Bronx Man Dies in Crash On 9W; Teenage Girl Seriously Injured


A Bronx man was killed and a teenager seriously injured last night in a motorcycle crash on Route 9W.

The 26-year-old man and the 16-year-old girl also from the Bronx were traveling south on 9W when the man lost control of the motorcycle at about 8:40 p,.  Clarkstown Police are reporting that both were ejected from the vehicle.  No other vehicles were involved in the crash.

Investigators said the man was pronounced dead at the scene.  The girl was taken to Nyack Hospital and later transferred to New York Presbyterian Medical Center in Manhattan weith server head trauma.

Officials were not releasing the names of the victims until their families are notified.

Monsey Man Sentenced to 8 Years in Prison for Sexual Abuse

A Monsey man was sentenced to 8 years in prison for sexually abusing a Monsey girl for 3 years.bilde-1

According to the reports, Dovid Kohn, 60, abused the girl from ages 12 to 15.  The victim, who is now 21, was a friend of one of Kohn’s daughters.

The victim reported the crime to Ramapo Police last year.  She spoke to Kohn about the abuse while wearing a body wire and through telephone calls recorded by Ramapo Police.

Kohn plead guilty in Janurary to one count first-degree course of sexual conduct and admitted to having oral sex with the girl between 2004 and 2006.

The victim told the courts she hopes her decision to speak publicly will encourage others in the Hasidic community to come forward.

Close Ninth Inning: Boulder’s Keeping First Place in CanAm

Once again, a close game for the Boulders in Quebec.

In the ninth, the game was tied at 2 against the Capitales, but the Boulders made it happen, putting up 3 runs in the final inning and coming out victors in a 5-2 win.

Mike Gedman scored the first of the game-winning runs off a defensive error.  He was followed by and RBI single from centerfielder Donnie Webb and a RBI Double from second baseman Danny Bomback.

The Boulders have one more game against the Capitales before they head back home tomorrow to take on Trois Rivieres

County Legislature Votes Unanimously For Borrowing $60-Million

The Rockland County Legislature voted unanimouslay  in favor of borrowing up to $60-million to make sure the county has enough money to pay its bills.

In March, the county borrowed $45-million to pay its bills, indicating that the county’s budget deficit has now increased by at least $105-million dollars.  Currently Rockland’s deficit is estimated to be around $115-million dollars.

As of last night the county’s home-rule request that would allow it to borrow $96-million has been approved by the assembly, but the request did not make it to the senate floor.  Governor Andre Cuomo would also have to approve the measure.

East Ramapo School Budget Passes

The East Ramapo school district’s $209.5-million budget did pass last night and by a wide margin.

East Ramapo School District

East Ramapo School District

According to unofficial result announced by the district, the spending plan passed in a 4,050 to 2,238 vote.  The 2013-2014 spending plan will raise property taxes by 2.8-percent, down from 3.1-percent in the original plan.  The plan will also save the district $3-million with teachers opting for retirement incentives this spring.  It is anticipated that the retirement of more than 60 teachers, will help bring back programs that were cut and build a reserve fund.

With the state legislature still in session, special legislation is on the table for the East Ramapo School District that could advance $3.5-million in state lottery aid to the district to move forward.  The district plans to use the money to bring back cut staff and programs next year.


Boulders Take Back First Place in CanAm League



The Boulders are back in first place.  The game was as exciting as they come; a back and fourth battle for first place in the league.  The Boulders posted a lone run in the eighth to defeat the Quebec Capitales 7-6 on their field.  The Boulders will play their second game of the series tonight at 7 pm.  The Boulders return to Provident Bank Park Thursday for a five fame series against Trois Rivieres.

Suspicious Fire in Palisades Mall Parking Lot


Early Tuesday morning, Clarkstown Police were investigating a suspicious car fire in the parking lot of the Palisades Mall.

The blaze started at around 11:10 pm in a truck parked near the Target department store.  No one was injured but an American flag was burned.  West Nyack Fire Chief Brian Ulrich said the blaze started in the bed of the truck and that an American flag was burnt among other items.  It is not known if the flag was the first item ignited.

Investigators remained on the scene until 1 am.

Poultry Slaughter House Back on the Table

The chicken slaughter house is back on the table!  The New Square poultry processing plant may be smaller in size this time but it still holds the same concerns of odor, traffic and the potential for stressing the water and sewage systems.

Federal prosecutors shut down the Adir Plant a few years ago for selling uninspected meat and operating under unsanitary conditions.  The Rockland County Planning Department disapproved the first proposal by Adir Poultry  Inc in 2009 for over utilizing the designated property.

Now, Heritage Park Poultry Processing Plant has revised the proposal scaling back on the size and providing space for parking.

The Rockland County Planning Department has recommended 22 modifications to the plant proposal, which include obtaining permits from the county, state and federal agencies.  The department still believes that the estimated $3-million plat does not belong in a residential neighborhood.

Boulder’s Fall to The Jackals in Father’s Day Home Game

The Boulders fell behind early on in the game and weren’t able to overcome the New Jersey Jackals.  The Boulders lost to the Jackals 14-7.  The Boulders make their way back to Canada today to play the Quebec Capitales at 7 pm in a three game series.

Stony Point Man Hit and Killed By Train

A Stony Point man was killed as he was running near the tracks Friday morning.

Anthony Quevedo, 29, of Stony Point was struck by a train just North of East Railroad Avenue in West Haverstraw at around 11:46 am.

Witnesses say Quevedo was seen running near the tracks wearing headphones and apparently didn’t hear or ignored the horn from the train.

Police continue to investigate Quevedo’s death and believe the headphones may have been specially designed to cancel out background noise.

Police said he was pronounced dead at the scene.