Pearl River Man Graduates Police Academy, Becomes NYS Trooper

A 30 year-old Pearl River man was one of more than 150 new State Troopers honored Wednesday in Albany for graduating in the 207th session of the Basic School of the New York State Police Academy. As of Monday, Trooper Gene Rhee will be assigned to Troop F in Middletown…

Audio: Gene Rhee

Trooper Rhee was the winner of the Superintendent’s Firearms Proficiency Award. During firearms training, he scored an average of 250 out of a possible 250.

Marian Shrine Hosting “Concert for Life” Saturday to Benefit Good Counsel Home in Spring Valley

The Marian Shrine is hosting a “Concert for Life” this weekend in Stony Point to benefit the Good Counsel home in Spring Valley for expecting and new moms and their babies. Eileen Peterson of Stony Point says the home provides everything a new mom could need, all on private funding…

Audio: Eileen Peterson

The concert features soprano and pianist Megan Weston and Michael Fennelly, and the Mueller Family Schola with Magnificent Sacred Music. It’s being held Saturday at 1 pm at the Marian Shrine in Stony Point, and our own Steve Possell is the MC. For more information about Good Counsel, visit their website, GoodCounselHomes.org.

Sheriff’s “Project Community Eyes” Sees Uptick in Registrations Following Pittsburgh Shooting

The Rockland County Sheriff’s “Project Community Eyes” program saw an uptick in registrations in the days following the Pittsburgh shooting last month. “Project Community Eyes” gives police a database of video cameras around the county, making it easier for them to pinpoint potential evidence that could be secured after a terror incident or a crime has been committed. Sheriff Lou Falco told “The Morning Show” yesterday people can become complacent, and it takes a major incident to wake them up…

Audio: Lou Falco

For more information and to register for “Project Community Eyes,” visit the sheriff’s website, or click here.

O&R Warns of Carbon Monoxide and Winter Weather Dangers

Orange and Rockland Utilities is warning residents of the dangers of carbon monoxide poisoning in the wake of an incident Monday that sent seven to area hospitals earlier this week in Ramapo.  Police say seven people were overcome after high levels of CO were found in a home in Monsey, and all were suffering from headaches and dizziness. O&R spokesman Mike Donovan says prolonged exposure to carbon monoxide can result in severe illness, or even death…

Audio: Mike Donovan

Police say the home had been without power for several days, and a gas-powered generator in an enclosed deck attached to the home was being used to power lights and space heaters. Aluminum pans with smoldering charcoal were being used for heat. The Fire and Building Inspectors ruled the property uninhabitable. O&R is also warning customers of the season’s first winter storm that’s approaching, cautioning people to stay away from downed wires and transformers.

State-of-the-art Welcome Center Opens at Woodbury Common Premium Outlets

The Hudson Valley/Catskills Welcome Center officially opened yesterday at the Woodbury Common Premium Outlets in Central Valley up in Orange County. The state-of-the-art Welcome Center will serve as a gateway to the Hudson Valley and Catskills vacation regions. 10 other similar centers are being built across the state. The governor’s office says tourism is now the state’s third largest industry, supporting nearly 940,000 jobs annually.

Orangetown Officials Work to Replace Nyack College, Leaving Next Year for NYC

Though he and other area political leaders were blind-sided by Nyack College’s announcement last week that they would be moving their entire campus to the city, Orangetown’s supervisor is working with the mayors of Nyack, Upper Nyack and South Nyack to replace the college. Supervisor Chris Day says there’s already been interest in the site…

Audio: Chris Day

In a video posted on their website, Nyack College President Mike Scales said the move was made with the students’ best interests in mind…

Audio: Mike Scales

Founded in 1882, Nyack College has a total undergraduate enrollment of about 14-hundred students, occupies about 125 acres in Upper Nyack and employs about 220 people. The move to the city is expected by next fall.

Confirmed Measles Cases in Rockland Rises to 68

There are now 68 confirmed cases of the measles in Rockland County and 11 more suspected. Earlier this month, county executive Ed Day said Rockland’s Department of Health and the state are monitoring the situation closely and working to keep the outbreak contained…

Audio: Ed Day

If you have any questions about the measles you can call the New York State Department of Health toll-free 1-888-364-4837. The Rockland County Department of Health has no MMR clinics scheduled at this time. If you need the vaccine, contact your health care provider. You can also click here for a Measles Fact Sheet.

Seven Sickened by Carbon Monoxide in Ramapo

Earlier this week as the temperatures started to dip, Ramapo police say seven people at local home were suffering from headaches and dizziness after excessive Carbon Monoxide were detected. Police say the home had been without power for several days, and a gas-powered generator in an enclosed deck attached to the home was being used to power lights and space heaters. Ramapo police also discovered aluminum pans with smoldering charcoal being used for heat inside the home. The seven people, who were not identified, were taken to area hospitals and have since found family members to stay with. The Fire and Building Inspectors ruled the property uninhabitable.

Dems Take Over NYS Government; Westchester Senator Poised to Make History

Following Election Day last week, some things in New York State stayed the same, other things changed. What didn’t change was the governor, who won his third term. One thing that did change was the makeup of the Senate, which went blue, giving the Democratic Party control of state government. State Senator David Carlucci, himself a member of the former Independent Democratic Conference, told “The Morning Show” yesterday many bills that had passed the Assembly but got stalled over the years in the GOP-lead Senate, now have a chance to see the light of day…

Audio: David Carlucci

State Senator Andrea Stewart-Cousins, a Democrat from Westchester, could become the Senate’s majority leader. If she does, she would be the first woman, and first African-American woman, to lead a majority conference in the state Legislature.

Dominican College Hosts Free Presentation on George Bernard Shaw

The Irish playwright and political activist George Bernard Shaw will be the topic of a special, free presentation at Dominican College in Orangeburg this Friday night. Dominican College Director of Communications Susan Cerra says International scholar Dr. David Clare, a Nyack High School graduate, will focus on Shaw’s formative years in Dublin and how his Irish experiences left a big imprint on his plays…

Audio: Susan Cerra

The lecture, “Bernard Shaw’s ‘Inextinguishable Pride in Being an Irishman,’” is being held in the Lawrence Room of Rosary Hall at Dominican College this Friday night at 7. It is free and open to the public. The lecture will be followed by refreshments and Irish entertainment.

Snow Closings Updated Regularly

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