Seven Rockland Villages Have Uncontested Elections Today

Residents of seven Rockland Villages go to the polls today to cast their votes in uncontested elections. Grand View, Hillburn, Montebello, New Hempstead, Upper Nyack and Wesley Hills residents all have an unopposed mayor, trustees, and-or judges for whom to cast ballots. South Nyack residents are also deciding whether to move their elections to the fall.

Rockland’s Supervisors Look to Keep O&R Rate Hike Down; Utility Gears up for Another Nor’easter

The heads of Rockland’s five towns are looking to keep proposed O&R rate increases to a minimum. Clarkstown supervisor George Hoehmann told “The Morning Show” yesterday the move has to do with the decrease in the corporate tax rate engineered by the Trump administration, not the company’s performance during the recent storms…

Audio: George Hoehmann

Former Suffern resident Bob Apple said he and his wife moved down to Florida full-time primarily because his energy bills were just too high…

Audio: Bob Apple

O&R says its federal income tax savings this year will go back to its customers. O&R spokesman Mike Donovan says how and when that happens is up to the New York State Public Service Commission. Meanwhile, O&R has declared a Storm Watch again as another nor’easter is heading our way, Tuesday night possibly through Wednesday.

Report: Stony Point Teen in Standoff with Police; Punches Officer, Bites Sheriff’s Deputy

A Stony Point teen is due in court today following a standoff with police Sunday afternoon. reported the 17 year-old punched a Haverstraw officer in the face and bit a sheriff’s deputy when they tried to take him into custody. The arrest allegedly followed an hour of negotiations with the teen, who refused to leave his house after a fight with his father, and threatened to harm himself. No one was seriously injured. The investigation is continuing.

NY Senate Passes “Toll Payer Protection Act”

Prompted by excessive fines levied after the cashless tolling system became operational on the new Tappan Zee Bridge, New York’s Senate has passed legislation by Rockland’s Senator to make the system more transparent, efficient and fair. David Carlucci says the new system needs to be fixed…

Audio: David Carlucci

Under the bill, drivers would have the right to dispute fees online and be notified at least 30 days in advance if their registration will be suspended.

WRCR Market Analyst: Mueller Firing Could Move Stocks

Though there have reportedly been no conversations to have special counsel Robert Mueller fired, the President continues to ramp up the attacks on social media. If he does end up firing Mueller, WRCR’s Market Analyst Ken Mahoney of Mahoney Asset Management predicts the move would rattle the market…

Audio: Ken Mahoney

Over the weekend on Twitter, the president called Mueller and his investigation a “witch hunt” and criticized former FBI Director James Comey and former Deputy Director Andrew McCabe.

Cornell Cooperative Extension’s “Gardener’s Day” is Wednesday

Spring is finally here and that means it’s time for the Cornell Cooperative Extension Stormwater Consortium’s “Gardener’s Day” event tomorrow. Horticultural Lab Technician Michael Wilson says the event’s keynote speaker is New York Times Bestseller and American Horticultural Society Book Award-winner, Marta McDowell…

Audio: Michael Wilson

The event costs $40 and is being held tomorrow from 8am-2:30 at the CCE Rockland Education Center in Stony Point. For more information, click here.

Thousands Mourn Death of Monsey Chasidic Rabbi

The grand rabbi of the Viznitz Hasidim in Kaser-Monsey passed away last week, and thousands attended his funeral Friday afternoon. Rabbi Mordechai Hager is believed to have been the oldest Chasidic rebbe in the world. He was 95 years old.

Moody’s Investors Service Raises Rockland’s Rating Two Notches

Moody’s Investors Service raised Rockland’s rating two notches last week. County Executive Ed Day told “The Morning Show” Friday the A2 rating was a milestone considering just a few years ago the rating was just above junk…

Audio: Ed Day

CEO of the Rockland Business Association Al Samuels called the move a major accomplishment…

Audio: Al Samuels

Moody’s cited the county’s improved budgeting practices, the closure of the county-run nursing home, and its approach to pensions and other post-employment benefit costs by eliminating deferrals and making payments early. Legislator Alden Wolfe cited the county’s improved economy, added revenue from increased hotel and motel rentals, a growing housing market and strong overall sales tax revenues.

School Safety Presentation for Suffern School District on Tuesday

There’ll be a school safety presentation by the Ramapo Police Department at the Suffern Central Board of Education meeting tomorrow night. Ramapo Communications Director Phil Tisi says the meeting comes in response to concerns over heightened security issues following last month’s shooting in Florida…

Audio: Phil Tisi

The meeting is being held at 7:30pm tomorrow night at the school district administration building located at 45 Mountain Avenue in Hillburn.

PNS Report: NY Needs More Long-term Care Advocates

New York needs to increase the number of people who can advocate for those in long-term care – that’s the message advocates for the elderly and people with disabilities delivered in Albany last week. Andrea Sears of Public News Service reports.

Audio: Andrea Sears

In nursing homes, assisted living facilities and adult homes, ombudsmen are legally required. But without adequate state funding, many facilities struggle to maintain a regular presence.

Snow Closings Updated Regularly

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