Haverstraw’s Flag Removed for Cell phone Improvements, but it’s Coming Back

The town of Haverstraw always flies a huge flag outside town hall on Rosman Road. Lately, that flag has been set aside so that cell companies can use the flag pole to make their cell service stronger and more reliable. Haverstraw supervisor Howard Phillips says the town already gets big bucks from Verizon to use the pole for the signal boost…

Phillips says rest assured, patriots, the flag should be back waving proudly in the breeze in a few weeks.

Last Haverstraw Summer Concert Features Backpack Giveaway for Schoolchildren

The last concert in Haverstraw this summer is being held Sunday at Bowline Park. The concert features the Courtney Green Schultz Band followed by The Mighty Spectrum Band. Supervisor Howard Phillips says before the show, the village of Haverstraw is handing out backpacks with school supplies for kids…

The show starts at 5pm Sunday at Bowline.

Rockland Lawmaker: Calls to “Defund” Police Go too Far

Shootings are up, police are leaving the NYPD by the busload, morale is lower than it’s been in years. The upheaval around the country has led to call for changes in the way police do their jobs. Rockland and Westchester state senator David Carlucci says calls to defund the police, however, go too far…

Mayor Bill de Blasio and the city council are looking to cut one billion dollars from the NYPD’s annual six billion dollar budget. CBS New York says he’s looking use the money to support youth and community services, the July recruit class will be cancelled, reducing the NYPD headcount by more than one-thousand, and overtime will be capped.

Governor Unveils Progress on New LaGuardia Airport

The brand-new, Terminal B Arrivals and Departures Hall at LaGuardia Airport was unveiled yesterdy during the governor’s daily press briefing. It’s part of an on-going $8 billion transformation project, now in the fourth of a five-year plan. Port Authority Executive Director Rick Cotton said though ridership is currently down nearly 97% due to the coronavirus, it will undoubtedly turn around…

The new Terminal B will open on Saturday. The last new airport built in the US was in Denver in 1995.

Food Banks Across NY See Need for Meals Surge

Food banks across the state are seeing a surge in need. In his daily coronavirus briefing yesterday, New York governor Andrew Cuomo said the state will be giving them $25 million in emergency funding…

Any philanthropies interested in helping the state’s food banks can contact Fran Barrett, the Director of Non-Profits, at the following email address: COVIDPhilanthropies@exec.ny.gov. The state has confirmed around 292,000 total cases of coronavirus across the state and 17,300 deaths. In Rockland, the state says we’ve got over 11,300 reported cases, and the Rockland Health Department confirms 481 deaths here in the county.

Stony Point Approves Sale of Golf Course and Letchworth Property

The Stony Point town board approved the sale of the town-owned Patriot Hills Golf Course and 25 acres at Letchworth Village, but it’s a long way from a done deal. Supervisor Jim Monaghan says the golf course will remain as part of any deal…

An area builder is reportedly looking to put a hotel, a conference center, retail and a 55-and-older community on the site and run the golf course.

Nanuet Teen Recovering After Shooting in Hillcrest Saturday

A Nanuet teen is recovering after being shot in Hillcrest on Saturday. Ramapo police say the unidentified 19 year-old man was shot near the intersection of Dwight Avenue and Mallory Road. Officers found him in the street with a gunshot wound. He is in Westchester Medical Center reportedly in critical condition. No further information was available as the investigation is on-going. A suspect has not yet been located but police believe there is danger to the neighborhood.

NY State Police Hate Crimes Task Force Investigating Swastikas Found at Nyack Starbucks

The New York State Police Hate Crimes Task Force is looking into two swastikas found carved into a bathroom door at the Nyack Starbucks. In condemning the graffiti, Rockland’s County Executive said the symbols were there for about three weeks, and questioned how no one reported it or realized they were even there. The governor wants those responsible punished to the “fullest extent of the law.”

Snow Closings Updated Regularly

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