Cuomo Strengthens FOIL

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo recently signed legislation to strengthen the state’s Freedom of Information Law (FOIL) by limiting the appeal window following a judgment.   Brandon Muir, Reclaim New York executive director said, “By signing legislation to strengthen the state’s transparency law, Governor Cuomo has taken a step in the right direction, improving transparency for all New Yorkers. Now it’s time to force the State Legislature out from the shadows by making them subject to the Freedom of Information Law that protects our citizens” he added, “There is no way for our state to clean up the widespread corruption that has shattered faith in our government when important entities exempt themselves from citizen oversight.”

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Funeral Information for Harper Ayva Fried

If you would like information on the services for Harper Ayva Fried you can call the funeral directors at Hellman Memorial Chapel at: 845-356-8600. If you would like to leave a message in the Memory Book for the family visit this link: http://www.dignitymemorialjewish.com/hellman-memorial-chapels/en-us/index.page

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Today “Great American Smokeout”

Today is the Great American Smokeout. Rockland County Executive Ed Day and County Health Commission Dr. Patricia Schnabel Ruppert encourage residents to use the event as the day you commit to quit. Dr. Ruppert encourages smokers to “Take an important step towards a healthier future by choosing this day to go smoke-free. You can more than double your chances of being successful at quitting by using nicotine replacement products, such as the patch, gum or lozenge, along with a behavior change program like the Health Department’s Put It Out Rockland Quit Smoking Program.” Smoker’s can find support at the New York State Smokers’ Quitline: 866-697-8487 to order a free two-week supply of nicotine replacement patches or visit nyssmokefree.com for quitting assistance. The Health Department offers a combination of support, behavior modification, and nicotine replacement products to help you stop. Here at WRCR we wish you great success today in taking control of your health by putting out the cigarette. For more information: rocklandgov.com/departments/health

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Fire on Wesley Chapel Road

Wesley Chapel Road was closed early this morning for a large structure fire at 3 Wesley Chapel Road. The fire is now out and all roads are open again. Tallman and Suffern Fire Departments answered the call early this morning . According to sources there are no fire hydrants in the area and water was being “drafted” from the lake.

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Today We Celebrate the Men & Women Who Serve Our Country

Happy Veterans Day.  Today is the official U.S. holiday celebrating all who have served in the U.S. Armed Forces. It coincides with other holidays such as Armistice Day and Remembrance Day in other parts of the world and also marks the anniversary of the end of World War I — that officially end on the 11th day of the 11th month at the 11th hour of 1918 when the Armistice with Germany went into effect. Veterans Day is not to be confused with Memorial Day — Veterans Day celebrates the service of all U.S. military veterans, while Memorial Day honors those who died while in military service. From WRCR we wish all who have served and your families a peaceful day.

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Missing Vulnerable Adult Alert

At the request of the NYCPD Missing Person Squad, a New York State Missing Vulnerable Adult Alert has been issued relating to the disappearance of Allan Inniss from Queens on Nov. 8.  Inniss is a 74-year-old missing vulnerable adult with Alzheimer’s and may be in need of medical attention. He was last seen in the area of Ridgedale Street in Springfield Garden Queens. He was driving a 2002 gray Chrysler 300 with New York registration FSA-4149. He is African-American and was last seen wearing a brown jacket, brown pants and brown shoes. (Source: Patch)

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America Votes Donald J. Trump 45th President

Last night the citizens of the United States hired a new boss — 45th President of the United States, Donald J. Trump.  Hillary Rodham Clinton conceded the election at 2:41 a.m. In Rockland County residents elected: Congress: (District 18) Sean Patrick Maloney and (District 16) Eliot Engel. US Senate: Charles Schumer. State Assembly: (District 88) Amy R. Paulin, (District 94) Kevin M. Byrne, (District 95) George Purdy, (District 98) Karl Brabenec, (District 99) James G. Skoufis, (District 97) Ellen C. Jaffee. State Senate: Jamaal T. Bailey, (District 37) George S. Latimer, (District 38) David Carlucci, (District 39) William J. Larkin Jr., (District 40) Terrence P. Murphy, (District 41) Susan J. Serino, (District 34) Jeffrey D. Klein. County Court Judge: James F. Reitz. County Legislature (District 6) Paul E. Jonke. Clarkstown Town Council, Daniel Caprara. County Court Justice: Larry J. Schwartz and Kevin F. Russo. Nyack Trustee: Donna Lightfoot Cooper and Louise Parker. Ramapo Town Council: Michael H. Rossman. Suffern Trustee: Joseph J. Russo. Henry B. Sussman. Countywide: District Attorney, Anthony A. Scarpino.

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Election Day Polls Now Open (6AM-9PM)

All registered New Yorkers regardless of party affiliation are eligible to vote today. Polls are open from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. As you head to the polls today so is the U.S. Justice Department who will be monitoring polls in Orange County along with other select states. According to an announcement yesterday, the Justice Department is sending over 500 personnel to 67 jurisdictions in 28 states. Civil Rights Division staff members are available today by telephone to receive complaints related to violations of the federal voting rights laws:  (800-253-3931 or 2020-307-2767 0r TTY 2020-305-0082). You can also email: voting.section@usdoj.gov and fill out a complaint form: www.justice.gov/crt/votercomplaint.  There is a local number your can call if you are experiencing problems or irregularities. If you live in Dutchess, Orange, Rockland, Sullivan or Westchester Counties: 646-369-4739 and you may also call the F.B.I. directly: 212-384-1000. Here at WRCR we hope you have a smooth election day.

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“The Curse of the Goat” Ends

“The Curse of the Goat” has ended and the Chicago Cubs, the lovable losers are losers no more – after 108 years they are the 2016 World Series Champions. They beat the Cleveland Indians in Cleveland 8-7. Done. http://www.espn.com/mlb/

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World Series 3-3 Final Game Tonight

The Chicago Cubs beat the Cleveland Indians 9-3 last night in Game 6 of the World Series bringing the series to 3-3. Tonight is the night. It is a must win for both teams. GAME 7 is at Cleveland.  First ball is 8:00 pm on FOX.

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Snow Closings Updated Regularly

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