V-A Hudson Valley Health Care System to Host Community Town Hall in Pomona Next Month

The V-A Hudson Valley Health Care System will be hosting a community town hall for veterans, family members, and the public next month. Susan Branam is the Director of the Rockland County Veterans Service Agency, and says the meeting will give local veterans an open forum, and VA officials a chance to hear directly from beneficiaries…

The meeting is being held Thursday morning, August first at 10am at the Fire Training Center in Pomona. For more information call the Rockland County Veterans Service Agency at 845-638-5244.

Ramapo Waiting for Consultant’s Ballpark Review Report

Ramapo is waiting to get the results of a consultant’s review of the ballpark, to see what can be done to make money from it. Ramapo supervisor Michael Specht says in 2016, the stadium operating loss was 2.2 million dollars…

Specht expects the report to be complete in the next few weeks.

Route 303 by-pass Open for Pedestrians and Cyclists in Orangetown

The town of Orangetown has a new trail that will help keep cyclists and pedestrians off a dangerous stretch of Route 303. WRCR’s Jeff Lewis reports…

Area Lawmaker Wants NY Governor to Sign Camp Bill

A Rockland State Senator is calling on the governor to sign legislation that would notify parents if a camp they have chosen is not regulated by the New York State Department of Health. WRCR’s Jeff Lewis reports…

Thruway Toll Advisory Panel to Meet in Westchester Today, Nyack Tomorrow

The new Thruway Toll Advisory Panel is holding two meetings – one today in Westchester and another tomorrow in Nyack – to hear from commuters who have concerns about plans for future increased tolls for the new Tappan Zee Bridge. Rockland County Executive Ed Day says there’s no one on the panel representing Rockland County…

The Westchester meeting is being held this afternoon from 4:30 to 7:30 at the Westchester Marriott in Tarrytown. The Rockland meeting is being held tomorrow afternoon from 4:30 to 7:30 at the Time Nyack Hotel in Nyack. If you want your chance to speak for two minutes you need to sign up. Written Comments can be submitted to TollAdvisoryPanel@thruway.ny.gov

RBA Luncheon to Focus on Rockland Not-For-Profits

Area not-for-profits will be the focus of the next Rockland Business Association luncheon, being held tomorrow in New City. Al Samuels is the CEO of the RBA, and says Rockland has many people in need, and it’s getting harder to care for everyone…

Diane Serratore of “People to People” and Dana Treacy of “The United Way of Rockland County” will be the guest speakers. You can register at RocklandBusiness.org or call 845-735-2100 for more information.

Conquer Public Speaking in Pearl River

Is public speaking a challenge for you that you’d like to overcome? If so, there’s a group here in Rockland for that. Barbara Noyes is part of the Sunset Toastmasters, and she says the group can help you practice your public speaking and leadership skills in a friendly and supportive environment…

The Sunset Toastmasters meets the second and fourth Mondays each month. The next meeting is scheduled for Monday the 22nd. Meetings are held at 7pm at the Pearl River Library. For more information visit their website, SunsetToastMasters.org.

Jawonio Hosting 2nd Annual Bowl-A-Thon

The Hometown Heroes for Jawonio is hosting its 2nd Annual Bowl-A-Thon next week to raise funds for their new Hometown Heroes Cabin. Diana Hess is the chief development officer for Jawonio, and says the cabin helps children with special needs in their Summer Education Program… 

The Jawonio Bowl-a-thon is being held Tuesday, July 23rd at 7pm at New City Bowl & Batting Cages. For more information visit Jawonio.org/bowlathon.

Special Business Loans Available for Rocklanders Looking to Go Green

Rockland Commercial property owners and not-for-profits in Rockland looking to go green can get special loans through the “Energize New York Benefit Financing Program.” WRCR’s Jeff Lewis has more…

18 year-old Expected to Recover after Falling at “Unauthorized” Swimming Hole in Tuxedo

An 18-year-old woman is expected to make a full recovery after falling about 35 feet in an unauthorized swimming hole off Route 17 in Tuxedo Saturday. The Times Herald-Record reports the incident took place at what’s known as “The Bubbles” on the Ramapo River. Tuxedo Police said the unidentified woman was in a group of nine teens, and fell and hit some rocks. She was airlifted to Hackensack University Medical Center with a cut above her eye, injuries to her jaw and teeth, and her left collarbone. It took first reponders about 20 minutes to get to her because it was so remote.

Snow Closings Updated Regularly

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