A Manhunt Continues in Stony Point After Stabbing

A manhunt is underway in Stony Point this morning after a stabbing on Thursday lead to an all-night search. Police have stated that a man was stabbed at least once during an attempted robbery on Buckberg Road. Authorities concluded that the victim and the suspect knew each other after the victim was rushed to Nyack Hospital for surgery. The suspect is described as a heavy set Hispanic male in his mid-20s, and having long braided hair; if anyone has any information they can call police at (845)-786-2422.  (Source: LoHud)

Governor Andrew Cuomo Meets with Rockland C.E. Ed Day

On Thursday, Rockland County Executive Ed Day joined Governor Andrew Cuomo to discuss the need for property tax relief, and realistic ways to achieve it. The Governor appeared in West Haverstraw to unveil a program to encourage counties and municipalities to consolidate and share services. The County Executive praised the Governor’s proposal as a “common sense concept that promotes fiscal responsibility that can stem the rise of property tax.” Day also noted that the county has already begun to implement some shared services, such as the Department of Health conducting mosquito control for all towns, as well as, The Department of Highways sharing equipment and expertise across the county.  (Source: Press Release)

 

14th Annual Winter Carnival to Take Place on Saturday Feb. 25th

The Town of Ramapo’s 14th Annual Winter Carnival will take place at the Joseph T. St. Lawrence Community, Health, and Sports Center this Saturday. The event is free and will feature inflatable rides, baseball clinics, a card show, refreshments, and a meet and greet with Boulders players and Boulder Bird. The carnival will start at 11:00 AM tomorrow and run until 4:00 PM; for more information you can call (845) -753-2324. (Source: Press Release)

 

Kerry Potter Announces Grand Opening of Her Nyack Boutique, “Dying to Bloom”

Our very own Kerry Potter has announced the grand opening of her Nyack boutique, Dying to Bloom. The store, which will officially open its doors on Saturday, February 25th, focuses on natural and Earth friendly burial alternatives. Kerry is also the founder of the Rockland Community Foundation’s “Green Cemetery Fund,” and has become a huge advocate for environmentally conscious ways of caring for our loved ones after death. If you would like to learn more about Kerry’s store, you can check out her Facebook page for Dying to Bloom, or you can go right to the store, located at 48 Burd Street in Nyack, starting tomorrow.  (Source: patch.com)

RCC Narrows Search to Four for New President

Rockland Community College has narrowed their search for a new president to four semifinalists. The replacement will have some big shoes to fill as longtime President Cliff Wood announced his retirement after 13 years. The four semifinalists are Michael Baston, who has held multiple positions at LaGuardia Community College, next is Susan Deer, who is currently Wood’s second in command, next is Eric Friedman, who is vice president of academic affairs at Hudson County Community College, and finally there’s Mark McCormick, who holds a vice president position at Middlesex County College. The replacement will be named by sometime next month.    (Source: LoHud)

Michael Sullivan Testifies in His Own Disciplinary Hearing

The saga continues in the ongoing disciplinary hearing for the suspended Clarkstown Police chief. Michael Sullivan testified for the first time on Wednesday and said that he had hired a private firm to retrieve data he deleted from his town-issued iPhone. While under oath, Sullivan also stated that the deleted data was not pertinent to his disciplinary charges and that no one had told him he couldn’t delete the data. Other officers, who testified, stated that they disagreed with Sullivan’s view on the deletion of data from department phones. The hearing will resume Monday morning at Town Hall. (Source: LoHud)

Officer Involved in 1981 Brinks Robbery Passes Away

Officer Brian Lennon, one of the surviving police officers involved in the 1981 Brinks Robbery, has passed away. Lennon was one of the officers who correctly indicated the getaway van that was attempting its escape. He was forced to retire from the Nyack police department in the 1990’s due to hearing loss suffered in the shootout. Lennon is survived by his wife Mariel and their two sons Brian and Craig; He was 64 years old. (Source: LoHud)

Rockland Legislature Honors Three Black History Month Recipients

As Black History Month comes to a close, Rockland County legislature honored three more recipients for their contributions to the community over the years. Brenda Ross of Nanuet, Judith Johnson of New Hempstead, and Nathan Mungin III of New City are this year’s honorees. Ross is the author of the critically acclaimed novel, “Bibsy,” which tells of the heartbreaking historical accounts of African Americans in 1950’s Rockland County. Johnson meanwhile has served on the New York State Board of Regents, and Mungin is the Executive Director of the Martin Luther King Multi-Purpose Center in Spring Valley. Congrats to all the honorees.   (Source: LoHud)

Implementation of Positive Train Control to be Ready by 2018

Metro North Railroad officials say the implementation of federally-mandated train safety technology has been going along smoothly. Despite their confidence that that technology known as positive train control will be ready by 2018, some hurdles continue to remain. Those hurdles include issues with software and equipment contractors. A push for positive train control came after a 2013 derailment. ( Source: LoHud)

Fire Breaks Out Above Lorenzo’s Pizza in Congers

A fire broke out above Lorenzo’s Pizza on Fair Street in Congers early this morning. Around 30 firefighters arrived on the scene at 1:30 am and found that all the residents had evacuated the building already. There have been no immediate reports of injuries or what may have caused the blaze; The Putnam County Fire Department continues to investigate the incident.  (Source: LoHud)

Snow Closings Updated Regularly

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