Presentation from Rockland County Task Force on Water Conservation Next Monday

The Rockland County Task Force on Water Resource Management will host a special presentation next Monday that will discuss how two regions in New Jersey have developed programs to protect and manage regional water resources through task force planning, as well as lessons from similar efforts. The public is invited to attend, and that will take place from 5:30 pm to 7:20 pm on Monday March 27th.  (Source: Press Release)

Officials Suspicious of What Sparked a Mount Vernon Fire

Fire officials in Mount Vernon say that a weekend fire, which tore through a house on South Third Avenue, appears to be suspicious. Investigators were under the impression that the house was abandoned, but in their ongoing search of the building, found that someone had been living there from time to time. The blaze was powerful enough that it damaged two other homes that were in close proximity. All residents were safely evacuated from the buildings as one firefighter went to the hospital with minor injuries.  (Source: LoHud)

Judge Rules Against Rye Concerning Changes to Playland Park

A state Supreme Court judge ruled against the city of Rye in a lawsuit against Westchester County. The lawsuit concerned proposed changes at Playland Park and whether or not the county was the lead agency for projects related to the park. Rye officials believed the Rye Land-Use Board would take the lead on any changes to the park, but it was ruled that the county superseded the city. The new projects under discussion are repaved parking areas, new rides, and new concession stands.   (Source: LoHud)

Clarkstown to Hold Public Hearing on Ward System

Next Tuesday, Clarkstown will be holding a public hearing on the installation of the ward system, as well as setting two-year term lengths. The law which would implement these changes is causing some confusion among residents of Clarktown, who believed these changes were already set to take place in 2015. However, according to the Journal News, “the new law would actually undo changes the board made in June of 2016 that delayed implementing the ward system until 2019 and gave Town Board members four-year terms.” If you would like to attend the public hearing, it’s next Tuesday March 28th, at 7:30 pm in Clarkstown Town Hall.   (Source: LoHud)

Empire State Trail not Receiving Much Support

Governor Cuomo’s proposed Empire State Trail, which would be a 750 mile recreational trail running from New York City to Buffalo, is not receiving much support in Albany. It was stated in the Journal News that, both the Democratic-led Assembly and the Republican controlled Senate are not showing much support for the proposed trail idea. The general consensus among-st the state government and the public is that it’s a favorable idea, but funds should be directed to the improvement of parks already in operation. (Source: LoHud)

 

RCC Job Fair to Take Place on April 6th; Company Deadline This Friday

The deadline for companies to register for the job fair at Rockland Community College is this Friday, March 24th. Local businesses can call 845-574-4149 or go to sunyrockland.edu to register for the event. The entire event is meant to help RCC students and alumni, as well as the general public. The job fair will take place on Thursday, April 6th at RCC’s Fieldhouse and entry is free for all job seekers. (Source: LoHud)

Cable Installation Completed on the Westbound Span

If you’ve been driving across the Tappan Zee Bridge lately, you may have realized that crews have completed the installation of all 96 stay cables. Now that the stay cables are installed, the westbound span is almost near completion. All that remains on the Rockland-bound span of the new bridge is a small gap between the middle and main part of the bridge. The first portion of the bridge is expected to open later this year, which will hopefully alleviate much of the rush hour traffic. (Source: LoHud)

Rockland County Village Elections to Take Place Today

Village elections in Rockland County will take place today as many of the races feature incumbents who are running unopposed. Specifically, seven village elections will feature just one candidate, while only three, Airmont, Chestnut Ridge, and Pomona, will be contested. For more information on the elections and where to vote, you can visit villageofrockland.org. (Source: LoHud)

J.C. Penny in the Palisades Mall to Close

It was reported this weekend, that the J.C. Penny in the Palisades Center Mall will close. The store in the Palisades Mall is one of 138 department stores that the J.C. Penny chain plans to close as they deal with a changing industry. Liquidation sales will begin on April 17th as most stores plan to close in June of this year.   (Source: LoHud)

Student from Pearl River Passes Away at SUNY Binghamton

In an unfortunate accident, a SUNY Binghamton student originally from Pearl River, passed away this weekend. 19-year-old Connor Donnelly fell from a fourth-floor balcony on Saturday while students were celebrating St. Patrick’s Day weekend. Binghamton police officers have not released much information as the investigation is still ongoing.  (Source: LoHud)

 

Snow Closings Updated Regularly

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