Woman Falls from 4th Floor at Palisades Center

Clarkstown Police are investigating a death at Palisades Center yesterday afternoon. Police say a woman fell from the fourth floor to the first around 1:20. She was pronounced dead at the scene. A preliminary investigation suggests that she jumped, but police have yet to release additional information, pending notification of the woman’s relatives.

Ramapo Supervisor Race Heats Up

The race for Ramapo supervisor is starting to take shape. The Journal News reports the Ramapo Town Board named New Hempstead Mayor Fred Brinn as interim supervisor last night. The move came hours after Deputy Town Attorney Michael Specht indicated his interest in running for supervisor. Brinn has reportedly decided he’ll only be serving as the interim supervisor and won’t run for any of the open spots on the board. Local businessman Scott Goldman has already has announced he’s running for supervisor, and that could set up a primary come September.

Sain Building Debate (Audio)

Clarkstown Supervisor expressed his disappointment that the Sain Building sale continues to languish in the County Legislature. George Hoehmann was a guest on The Morning Show yesterday, and he said it makes no sense for a handful of Ramapo legislators to hold the sale up, when it could mean tax revenue for the town and the county…

Audio clip: George Hoehmann

County Executive Ed Day echoed legislator Jay Hood’s sentiment that the opposition to the sale is more personal than professional…

Audio Clip: Ed Day

Clarkstown Councilman John Noto says similar scrutiny has never accompanied similar real estate deals in the past…and the buyer’s planned Senior Housing Project will help the town…

Audio Clip: John Noto

Spring Valley legislator Aron Wieder continues to insist he has not gotten enough information from the county executive to make a decision on the sale of the building.

County-wide Task Force Could Tackle Anti-Semitic Vandalism

Local officials are considering the formation of a countywide taskforce to address a more anti-Semitic vandalism discovered in the county Sunday night. Clarkstown Supervisor George Hoehmann says multiple swastikas were spray-painted in a newly sold home in the Clarkstown section of Spring Valley. The incident is under investigation by the Clarkstown Police Department and if you have information you are asked to call them at 639-5800.

Stabbing Suspect Wanted in Haverstraw

Haverstraw police are looking for the suspect in and witnesses to a large fight at a private event at Saint Peter’s School on Ridge Street during which a man was reportedly stabbed. The injured man is described as being in his 20s. If you have information please contact the Detective Bureau at 354-1500.

Former Orange County School Bus Driver Sentenced for Child Porn

A former Orange County school bus driver has been sentenced for distributing child porn. The U-S Attorney’s office said 26 year-old Matthew Hamill got seven years in prison after pleading guilty in January to one count of transportation of child pornography.

FREE Senior Day at the Movies in Ramapo (Audio)

The Town of Ramapo’s next FREE Senior Day at the Movies is this Wednesday at the Town’s Senior Citizen Community Center on Route 202 in Suffern. Ramapo Communications Director Phil Tisi says the fun kicks off at 11AM…

Audio clip: Phil Tisi

All Ramapo residents over the age of 55 are admitted free. There will also be free popcorn, tea and coffee.

Free AARP Event Wednesday at JCC West Nyack (Audio)

(Audio) The local chapter of the AARP is hosting a free event tomorrow at the JCC of West Nyack called “The Public Misunderstanding of Science and Why it Matters.” Lou Morris of the AARP says the event features speaker Howard Goldstein, a retired Pathologist and former medical school professor…

Audio clip: Lou Morris

The event is being held tomorrow 12:30 – 2 PM and is open to the public.

O&R Declares Storm Watch (Audio)

O&R has declared a Storm Watch in response to the weather forecast for thunderstorms, perhaps some severe, expected to hit our region late this afternoon and into this evening. Severe storm activity has the potential to cause power line damage and electric service interruptions. Some of the storms forecast today could pack high winds, heavy rain and even hail.

Audio clip: Mike Donovan

O&R company and contractor overhead line crews and team support staff are standing by to respond to outages.

To report outages or check service restoration status:

  • Go to www.oru.com/outage from any computer or web-enabled mobile device;
  • Use the O&R mobile app from your iPhone, iPad or Android device;
  • Text “OUT” to 69678 (myORU); or
  • Call Customer Assistance at 1-877-434-4100

Report: Full-Day Kindergarten Coming to North Rockland

A published report says North Rockland’s school district will be getting a full-day kindergarten program, thanks to federal grant money. The Journal News reports the pilot program may only be around for this upcoming school year, because the availability of the federal money is unpredictable. The district will reportedly use $350,000 to create the kindergarten at Rockland’s three K-3 schools, and the 66 seats will be filled during a July 10 lottery.

Snow Closings Updated Regularly

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