TZHS to Attempt Record-Breaking 1k Flip Flop Fun Walk for Hi Tor

(Audio) Tappan Zee High School students will attempt to break the Guinness World Record for the most people walking one kilometer in flip flops – and they’ll be doing it to raise money for a beloved teacher from the South Orangetown School District who died suddenly last year. Teacher Amy Rosenthal says the fundraising event will benefit the Hi Tor Animal Shelter in Pomona and honors Paul Doctor, a Cottage Lane Elementary teacher who loved animals…

Audio clip: Amy Rosenthal

The Paul Doctor Memorial 1k Flip Flop Fun Walk is being held at Tappan Zee High School Sunday, June 11th. For more information and to register visit www.hitorflipflop.com.

Ramapo Activist to Enter Town Election

(Audio) A Ramapo activist and occasional political candidate told the Morning Show yesterday he was considering another run for office this year, possibly for the Supervisor’s spot, though he was not specific. Robert Romanowski, who has previously run for the supervisor’s job and has frequently sparred with now-former supervisor Chris St. Lawrence, says since the verdict he’s been more optimistic about the future…

Audio clip: Robert Romanowski

Area Reps Urge Zoning Reforms

(Audio) Assemblyman Ken Zebrowski said the town needs to develop a master plan a get its hands around the zoning issues that have plagued the area over the years, and that includes dealing with the issues that led to the development of the Boulders’ ballpark…

Audio clip: Ken Zebrowski

In the wake of the verdict against St. Lawrence, State Senator David Carlucci is calling for local development corporation reform. Carlucci says there are around 11-hundred of them in existence in New York State

Audio clip: David Carlucci

Carlucci would also like to see similar entities, such as the Thruway Authority and Port Authority, consolidated so they can better focus on the infrastructure they are designed to operate.

Ocean City Reaction to CSL

(Audio) Reaction to the verdict even came from our friends down in Ocean City Maryland. Bulldog, the host of The Rude Awakening Show – and who has been a guest of the Supervisor’s at the ballpark suite – is firmly in St. Lawrence’s corner despite the guilty verdict…

Audio clip: Bulldog

St. Lawrence was found guilty Friday of 20 of 22 counts against him. His attorney said they plan to appeal the verdict. St. Lawrence will be sentenced in September.

Area Police Urge Motorists to “Click it or Ticket”

Area police departments and those around the country have begun their “Click it or Ticket” program aimed at, you guessed it, making sure motorists use their safety belts. Here in New York, as a friendly reminder, in the front seat, the driver and passenger must wear a safety belt or face a $50 fine. Passengers under the age of 16 must be wearing belts or an age-appropriate safety restraint system. Drivers are responsible for their under-16 passengers, and could face up to $100 and three penalty points for each violation.

Rockland Jurist Moved up to Appellate Division

The Governor has designated a Rockland resident to fill an Associate Justice vacancy on the Appellate Division-Second Department, which covers ten counties in the lower Hudson Valley, Long Island, Brooklyn, Queens and Staten Island. Supreme Court Justice Linda Christopher started as a law clerk in 1980, and has worked her way up through the system, with her first position as a jurist serving as Acting Justice for Upper Nyack and Grandview. In 2005, she was elected to the Rockland County Family Court, and she also served as Acting Supreme Court Justice for the Integrated Domestic Violence Court from 2006 through 2010.  She currently serves as the Supervising Judge for Matrimonial Matters for the Ninth Judicial District.

Orange County Students Face Assault Charges for School Fight

Two Orange County high school students face assault charges after allegedly attacking another student this week. Police say the fight broke out in the Washingtonville High School cafeteria on Monday morning. The victim is recovering from minor injuries. It’s not clear what prompted the attack.

Rockland County’s Consumer Protection Director, Terry Grosselfinger, Dies at 68

Rockland County’s consumer protection director, Terry Grosselfinger, died Friday at Hackensack University Medical Center after a long battle with leukemia. Grosselfinger, a Suffern native and Suffern High School graduate, was a decorated military veteran who served in Vietnam. He was Rockland’s director of Housing and Urban Development, then chief of staff for former County Executive Scott Vanderhoef. He was 68. The family will honor Terry’s life this Wednesday May 24th from 2-4pm and 7-9pm at Wanamaker and Carlough Funeral Home in Suffern. Funeral services will take place on Thursday at 11am at Sacred Heart Church in Suffern. View his obituary here.

Callers Weigh In on CSL Verdict

The guilty verdicts in the Chris St. Lawrence case happened after we were off the air Friday afternoon, but plenty of you got the chance to voice your opinion on the air yesterday during the Morning Show…

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St. Lawrence was found guilty Friday of 20 of 22 counts against him. He faces sentencing in September.

County Toughens Building Permit Process

(Audio) Rockland County Executive Ed Day yesterday took to the Town of Ramapo to announce an Executive Order to prohibit County departments from issuing permits for developments that have not complied with General Municipal Law. On Friday’s Morning Show, Day was discussing issues with the stalled sale of the Sain building, when the topic of overdevelopment in the Town of Ramapo came up. While the order targets the entire county, the announcement was symbolically made near the 197-acre Patrick Farm property by Route 306 and 202 in Ramapo. That’s where developers want to build 479 homes, much of it over an aquifer. During his comments Friday, Day targeted Ramapo specifically…

Audio clip: Ed Day

Day said failure to comply with the County Planning Commissioner could result in the County not issuing permits for such uses as water and sewer connections, wells, rooming houses, drainage, road openings, and others.

Snow Closings Updated Regularly

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