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Rockland County to Re-Inspect Private Schools for Fire Safety

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Dozens of schools in Rockland County will be re-inspected by the County because of possible fire and safety code violations overlooked by town inspectors. The state Board of Education gave Rockland County the authority to conduct inspections at nearly 50 private schools because of concerns over irregularities at the local ...

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IRS Phone Scams Hit Monsey Area Again

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Ramapo Police and Chaverim of Rockland issued a reminder to residents to protect themselves from telephone scam artists calling and pretending to be with the IRS. Residents in Ramapo reported receving bogus phone calls in recent days from parties claiming to represent the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). Remember: Do not ...

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Rockland Legislature Makes Major Changes To Law Governing Sewer District


The Rockland County Legislature has voted unanimously to amend significant portions of the local law that governs Rockland County Sewer District No. 1. The major changes include reducing the size of the Board from 13 to 10 members; docking the pay of those who fail to attend or who have ...

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Ramapo Takes Yeshiva to Court over Zoning Violations

The Town of Ramapo is taking legal action to close down a Yeshiva in Hillcrest for zoning violations. According to a report by the Journal News, the school overstayed temporary permits that allowed it to use a house and classroom trailers for students while building a more permanent school. In ...

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Rockland to Honor Two Fallen Officers During Special Ceremony Today

Rockland County Police Memorial honors 2 officers

Two more names will be added to the Rockland County Police Memorial during a remembrance ceremony this morning, Sunday, in front of the County Courthouse on Main Street in New City. Deputy United States Marshal Zacarias Toro and New York City Police Department Lt. Luis Lopez both responded to the ...

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Ramapo Downgraded by Moody’s Because of Federal Charges

Town Of Ramapo downgraded by Moody's

Moody’s Investors Service has downgraded the Town of Ramapo general obligation debt to A3 from A1. In a statment, Moody’s said “the downgrade to A3 reflects the degree of increased risk stemming from the charges brought by the US Justice Department and the SEC, which have resulted in near-term disruption ...

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Local Officials Ask State for Route 202 Safety Study Following Tragedy


Local elected officials are asking the state to conduct a safety study following the tragic death of an 83-year-old Montebello woman, who was struck and killed by a car after crossing busy Route 202 to collect her mail. Rockland County Legislature Chairman Alden H. Wolfe, who lives in and represents ...

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4 East Ramapo School Board Seats Up for Election on Tuesday

East Ramapo School District Board Elections in Monsey

There are four seats on East Ramapo School District’s Board of Education open for reelection tomorrow, Tuesday, May 17. Three-year terms for three current members — Pierre C. Germain, Bernard L. Charles, Jr. and board President Yehuda Weissmandel — run out on July 1st of this year. In addition to ...

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Monsey COC Hosts 6th Annual Safety Awareness Day Today

COC Safety Awareness Day in Monsey 2016

The Community Outreach Center in Monsey is hosting its sixth annual Safety Awareness Day this Sunday afternoon for all the children in the greater Monsey community. Safety helmets will be handed out to those children who registered, and kids will receive balloons, refreshments and more. The event will also feature ...

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Ramapo Demotes Fire Inspector for Failing to Properly Inspect Schools

Monsey - Fire that broke out in an attic on Hershel Terrace - July 31 2015

Ramapo’s fire inspector Adam Peltz, who was accused by state officials of not doing his job by overlooking numerous fire and safety violations, has been disciplined by the Town Board in a rowdy meeting on Wednesday. Pelts is a longtime town employee who is well known in the Monsey community, ...

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