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Clarkstown Police: Possible Luring Incident – Unfounded

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The Clarkstown Police Department has investigated a possible luring incident which occurred on Thursday, March 19, 2015 shortly after 5:30 PM on White Birch Court in New City.   A young child (less than 10 years of age) was walking home on White Birch Ct, when a passenger in a red pick-up truck reportedly asked the child “you wanna get in?”.  The child became nervous and ran to a neighbor’s house to tell an adult. The Clarkstown Police Department aggressively investigates all reported cases of child luring.  The red pick-up truck and its occupants have been…

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March 28 –The Jennys Perform Beatles Music at RCC

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open to the public Ramapo, NY— All are welcome to enjoy this live concert of Beatles music by acclaimed rock/r&b/jazz band, the Jennys, Saturday night, March 28 at Rockland Community College. The Jennys “Beatles” Benefit Concert Saturday, March 28 (7:00 pm) Cultural Arts Theater at RCC Tickets $5 – general admission fundraiser to support RCC Campus Players The Jennys, a professional band who perform regularly at various NYC venues, includes Peter Fiore on drums and vocals. An adjunct instructor at RCC, Fiore began exploring his musical talents on drums at 9 years old, and has…

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Supervisor Gromack Calls for Inter-municipal Agreement for Stricter Planning and Zoning Guidelines

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New City, NY – Today, Clarkstown Supervisor Alex Gromack announced a proposal calling upon the County, Towns, and Villages of Rockland to work together to implement changes to the current system of planning notification and inter-municipal review of planning and zoning matters. New York State General Municipal Law (GML) 239 provides for the rights and duties of neighboring municipalities in planning and zoning matters.  Applications for special use permits, use variances, site plans and subdivisions on properties within 500 feet of municipal borders require the referral of the application to the County Planning Department; however, only a simple notice of…

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Ramapo PD DWI Arrests

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Ramapo Police Department along with other Rockland County law enforcement agencies conducted a county wide Stop-DWI ‘Crackdown’ detail, from March 13th-March 18th. The detail was coordinated by the Rockland County Stop-DWI Office. The following arrests were made by Ramapo Police; 36 year old Mikhaylo Sheshur of Ramsey, N.J. for Driving While Intoxicated 22 year old Jessica Parker of Upper Saddle River, N.J. for Driving While Ability Impaired by drugs   Ramapo Police will be participating in additional DWI details throughout the year.

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Hillcrest Service Center Goes Up in Flames

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On March 19, 2015 at approximately 2:44 a.m., the Ramapo Police Department responded to 311 North Main Street, in the Hillcrest area of the Town of Ramapo for a reported structure fire. The building is known as the Hillcrest Service Center, and was found to be fully engulfed in flames upon officer’s arrival. While on scene, an officer observed that a residence located at 2 Locust Street was endangered by the encroaching flames. The officer alerted the residents to evacuate as a precaution. That residence ultimately was not damaged by the fire. Hillcrest Fire Department…

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For Preserve Airmont, Communication is Key

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While neighborhood preservation is still our number one concern, communication with the residents is paramount to government transparency.  It is important for the residents to know what their government is doing for them and to have the ability to have a meaningful say in its actions.  Only through meaningful communication can the residents share ideas, build bridges and come together as one.   Good government should always be looking for more efficient ways to disseminate information.  Snail mail used to be the best method to get information to the residents but now we have more…

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Airmont Reform Party Innovative Amnesty Proposal to Save Lives

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The Airmont Reform Party has many new and innovative ideas to improve Airmont’s future by making the government more efficient, eliminating wasteful spending and inefficient and expensive liaison positions while preserving the suburban character of our neighborhoods and avoiding endless litigation. One goal that Airmont Mayoral Candidate Tom Gulla says is very important to him is to focus on safety and prevention for Airmont’s residents and the first responders. Among the innovative ideas on their platform is a 90 Day Amnesty Program that will allow residents to get their homes and properties up to code instead of hiding…

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Letter to the Editor: RCSD Calendar Changes

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It seems like the Ramapo Central School Board is looking to amend the district calendar for next year. As long as they're reopening the process, I'd like to make a suggestion: go to a PTO model, and remove the various religious holidays. PTO means Personal Time Off, which many workplaces have moved to instead of the traditional vacation weeks and sick days. With PTO in our district, you as a parent would decide what days are appropriate for your children to miss. There's been uproar in some areas lately over the adoption of new holidays…

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New City Man Arrested After Offering to Buy Teenagers Alcohol

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Sheriff Louis Falco announces the arrest of Juan Fernandez 8/29/80 of New City on the following charges: PL 260.10, Sub 1- 5 Counts of Endangering The Welfare Of A Child.(Misdemeanor) PL 260.20, Sub 2 – 5 Counts of Attempted Unlawfully Dealing With A Child in the First Degree. (Misdemeanor).   On Thursday, March 12, 2015 at approximately 3pm, an on-duty Rockland County Sheriff’s Patrol Sergeant and an off-duty Sheriff’s Patrol Sergeant were approached by five 14-15 year old  boys at 70 N. Main St in New City who said that they had been followed by…

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Suspicious Incident Involving 2 School Children in Upper Nyack

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On Thursday March 12, 2015 at 3:30 PM, the Clarkstown Police Department responded to a suspicious incident at Birchwood Ave and Rt.9W in Upper Nyack. Two 12 year old females were walking home from Nyack Middle School when a man in a red pick-up truck pulled up to them and stated “hello ladies, isn't it a beautiful day”. The girls did not engage the male in conversation and they ran home without any further contact with the male. The male was described as a white male, approximately 50-60 years old, gray hair, facial stubble wearing a plaid shirt and sunglasses. [coupon couponid="5071" coupon_align="cctor_alignright"…

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