Court Temporarily Nixes Controversial Ramapo Land Development Project

Court Temporarily Nixes Controversial Ramapo Land Development Project

BY JOEL GROSSBARTH The controversial land development project at the corner of Routes 202 and 306 in unincorporated Ramapo known as Patrick Farm was dealt a huge setback based upon a determination from an appeals court in Brooklyn. The owners of the land, Scenic Development, LLC, seek to build 470-plus housing units on 206 acres along […]

North Rockland Chamber of Commerce Gearing Up for Small Business Saturday

North Rockland Chamber of Commerce Gearing Up for Small Business Saturday

Need help getting ready for Small Business Saturday? This year, the North Rockland Chamber of Commerce is here to help! One of the Chamber’s Board of Directors – Tom Ossa from Rockland Web Design – is offering free setup of Chamber members’ Small Business Saturday promotional materials, via the American Express Shop Small Website. The Saturday after Thanksgiving has become increasingly valuable for local […]

UNITED HOSPICE HOSTS ANNUAL “DANCING WITH OUR STARS” GALA

UNITED HOSPICE HOSTS ANNUAL “DANCING WITH OUR STARS” GALA

Over 350 people turned out October 22 for United Hospice of Rockland’s (UHR) Dancing With Our Stars Gala 2017, helping the no-profit raise needed funds. Local professionals teamed up with professional dancers, wowing the audience.  O&R’s Kate Wysokowski and Vasili Platonov won the Judge’s Choice Award while Rockland dentist Dr. Ruba Rizqalla and Ted Postolachi took […]

Arts & Craft Fair at Valley Rock Inn in Sloatsburg

Arts & Craft Fair at Valley Rock Inn in Sloatsburg

From sloatsburgvillage.com Craft vendors and artists from across the Hudson Valley will be gathering in Sloatsburg this weekend as the Valley Rock Inn hosts its first Art & Craft Fair. The event takes place Saturday and Sunday, November 18 & 19 from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. The event is free and will be held […]

The Myth of Veterans and Crime

The Myth of Veterans and Crime

BY DIANE DIMOND As Veterans Day 2017 is fresh in mind, let’s do more than just thank military members for their service. Let’s all do our part to erase some of the persistent myths about our returning veterans. First, military training and exposure to combat does not create the wacko battle-scarred solider so often depicted […]

Spring Valley Village Trustee Corruption Trial Continues

Spring Valley Village Trustee Corruption Trial Continues

Spring Valley village Trustee Vilair Fonvil, 54, denied stealing money from a summer camp program when he took the stand on Thursday during his public corruption trial. Prosecutors say Fonvil and co-defendant Jermika Depas used camp funds as a personal piggy bank, creating a $8,000 slush fund. Prosecutor Richard Kennison Moran argued that Fonvil and […]