Robotics Competition Hits RCC

Over the weekend, hundreds of high schoolers turned out for the Hudson Valley Regional FIRST Robotics competition. Competitors came from two states and seven different countries as Rockland Community College’s field house was packed with students and their families. The two day event was a filed with high energy and showcased the importance of teamwork.   (Source:LoHud)

Morris Plains, New Jersey Feels Minor Earthquake

On Saturday, residents of Morris Plains, New Jersey were met with an unusual experience. According to the United States Geological Survey, an earthquake with a magnitude of 1.3 could be felt in the Morris Plains area at 5:44 P.M. Residents described the experience as if it were a truck going by. Officials said that no emergency protocols were enacted and authorities did not have to respond to any related calls.  (Source: NorthJersey)

Suffern to Feature Veterans Banners All Summer Long

The Village of Suffern has found a unique way in honoring its veterans as warmer weather is making its way to the area. This summer, tribute banners featuring the images of village veterans will be hung on lampposts along Lafayette Avenue. The banners, which will be hung all summer long, will feature veterans from our countries’ most recent conflicts to the Civil War. (Source: LoHud)

More Documents Seized From The Rockland District Attorney’s Office

On Friday, more documents were seized from the Rockland District Attorney’s Office as the suspended Chief Inspector from the building department has already been hit with 188 charges. Anthony Mallia has been accused of stealing $150,000 in taxpayer funds by undercharging certain builders for permits. Mallia had been working for the town since 2008 and his next scheduled court appearance is scheduled for June 6th.   (Source: LoHud)

 

Run the Rock Fundraiser for Veterans to Take Place Friday 31st

Next Friday marks the Run the Rock Fundraiser, which is a charity dinner event that raises money for veterans’ programs at Rockland Community College and for the non-profit BRIDGES organization. You can purchase 40 dollar tickets by contacting Carol Coiro at 845-574-4796, or you can pay at the door. The charity dinner is a prelude to the inaugural Run the Rock, which is a professionally designed 5K obstacle course taking place at RCC in late April. The Run the Rock charity dinner will run from 6-9 pm on Friday March 31st.(Source: Press Release)

NYSP Looking for Taconic Parkway Robbery Suspect

New York State Police have released a statement regarding a robbery that took place on the Taconic Parkway earlier this week. Authorities say that around 6:20 A.M. on Tuesday, an older model white Ford Crown Victoria pulled up behind the victim’s car, which was on the side of the road, and robbed the victim at gun point. The suspect is being described as a white male, with a short, dark mustache and wearing a black down jacket. Anyone with information is asked to contact investigators at (914)-788-8044.  (Source: LoHud)

Woman Escapes Car After Getting Stuck on Tracks in Bergenfield

On Wednesday morning, a New York woman was able to escape her car moments before a freight train barreled over the vehicle. 23-year-old Yvette Morel’s car became stuck in a ditch on a train crossing in Bergenfield, New Jersey when another motorist noticed the train coming and urged her to leave the car. Thankfully no one outside or inside the train was injured.  (Source: NorthJersey)

Residents of Nyack Apartment Complex Demand Repairs

Residents of the Waldron Terrace housing complex in Nyack are demanding that the Nyack Housing Authority to inspect and repair the apartments. Tenants of the apartment complex say many rooms are affected by mold, broken cabinets, and dilapidated appliances. Complaints about the living conditions have gone unanswered for years as Legislators Toney Earl and Harriet Cornell have now joined residents of the building to demand immediate action.   (Source: LoHud)

RCC to Partner with College Steps to Make Life Easier for Students with Disabilities

Rockland Community College is partnering with the non-profit group “College Steps” to make college life easier for students with disabilities. The partnership will bring innovative new programs to RCC beginning this fall. RCC and College Steps will host as information session for students, parents, consultants and school professionals on Tuesday April 3rd, from 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm in the Technology Center.   (Source: Press Release)

Stony Point Considering Amendment to Join the ‘No-Knock’ Trend

The Town of Stony Point is considering an amendment to its existing peddling and solicitation law to outlaw all door-to-door real estate canvassing. The possible amendment continues a growing ‘no-knock’ trend in Rockland County. The town will seek public comment on the amendment at its next board meeting on March 28th at the Stony Point Community Center.  (Source: LoHud)

Snow Closings Updated Regularly

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