycle path

Dear Editor at rocklandpost.com,

Last Thursday, Preserve South Nyack, a advocacy group of concerned of South Nyack residents, held a public meeting at… Continue reading.

Trump’s nuclear cabinet appointments BY JEFFREY OPPENHEIM, M.D.

Thanks to the Democrats, Donald Trump will be relying upon the “nuclear option” almost immediately. This is not to say that he will be starting a nuclear war, but that he can rest comfortably knowing that even his most controversial nominees to more than 1,000 government Continue reading.

LTE: South Nyack Residents shocked by 2nd Bike path planned to cut thru village

November 22, 2016

South Nyack residents could be besieged by wolf packs of NYC weekend cyclist

LETTER TO THE EDITOR

Dear Editor@rocklandpost.com,

A group of approximately 25 South Nyack residents attended South Nyack’s Village Trustee Meeting on November 22 at… Continue reading.

Happy Thanksgiving from rocklandpost.com

2016 was a year of suprises and many changes, today is a day when Americans join there family and friends to eat, drink, and be merry. Continue reading.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR- Why I am voting for Adrienne Carey and Team Hoehmann

There is only one Political Contest in Clarkstown this year , Adrienne Carey vs Dan Caprara and only one choice Adrienne Carey. Councilwoman Carey was appointed on May 3 rd 2016 to fill George Hoehmanns seat that became vacant when he took over as Supervisor. Dan Caprara is running for Town Council for th Continue reading.

OP/ED: Bummercare BY JEFFREY OPPENHEIM, M.D.

A look at how Obamacare has failed healthcare already

 

 

 

 

 

 

BY JEFFREY OPPENHEIM, M.D.

Anyone who believed the cavalcade of audacious promises made by President Obama in an effort to sell Obamacare to the American public should have long since recognized that they were… Continue reading.

Check out the Watchfires in Rockland to burn for 24 hours in these 4 spots

Tonight you can check out the watch fires, in honor of veterans killed in service. 12:01 a.m. you can go to one of these 4 locations which should burn until the following night. You may bring your worn American Flag… Continue reading.

PSA: Ramapo ups date and time of CSL town meeting

Are you ready for the super early Town meeting with Christopher St Lawrence. Bring a friend and popcorn. Continue reading.

FIRST WORDS: Welcome to rocklandpost.com

BY CAROL MCILMURRAY A sneak peek of what to expect from us. Continue reading.