Train Service Resumes Monday, November 28 on the Port Jervis Line

The rebuilding effort of the Port Jervis Line by Metro-North should result in resumption of full train service on Monday November 28—one full month earlier and at a substantially lower cost than originally expected. “Metro-North appreciates the patience of its 2,300 Port Jervis Line customers during the past few months,” said Metro-North President Howard Permut. […]

MTA Sucks Tax $$$ from Rockland to Pay for Overtime Waste

DiNapoli: Forensic Audit of MTA Reveals Systemic Overtime Abuse at Metro-North Railroad Unit Supervisors and workers at a Signal Construction Unit at the Metropolitan Transportation Authority’s (MTA) Metro-North Hudson and Harlem Line have manipulated the payroll system by abusing overtime rules that inflate their salaries and pensions according to a forensic audit of overtime practices […]

Black Bear Information Alert

Over the past week a large Black Bear has been sighted in the Monsey/Wesley Hills areas of the Town.  Town and Police officials advise residents to do the following: 1)   If you see the Bear and/or if it comes onto your property call the Ramapo Police Department (357-2400) or Ramapo Animal Control Officer (Cathy […]

Clarkstown Promotes Yard Waste-Loose Leaf Pick Up

Clarkstown Promotes Yard Waste-Loose Leaf Pick Up

Clarkstown Supervisor Alex Gromack and Highway Superintendent Wayne Ballard announced this week that the Town of Clarkstown has commenced the yard waste loose leaf pick up program.  As a result of the storm, the normal restrictions for yard waste of being tied and bundled are NO longer in effect. Efforts to separate the brush from […]

Sunny Italian Countryside in Rockland County

On December 10, 2011, the Piermont Historical Society will offer a program that will address a certain mystery in local architectural history. In “Italianate Residential Architecture in Rockland’s River Towns” -or- “Why & Where a Style Born in the Sunny Italian Countryside is Found in Rockland County,” Rockland architect Robert Silarski AIA will shed light […]

Good Samaritan Hospital chooses name Lesslie for Surgery Robot in Contest

Good Samaritan Hospital chooses name Lesslie for Surgery Robot in Contest

Less pain, less blood loss, less infections, and less scarring BY LAUREN KATE ROSENBLUM Children from local schools descended on Good Samaritan Hospital in Suffern for the results to a naming contest for the new da Vinci Si- Surgical System, a revolutionary robot that dramatically reduces risks associated with traditional surgery techniques. Excited children were […]