Orangetown Police Arrest Man for Delinquent Hotel Bill

Orangetown police arrested a Bronx man on Thursday, who reportedly did not pay his hotel room bill more than a year ago. 24-year-old Trey Pinard was charged with fourth degree grand larceny for leaving a bill at the Dolce Hotel that was worth more than $3,000. The suspect was originally brought to Orangetown Police Headquarters, after which he was transferred to Rockland County Jail in lieu of a $10,000 bond.  (Source: LoHud)

County Executive Recognizes Local Businesses in Honor of Dominican Independence Day

On Friday, Rockland County Executive Ed Day recognized five local business people and two organizations, in honor of Dominican Independence Day. A proclamation celebrating Dominican Independence Day was also issued for today, honoring the 173rd anniversary of Dominican Independence. The County Executive also noted that people of Dominican ancestry make up nearly 9 percent of Rockland’s foreign born population and play an important role in shaping the community.     (Source: Press Release)

Clarkstown Police Find Two Explosive Devices at Tappan Zee Nursing Home

On Friday, Clarkstown police were informed of explosive devices in the Tappan Zee Manor Nursing Home and made a shocking discovery. After making an extensive search of the premises, police found two World War II era grenades in a 91-year-old resident’s refrigerator. Authorities were forced to evacuate residents from the building, but were able to let them return two hours later. (Source: LoHud)

Rockland Legislature Wants Written Protocols for Declaring State of Emergency

The Rockland County Legislature’s Public Safety Committee has asked the County Executive’s Office to establish written protocols that outline procedures for declaring a State of Emergency and for notifying the public that such a declaration has been made. Committee Chairman Aron B Wieder made this a priority after the County Executive declared a State of Emergency during the snow storm on February 9th. The issue on that day arose when a two hour gap between the declared State of Emergency and when the public was notified. Written protocols would ensure that all county departments and media outlets are notified in a timely fashion. (Source: Press Release)

A Manhunt Continues in Stony Point After Stabbing

A manhunt is underway in Stony Point this morning after a stabbing on Thursday lead to an all-night search. Police have stated that a man was stabbed at least once during an attempted robbery on Buckberg Road. Authorities concluded that the victim and the suspect knew each other after the victim was rushed to Nyack Hospital for surgery. The suspect is described as a heavy set Hispanic male in his mid-20s, and having long braided hair; if anyone has any information they can call police at (845)-786-2422.  (Source: LoHud)

Governor Andrew Cuomo Meets with Rockland C.E. Ed Day

On Thursday, Rockland County Executive Ed Day joined Governor Andrew Cuomo to discuss the need for property tax relief, and realistic ways to achieve it. The Governor appeared in West Haverstraw to unveil a program to encourage counties and municipalities to consolidate and share services. The County Executive praised the Governor’s proposal as a “common sense concept that promotes fiscal responsibility that can stem the rise of property tax.” Day also noted that the county has already begun to implement some shared services, such as the Department of Health conducting mosquito control for all towns, as well as, The Department of Highways sharing equipment and expertise across the county.  (Source: Press Release)


14th Annual Winter Carnival to Take Place on Saturday Feb. 25th

The Town of Ramapo’s 14th Annual Winter Carnival will take place at the Joseph T. St. Lawrence Community, Health, and Sports Center this Saturday. The event is free and will feature inflatable rides, baseball clinics, a card show, refreshments, and a meet and greet with Boulders players and Boulder Bird. The carnival will start at 11:00 AM tomorrow and run until 4:00 PM; for more information you can call (845) -753-2324. (Source: Press Release)


Kerry Potter Announces Grand Opening of Her Nyack Boutique, “Dying to Bloom”

Our very own Kerry Potter has announced the grand opening of her Nyack boutique, Dying to Bloom. The store, which will officially open its doors on Saturday, February 25th, focuses on natural and Earth friendly burial alternatives. Kerry is also the founder of the Rockland Community Foundation’s “Green Cemetery Fund,” and has become a huge advocate for environmentally conscious ways of caring for our loved ones after death. If you would like to learn more about Kerry’s store, you can check out her Facebook page for Dying to Bloom, or you can go right to the store, located at 48 Burd Street in Nyack, starting tomorrow.  (Source:

List of Adoptable Pets 2/23

So ya’ll remember Lucky? You see, over a year ago Hi Tor received a call that there was a pup hit by a car in Spring Valley. A nice man picked up Lucky off the street and called the shelter. Staff rushed to his rescue where the man carried Lucky out of his home to our staff members. Lucky was then brought to Valley Cottage where they observed him over night. He had some minor bumps and bruises but was…well…’Lucky’.

This situation is how he got his name but, the poor guy hasn’t had such luck finding his forever home. Lucky is a snuggly lovable boy. He is young and does need some continued training. He needs someone to show him the ropes of how to be a dog again by showing him boundaries and the love he deserves. If you are an experienced dog owner who is looking for a little Lucky, he’s right here! And he is certainly looking for you!

Hi , I am Bronx a 1 year old brindle terrier male who came to the shelter as a stray. The family that would be awesome for me is one with older kids ( because I have a lot of energy ) . I like other dogs but a meet and greet would be needed to see if we get along. Because I was a stray I am a little shy when you first meet me but once I warm up to you and I become more comfortable my goofy playful side shows. Running around the pen, playing fetch and playing in the snow are favorite activities for me. People think I a very handsome but I just think of myself as a lovable boy. Please come meet me at the shelter, I would love to be part of your family.
Did you say you are active and love to take long walks, hikes and would love to play fetch with me? That is exactly what I am looking for. Hi, I am Lincoln a 2 year old male retriever mix looking for an active family with teens/adults. The volunteers say I am very sweet and connect with people. I went to Petsmart last weekend and made so many friends! I am new to the shelter and I am learning to walk well on a leash. I would prefer to be an only dog in my house and am not very fond of cats. I have a lot of love to give ( and I am super cute, you have to see me in person!) , could you be the family I give it to?
This beautiful girl is a one year old Dutch mix. She is on the small side, at about 3 pounds. Katie has been spayed, and is in foster care. After being kept in a small cage, she became fearful of humans. She is now learning how to trust people. Katie is doing great with her litter box skills. For more information, or to arrange a visit, please email us at

RASCAL- is a gentle and affectionate 5 year old male.
RUDY- is a very sweet and gentle 8 year old female.
For more information about any of these animals, please visit or call the shelter at (845)354-7900.


RCC Narrows Search to Four for New President

Rockland Community College has narrowed their search for a new president to four semifinalists. The replacement will have some big shoes to fill as longtime President Cliff Wood announced his retirement after 13 years. The four semifinalists are Michael Baston, who has held multiple positions at LaGuardia Community College, next is Susan Deer, who is currently Wood’s second in command, next is Eric Friedman, who is vice president of academic affairs at Hudson County Community College, and finally there’s Mark McCormick, who holds a vice president position at Middlesex County College. The replacement will be named by sometime next month.    (Source: LoHud)

Snow Closings Updated Regularly

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