Boulders Beat Jackals 10-3!

The Boulders made their fans proud beating the Jackals 10-3!

Marty Popham tossed a complete game with the team pounding 14 hits.  The series continues today at Provident Bank Park at 7 pm.

The first 1,000 fans will receive a free first aid bag and its dollar beer night.

The game will be broadcast live of WRCR AM 1300.

New York City Man Dies in Hessian Lake

A 46-year-old man from New York City drowned Thursday while swimming in Hessian Lake.

This is the second drowning in the lake in less than two weeks.

Officials are reporting that the victim was visiting the park with his family and was swimming in the lake ignoring numerous signs that swimming is not allowed.

The name of the victim has not been released. Authorities want to make sure that the victim’s family members have been notified about the tragic death.

DA Zugibe Appointed to Anti-Corruption Panel

Governor Andrew Cuomo and State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman have appointed Rockland County District Attorney Tom Zugibe, Tuesday,  to join a commission of 25 district attorneys, lawmakers and academics in an anti-corruption panel.

The panel will be in charge of investigating New York’s political system by making recommendations on how to improve the state’s corruption laws and enforcement.

With this rare alliance between Cuomo and Schneiderman, not only will the panel be able to investigate the executive branch, issue subpoenas and compel testimony under the Moreland Act, but will also be able to name commission members Deputy Attorney Generals giving them wide reaching jurisdiction.

This will give the panel free reign to investigate nearly any level of state or local government.

Boulders Beat Jackals in 4-2 Victory

The Boulders came back strong, defeating the solid New Jersey Jackals.

No one was thrown out this time.  Bobby Blevins pitched a solid seven innings, allowing only two runs and nine hits with four strikeouts.

The Boulders were the first on the board in the second, with Jerod Edmonson scoring on a wild pitch.  Shortstop Steve Nysztor followed up with a single to score in Stephen Cardullo.

In the sixth, bases loaded, it seemed like the Jackals couldn’t stop walking the Boulders, giving the boys two runs.

Rockland defeated Jersey 4-2.  They go on to continue the series this evening at 7.  You can listen to that game here live on WRCR.

Scheduled List of Rockland County Fireworks

With the threat of bad weather for this long holiday weekend; here is a list of spots around the county to catch the fireworks.

Nanuet will hold their fireworks July 3rd at the high school along with a concert by the Sixties Show and a flying demonstration by the Rockland County Radio Control Club.  Remember to bring blankets and lawn chairs.

Provident Bank Park will hold their weekly Thursday night fireworks and will have their annual fourth of July hot-dog eating contest, they take on the New Jersey Jackals at 6:30 pm.

Nyack will hold their fireworks at Memorial Park the free concert starts at 8 pm Thursday.  Pearl River will begin their fireworks at 9:45.

Stony Point will have a historical event up in the Stony Point battlefield.  There will be a reading of a document by an officer in General Washington’s army and the firing of muskets, rifles and cannons.  That event starts at 2:45 pm.

Lastly, Haverstraw has postponed its fireworks for July 5th at Helen Hayes Hospital.  Enjoy the live music starting at 7 pm, kids rides and food.  Bring lawn chairs and blankets, parking is $5 and admission is free.

Man Charge in Nyack College Explosion

An arrest has been made in the June explosion that injured several Nyack College employees and students. Nyack College

Douglas Walker, 44, a maintenance worker on the grounds, was charged with second-degree reckless endangerment and third degree assault.

During an investigation, Orange and Rockland Utilities said that they believe some excavation work was performed on the grounds and that a gas pipe was bent and separated from a gas main resulting in an underground gas leak that seeped into the building through a “honeycomb” of drains.

South Nyack-Grand View Police Chief Brent Newbury said that the accident was unintentional but, “he should have been more responsible.”

Five Nyack College employees, two students and a South Nyack-Grand View Police Officer on patrol outside the building were injured during the blast.

Anyone intending to break ground on any construction project is urged to use the Dig Safely New York Program by dialing 811.

Thunderstorms Continue into the Afternoon

The system of thunderstorms coming from the South and across the East Coast didn’t hit Rockland too bad.

No major problems were reported in the county. Rain is expected throughout much of the day Tuesday with some of the heaviest stretches likely to strike in the afternoon, according to the National Weather Service.

2-Year-Old Monsey Boy Hit by Car

A 2-year-old boy suffered minor injuries after being hit by a car Sunday night on Albert Drive, Ramapo Police are reporting.

The accident happened at about 8:30pm when the boy ran from his home into the road and was hit by a 2011 Toyota Camry.

Luckily, the boy suffered minor injuries to his face and ran home on his own.  The boy was treated on the scene and taken to Westchester Medical Center for further treatment.

The driver of the Camry did remain on the scene.  That person had not been cited.

Suffern Man Threatens “Armageddon” on Village

A 56-year-old Suffern man threatened “Armageddon” on the village of Suffern Sunday.

Joseph LaDuca is accused of leaving a note threatening violence in the mailbox at a police officer’s home Sunday morning if his property wasn’t returned by 3pm Monday, Police Chief Clarke Osborn said.

Police believe LaDuca is referring to a car that had been towed in early June by a private company for having a suspended registration.  According to reports, LaDuca never went to get his car.

LaDuca was charged with making terroristic threats, aggravated harassment and trespass.  He is being held on $50,000 bail.

Boulders Fall to Quebec 9-7; Both Managers Ejected

Things got heated in Provident Bank Park yesterday.

The highlight of the game wasn’t the hitting or the pitching, but Boulders Manager Jamie Keefe being tossed after a heated argument with the homeplate umpire in the bottom of the seventh and before being ejected, unloading a bucket of practice baseballs onto the field.

Keefe was one of three people thrown out yesterday, Boulders catcher Scott Knazek and Quebec’s Manager also joined Keefe shortly after.

The Boulders were on top in the bottom of the second thanks to home runs from Jerod Edmonson and Knazek, leading 5-1, but that was short lived.

Boulders starter Pat Moran allowed six walks in 4 innings.  Moran still leads the can-am league with 47 strikeouts.

The Boulders fell to Quebec 9-7.

Snow Closings Updated Regularly

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