On Friday the Boulders played their second game against the New Jersey Jackals, both teams remained tied with zero runs for the first four innings, and the Jackals ended up winning the game 4-1. On Saturday, though the Boulders made an impressive comeback, with Richard Salazar pitching and the team holding the lead the entire game, winning 14-1. On Sunday they played their fourth game and won with a score of 5-2. The two teams finish their series tonight at 7:00 at Provident Bank Park. You can Listen live at WRCR 1300 AM or online at wrcr.com.
The Spring Valley Board of Trustees held a meeting on Wednesday, a day after Mayor Demeza Delhomme was released from jail after he was arrested for contempt of court for not following an order from state Supreme Court Judge Gerald Loehr. The meeting was scheduled by Trustee Vilair Fonvil and was attended by Trustees Asher Grossman and Emilia White, Village Attorney Jerro Miles, and Deputy Clerk Herby Jean-Charles, while the mayor and Deputy Mayor Anthony Leon did not attend. Delhomme did not comment on his absence though Leon stated that he didn’t attend because the memo was “forged” letter head and so was held illegally. Fonvil stated that the letterhead varies for each department and his one-year term as Deputy Mayor, which was given to him and taken away by the mayor in December, ends on december 1 of 2014. The board reinstated Sonia Barton to her position as Youth Director at the meeting as well as moving forward with a $5,000 payment to the Midget Football League.
The Rockland County Legislature voted 13-3 on Wednesday to approve a request made by Pearl River Legislator Patrick Moroney, that the county’s buses be washed daily, which will cost more than $300,000 for the remainder of 2014. In February a TOR bus caught fire and was evacuated, leading to Moroney researching the cause. Moroney stated that the results prove fires can start in the undercarriage of the vehicles and cleanings can help prevent them. Witnesses stated that the fire in February started in the back right wheel well, which coincides with the results from studies. In the $70 million contract Rockland signed with Brega Transport in November, it is required that each bus gets washed at least once a week, meaning the county will have to find money for the 62 buses to be washed daily. Some legislators, including Michael Grant, who voted against the resolution, stated concerns about where the $500,000 $800,000 for 2015 will come from. According to Moroney there is a surplus of funds in the Department of Public Transportation which will be used for 2014 and the county will have to wait and see, but the daily washings are for public safety.
The Boulders played their first game against the Jackals in New Jersey last night. Pitcher Sean Bierman led the team to a win with a score of 11-3, with the Boulders scoring five runs in the second and third innings. In the seventh inning the Boulders were up one more run and the Jackals scored two more, making the score 6-3, with Rockland in the lead through the end of the game. The two teams play again tonight at 7:00 at Yogi Berra Stadium in New Jersey.
According to Spring Valley Police they have arrested two women who have been breaking into homes throughout the village. Lt. Richard Olezschuk stated that 19-year old Kayla Sheppard and 18-year old Quanasia Harvey-White, both of Spring Valley were arrested on Wednesday after being accused of stealing personal items and money from various homes on Twin Avenue, Lafayette Street, Hoffman Street, Bethune Boulevard, and Union Road, during the day by entering through unlocked doors and windows. Both women are charged with second-degree burglary. Harvey-White is being held on $15,000 bond or $1,000 cash and Sheppard is being held on $10,000 bond or cash.
On Thursday a unit led by the Rockland District Attorney’s Office and the FBI arrested two men with connections to the mob on charges of racketeering and conspiracy. 61-year old Daniel Pagano of Ramapo was arrested at his home along with an assoiciate, 49-year old Michael Palazzolo who was also charged with conspiracy to commit extortion. According to prosecutors Pagano is a captain in the Genovese crime family, involved in illegal gambling, loan sharking, and making threats to gamblers to obtain money for leaders of the organization. District Attorney Thomas Zugibe stated the unit has been investigating the men since 2009 using eavesdropping warrants and obtaining evidence. Pagano faces twenty years in prison and Palazzolo faces as many 40 years. Pagano’s attorney Murray Richman stated that his client pleaded not guilty and will most likely be using his home on Cherry Lane as collateral for bail.
The Boulders played their second game against the Trois Riveres Aigles last night at Provident Bank Park. By the bottom of the fourth inning the Boulders looked hopeful with a leading score of 7-6, but in the seventh and eighth innings the Aigles took the lead and won the game 10-7. The Boulders remain in first place in the league and will play again tonight at 7:00 at Provident Bank Park. You can listen live at WRCR 1300 AM or online at wrcr.com.
Spring Valley Mayor Demeza Delhomme remains in jail following his arrest on Friday based on state Supreme Court Judge Gerald Loehr’s charge of contempt. At a Thursady hearing last week Loehr ordered that the mayor facilitate the trustees’ decision to open the summer camp, by making the Louis Kurtz Center accessible. On Friday morning Trustee Vilair Fonvil and former Village Clerk Sherry Scott arrived to open the building and stated that many of the offices remained locked. Delhomme’s lawyer Jared Viders stated that he was hoping to get the mayor out on Monday, but was told to return Tuesday. Viders also stated that Delhomme complied with the order, to open the center. Sonia Barton, who was suspended from the position of Youth Director but was hired by trustees as a private contractor stated that she is attempted to put together a different program due to the little time left this summer, but it would require approvals from the Health Department. The mayor will attend a hearing this morning where a decision will be made on his release.
More vandalism has been reported in Pearl River, a week after a family’s home on North Lincoln Street was attacked with anti-semitic graffiti. According to Jim Van Houtan Farms on Sickletown Road, on Sunday morning at 8:30 workers discovered that over the weekend vandals plastered anti-semitic graffiti consisting of swastikas and other forms of profanity on greenhouses, as well as destroyed cash registers, sprinkler heads, tore down the flagpole, overturned potted plants, and released the garden center’s fifteen-year old rabbit who found her way back the next day. Van Houtan stated that he is not Jewish, which makes him and police wonder if those responsible are ignorantly searching for something to draw. Orangetown Police stated they are investigating the incident and are unaware if there is a connection to the attacks on North Lincoln.
On Friday the Boulders lost their third game against the New Jersey Jackals, losing 4 to 3. On Saturday they finished up the series against New Jersey winning 1-0 and on Sunday they played their first home game against the Trois Riveres Aigles winning 9-5. The two teams play again tonight at 7:00 at Provident Bank Park. Listen live at WRCR 1300 AM or online at wrcr.com.