Rockland Records One COVID Death in 48-hour period, Region Still Not Cleared to Enter Phase One

The capital region is the latest to get the go-ahead to enter phase one of New York’s re-opening, that happened yesterday. But Rockland, which is in the mid-Hudson region, has yet to clear the last two hurdles. Rockland assemblyman Ken Zebrowski says it could happen soon…

Religious institutions across the state can now begin holding gatherings of 10 people or fewer. In his daily coronavirus press briefing yesterday, governor Andrew Cuomo said he’ll be working with the state’s Interfaith Advisory Council to safely get back to full-service ceremonies as soon as possible…

COVID-19 by the numbers now, the state has confirmed around 354,000 total cases of coronavirus across the state and nearly 23,000 deaths. In Rockland, the state says we’ve got over 12,800 reported cases, and the Rockland Health Department confirms 612 deaths here in the county, with just one over the last 48 hours.

Wesley Hills Car Accident Victim ID’d

The 56 year-old Wesley Hills man killed last week in a crash on Grandview Avenue just west of Union Road has been identified. Erol Belizaire died in the single-car accident. Ramapo Police say he was the only occupant in the car at the time.

Wesley Hills Man Killed in Crash in New Hempstead

A 56 year-old Wesley Hills man was killed yesterday morning in a crash on Grandview Avenue just west of Union Road. Ramapo Police say the accident occurred around 9:21. The victim was the only occupant in the car at the time. The Ramapo Police Crash Investigation Unit is continuing with their investigation.

Wesley Hills Man Killed in Crash Tuesday Morning

A 56 year-old Wesley Hills man was killed this morning in a crash on Grandview Avenue just west of Union Road. Ramapo Police say the accident occurred around 9:21AM. The victim was the only occupant in the car at the time. The Ramapo Police Crash Investigation Unit is continuing with their investigation.

Two Rockland Hospitals Getting Millions in Federal COVID-19 Aid

Two Rockland hospitals will be getting millions in federal aid to help pay expenses related to treating coronavirus patients. Rockland and Westchester Congresswoman Nita Lowey says Montefiore Nyack Hospital will be getting about 45 million dollars, while Good Samaritan Hospital in Suffern qualified for 39 million. Six other hospitals in Westchester will be getting millions as well. Lowey says the money from the CARES Act will let the hospitals continue to treat COVID-19 patients and increase staffing, bed capacity, and purchase much-needed personal protective equipment.

Rockland Mourns Loss of Long-time County Clerk, Paul Piperato

Rockland is in mourning after learning long-time County Clerk Paul Piperato had died yesterday. Piperato graduated North Rockland High School in 1976, and got his bachelor’s degree in business administration from St. Thomas Aquinas College in Sparkill. He was elected in 1997 to the Haverstraw Town Board and served for eight years. He was first elected County Clerk in 2005 and won his fourth term in 2017. He was remembered fondly by elected officials from both sides of the political aisle as community-minded and for his push to modernize procedures at the county clerk’s office. Rockland County Executive Ed Day says what he did on the job was just a small part of what made him special…

Rockland County Sheriff Lou Falco says he and Paul remained close through their years of service in local government, having grown up as friends when they were just little kids…

Rockland Congresswoman Nita Lowey says she was inspired by his enthusiasm and commitment to helping others…

Piperato also took great pride in hosting naturalization ceremonies for the many people who would become Americans by choice here in Rockland every month…

And that was Marge, a caller to “The Morning Show” yesterday. The cause of death is not yet known. Piperato was 61 years old.

Rockland County Clerk Paul Piperato Dies

Rockland County Clerk Paul Piperato has died. Rockland County Executive Ed Day says the cause is unknown, but confirmed Piperato passed earlier this morning. Piperato was first elected in 2005 and won his fourth term in 2017.

NY Partners with Neighboring States to Buy Medical Supplies

New York and other area states are looking to streamline the process of ordering and securing medical equipment. In his daily coronavirus press briefing yesterday, New York governor Andrew Cuomo said he wants to form a consortium with New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Massachusetts, Connecticut, Rhode Island and Delaware to buy equipment and supplies at a better price…

The state now has confirmed over 316,000 total cases of coronavirus across the state and more than 19,000 deaths. In Rockland, the state says we’ve got over 11,800 reported cases, and the Rockland Health Department confirms 519 deaths here in the county.

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Haverstraw Mom Becomes First Montefiore Nyack Hospital Employee to Die of Coronavirus

A single mom from Haverstraw has become the first Montefiore Nyack Hospital staff member to succumb to the coronavirus. News 12 says 31 year-old Janissa Delacruz passed on April 6th. She was a clerical coordinator in the pre-natal center at the hospital. A GoFundMe page has been set up to help her 6 year-old son, who will be cared for by her mother, brother and sister.

Snow Closings Updated Regularly

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