Flu Shots Today 1-4 p.m.

The Flu Shot Clinic is open from 1-4 p.m. at Robert Yeagar Health Center, Building A, 2nd floor Rotunda. Adults are $30 and if you are over 65, shots are free.



Lower Flags Half Mast Sunday

In October 2001, President George W. Bush approved legislation requiring the American flag to be lowered to half-staff on all Federal buildings to memorialize fallen firefighters in conjunction with observance of the National Fallen Firefighters Memorial Service. This year the flag will fly half mast on Sunday, October 16th. Remember to lower the American flags at your home, fire departments, and businesses to honor our fallen heroes.


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Winnie-the-Pooh 100th Birthday

One hundred years ago today, Canadian Soldier and veterinarian Harry Coleboum was traveling across Canada to head overseas into the First World War when he saw an orphaned bear cub and bought it from a trapper for $20. The soldier named the cub, Winnie, after his hometown of Winnipeg. Heading to the dangerous shores of France, Coleboum, gave the bear to the London Zoo and over the years she became a popular attraction that drew the attention of author A.A. Milne and his son Christopher Robin Milne. Happy 100th Birthday, Winnie-the-Pooh.





Afternoon News Update 10/13

Verizon announced today that they will cut 250 jobs at their Orangeburg facility and a third of the workforce at their Rockland facility. The company plans to move some sales employees to existing Verizon facilities in other states. Governor Andrew Cuomo’s office criticized the move, citing that the company notified the state only 20 minutes before making the news public. The State Department of Labor plans on working to reverse the decision. (Source: LoHud)

More information has been discovered about the small plane that crashed in East Hartford, Connecticut on Tuesday. The lone survivor, who is a flying instructor, is claiming that the pilot in training intentionally crashed the plane in a suicide attempt. 43-year-old Arian Prevalla told authorities that he and the man flying got into an altercation before the plane crashed. Prevalla escaped the crash but was badly burned in the process. (Source: NorthJersey)

Orangeburg police are searching for the person who drove a white pickup truck through the Rockland Gaelic Athletic Association’s football field. The damage that was done to the field is threatening the remainder of the football season for both adult leagues and children’s leagues. A surveillance video shows the truck doing donut turns and ruining the turf on the field. Police are asking anyone with information on the incident to call 845-359-2121. (Source: LoHud)

In national baseball news, there were no playoff baseball games last night. However, the Dodgers and Nationals will play a deciding game 5 tonight in Washington. Bryce Harper and the Nats take on Adrian Gonzalez and Dodgers tonight at 8 p.m.

-Patrick Flood

WRCR’s Steve Possell Bartending in Haverstraw

Steve Possell will be at UNoodles 14 Main Street, Haverstraw, NY on October 18th from 5:30-7:30 pm for the Rockland BOCES Family Resource Foundation fundraiser.  Steve will be joining actor Danny Glover, Rockland County Executive Ed Day, and WABC-TV personality Marcus Solis as guest bartenders.  Tickets are $25 to support creative and innovative programs at Rockland BOCES for students and families that may not be provided for in a regular district budget. The foundation has initiated the Backpack Food Pantry and Hilltop After School Programs providing food and extra academic assistance. For more information: 845-627-4843 or visit: rbfrcfoundation.org


Bob Dylan 2016 Nobel for Literature

Bob Dylan is the 2016 recipient of the Nobel Prize for literature, a stunning announcement that for the first time the prestigious award has been given to someone primarily seen as a musician. The Swedish Academy cited the American musician for “having created new poetic expressions within the great American song tradition.” He will be honored December 10 in Stockholm, Sweden. (edited from the AP)


$10M for Clean Energy Incubators

Governor Cuomo announced yesterday a $10 million dollar investment to support new and existing incubators that help small emerging clean energy companies across the state. Incubators have created more than 1,000 jobs and have leveraged over $247 million in private investment by connecting startups to investors and mentors to help guide them through the next phase of expansion. The technologies developed by clean energy companies will support New York in meeting New York State’s Clean Energy Standard and meet its commitment of 50 percent renewable sources in 2030.


ISIS Sympathizer in Monroe

Mid-Hudson News reports this morning that authorities are investigating claims by a man who was picked up by Monroe Police claiming to have affiliations with ISIS. 26-year-old Aburrham Issam Qadan, told authorities that he was on his way with his girlfriend to LaGuardia to place explosives when they had a fight and she put his duffle bag behind the gas station and drove off. As a result the FBI , State Police, NYPD and local police were called to investigate. Bomb technicians responded to the scene on Route 17M and Gilbert Street but no explosives were found. Qadan admitted to lying about the explosives and was charged with falsely reporting an incident, making terror threats, both felonies and misdemeanor criminal possession of a controlled substance. He was placed in Orange County Jail.


Paul Simon Turns 75

Paul Simon, one of the most important singer/songwriters of the rock music era, celebrates his 75th birthday today. Simon came to fame in the mid-60s as half of the legendary folk-rock duo Simon & Garfunkel, and then launched a successful solo career. He has received 12 Grammys and has been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame twice, once as a member of Simon & Garfunkel in 1990 and as a solo artist in 2001. He recently released Stranger to Stranger in June. For more information: www.PaulSimon.com (edited from ABC News).


Afternoon News Update 10/12

This morning in Mamaroneck, a CSX freight train derailed on a Metro-North Railroad track. No one was injured in the derailment, which occurred at 4:15 a.m. Authorities say the freight train remained upright after the derailment and the incident did not cause any delays on the Metro-North Line. (Source: LoHud)

Seven people have been arrested in connection with the protest at the Spectra Algonquin Pipeline worksite. Four of the protestors had climbed into an uninstalled section of the pipeline as an act of defiance, while the other three had climbed over a security fence. All seven protestors were charged with criminal trespassing in the 3rd degree and are due in Cortlandt town court on October 17th. (Source: LoHud)

This morning, a fire at the Englewood Cliffs Campus caused the evacuation of twenty-seven nuns and two priests from the four story complex. The fire, which was caused by a faulty compressor in the utility building, started around 7 a.m. and filled the entire building with smoke. The single casualty in the blaze was a pet cat which was owned by one of the nun’s living there. (Source: NorthJersey)

In national baseball news, the Cubs stunned the Giants last night with a 4-run top of the 9th to advance to the NLCS. The Dodgers, meanwhile, were able to even the slate at 2 games apiece with the Nationals and force a game 5, which will take place tomorrow night in Washington.

-Patrick Flood

Snow Closings Updated Regularly

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