March 18, 2017 By
March 12, 2017 By
We hope you haven’t put away your shovels and snow-blowers just yet. A nor’easter is threatening our region with over a foot of snow projected Monday night into Tuesday morning. The NYS Governor’s office has activated the state emergency operations center. O&R has declared a Storm Watch due to the weather outlook with high winds expected to hit our region overnight Monday, and through the day on Tuesday. O&R’s Mike Donovan reminds listeners severe storm activity has the potential to cause power line damage and electric service interruptions, and crews are standing by ready to repair storm damage and restore service as needed. County Executive Ed Day says the county is not under a state of emergency yet, and he’d rather avoid that if it’s unnecessary, but urges people to stay off the roads. Mark Hannok is calling for the snow to begin around 2am Tuesday morning. Tune in for his up-to-the-minute forecast.
March 10, 2017 By
Sorry kids, all Rockland school districts were closed for superintendent conferences. Tonight’s plays and musicals in Clarkstown, Pearl River, Ramapo, and North Rockland are reportedly still on as planned. BOCES is closed, as are St. Anthony’s, Albertus Magnus, St. Gregory’s, and Dominican College (day classes cancelled). Finkelstein Memorial Library has a 12 Noon delayed opening. RCC Senior Meetings are cancelled.
February 13, 2017 By
- North Rockland School District on a 2 hour delay.
- Clarkstown: Normal schedule, except for Laurel Plains. The elementary school is closed due to electrical issues.
- Rockland Boces: CTEC, CBI Tech, IDT programs canceled due to heating issues.
February 10, 2017 By
- Dominican College Opens at 9:45 am today.
- Rockland Public School Districts (all on a 2 hour delay)
- No AM preschool, no am early intervention at Jawanio. 2 hour transportation delay for programs. However, the agency staff reports as usual.
- All senior programs at RCC are canceled.
February 8, 2017 By
Rockland County Executive Ed Day has just declared Weather Emergency for the entire county. – Time 9:43 AM
This means that all non-essential travel is banned on County and town roads.
All Rockland Public School Districts are closed all day, including Rockland Boces!
- Jawonio Closed for the day; However essential staff to report for the day.
- All TOR and TZX bus services are suspended until further notice due to road conditions.
- Series Honoring Rockland’s Survivors and Liberators POSTPONED due to weather; New date TBD.
- St Catherine’s early Childhood Center Closed.
- All programs for Camp Venture are canceled.
- Trips bus service is canceled.
- Dominican College and RCC – Closed today.
- All Rockland County Health Department Clinics closed for the day.
- Gate Hill Road in Stony Point is closed until further notice due to a truck going off the road.
- Rockland Community College, and all related events and classes, are closed for the day.
January 9, 2017 By
The Indian Point nuclear power plant will close by the year 2021 after the state and the plant’s owner were able to reach a verbal agreement. Reports suggest that the official agreement could be signed at some point in the coming days. The plant’s impending closing has been seen as an environmental victory, however some reports state that the plant’s closing could reduce reliability and increase electric rates. (Source: LoHud)
December 30, 2016 By
We have a missing vulnerable adult alert issued Thursday. Authorities are seeking 78-year-old Kenneth Byrne who has early onset Alzheimer’s disease and diabetes. He may be in need of medical attention. Byrne was last seen on Park Lane in Yulan, Sullivan County 1 pm Wednesday. He was driving a 2011 gray Ford Escape with NY registration 612866. There has been some indication that he was in Greenport area of Brooklyn at 3 a.m. Thursday. He may possibly be traveling to Farmingdale. Byrne is a white male, 5’10” inches tall and weighs 180 pounds with gray hair and brown eyes. If you have information contact NYS Police at Liberty: 845-292-6600 or 911. (Source: Pearl River Patch)
December 27, 2016 By
Breaking news – Fatal accident on the Cross Bronx Expressway near Jerome Avenue at about 6a.m. 3 fatalities are reported when a vehicle was hit by a tractor-trailer on the eastbound side of the expressway. Traffic in both directions is closed. The George Washington Bridge is now stalled. Traffic is being diverted to Tappan Zee Bridge. Drivers should consider alternate routes.
December 20, 2016 By
The County Executive Ed Day is reporting this morning that his 2017 Budget was approved last night by the legislature in a vote of 11-6 with Legislators, Carey, Hofstein, Falciglia, Moroney, Santulli, and Tyer all voting in favor of the budget. The Legislature failed to override Day’s vetoes with the necessary 12 votes, or a two-third majority. The budget meets the state-mandated 1.17 percent property tax cap. According to Day most taxpayers will see no increase in their tax bill due to a decrease in sewer fees for residents of Clarkstown, Ramapo and parts of Orangetown. The budget takes effect January 1. Day asks the legislature to “immediately declare the dilapidated Sain Building as surplus, the first step for sale.” There is a buyer that has offered $510,000 over the asking price and they have been waiting almost a year now for the legislature to move forward with the sale. Day says, “I will work with the Legislature to see if we can use some of the proceeds of the sale to fund our “224” non-profits. I challenge the majority to back up their stated commitment to them with action.” If you would like to encourage the legislature to move towards the sale of the Sain Building to support “224” non-profits before they suffer significant damage you can call Chairman Wolfe at 845-638-5100.