NWS Forecast for Rockland / LHV – Sat., Feb. 16, 2019

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Sunny, with a high near 40. Wind chill values between 20 and 30. Northwest wind 7 to 9 mph.
Saturday Night
Mostly clear, with a low around 19. Northwest wind 5 to 8 mph.
Increasing clouds, with a high near 37. Wind chill values between 15 and 25. Calm wind becoming southeast around 5 mph in the afternoon.
Sunday Night
Light snow likely, mainly after 1am. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 26. Light northeast wind. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New snow accumulation of 1 to 3 inches possible.
A 30 percent chance of light snow before 11am. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 38.
Monday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 19.
Mostly sunny, with a high near 36.
Tuesday Night
A 30 percent chance of snow after 3am. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 20.
A 40 percent chance of snow. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 35.
Wednesday Night
A chance of snow, freezing rain, and sleet. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 25. Chance of precipitation is 50%.
A chance of rain, freezing rain, and sleet. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 40. Chance of precipitation is 50%.
Thursday Night
Mostly cloudy, with a low around 26.
Mostly sunny, with a high near 42.

Number of Measles Cases in Rockland Hits 137

There are now 137 confirmed cases of measles in Rockland County as well as one suspected case that is under investigation. If you think you may have the measles or need the vaccine, contact your healthcare provider. For information on the measles, click here, or call the State Department of Health’s toll-free Measles Information line at 1-888-364-4837.


Report: Spring Valley Mayor Disbarred as Attorney

Alan Simon, the mayor of Spring Valley, has been disbarred as an attorney. Lohud.com reported a state Supreme Court Appellate Division released its decision Wednesday, and it is effective immediately. The move cites the State Commission on Judicial Conduct recommendation that Simon be removed as a judge in Spring Valley and Ramapo in 2016. Simon has been an attorney since December 1968. Simon could not be reached for comment. His removal as an attorney does not affect his position as mayor.

Rockland Getting New Director of Consumer Protection Office

The county executive’s pick for Director of the office of Consumer Protection has one more hurdle to clear in the Rockland County legislature before it’s official. James Elcik came to the office last summer with a law enforcement background and served as Consumer Liaison Assistant. Haverstraw Legislator Jay Hood says he passed through the budget and finance committee and he expects the full legislature to approve his appointment, to keep the office doing what it does best…

Rockland County Executive Ed Day said Elcik’s experience in the U.S. Marshall’s office will serve him well…

Elcik should be confirmed at the legislature’s meeting next week. Elcik replaces former Director Judi Hunderfund who retired in September 2018. He has lived in the county for 20 years and currently resides in New City. 

Visitation Today for Former Haverstraw Mayor, Mass of Christian Burial Saturday

Visitation is being held today from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the George M. Holt Funeral Home on Main Street in Haverstraw for the former mayor who passed away on Saturday. Anthony Bosico served as Haverstraw’s mayor from 1971-75 and 1979-83, and town supervisor Howard Phillips knew him well…

Bosico served in the Navy during World War II and was a 68-year member of the Haverstraw Fire Department, where he served as captain. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held 10:30 Saturday morning at Saint Peter’s and Saint Mary’s Roman Catholic Church on Broadway. He was 94 years old. 

Father of Nyack 9/11 Hero, “The Man in the Red Bandanna,” Dies

The father of September 11th hero Welles Crowther of Nyack, also known as “the man in the red bandanna,” has died. Published reports say Jefferson Crowther of Nyack died Wednesday following a bout with prostate cancer. Crowther and his wife, Alison, founded the Red Bandanna Project and the Welles Remy Crowther Charitable Trust to inspire leadership and character development. He was 73.

Albany Hearing Tackles Sexual Harassment in the Workplace

A hearing was held Wednesday in the state capital to examine workplace sexual harassment issues and to combat them. Rockland State Senator David Carlucci was among the lawmakers to hear from former Albany staffers who suffered sexual harassment in the workplace…

Rita Pasarell is one of seven former legislative employees who make up the Sexual Harassment Working Group. Pasarell spoke about her experiences but noted many others do not…

North Rockland State Senator James Skoufis also participated in the hearing, and called the victims’ testimony heartbreaking…

Carlucci said his goal as head of the Senate’s Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities Committee is to increase survivors’ access to services, and end the stigma associated with seeking help. 

Drama Builds Over Funding for Border Barriers – Gov Shutdown Likely to be Avoided

The president is expected to sign a compromise border security bill and then declare a national emergency to access eight billion dollars for border barriers. WRCR’s Market Analyst Ken Mahoney of Mahoney Asset Management told “The Morning Show” yesterday he thought the president would avoid shutting down the government again…

Both the House and Senate approved the plan last night. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said she was considering a legal challenge to the president’s anticipated declaration of a national emergency.

Fundraising Dinners / Dances in Haverstraw

The Harold Holt/Manuel Lopez Jr. American Legion Post 46 is holding its first building fundraiser Valentine’s dinner-dance. Haverstraw Supervisor Howard Phillips says it’s tonight at the Knights of Columbus on West Broad Street

Call Yolanda at 845-729-0364 for more information. And if you missed last month’s pasta dinner at the Leo Laders American Legion Post 130, you won’t want to miss this Sunday’s Roast Beef Dinner…

The Legion Hall is across from the Rotella town golf course off Ridge Road. Again, it’s on Sunday afternoon from 3-7.

Hi Tor List of Adoptable Pets 2/14/19

Meet Puff. He is about 2 years old and his playful nature reflects his young age. He appears to be an American Bulldog mix. Puff is a wonderful boy. He is very strong, but he does play gently. His favorite toy is a soccer ball! Talk about a big goofy love! He has lived with other dogs, cats and children over ten in his last home. Puff is a sweet dog that often gets overlooked because of his size. For more information on Puff, please visit the shelter or email Doug@hitor.org.

The shelter is no life for a senior like Cupcake. She is Queen of the Head-Tilt! She is the oldest dog at the shelter. She’s almost 11 but is still very active. She knows how to sit, stay, shake, down and roll over. She walks gently on a leash and is great on car rides. She would make a perfect dog for someone who will take her for walks and let her cuddle and watch TV. Cupcake’s adoption fee is sponsored by a generous donor.

Sunny has been at the shelter quite a while but he has come a long way. He’s about two ½ years old and was surrendered to the shelter, then adopted, but he was not the right fit for an active family with children. Sunny’s had a hard time with his transition back to shelter life but, with the help of amazing volunteers he is doing better. He will walk by your side and truly enjoys the company of his people. When the volunteers spend one-on-one time with him, he gives kisses and thinks he is a lap dog (and they love him so and would never tell him otherwise). Sunny is waiting for his forever family in a quiet home with older adults. Please consider sharing Sunny, he’s been at the shelter far longer than he deserves and he will make someone very happy.

Shane is 3 years old and loves to be with his people. He is like an active teenager who always is ready to run and is known to skid across the floor when he is out playing with the volunteers. Shane will be a treasure to any family who gives him a chance. He has been at the shelter since 2016, which is most of his life. Please give this guy a chance to have a home.

Cici is a 4-year-old female cat who is active and energetic. She needs a home where she can get plenty of exercise. Cici has not known an interest in other cats but might be okay living in a home with others, or just as an only cat. Cici needs an adult-only home with adopters who have had experience owning cats. She has been at the shelter since 2015. For more info on Shane or Cici call the shelter and speak to Amber.

Bob is the friendliest cat you will ever meet! The second you sit on the floor he climbs into your lap and plops down on your lap. Bob has been at the Annex for several years and he deserves a home of his own. For more info on Bob email Nixie at Gentlesouls@aol.com.

Snow Closings Updated Regularly

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