Rockland Sheriff: No Plan to Conduct ICE-like Raids

The massive immigration raid in Mississippi earlier this month has area residents concerned that something like it could happen here. Rockland sheriff Lou Falco says if something were to happen, his office would likely be alerted by ICE officials first. When he was on “The Morning Show with Steve and Jeff” last week, Falco emphasized that neither his office, nor other local police agencies, would do anything like that here in the county…

Critics of the ICE raids question why unauthorized workers are jailed or deported, while managers and business owners are not typically charged with any crimes.

Rockland Libraries Get Construction Projects Approved

Rockland libraries have had their construction projects approved and funded by the New York State Public Library System and New York State Education Departments. Finkelstein Memorial, Nyack, Pearl River, Valley Cottage and West Nyack Libraries got about a half-a-million dollars for various projects. Rockland State Senator David Carlucci says community libraries, in an increasingly digital world, are still relevant…

The funding will help pay for new heating, ventilation and cooling systems, the expansion of circulation areas, LED lighting upgrades, and other projects.

New NY Law Requires Powerboat Operators to Take Safety Course

Operators of power boats in New York State will have to have take a boating safety course or face possible fines, but not until 2025. Brianna’s Law was signed by the governor earlier this month. Western Ramapo and Orange County assemblyman Karl Brabenec says sometimes people think operating a boat is similar to driving a car…

The law is named after 11 year-old Brianna Lieneck, who was killed in a boating accident on Long Island’s Great South Bay in 2005. Current law requires those born after May 1, 1996, to complete a boater safety course. Fines range between $100 and $250.

Stony Point PAL to Host Movie in the Park Tonight

It’s “Movie in the Park” night tonight in Stony Point courtesy of the town’s Police Athletic League. Supervisor Jim Monaghan says the feature film is this summer’s big blockbuster, “Avengers: End Game”…

Movie Night tonight is at Charles Eccher Lowland Park on Lowland Hill Road. The movie starts at 6:30pm.

Boulders Game vs Jackals Called Due to Rain

The Rockland Boulders faced the New Jersey Jackals last night in the fourth of their 4-game series. The Boulders had won 2 of 3 to the Jackals prior to last night. The Boulders took the lead in the fourth inning with one out, runners on the corners, and Chase Harris at the plate…

And that was Alex Cammarata on CanAmLeague.TV. The game was stopped due to rain right after that at-bat. Since this was the final meeting of the regular season between the two teams, the game will not be completed. The Boulders are back in Pomona to start a home-stand tonight against the Three Rivers Eagles. Game time is 7pm, and you can hear all the action right here on AM 1700 WRCR.

NWS Forecast for Rockland / LHV – Fri., Aug. 23, 2019

Today
Partly sunny, with a high near 78. North wind 5 to 8 mph.
Tonight
Partly cloudy, with a low around 55. Light north wind.
Saturday
Sunny, with a high near 77. North wind around 7 mph.
Saturday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 57. North wind around 5 mph becoming calm in the evening.
Sunday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 75.
Sunday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 56.
Monday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 75.
Monday Night
Mostly cloudy, with a low around 60.
Tuesday
Partly sunny, with a high near 77.
Tuesday Night
Mostly cloudy, with a low around 64.
Wednesday
A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 81.
Wednesday Night
A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 65.
Thursday
A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 83.
 
 

New City Library Shares Summer Reading List (It’s Never too Late to Read)

Summer is almost over but you still have time to enjoy some locally-produced and locally-themed books. WRCR’s Jeff Lewis reports…

Both Brian and Joe were guests on Monday’s episode of “Crossroads of Rockland History with Clare Sheridan” which is heard the third Monday of each month. If you missed it, click here.

RCC Senior Club Presentation to Focus on Manhattan Bridges

Do you think you know all there is to know about Manhattan’s bridges? If you don’t, you might want to attend the RCC Senior club’s meeting tomorrow at RCC. Ray Botto of the RCC Senior Club says author, photographer and lecturer, Kevin Woyce, will be leading a presentation on all the different bridges that connect to New York City’s busiest island…

The presentation gets underway tomorrow at noon at the RCC Tech Center Ellipse starting at noon. It is free and open to everyone.

8th Annual Senior Fair Comes to RCC Next Week

The 8th Annual Senior Fair is being held next week at the Rockland Community College fieldhouse. Rockland state senator David Carlucci says more than 100 groups, including the Rockland County Office for the Aging, WRCR, and others, will be there to provide information relevant to seniors…

There will be representatives from various recreational, health, legal and housing services from the community. The free event is being held next Wednesday, August 28th from 10AM until 2PM.  

Preparedness is Key for Hurricane Season

There could be more and stronger storms this season. That’s according to Rockland’s county executive, who reminds us hurricane season could still do some damage in our area. Ed Day says “preparedness” is key…

Seasonal forecasters with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Climate Prediction Center have increased the likelihood of an above-normal Atlantic hurricane season to 45%, up from 30% from the outlook issued in May. Hurricane season runs through November 30th. The number of predicted storms is also greater with NOAA now expecting an increase in powerful storms that could become hurricanes, which pack winds of 111 miles-per-hour or more. If you have any questions or concerns regarding hurricane season, call the Office of Fire and Emergency Services at 845-364-8800.

Snow Closings Updated Regularly

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