NWS Forecast for Rockland / Lower Hudson Valley – Saturday, Sept. 19, 2020.

Today
Sunny, with a high near 63. North wind 8 to 11 mph.
Tonight
Clear, with a low around 39. North wind around 7 mph.
Sunday
Sunny, with a high near 61. North wind around 8 mph.
Sunday Night
Clear, with a low around 39. North wind around 6 mph.
Monday
Sunny, with a high near 64. North wind 6 to 8 mph.
Monday Night
Clear, with a low around 43.
Tuesday
Sunny, with a high near 70.
Tuesday Night
Mostly clear, with a low around 54.
Wednesday
Sunny, with a high near 78.
Wednesday Night
Mostly clear, with a low around 55.
Thursday
Sunny, with a high near 79.
Thursday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 58.
Friday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 70.

Rockland County Office for the Aging Holding Senior Walks Next Week in Pomona to Mark “Falls Prevention Awareness Week”

The Rockland County Office for the Aging will be holding a series of Senior Walks next week around their Pomona campus on 50 Sanatorium Road to celebrate “Falls Prevention Awareness Week.” Special guest speakers will teach you how to prevent falls. Reservations are required, to do so call 845-364-2110. Refreshments will be served and, of course, social distancing rules apply.

Local Lawmaker Encourages Rocklanders to Get Flu Shots

An area lawmaker who got his flu shot this week is urging Rocklanders to do the same. State Senator David Carlucci got his flu shot at Crystal Run Healthcare in West Nyack on Monday, and says the flu season is expected to be strong, so a shot would help prevent you from getting sick and putting others at risk…

The CDC suggests everyone over six months get a flu vaccine before the end of October with very rare exceptions. Health experts warn without the shot, you’re more likely to be seriously ill or hospitalized.

Rockland: COVID-19 Stats

COVID-19 by the numbers now, here in Rockland, we’ve got two in the hospital being examined, another three have been confirmed with coronavirus, and a total of 295 active cases. The state says we’ve got 14,698 reported cases, 48 more than yesterday, and the Rockland Health Department says we have 675 total fatalities.

Stony Point PAL to Host Final Friday Movie of the Season

The Stony Point Police Athletic League is hosting its final drive-in movie of the season tonight. Supervisor Jim Monaghan says the PAL works hard for the community…

That’s located at 6 Patriot Hills Lane in Stony Point. The fun gets underway tonight at 6:30. You can register by clicking here, or go to StonyPointPAL.org for more information.

North Rockland to Host “Back the Blue” Event Sunday

North Rocklanders will be coming out to show their support for the police in a “Back the Blue” event on Sunday. Event organizer Claudia Terry says the event is being held rain or shine…

Haverstraw supervisor Howard Phillips says bad officers represent a tiny portion of the entire force…

The event is Sunday at Bowline Point Park in Haverstraw. It begins at 11am.

Rockland COVID Numbers Creep Up; County Exec. and Health Department Urge Caution

Rockland’s county executive and the health department are urging Rocklanders to remain cautious as COVID numbers have started creeping upward recently. The Journal News said Ed Day has reached out to unidentified communities where numbers have been trending upward lately, to remind them to continue with prevention efforts to control the spread of coronavirus. Governor Andrew Cuomo also stressed the importance of being vigilant…

COVID-19 by the numbers now, here in Rockland, we’ve got two in the hospital being examined, another six have been confirmed with coronavirus, and a total of 295 active cases. The state says we’ve got 14,660 reported cases, 43 more than yesterday, and the Rockland Health Department says we have 675 total fatalities.

Haverstraw Takes Steps Towards Bringing New Park Near Helen Hayes Hospital

The town of Haverstraw has its sights set on a brand new park for a 25-acre piece of land near Helen Hayes Hospital that it bought for a dollar years ago, and they need your help in figuring out what to put there. Supervisor Howard Phillips says they already have a general idea of what’ll be there…a multi-purpose field for all sorts of sports, exercise equipment, a dog park, and more, but he says the public can offer their opinions about what else it may need…

The land is bordered by Central Highway and Chapel Street. Phillips says phase one of the $7 million project is covered by grants and money that’s been set aside by the town over the years. The town still needs county and state environmental approvals and get a contractor before work begins early next year. The informational meeting is being held Monday at 7pm at Haverstraw town hall.

https://www.townofhaverstraw.org/PDF/TOHRF/Haverstraw%20Recreation%20Complex%20Phase%201%20Plan%20.pdf

Nyack Library Helps Rocklanders Take Control Their Job Search with Free Webinar Tonight

Nyack Library is hosting a webinar tonight that aims to help professionals and recent college grads who are looking for jobs in an unprecedented marketplace. Rockland state senator David Carlucci, himself in the market for a new job, says the webinar is hosted by career coach Alan Silberberg…

“Taking Control of Your Job Search in Today’s Market” gets underway tonight at 7pm and runs for about an hour. To register, click here.

Rocklanders Gather for 9/11 Memorial Service Postponed in Nanuet

Rocklanders gathered for a September 11th commemoration in Nanuet last night that had been postponed from last week due to rain. Rockland County Executive Ed Day reminded the crowd gathered at the Dawg House that it’s important to stand by the families that suffered that day in 2001…

Pete Carlos Martinez, an NYPD veteran, said it’s important to continue assisting those who survived the attacks and the ones who helped rescue others…

The event was a fundraiser for the Stephen Siller “Tunnel to Towers” Foundation. For more information visit https://tunnel2towers.org.

Snow Closings Updated Regularly

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