Number of Measles Cases in Rockland Hits 137

There are now 137 confirmed cases of measles in Rockland County as well as one suspected case that is under investigation. If you think you may have the measles or need the vaccine, contact your healthcare provider. For information on the measles, click here, or call the State Department of Health’s toll-free Measles Information line at 1-888-364-4837.

Winter Weather Advisory issued 2/11 at 3:55PM EST until 2/13 at 6AM EST by NWS NYC

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* WHAT…Mixed precipitation expected. Total snow accumulations
of 2 to 5 inches and ice accumulations of a light glaze to up
to one tenth of an inch expected.
* WHERE…Portions of northeast New Jersey, southern Connecticut
and southeast New York.
* WHEN…From 5 AM Tuesday to 6 AM EST Wednesday.
* ADDITIONAL DETAILS…Plan on slippery road conditions and a long
period of snow, sleet, and freezing rain. The hazardous
conditions will impact the morning and evening commutes.

INSTRUCTIONS: A Winter Weather Advisory means that periods of snow, sleet or freezing rain will cause travel difficulties. Expect slippery
roads and limited visibilities, and use caution while driving.
Check local Department of Transportation information services for
the latest road conditions.

Winter Storm Warning issued Jan. 19 at 3:50AM EST until Jan. 20 at 6:00PM EST by NWS New York City

Nanuet High School Given All Clear After Bomb Threat

Update 10:05AM: Explosive Detection K-9 teams from The New York State Police and Rockland County Sheriff’s Department conducted an extensive check of Nanuet High School. No devices were found and the all clear was given. The Nanuet School District will have the students move back into the High School and classes will resume. The Clarkstown Detective Bureau will continue the investigation into the incident.

Earlier: The Clarkstown Police Department is currently investigating a bomb threat at the Nanuet High School. The students who are arriving on campus are being directed to the Middle School. The school had been evacuated and police are conducting a search of the building to ensure the school is safe. We’ll have more details as soon as they are available.

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Police: 15 month-old Killed After Being Struck by Minivan Driven by Father

A fifteen month-old Village of Kaser girl was killed Monday afternoon after she was struck by a minivan driven by her father. Ramapo Police say Levi Rosenberg struck his daughter, Gitty, on Phyllis Terrace. The girl was brought to Good Samaritan Hospital by Hatzolah Ambulance and was pronounced dead there. The investigation is continuing, and there were no other details provided.



TOR, TZx, TRIPS-Memorial Day Holiday Schedule / Detours

TOR, TZx, TRIPS-Memorial Day Holiday Schedule

Friday, May 25th

  • TOR 59, 91, 92, 93, 94, 95, 97, Loop 1, Loop 2 and Loop 3: Regular weekday service.
  • TZx: Regular weekday service.  Some departures from Tarrytown station will be slightly adjusted to coordinate with train schedule.
  • TRIPS: Regular service.

Monday, May 28th

  • TOR 59, 91, 92, 93, 94 and Loop 3: Saturday service.
  • TOR 95 and 97: No service
  • TOR Loop 1 and Loop 2: Regular service.
  • TZx: Weekend service.
  • TRIPS:  ADA service only.

The Rockland County Department of Public Transportation Office in Pomona will be closed on Monday, May 28th.  For a complete list of local transit system changes for the holiday please click the following link:  Memorial Day 2018 Transit Schedules

TOR & TZx Memorial Day Parade Detours

On Memorial Day, Monday, May 28th parades throughout Rockland will temporarily impact our Transport of Rockland (TOR) and TAPPAN ZEExpress (TZx) bus service.  Some bus stops will be relocated during the parade detours between the hours of 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM.  Regular routes will resume when parades end.

Village of Nyack: TOR 59, 91 and TZx will pick up/drop off on South Franklin Street while Artopee Way is closed.

Village of Suffern: TZx, TOR 59 and Loop 3 will pick up at the regular bus stop.

TOR 93 Eastbound (to Pearl River) will pick up at the regular bus stop and terminate in Nanuet on Middletown Road & First Street.

TOR 93 Westbound (to Sloatsburg) will pick up on Route 202 & Chestnut Street instead of Hallet Place.

Pearl River: TOR 92 will pick up on Route 304 & East Central Avenue and Gilbert Avenue & South Middletown Road.

TOR 93 Eastbound (to Pearl River) will NOT serve Pearl River during the parade.  Route will terminate in Nanuet on South Middletown Road & First Street.

TOR 93 Westbound (to Sloatsburg) will pick up on South Middletown Road & First Street.

Hillburn, Sloatsburg, Stony Point, West Nyack:  buses may experience minor delays during parade.  No detour.

For a complete list of local transit system changes for the holiday please click the following link Memorial Day 2018.pdf

NJ Transit schedule

Rockland Officials Examine Post-Storm Assessment Report from O&R

Rockland’s County Executive and other elected officials had a closed-door meeting with O&R executives at the Fire Training Center last night to see what changes could be made to the company’s response to the damaging March nor’easters. The company submitted an Emergency Response Plan that is being reviewed by Rockland emergency personnel. County Executive Ed Day said communication was a major problem, and the company promises to do better…

Audio: Ed Day

Utility officials said providing assistance to Puerto Rico after the hurricane hit did not affect O&R’s response in March, as many had come to suspect it had. The meeting and report come as O&R seeks permission for a reported $25 million rate hike from the Public Service Commission.

Homeless Man Arrested for Making Terroristic Threats Against County Clerk Employees

A homeless man has been arrested and charged with threatening to kill employees of the Rockland County Clerk’s office in New City. 38-year-old Kim Vasquez, who also goes by the name ‘Kum Kee Yee the third’ and ‘Triple X’ faces seven years in prison for making terroristic threats. He allegedly posted a message online threatening to kill people if they did not remove his name from public records.

Ramapo Police Arrest Portchester Gymnastics Coach on Felony Charges of Sexually Abusing Children

Joseph Lewin (courtesy Ramapo Police Department)

A 67 year-old Portchester man has been arrested and charged with six felony counts of sexually abusing children. Rockland’s District Attorney Tom Zugibe and Ramapo Police said  the popular Rockland County gymnastics coach, Joseph Lewandoski, also known as Joseph Lewin, owned gyms in Suffern and Hillburn. At least five children under 13 were allegedly abused between 2001 and 2014. Zugibe said there could be more victims that have yet to come forward. If you have any information please contact Ramapo police at 845-357-2400.

Snow Closings Updated Regularly

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