Larkin Plaza in Yonkers Breaks Ground

There was a groundbreaking yesterday in the city Yonkers on the $190 million Larkin Plaza mixed-use development project. The project will contain 439 apartments in two towers – one 25 stories and one with 17 stories, along with 35,000 square feet of retail space for restaurants and stores. There will be an additional two –story building along Van Der Donck Park with the majority of the retail spaces. And a three-story structure for parking 539 vehicles. Yonkers mayor, Michael Spano, said, “Today’s groundbreaking marks another monumental step in the revitalization efforts of our Yonkers waterfront.”


Warming Centers in Clarkstown

Clarkstown has opened warming centers for those residents looking for a place to keep warm over the next few days as extreme cold temperatures are expected to hit Rockland County. Central Nyack, Congers, Pascack, and Street Community Centers are all open to keep you comfortable and safe. Contact your local community center and let them know you are coming. If you are having other issues with cold you can contact Clarkstown Police Department at 845-639-5800. Here are centers in Rockland:

The locations are:

Central Nyack Community Center
58 Waldron Avenue, Central Nyack

Congers Community Center
6 Gilchrest Road, Congers

Pascack Community Center
87 New Clarkstown Road, Nanuet

Street Community Center
81 Zukor Road, New City


Adoptable Pets 12-15-16

These Animals are looking for “forever homes” are you looking for someone special — contact…and thanks to our sponsor — Learn CPR…be a Lifesaver!

Chocolate is 4 year old male pit bull mix who was surrendered to the shelter due to the health of his owner. They could no longer care for him. Chocolate would do best as the only pet in the house. Chocolate is an active boy and will need continued training moving forward. And for that reason he would do best in a home with older kids who can handle his energy. All in all he is a very sweet boy.

Paisley is a 1-2 year old female Terrier Mix who came to the shelter as a stray. She was later reunited with her 4 puppies that also came in a week or so later as strays but have since been adopted. Paisley is a doll!! She’s very sweet and friendly and loves people. She is good with other dogs and would do well in a home with older kids. Its time for Paisleys happily ever after since she was such a good mama to her pups.And how any you resist that face!

Smokey is a 1 year old Terrier mix who came to the shelter as a stray. This cute boy does get along with some dogs but has not been tested with cats yet. He’s a very friendly active guy who loves to play so he would do well in a home with kids over 10 since he is still in his puppy stage. Smokey really is a sweetheart. Come by and find our for yourself.

Jada – 9 yr Female who unfortunately was surrendered to Hi-Tor when her owner past away. She is a friendly, gentle, and low energy girl. She would do well in a home with other cats, she has not been around dogs. Jada would do best in a home with children 10 years and older. She is also front declawed.

Kassy – 2 yr Female..domestic short hair. She was surrenderd to the shelter at the beginning of the summer because her owners were no longer able to care for her. It wasn’t long before we realized she was also pregnant, she was placed into a foster home where she delivered her 4 kittens. All of Kassy’s kittens have since been adopted, and Kassy is now looking for a home of her own. She is very friendly and out going. She loves attention. Kassy can be a little weary around new cats, but with time would probably adjust to living in a home with other felines. Kassy would also do best in a home with children 10 years and older.

Meadow – 8 yr Female.. domestic shirt hair. She was surrendered ho the shelter due to the health of her owner. She is a low energy cat. Meadow is sweet and likes to be pet. She can be shy at first, it does take her some time to warm up to people. She could probably live in a home with other cats, at this time we are not sure about dogs.

Support Our Heroes

Lucy Mercado of New Windsor is busy this holiday season with her organization Support Our Heroes. Mercado founded the group in 2004 when her son, a US serviceman, was serving in Iraq. Our soldiers are always in need of items not provided by the military and if you are looking for a way to support our troops by donating snacks, wipes, hand warmers and other items — can contact Lucy at or call her at: 845-590-4325.

2016 Conservation Plan Released

The final 2016 Open Space Conservation Plan has been announced. The Plan, developed by the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation and Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation, will guide funding through the Environmental Protection Fund to safeguard important habitats and natural resources across New York. If you would like to see the Conservation Plan visit:


Win Tickets to Atlantis (Bahamas) at

Hi-Tor Animal Shelter is coming down to the wire with Atlantis Tickets!!! There are still more to opportunities available for you to take a chance on a dream getaway to the Bahamas if purchase some tickets thru PayPal. The drawing will be Thursday, December 15th. To get your tickets and more information visit: click events, scroll down and click on the PayPal button. What better way is there to help support the animals at Hi Tor while also taking a chance a on great vacation.

New Charges Against Chief Sullivan

The Journal News reported Sunday that they have obtained documents confirming Clarkstown has a new round of charges against Police Chief Michael Sullivan. The Chief is accused of deleting the contents of his town iPhone last summer at the time he was suspended with pay. The majority of the new charges accuse the 33-year law enforcement veteran of wiping the phone despite knowing that an internal investigation and litigation involving two former police officers were pending, and that the device may have held information relevant to those cases. Sullivan is also accused of failing to prevent former Detective Sargeant Stephen Cole-Hatcher from deleting information from his department-issued iPhone and computer hard drive. Sullivan’s lawyer, former Clarkstown assistant town attorney, Richard Glickel called the new charges “intentionally false and unfounded.” He told the Journal News that personal use of department-issued cellphones is permitted and that phones are always returned to factory settings by the department when they are turned in so they can be re-issued to other officers. Glickel added that all Sullivan’s cellphone emails were backed up on the department’s network, and a record of all calls and phone numbers can be identified through the phone carrier. (Source: The Journal News)

Concerned Citizens for the HV Challenge Legoland

A group of Legoland opponents has filed a court challenge to the Town of Goshen’s proceedings dealing with Merlin Entertainment’s proposed Legoland theme park. They will ask the court to cancel the town’s public hearing on the project and order another lead agency to take over in the environmental process and impact studies. Attorney Michael Sussman and the 19 petitioners making up Concerned Citizens for the Hudson Valley, a group of individuals who live within the impact zone of the proposed park, announced Friday that they have filed proceedings under Article 78 against the Town of Goshen Planning Board, Merlin, and the land owners of the proposed Legoland parcel. They are scheduled to go to the State Supreme Court for a hearing on the matter December 14, one day before the Town of Goshen’s scheduled public meeting regarding local zoning law changes that would be necessary to accommodate the Legoland project. (Source:

Day to Award Key to the County to Mackle

Rockland County Executive Ed Day will award the second Key to the County tomorrow Tuesday at 11:00 a.m. at the Jewish Community Campus, in the Lynn & Shelly Goldstein Lobby at 450 West Nyack Road in West Nyack. The public is invited to celebrate a Pomona woman who took a stand against hate. The Key to the County will be presented to Millicent “Ivey” Mackle of Pomona who stood up to hate when an anti-Semitic incident occurred in her neighborhood.

“3 Gs” for Keeping Kids Safe

Sparked by recent child luring incidents in Westchester, County Executive Rob Astorino joined by Commissioner of Public Safety George Longworth have advanced their Safer Communities initiative Friday. Astorino has issued safety tips for parents and their children about what to do in the event they encounter a predator coined the “3 Gs”: Get Loud, Get Away and Get Help. These three common sense steps to safety can prevent tragedies. Astorino in regards to the last week’s incidents said, “They serve as a reminder that we must be vigilant and never take our children’s safety for granted. For all the parents out there, as well as teachers and all caretakers, the most important thing you can do is to have this conversation with your kids.” For more information:

Snow Closings Updated Regularly

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