by Michael Weiss
Historic Hudson River Towns is teaming up with Rocklands River Municipalities to promote tourism to towns on our side of the Hudson river. Towns across the bridge have been benefiting from tourism because of their synergy and their ability to combine heritage, according to the Rockland County Business Journal. The river’s eastern bank has become an established tourist destination for day trips, hiking, and biking. HHRT and RRM hope to emulate that success by providing free audio tours and by focusing on the health of the Hudson River’s ecosystem. With Piermont being the most recent addition to the HHRT coalition, 13 towns including Haverstraw and Nyack have joined forces to increase tourism and economic development within the region. Although the county is currently behind when it comes to tourism HHRT and RRM are hopeful that these endeavors will allow us to quickly stand toe-to-toe with our neighbors.
Rockland County District Attorney Thomas E. Walsh II, last Thursday, announced the indictment of a 45 year old Haverstraw resident following an ongoing investigation of Ghost Guns in Rockland County. According to Shore News Network the defendant was charged with Criminal Possession of a Weapon in the fourth degree specifically created to target the creation and selling of ghost guns. This proceeding is the first use of the law within New York State. Multiple ghost gun parts and firearms including loaded AR-15 rifles were recovered at the scene as well as loaded magazines and an unlabeled amount of ammunition.
Hopefully everyone had a good Mother’s Day yesterday. A charming story coming from Suffern this past Saturday tells the story of several ducklings being reunited with their mother after being rescued from a storm drain. According to DailyVoice.com, police reported that a resident saw a duck flying around in circles above a storm drain on Riverside Drive in Suffern and the resident then found a group of ducklings trapped inside the storm drain. With the help of the residents family and the police officer who reported to the scene they were able to help rescue the ducklings and return them to their mother on Saturday, May 7th and just in time for Mother’s Day.