Author of “Why I Left the Amish” Speaks in Haverstraw

Author of “Why I Left the Amish” Speaks in Haverstraw

BY SARA GILBERT Saloma Miller Furlong, the author of the memoir “Why I Left the Amish,” spoke at the Haverstraw King’s Daughters Public Library on Tuesday, June 12 about how she made the difficult decision to leave the community she grew up in, twice. Furlong was featured in the PBS American Experience program, “The Amish,” […]

Town of Haverstraw Board Meeting Celebrates Basketball Champs, Passes Budget Items

BY SARA GILBERT The Town of Haverstraw met for a regular board meeting on Monday, June 11 to award local basketball champions, address purchasing, discuss taxes and make announcements. After the pledge of allegiance, Chairman Howard Phillips called up the sixth grade Saint Gregory CYO Basketball team and congratulated them and their coach Joe Corretjer […]

Local Reaction: Scott Walker Wins Recall Vote

Local Reaction: Scott Walker Wins Recall Vote

BY SARA GILBERT Republican Scott Walker of Wisconsin defeated Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett in a recall election. This was a first in United States history, a governor winning a recall election. And this was only the third time in the nation’s history a governor faced recall. Looking forward, Walker’s win might predict good things for […]

Awards, Hellos and Goodbyes

North Rockland School Board moves through agenda quickly, approves unanimously BY SARA GILBERT The North Rockland Central School district met on Tuesday, June 5 at the North Rockland High School auditorium to honor award winners, welcome new teachers, say goodbye to retiring ones and approve funding and amendments. Megan Monteith, a first-grade teacher at North […]

Garnerville Arts Center Announces Rebirth

BY SARA GILBERT The Garnerville Arts Center announced at a meeting on Thursday, May 24 that it was added to the Preservation League of New York State’s “Seven to Save” list and would be working with local politicians, businesses and community members to rebuild the center. It also announced its first grant to begin the […]

Nyack Honors Those Who Fought for Our County

BY SARA GILBERT On Monday, May 28, the sun shone brightly and the Nyack community lined the sidewalks to cheer, honor and remember. “The best part of the Memorial Day Parade is showing respect for the men and women who fought for our country,” said Michael Hely, the chief of the Central Nyack Fire Department. […]