Clarkstown Community Shuts Down Board Meeting: Residents Refuse to Wear Masks

Clarkstown Community Shuts Down Board Meeting: Residents Refuse to Wear Masks

What would have been a discussion on how the Clarkstown Central school district planned to resume classes this fall was drowned by the shouting of nearly 170 residents, many who refused to wear masks inside the Clarkstown South High School auditorium. The district board decided not to hold its regularly scheduled meeting last Thursday.  “It’s […]

Suffern Funeral Home Director Faked Customer’s Death, Stole Thousands From Prepaid Burial Account

Suffern Funeral Home Director Faked Customer’s Death, Stole Thousands From Prepaid Burial Account

  Leonard Scarr, former owner and operator of Scarr Funeral Home in Suffern, has pled guilty to two charges of grand larceny and one count of forgery, following an investigation conducted by the Ramapo Police Department. The Rockland County District Attorney’s Office has now identified 90 victims of Scarr’s scams, who have suffered a combined […]

Crossed Out: County Resurfaces Accident Prone Intersection In Stony Point

Crossed Out: County Resurfaces Accident Prone Intersection In Stony Point

  The intersection of Washburns Lane and Central Highway in Stony Point has long been a trouble spot for commuters and residents traveling through the town. Fortunately, thanks to repeated warnings from the community, the county government is taking the steps to reorganize the cross-way into a safer and streamlined intersection. “We’ve had four accidents […]

Something in the Water: Rockland Advocates Demand Action on PFAS Chemicals

Something in the Water: Rockland  Advocates Demand Action on PFAS Chemicals

In Nov. 2020, Suez Water New York, the company responsible for treating the majority of Rockland’s drinking water, informed residents that dangerous amounts of Per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) chemicals had been detected in the county’s reservoir. PFAS, man-made chemicals that repel both water and oil, are used for a variety of manufacturing purposes and […]

Governor Cuomo Announces 2021 New York State Fair To Reopen at 100% Capacity

Governor Cuomo Announces 2021 New York State Fair To Reopen at 100% Capacity

  A popular New York tradition is coming back in full swing. On Monday Governor Cuomo  announced the 2021 New York State Fair, an end-of-summer celebration at the New York State Fairgrounds from August 20 to September 6 in Syracuse, will increase capacity to 100 percent and reopen many popular buildings with additional vendors, given […]