New City Fitness Center to Host Fundraiser for Flu-stricken Firefighter

A New City fitness center is hosting a workout fundraiser for a local volunteer firefighter who is battling back from a bout with the flu. Clarkstown Supervisor George Hoehmann says 19 year-old Willy McCue has been in the hospital for months…

Audio: George Hoehmann

The fundraiser is being held this Saturday from 1-3 PM at Orangetheory Fitness on South Main Street in New City. Call 845-213-2121 to book a $25 workout. 100% of the proceeds go to the McCue family. For more on how you can help, click here or here.

Traffic Note

An early-morning fire in an abandoned house has Madison Avenue closed between Route 59 and Funston Avenue in Spring Valley.

NYS Budget Passes

The $168 billion budget deal was signed Friday by Governor Andrew Cuomo, two days before the April 1 deadline.

Hi Tor List of Adoptable Pets 3/22/18

Good News Everyone! Hailey the 10 month old Rottweiler mix and kitty-cat Emma from last week’s list have been adopted and now have their forever homes!

Hi everyone! I’m Haze. We think he is about 10 years old but he may be older. He was surrendered to the shelter because his owner couldn’t care for him any longer. He lived with another dog so if you have a dog, with a proper meet and greet Haze might like the company. For more information about Haze, please call (845)354-7900 or for a pre-adoption application visit www.hitor.org

Mowgli, at only 11 months old, had a rough start to life . He was picked up as stray and brought to us at Hi Tor. Very quickly we noticed Mowgli seemed sluggish and became very ill, very quickly. We were all so worried for him and rushed him to the vet. After weeks of intensive medical treatment by the vet, Mowgli was nursed back to good health. Now he is finally available for adoption. Mowgli is a sweet boy and loves people. He would prefer to be an only pet. Mowgli is still very young and will need additional training with both walking on a leash and obedience. He is strong so we would suggest older children in his future forever family.

This sweet looking pint size girl is Indica. Indica is about one year old and is cute as can be. She’s on the small side in size. Her favorite thing is getting belly rubs! As soon as you greet her, she’s on her back for some belly pats, smiling away. Indica is good on a leash and knows sit and down. She wants to be an only cuddled. Due to her high energy level, we recommend teenage children or an all adult household. Come and check out this happy and affectionate girl. You can visit www.hitor.org for an adoption application or call (845) 354-7900 for more information on Indica.

Could kitty-cat faces get any cuter!? April is a beautiful and sweet girl that has been living at the annex for a long time now. She often meows to be pet and she loves to go on her cat wheel!

Bailey is another cutie and she 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! You can email Nixie at gentlesouls@aol.com to set up a meet and greet with Bailey or April.

Prince is a six month old neutered male Dutch rabbit that will melt your heart! If you are looking for a rabbit this Easter season please consider adopting a cutie like Prince, don’t buy a bunny. Our bunnies are healthy, neutered or spayed and up to date on their shots! For more information, please email us at Hitorbunnytrail@gmail.com.

Thurs. 3/22 — UPDATE 7:28am — WEATHER ANNOUNCEMENTS

Today’s School Schedules

The following school districts are on a 2 hour delay: Clarkstown, East Ramapo, North Rockland, Nyack, Pearl River, South Orangetown, Suffern, Rockland BOCES
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• Nanuet – 3 hr delay
• RCC – classes, activities and offices opening at 11am

• STAC – normal operating hours

• TRIPS paratransit buses have a delayed start at 9 a.m. Rides scheduled before 9 WILL NOT BE picked up.
• TOR & TZx buses are operating regular weekday service. Expect some delays.

Tuesday: 3/13/18 7:03am — School Delays and Weather-Related Announcements

Rockland Schools all on 2-hour delay: Clarkstown, East Ramapo, Nanuet, Nyack, Pearl River, South Orangetown, Suffern Central, Rockland BOCES, Albertus Magnus

Also: TRIPS buses on 2-hour suspension; no pickups before 9am; TOR and TZ Express are operating normally

Mark Hanok’s Long-Range Winter Weather Forecast 2017-2018

As promised, Mark delivered his annual Columbus Day long-range winter weather forecast. Click here to view

Stony Point Man Caught Trying to Use Fake Id at Bank

In Stony Point on Tuesday, an on foot police chase ensued after a man attempted to withdraw money from a Chase Bank, using a fake ID.  Bank employees called the police on 47 year old Alec Crawley when they realized he was using a fake ID of another bank member to try and withdraw $1500. Police stopped and questioned Crawley as he was exiting the bank.  Crawley attempted to run away, but was caught a couple hundred yards down the road. Crawley is charged with four counts of criminal possession of a forged instrument, one count of identity theft, one count of attempted grand larceny, and one count of resisting arrest. Crawley is being held in Rockland County Jail on $10,000 and is suspected to have stolen money from a separate Chase Bank, just 30 minutes prior to his arrest.

Train Derailment Creates Delays for Morning Commute

NJ Transit says it’s operating this morning on a holiday schedule following yesterday morning’s train derailment at New York Penn Station. Amtrak says riders using Penn Station should expect delays of 30 minutes to an hour. Rail service on all trains that use the Hudson Tunnel was temporarily suspended yesterday after the “slow-speed derailment” around 9 a.m. in tunnel 9, a New York Fire Department official said. Three people suffered minor injuries. Two suffered serious injuries but they are reportedly in stable condition.

1 Injured in Congers House Fire

On Monday, a Congers man was injured in a house fire on Lakewood Drive. The man’s home was severely damaged by the fire and water damage from the fire fight. The Congers Fire Department released a statement saying the fire was started after a resident had been cooking and left the stove unattended for too long. The man called 911 after he suffered minor burns on his arm while trying to extinguish the fire. Fire fighters from all across the area were able to extinguish the blaze.  (Source: LoHud)

Snow Closings Updated Regularly

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