Breaking News

County Executive Ed Day Undergoing Treatment for Prostate Cancer

According to a statement released from the office of the County Executive Ed Day, he is undergoing treatment for a recent diagnosis for prostate cancer. Representatives of his office stated that County Executive Day will be undergoing surgery this morning to fight the early stage of cancer, which is the second common cancer in American […]

News

Construction Suspended For Memorial Day Weekend Travelers

New York State has suspended all construction work on roadways starting today until 6am on Tuesday. This is all to ease congestion and allow those who are travelling for the Memorial Day holiday to get around a little bit easier. AAA estimates that 37 million people will be travelling more than 50 miles to reach […]

Rockland County Sees Population Growth

According to the most recent census numbers Rockland County saw the highest population percentage increase in New York State in 2014. One of the many towns in the county that saw an increase in the number of residents was Ramapo, which grew by just over 1,600 people. This is a significant number as it is […]

Entergy Announces Hotline For Residents To Report Oil Slicks

Entergy, the owner and operator of the Indian Point Nuclear Power Plant released a statement on their website regarding an “oil-spill hotline” so residents can call in and report any oil in the river, resulting from the transformer fire on May 9. The number to call is 800-472-6372. According to the statement, when you call […]

May 17-23 Is National Dog Bite Prevention Week

The third week of May is National Dog Bite Prevention Week focusing on educating the public on the prevention of dog bites. WRCR spoke with the Rockland Department of Health’s Rabies Coordinator Rick Price who stated that the most prevalent time of year for dog bites is May through September. Last year, of the 244 […]

More Local News

GM’s Corner

hdradionewlogo

DID YOU KNOW?

The new WRCR AM-1700 will be broadcasting in standard analog AM, combined with the new digital, crystal clear HD Radio, on the same channel, AM-1700. What does it mean to you? If you listen in HD, it means clear, crisp audio on AM, which sounds better than satellite radio and is close to FM-quality. It […]

COMMUNITY NOTEBOOK

Rockland County Announces Transit Schedule for Memorial Day Weekend

Friday, May 22nd  ‐ Early Getaway Commuter Service:   Transport of Rockland (TOR), TAPPAN ZEExpress (TZx) and TRIPS paratransit buses will operate regular weekday service.   Coach USA Express (Shortline) bus service from the Exit 14 Park & Ride lot will operate regular morning and evening service. Additional early getaway buses will be added at 2 pm from 56th St. & 5th Ave. and at 2:30 pm from Wall Street. The Port Jervis Line will add an additional train departing Hoboken at 2:45 pm and Secaucus Junction at 2:55 pm. The train that normally departs Hoboken at 6:11 pm and Secaucus Junction at 6:21 pm will be cancelled.  NJT trains on the Pascack Valley Line and Main/Bergen Line will operate regular Friday schedules.  The Haverstraw‐Ossining Ferry will meet an earlier Metro‐North train departing Grand Central Terminal at 2:51 pm.  Memorial Day ‐ Monday, May 25th:   TZx and TOR buses will operate Saturday service, except that TOR Loop #1 and Loop #2 will operate regular weekday schedules.  TRIPS Paratransit buses will operate A.D.A. service only.  Coach USA’s Rockland Coaches (Red & Tan Lines) local bus routes 9, 9W, 11‐A and 20 will operate Sunday schedules. Commuter express routes 45, 47 and 49 will not operate.  Coach USA Express (Shortline) buses from the Exit 14 Park & Ride will not operate.  Saddle River Tours/AmeriBus route 11C will not operate.  Coach USA’s Shortline buses and Monsey Trails buses will operate a Holiday schedule. 

Meredyth’s Pet Corner

Baloo is a 2-year old male pitbull mix who was surrendered to the shelter. He would do best in a house with teens. Baloo is not good with cats; he may be good with dogs but depends on the dog. Baloo is a strong dog who will also need a strong owner and training. He's very active and loves to play and run around. So far he's been doing well with his basic commands.

Adoptable Pets 5-21-15

Shamus is 1-year old male Border collie mix who was surrendered to the shelter because his owners could no longer take care of him. He does get along with other dogs and possibly cats. Shamus is an active dog, as most Border Collies will be so he'll need an active family. Shamus is a sweet guy but he's still a bit on the nervous side so he takes some time warming up to people, mostly just men right now but he does warm up. He is also housebroken.

Adoptable Pets 5-14-15

Thank you to our sponsor HealthSav located at 7 Elmwood Drive in New City! You can contact them at (914)643-3663 or visit their website at www.healthsav.com. For more information in adopting, donating, or volunteering contact Hi Tor Animal Care Center, 65 Fireman’s Memorial Drive in Pomona at (845)354-7900 or visit www.hitor.org.

Awards:

Our awards for excellence in broadcasting include those from US Congress, NY State Broadcasters’ Association, Rockland County Legislature, Town of Ramapo.
 

Snow Closings Updated Regularly

Please click on the image below to view all snow closings for Rockland County.