RDC’s Annual Philanthropy Day & Awards Breakfast Nov. 7

RDC’s Annual Philanthropy Day & Awards Breakfast Nov. 7

SUFFERN – The Rockland Development Council (RDC), the professional trade association of 55 Rockland County nonprofits, will hold its 14th Annual Philanthropy Day & Awards Breakfast on Thursday, Nov. 7, at the Crowne Plaza in Suffern. Registration and breakfast opens at 8:30 a.m. and the program will begin at 9 a.m. The breakfast keynote speaker […]

Suffern Board Considers Zoning Change for Urban Renewal District

Suffern Board Considers Zoning Change for Urban Renewal District

Residents offer cautious support, hearing to be continued BY CHERYL SLAVIN A lively and lengthy discussion took place Tuesday night at Suffern Town Hall as residents, elected officials and a prospective developer shared information and debated divergent viewpoints about the proposed zoning change and subsequent development of Suffern’s urban renewal district bordered by Orange Avenue […]

Letter to the Editor: MAN SAYS SUFFERN IS OVERDEVELOPING

To the Editor, The Village of Suffern is currently in a stage of overdeveloping the village. Within the last few years the village has changed zoning and policies to allow for mass development. Two zone changes allowed 24 town houses to be built on Wayne Avenue and another zone change allowed around 50 condos to […]

Spook Rock Doggie Swim a Doggone Good Time

Spook Rock Doggie Swim a Doggone Good Time

BY DIANA BIERMAN The dog paddle took on real meaning at the Spook Rock Pool in Suffern on Sunday, Sept. 8 as hundreds of dogs took to the water at the Town of Ramapo’s 10th annual “K-9 Pool Party.” While some smaller breeds, like yorkies and beagles, were hesitant to jump in the water, larger […]

County Legislature approves funding for long-delayed flood remediation projects

BY MICHAEL RICONDA New City – The Rockland County Legislature approved funding for several projects aimed at minimizing flood damage in Rockland at their August 6 meeting, but in spite of the wishes of legislators and activists, did not move forward on proposed remediation in Suffern and other areas impacted by flooding. The resolutions addressed […]

Tilcon Quarry construction could be opposed by major businesses

Tilcon Quarry construction could be opposed by major businesses

BY MICHAEL RICONDA Suffern – Amid a chorus of disapprovals from both elected officials and frustrated residents, the Suffern branches of Avon Cosmetics and Novartis Pharmaceuticals stand out as two groups with the political and economic clout to prevent any building near the former Tilcon Quarry site. Tilcon gifted the quarry to the Town of […]