Hi Tor List of Adoptable Pets 2/22/18

In the world according to Taffy, every stranger is just a friend she hasn’t met yet! Taffy is a 2-year-old terrier mix who absolutely loves people. She loves every human she meets! She shows this love through lots of kisses and snuggling — there is no such thing as being too close! She believes she is the perfect lap dog! Taffy was found as a stray in Nyack. She is a quick learner and aims to please. For more information on Taffy, come visit her at the shelter.

Lucy is a 10-year-old mixed-breed hound and beagle mix who was surrendered to the shelter by her owner. She’s quite petite and sweet. She loves people but is a bit shy at first. She is a tender soul and warms up quickly. As soon as she does, she will welcome herself into your space and smell and kiss your face. Come visit this little cutie at the shelter.

This girl can work a crowd, for sure. Remy is almost two years old and available for adoption. This gorgeous brindle baby is active and friendly. Her favorite thing to do at the shelter is visit adoption events to meet and greet any human who will be her new friend! She’s friendly around new people. Everyone who handles her describes her as sweet. Remy is working on her basic commands. She knows the “sit” command and is beginning to learn “down” and “stay.” She would prefer to be the only fur kid and live in the company of adult sized people.

Prince Luv Bun the bunny lived in a cardboard box for most of his life. Thanks to his Hi Tor rescuers, he is now living oh so nicely with his foster mom. He really likes snuggles and pets. His foster mom reports that he is a well-mannered handsome bunny with lots of love to give. Even though he is doing great in foster, Prince is hoping he will soon be in his forever home. Would you please help Prince find his happily ever after? For more information, send an email to Hitorbunnytrail@gmail.com.

We’ve also got cats! Could Gladys get any more gorgeous? She is just such a darling! Gladys loves attention and she is very playful. She is one of our former mamas here and she’s about 2 years old. She told me to let you all know that she would love to have some visitors!

Now look at this cutie! Bailey is the sweetest little girl! She loves to be brushed, bask in the sun and she would be such a loving companion! Bailey would really love if you came to the annex to meet her! If you are interested in Gladys or Bailey, you can send an email to Nixie, her email is gentlesouls@aol.com to schedule a meet and greet!

Rockland Assemblyman Hopes Congestion Pricing Plan won’t Punish Suburban Commuters

An area assemblyman is hoping the congestion pricing plan is reconsidered before it becomes an unfair burden on commuters from his district who have fewer commuting options. Assemblyman James Skoufis, whose district covers North Rockland and parts of Orange County, told “The Morning Show” yesterday while areas like Nassau County and Westchester have upwards of 70 trains running right into the city, Harriman has only one station with just 13 trains plus a transfer each morning going into Manhattan…

Audio: James Skoufis

Under the proposal, cars driving into Manhattan below 60th Street would be subject to an added charge of about $11.50.

Golden Krust Abandons Plans for New HQ in Orangetown; Supervisor Working with Company to Find new Buyer

Orangetown’s supervisor is working with Golden Krust to figure out what to do with their Blauvelt property. The distributor of Caribbean food products purchased 17 acres off Route 303 in Blauvelt with the goal of building a $37 million world headquarters there. Orangetown Supervisor Chris Day told “The Morning Show” yesterday since their CEO’s suicide, the company’s plans have been scaled back, and he’s working with them to find a new buyer for the property…

Audio: Chris Day

The company bought the Blauvelt property in April 2016. In December the company’s founder and CEO killed himself, reportedly over financial issues.

Three Area Residents Honored by Rockland County Legislature for Black History Month

The Rockland County Legislature celebrated Black History Month by honoring three area residents. The three honorees included Willie Worsley, a member of the first all-black starting basketball lineup in NCAA history that beat Kentucky for the 1966 NCAA championship, and he’s been a coach at Spring Valley High School for two decades; Dr. Travis Jackson, one of the students who was part of the famous 1942 school desegregation case in Hillburn; and Dr. Edmund Gordon, who published more than 200 articles and 18 books, and went on to design the Head Start Program for President Lyndon Johnson. In a Facebook post earlier this month, Congresswoman Nita Lowey also honored the role African-Americans have played in the nation’s history…

Audio: Nita Lowey

Worsley, Jackson and Gordon were all presented with a Distinguished Service Award, the Legislature’s highest citation.

Emergency Flu Clinic Today in West Nyack

There’s an Emergency Flu Clinic being held in West Nyack this evening. Rockland State Senator David Carlucci says free flu shots will be available for anyone over the age of six months…

Audio: David Carlucci

Here in New York there were more than 16,000 confirmed cases last week and nearly 2,500 New Yorkers were hospitalized, with almost 70,000 total flu cases. The clinic is being held today from 4 to 7pm at Crystal Run Healthcare in West Nyack.

Orange County Man’s Video Destroying His AR-15 Goes Viral

Did you catch the viral video of the man who used a table saw to cut up his legally-owned AR-15 gun in the wake of last week’s Florida school shooting? What you may not know about the video is that guy is Scott Pappalardo of Scotchtown in Orange County. Distraught over the incident, he thought about selling the gun that he’s had for more than 30 years, but decided that wasn’t good enough…

Audio: Scott Pappalardo

Pappalardo’s video has more than 23 million views on Facebook and it’s been shared more than 400,000 times.

 

Ramapo Senior Day at the Movies is Back Friday

It’s baaaaaaack! Ramapo Senior Day at the Movies is tomorrow at the Senior Center on Haverstraw Road in Suffern. Town Communications Director Phil Tisi says tomorrow’s showing is of the film, “Wonder” starring Jason Tremblay…

Audio: Phil Tisi

The movie begins at 11:00 AM tomorrow and is free for Ramapo Seniors 55 and over.

Rockland Senator Backs Chestnut Ridge Cease-and-Desist Zone “100 Percent”

The plan to make Chestnut Ridge “a cease-and-desist zone” has the backing of Rockland’s State Senator 100 percent. After receiving numerous complaints from area residents about what they call aggressive solicitations to sell their homes, the New York Department of State is poised to create a list of homeowners who do not want to be bothered. Senator David Carlucci says it’s a good start to combat those real estate professionals who cross the line, though he recognizes the plan won’t have teeth to deal with non-professionals that also get too aggressive…

Audio: David Carlucci

Similar to a “no-knock” list, the “cease-and-desist zone” would regulate activities of real estate agents, which fall under the department of state’s responsibility. The public can offer their opinions about the proposal to the Department of State until April 16th. If passed, violators can face fines up to $1,000, license suspension, revocation, or simply a reprimand.

Sentencing for Former Spring Valley Trustee Delayed

A former Spring Valley trustee found guilty of corruption will have to wait until April to find out his sentence, News 12 reports sentencing was delayed yesterday for Vilair Fonvil, who was found guilty of misappropriating village funds set aside for a village summer camp program. He’s reportedly got a new lawyer who is working on his appeal. He faces up to 15 years in prison. He’s due back in court April 24th.

Former Orangetown Supervisor Gets New Job in Westchester

A former Orangetown supervisor has a new job. Westchester County Executive George Latimer announced Thom Kleiner, who ran Orangetown from 1996 to 2009 and who tried to become supervisor again last year, has been named executive director of the Westchester-Putnam Workforce Development Board. In a statement, Latimer called Kleiner a “valuable addition to the team” adding he’ll help make “Westchester a premier destination for businesses large and small.”

Snow Closings Updated Regularly

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