Man Found Dead in Spring Valley Park

The Spring Valley Police Department is asking for the public’s help after a man was found dead at an area park. Police say the man was unresponsive and declared dead at the scene on Memorial Park Drive near the pool area early Thursday morning. If you have information, contact the Spring Valley Police department at 845-356-7400 or send an email to tips@villagespringvalley.org.

$800 Million Available Through NYS COVID-19 Small Business Recovery Grant Program

$800 million in funding is available through the New York State COVID-19 Pandemic Small Business Recovery Grant Program. Rockland Business Association CEO Al Samuels says the program is designed for the most vulnerable small and micro businesses and for-profit independent arts and cultural organizations affected by the pandemic…

The grants are flexible and can be used for a number of different operating expenses including payroll, rent or mortgage, taxes, utilities, PPE or other business expenses incurred between March first 2020 and April first 2021. For more information about applying visit: https://NYsmallbusinessrecovery.com/

Winners Announced in 3rd Round of Vaccination Incentive Program in NY, None at Rockland

The third-round winners of the “Get A Shot to Make Your Future” COVID-19 vaccine incentive program were announced yesterday, and once again, none was from Rockland. Winners get a full scholarship to any New York public college or university, including tuition and room and board. They’ll be doing this contest for two more weeks.

Haverstraw Marks Juneteenth Holiday Tonight and This Weekend

Two events are being held in Haverstraw, one tonight and one tomorrow, to celebrate Juneteenth, now officially a federal holiday. It marks the day that news of liberation came to Texas more than two years after President Abraham Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation went into effect in 1863. Tonight at 6pm there will be a flag raising ceremony followed by “Dancing Under the Stars” at Haverstraw Village Hall. Then at 3:30 tomorrow the celebration continues at the Haverstraw African-American Memorial Park on Clinton Street, featuring music, entertainment, food and more.

Haverstraw Farmers’ Market Open on Sunday

The Village of Haverstraw’s Farmers’ Market is open for business on Sunday. Town supervisor Howard Phillips there’s more there than just fresh locally-grown produce…

The market is open Sundays from 9am to 1pm in front of Haverstraw Village Hall.

Clarkstown Honors Auxiliary Police

Clarkstown’s Auxiliary Police were honored at a dinner last week. The event is held annually but wasn’t held last year due to the pandemic. Supervisor George Hoehmann says the volunteer group works with the town’s Police Department to help with with traffic and crowd control at parades and special events, crime prevention, and they assist by doing residential house checks…

In other Clarkstown News, tomorrow it’s Serendipity Saturday — Germonds Pool is opening for the season, and that’s free for all Clarkstown residents.

Stony Point PAL Hosting “I Caught a Fish” contest at Camp Bullowa Sunday

Sunday is Father’s Day, and the town of Stony Point is hosting a special event. Supervisor Jim Monaghan says it’s the PAL’s annual “I Caught a Fish” contest at Camp Bullowa…

Camp Bullowa is located on Franck Road in Stony Point. The event runs from 9am-11:30am. It’s for kids ages 4-12.

NY Boulders Edge Sussex County Miners, 1-0

The New York Boulders edged the Sussex County Miners, 1-0 in Pomona last night, completing a sweep in the three-game series. The Boulders start a three-game series with the New Jersey Jackals tonight, it’s also Teacher Appreciation night. You can hear all the action right here on AM 1700 WRCR and WRCR.com at 7pm.

Rockland Sheriff Concerned Over Spike in Gun Incidents

Gun violence seems to be making a comeback of late. There was a fatal shooting on Memorial Day in Spring Valley in which a 19 year-old was killed, an Airmont man recently was waiting to get into an Austin, Texas bar was fatally struck by a bullet, and it seems like every day we’re hearing of another shooting in the city. It’s also weighing heavily on the mind of Rockland’s Sheriff Lou Falco…

Time.com says 2020 was one of the worst years for gun violence on record in America, and it’s continued into 2021. They say stats show 19,402 gun fatalities in 2020 during the pandemic, while in 2019, there were nearly 4,000 fewer.

Rockland Community Tops State List for Lowest Vaccination Rate

A Rockland community is the worst in the state when it comes to getting vaccinated, and the county executive wants to beef those numbers up. Monsey tops the list of communities in the state with the lowest vaccination rate. Rockland County Executive Ed Day says health officials are increasing their efforts to combat vaccine hesitancy…

Spring Valley and Monroe in Orange County both are in the top five lowest vaccination rates in the state.

Snow Closings Updated Regularly

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