Orangetown Police are asking for any witnesses to come forward with information after a crash yesterday evening partially shut Middletown Road in Pearl River for hours. The collision occurred just north of Crooked Hill Road, closing the Nanuet exit off Route 304. No word on injuries at this time. Anyone with information should call Orangetown Police at 845-359-3700.
Hazardous material, reportedly black mold, was found in several classrooms and has led to the shutdown of an East Ramapo High School for at least the rest of the week. In a note to parents, Superintendent of Schools, Dr. Clarence Ellis, said that means students at Spring Valley High School are back to at-home learning for now. It’s not known in which classrooms the material was found. The move also forced the rescheduling of the PSATs and SATs. The district said they would provide additional details on meal distribution, co-curricular activities, and athletic events.
Several were taken to area hospitals last night, and one was killed, after a two-vehicle crash in Nanuet. Clarkstown Police Detective Norman Peters says the accident involved a Toyota Sienna minivan and a Ford F-150 pickup truck, and occurred around 6:15 at the intersection of Route 304 and West Nyack Road…
Police say a ten year-old boy, a passenger in the minivan, died of his injuries at the hospital, his identity is being withheld as his family is still being notified. The cause of the crash has yet to be determined. If you saw the accident, call Clarkstown Police at 845-639-5800.
[UPDATE 11:51AM] Orangetown Police say 25 year-old Christopher Taussi of New City died after he crashed his motorcycle into a guardrail in Pearl River. Police say he was heading north at 10:45 p.m. when the crash occurred on Route 304 near Hillside Avenue.
[Earlier] The northbound lanes of Route 304 near Hillside Avenue in Pearl River have been re-opened. There was a collision there earlier that closed the road for an accident investigation. Anyone who may have witnessed the accident should contact the Orangetown Police at 845-359-3700.
Public transportation may be a little different for you here in Rockland today as a result of the Columbus Day holiday. TOR, Monsey Trails and Hudson Link buses will operate regular weekday service, but TRIPS paratransit buses will operate ADA-service only. Coach USA Rockland Coaches will operate the current adjusted service, while Coach USA Shortline will operate Limited Service. The Exit 14 Express bus will operate Limited Service to Midtown and Wall Street, southbound trips at 6:00 am and 8:00 am, plus a northbound trip from mid-town at 4:45 pm have been cancelled. Clarkstown Mini Trans is not operating today. Metro North and New Jersey Transit will operate regular weekday service, as will the Haverstraw-Ossining Ferry. Go to www.rocklandbus.com for schedules.