Rockland Sheriff’s Arson K-9 Returning Home after Fatal Mauling of New City Family’s Pet

The Rockland Sheriff’s German Shephard arson K-9, Roscoe, who fatally mauled a New City family’s pet cavapoo last month will be sent back to the New York State Fire Academy. Sheriff Lou Falco says he has spoken with the family and they met the Friday after Thanksgiving…

Audio: Lou Falco

Falco said Roscoe will be retrained and likely return to work somewhere else in New York State. It’s not clear what made the K-9 attack the smaller dog.

Clarkstown School District Sued by Employee

Published reports say the Clarkstown school district is being sued by a security guard who brought allegations of a co-worker’s sexual misconduct against a student and a cafeteria worker to the school’s attention, only to be retaliated against and reassigned to another school. Carlos Martinez, a 9/11 first responder, also claims the district made it more difficult for him to continue medical treatments related to September 11th.

Putnam Assemblyman to Launch Bill to Rename New Bridge

An Assemblyman from Putnam County is looking to introduce legislation that would change the name of the new bridge that connects Nyack to Tarrytown the “Malcolm Wilson Tappan Zee Bridge.” Kevin Byrne voted against naming the new bridge after Governor Andrew Cuomo’s father, former Governor Mario Cuomo. A petition on Change.org has just over 100,000 supporters, with the goal of reaching 150,000. The governor has called the campaign “vindictive,” “hurtful,” “mean” and conducted by hyper-partisans.

Nanuet Civic Association Meeting and Holiday Celebration Tonight at Nanuet Library

The Nanuet Civic Association is holding its monthly meeting and holiday celebration tonight at the Nanuet Library. Association vice-president Gus Fillipone says special guests include Anne Byrne and Ron Hansen of the Nanuet Board of Education. Fillipone says they’ll discuss the Superintendent selection process and how new tax laws could affect the Nanuet School District…

Audio: Gus Filippone

Refreshments will be served. If you go, you’re asked to bring an unwrapped toy or gift card for the People to People “Joy Store” supporting children up to 18 years old. You can also bring canned goods, or animal treats and blankets for the Hi-Tor Animal shelter. The meeting is tonight at 7pm at the Nanuet Library.

December 7, 2017: 76th Anniversary of Pearl Harbor Bombing

Today is the 76th anniversary of the bombing of Pearl Harbor. More than 3,500 Americans lost their lives or were wounded that day, marking the United States’ entrance into World War two. Sleepy Hollow resident, 95 year-old Armando “Chick” Galella, was honored this past weekend at Suffern’s annual Pearl Harbor commemoration. Galella served in the Army’s 53rd Signal Corps at Hickam Field, Hawaii at the time.

Rockland County Legislature Unanimously Approves $684 Million 2018 Budget

The Rockland County Legislature voted unanimously last night to approve the $684 million 2018 budget. Rockland County Executive Ed Day proposed the spending plan in October, keeping it under the state property tax cap, with an increase of just under 2%, funding for not-for-profits and avoiding layoffs. Day commended the legislature for their efforts, but did note that the Legislature did not set aside additional funds for the various expired labor contracts that need to be settled.

Brinks Participant to Appeal Parole Denial

Lawyers for Judith Clark say they will appeal the State Parole Board’s denial of an early release from her life sentence. That’s according to The Journal News, which reports Clark remains imprisoned for her participation in the 1981 heist at the Nanuet Mall that resulted in the murders of two Nyack police officers and a Brinks guard. The board denied Clark early-release even though Governor Andrew Cuomo commuted her sentence to 36 years.

RBA CEO: High-Flying Stocks Don’t Necessarily Help Main Street

Stock markets have been doing well lately, seemingly breaking records every day. The head of the Rockland Business Association, Al Samuels, however, told The Morning Show last week that stock market success doesn’t necessarily do the same for local main streets and shopping malls…

Audio: Al Samuels

Samuels says the RBA is planning a “Thought Leaders Forum” for area government officials and retailers that will focus on retail issues.

Ramapo: Looking Ahead after Loss of Legoland

Legoland is scheduled to open in 2020 in Goshen up in Orange County, but Ramapo officials aren’t looking back at what might have been. You’ll recall there was talk that the town had suggested Legoland consider the Novartis site in Suffern after being rejected in Haverstraw, but town communications Director Phil Tisi said it just wasn’t meant to be…

Audio: Phil Tisi

Tisi said the town is still optimistic about its chances for landing Amazon’s new headquarters, as are many municipalities across the state and the country.

Fleeing Suspect Killed after Accident During Chase with Police in Orange County

A motorist that failed to stop for a Town of Crawford police officer yesterday was killed during an attempt to flee. The unidentified driver lost control while rounding a curve on Route 17K eastbound, crashing into another car heading west. State Police in Montgomery say the driver of the suspect vehicle was pronounced dead at the scene. The driver of the other car was airlifted to Westchester Medical Center with injuries to his neck and legs. If you have information about this incident, contact State Police at 845-457-1388.

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