by Michael Weiss
According to LOHUD, Hi-Tor Animal Center has been plagued by financial issues and its board president is currently under indictment. Because of this, Rockland supervisors were contemplating a change in management namely for responsibility to go towards Rockland Green. Rockland Green currently oversees recycling and solid waste management for the county. On Tuesday, this plan passed the vote to go into effect with the only option to avoid Rockland Green’s take over of Hi-Tor Animal Center being a veto from County Executive Ed Day. The current public opinion on what should happen with Hi-Tor Animal Center is a bread basket of opinions. With people either being in full support of the plan due to the problems that the animal center has faced in the past, or others stating that Rockland Green has no past experience with taking care of animals and thus should not take over the center. One popular opinion was shared by area resident, Susan, during yesterday’s morning show showcasing the differing opinions within Hi-Tor.
In other news, State police announced that a woman was allegedly driving with her 3 year old son in the car while intoxicated, that’s according to DailyVoice.com. New York State Police Troopers stopped her car on I-87 after allegedly committing multiple vehicle and traffic violations. The child was handed off to a relative. The driver, a resident of Spring Valley, was turned over to the New York State Police Barracks in Tarrytown where her blood alcohol level was found to be nearly double the legal limit. The mother was charged with driving while intoxicated with a child in the vehicle under Leandra’s Law and thus a felony.
Congressman Mondaire Jones has secured $295,000 for the Martin Luther King Multi Purpose Center in Spring Valley. Thanks to this new funding the center will now be able to build a public outdoor space for recreation activities. According to Mid Hudson News, the MLK center has provided programs such as health programs, childcare, food pantries, nutrition assistance, and advocacy for adults, children, and families for over 40 years.