Four Suspects Plead Not Guilty in Evergreen Fire Case

Four Suspects Plead Not Guilty in Evergreen Fire Case

Spring Valley village building inspector Wayne Ballard pleaded not guilty on July 13 to falsifying a report to the state. Manuel Lema, an Evergreen employee, pleaded not guilty on July 6 to criminal impersonation and obstructing governmental administration. Nathaniel and Aaron Sommer pleaded not guilty to charges of manslaughter, arson, assault in the second and […]

State Police Search for Fraud in Evergreen Inferno: Mayor Declines to Comment

State Police Search for Fraud in Evergreen Inferno: Mayor Declines to Comment

State police, armed with a search warrant, arrived at Spring Valley Village Hall on June 23. It was reported that investigators are searching for fraudulent documents in connection to the March 23 Evergreen fire that killed firefighter Jared Lloyd and a resident. All officials on the scene declined to comment on the investigation. One official […]

Airmont Planners Consider Massive Religious Cemetery

Airmont Planners Consider Massive Religious Cemetery

Back in 1991, 9,000 town residents created the Village of Airmont to preserve their semi-rural neighborhoods from overdevelopment, traffic and pollution and to ensure enough water to sustain them. It’s one of many village and hamlets dotting New York’s landscape, and Rockland residents have a front-row seat to see how easily they can be swallowed […]

Rockland County DA Updates Public on Spring Valley Fire Investigation

Rockland County DA Updates Public on Spring Valley Fire Investigation

A community in mourning will not get closure for at least a few more weeks. District Attorney, Tom Walsh, joined County Executive Ed Day and several agencies this morning to hold a press conference regarding the fire at Evergreen Center for Adults last week that killed Spring Valley Firefighter Jared Lloyd and an unidentified resident.   […]

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