Clarkstown Party Attendees Talk to Rockland Contact Tracers, Avoid Fines

The eight people connected to a COVID-19 outbreak in Clarkstown decided to work with the Rockland Health department’s contact tracers instead of facing fines of $2,000-a-day. The eight attended a party last month where the host had reportedly tested positive for coronavirus. No fines were issued.

COVID-19 by the numbers now, in Rockland, we’ve got 7 in the hospital being checked out, and another 6 confirmed with coronavirus. The state says we’ve got 13,612 reported cases, and the Rockland Health Department confirms 668 fatalities here in the county, holding steady since July 1st.

Blauvelt Man Arrested and Charged with Hate Crime in Connecticut

A Blauvelt man has been arrested and charged in Connecticut with making anti-Semitic death threats to a Stratford resident. The U.S. Attorney in Connecticut says 48 year-old Christopher Rascoll is accused of sending several threatening text messages starting around Hanukkah last year. He faces 20 years in prison on several charges if convicted.

New President Takes Over STAC College in Sparkill

St. Thomas Aquinas College in Sparkill has a new president. Kenneth Daly took over this week as the ninth President at STAC, replacing Dr. Margaret Fitzpatrick, who leaves after 25 years with the college. Daly recognizes he’s taking over the school at a particularly tumultuous time in our history …

Dr. Fitzpatrick will keep busy in her retirement years, looking to work with the disadvantaged here and around the world…

Daly has been working to prepare for the college’s Fall re-opening for students scheduled for September 8th.

SUEZ Moves to Old Mill Road West Nyack Location

SUEZ has an official moving date. Suez New York’s Director of External Affairs Bill Madden says as of July 6th, the company will be located at 162 Old Mill Road in West Nyack…

The new office has more parking, and conference rooms for private consultations. Customers who don’t want to go to the office can use contactless bill-paying options by phone or online at mysuezwater.com.

NY Boulders Seek to Play Baseball This Summer Despite League’s Cancellation of 2020 Season

Major League Baseball is trying to start their season later this month, but nothing’s guaranteed, the Minor Leagues scrapped their season this week. New York Boulders president Shawn Reilly says though their inaugural season in the Frontier League was scrapped last week, they may try to play a few games this season…

It’s not the same as baseball, but Palisades Credit Union Park in Pomona will be hosting drive-in fireworks Friday and Saturday night. For more information visit their website, https://www.nyboulders.com.

Suffern Man Drowns in Ramapo River

A Suffern man drowned early this morning after going for a swim in the Ramapo River. Suffern Police say two men were running frantically along the banks of the river near the Suffern Athletic Fields and told police they thought the man, their brother, had gone home. After realizing he had not gone home, they found his personal belongings near the river. Police and several area fire departments found the unidentified 33 year-old in the water. No additional information was available.

House Party in Rockland Allegedly Sparks COVID-19 Cluster

Another house party with young people has created a new COVID-19 cluster, this time right here in Rockland. The County Health Department is trying to contain the cluster which is believed to have started at a house party last month at a home in Clarkstown. Rockland Health Commissioner Dr. Patricia Schnabel Ruppert said the host was sick and spread the virus to at least eight guests, and they’ve been avoiding her contact tracers during their investigation…

County Executive Ed Day says he will not let anyone compromise the health of Rockland residents, and subpoenas are being issued to those who don’t speak with the Health Department…

Violators face fines of $2,000 a day if they don’t cooperate.

COVID-19 by the numbers now, in Rockland, we’ve got 5 in the hospital being checked out, another 5 confirmed with coronavirus. The state says we’ve got 13,602 reported cases, and the Rockland Health Department confirms 668 fatalities here in the county, no increase since yesterday.

South Nyack Hires Attorney to Assist with Nyack College Situation

The South Nyack Village Board yesterday decided to hire an attorney to review any land-use applications for the 107-acre Nyack College. They’re also bringing in a consultant to appraise the property. Concern has been growing in the area about what may replace the campus, which shut down and relocated students into the city last December. No buyer has been officially revealed.

Haverstraw to Host Fireworks at Bowline Tonight

There’ll be fireworks tonight in the town of Haverstraw. They’re for residents only, though nothing’s stopping anyone from getting a good view outside of Bowline Point Park. Haverstraw supervisor Howard Phillips says when you come to the park tonight be prepared to follow COVID-19 social distancing guidelines…

The Daddy-Pop band performs at 7pm, the fireworks start around 9pm.

Rockland Officials Urge Safety When it Comes to Fireworks

Sometimes people insist on doing the fireworks themselves…Rockland officials are urging caution when it comes to that…we get more from WRCR’s Kathryn Cambrea…

Snow Closings Updated Regularly

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