Lower Hudson Transit Link Open House Tonight in West Nyack

Rocklanders concerned about the New York State DOT’s Lower Hudson Transit Link project are being urged to come out for a meeting tonight in West Nyack. The project’s been in development since 2012, and is designed to improve transportation on Route 59 and along the Route 287 corridor. County Executive Ed Day says he’s concerned a relocation of some express transportation services from Tarrytown to White Plains, could negatively impact Rocklanders’ current commute…

Audio: Ed Day

The Lower Hudson Transit Link Open House is tonight from 6-8 PM in Palisades Center’s 4th floor Community Room near the ice rink. For more information about the project, click here.

STAC and Lamont-Doherty to Host Students at Environmental Planning Symposium

Saint Thomas Aquinas College is hosting a symposium for high school students participating in an environmental program, called Rockland PLUS, or “Planned Land Use with Students.” Margie Turin, the Education Coordinator for the Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory in Palisades, says the program brings students together to discuss how land development affects the environment and consider how sustainable planning can help…

Audio: Margie Turin

The students will get to interact with more than 50 professionals from the community, and students from STAC. The Rockland Economic Development Corporation, Keep Rockland Beautiful and the Rockland Conservation & Service Corps all helped to make the program possible.

Florida Man Arrested with Loaded Handgun and Meth

A Florida man was arrested Tuesday on weapon and drug charges after State Police in Haverstraw responded to a report of a disabled vehicle. Haverstraw Troopers found 38 year-old Matthew Pate asleep at the wheel on the Palisades Parkway in Stony Point. They found him with methamphetamine, equipment to make methamphetamine, and a loaded handgun. He was sent to the Rockland County Jail on $40,000 bail.

North Rockland Chamber Hosts North Rockland High School Academy Friday

Members of the North Rockland High School Academy of Finance are meeting tomorrow morning at the North Rockland Chamber breakfast. Stony Point supervisor Jim Monaghan says the students earned college credits at the Academy, and they’re eager to bring their energy and new-found financial expertise to internships this summer…

Audio: Jim Monaghan

The Chamber breakfast is at Lynch’s restaurant in Stony Point at 7:30 tomorrow morning. For more information click here.

Report: Mix of Housing and Retail Green-lit for Mahwah Crossroads

The township of Mahwah has approved 800 housing units and 300,000 square feet of retail space for the Crossroads property on Route 17 near the Sheraton Mahwah Hotel. A large shopping mall had been proposed for the former Ford Motor Company site years ago, but traffic on Route 17 and 287 and quality-of-life concerns had held that project up. NorthJersey.com reports there’ll be 600 multi-family apartments and 200 senior housing units, according to the deal that the township and Crossroads Developers Associates agreed to. There is also expected to be retail space, including at least one big-box retailer. Development could occur in phases over five to 10 years, although an actual timeline is not known.

Rockland’s DA to Run for State Supreme Court Judge

Rockland’s District Attorney is running for a seat on the state Supreme Court. Thomas Zugibe made that announcement earlier this year, and told “The Morning Show” that his experience as a D-A and previous experience as a village of West Haverstraw judge give him the background necessary for a new career on the state level…

Audio: Tom Zugibe

Zugibe will be running for a spot in the ninth judicial district, which covers Rockland, Dutchess, Orange, Putnam and Westchester counties. He’s been Rockland’s D-A for ten years.

NY School Bus Contractors Association Wants Bus Safety Added to Driver License Tests

The New York School Bus Contractors Association wants school bus safety to be part of the driver license tests. Association spokesman Al Roney says legislation that passed the Senate recently is needed to create a pre-licensing driver education course and written test for anyone who wants a standard New York state driver license…

Audio: Al Roney

The bill recently passed the New York State Senate by a 57–0 vote. It is currently sitting in the New York State Assembly Transportation Committee.

Monroe Teen to Spend 9 Years in Prison After Threatening 4 Year-old with Knife

A Monroe teen will be spending nine years in state prison after she admitted to threatening her foster mother’s 4 year-old daughter with a knife and stealing the mom’s car keys. The 17 year-old held the knife to the daughter while following the mom through the house as they searched for the keys, threatening to harm the girl until the keys were found. The unidentified teen will also get five years post-release supervision when she is sentenced in May.

Blood Drive Slated for New City Thursday Honors Florida Shooting Victims

A blood drive is being held in New City tomorrow to honor the 17 victims of the Florida school shooting last month. “Morning Show” listener Walter called the program and said he’ll be there to donate…

Audio: Walter

The blood drive is tomorrow from 3-9pm at Laurel Plains Elementary School in New City.

North Rockland Drug Awareness Day Postponed

Tonight’s Drug Awareness Day that was slated to discuss the opioid and heroin epidemic at North Rockland High School has been postponed. Haverstraw Supervisor Howard Phillips says the event, called “The Perfect Storm,” will feature a panel that includes a New York State Trooper, a young adult who is in recovery and District Attorney Tom Zugibie…

Audio: Howard Phillips

The event again, had been scheduled for tonight, but is being rescheduled.

Snow Closings Updated Regularly

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