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Visiting Hours are Aug. 28 for Herbert Murray

Herbert F. Murray, 89, of New City, passed away on Sunday, August 24, 2014 at Summit Park Hospital in Pomona, NY.


Related Topix: New City, NY, Pomona, NY, Queens, NY, New York, NY, Hamilton, NY, Brooklyn, NY

Tue Aug 26, 2014

Nanuet Business Spotlight: Mental Health Coaching for Autistic Adults

Every local business has a story worth sharing with the community. The plan behind this series at Patch is to shine the spotlight on all our favorite local businesses, and to learn a little about the ones we may not know that well.


Related Topix: Nanuet, NY

Have You Gotten All Your Shots? We're Not Just Asking Because School is Starting

National Immunization Month is a good time to remind ourselves that vaccines help protect us from serious diseases, say Rockland health officials.


Related Topix: Pomona, NY


Nyack Sketch Log: A House Haunted by Art

When printmaker Sylvia Roth moved into her home in South Nyack in 1977, she had no idea it was the birthplace of a major figure in American art, Joseph Cornell .


Related Topix: Nyack, NY, South Nyack, NY, Queens, NY, New York, NY, New City, NY

Mon Aug 25, 2014

Some Orangetown & Blauvelt Residents Issued Boil Water Advisory Due to Water Main Break

A water main break at approximately 11:00 a.m. Sunday morning closed roads in Orangetown as United Water crews worked on the area.


Related Topix: Blauvelt, NY


Fixing TOR

There's a lot of talk this summer about the performance of our Transport of Rockland public bus system.


Related Topix: Tappan, NY

Sat Aug 23, 2014


Protests Follow Another Death in Another City, With Echoes of Ferguson

Staten Island is about 900 miles from Ferguson, Missouri , but the emotions running in the streets of the town where Michael Brown was shot have transcended the community of about 20,000.


Related Topix: Staten-Island, NY, New York, NY

None hurt in Rockland County house fire that rekindled overnight at 28 Wilshire Dr.

Firefighters initially put the fire out on Friday after 4 p.m., but they say it burst out again at 2:30 a.m. Saturday.


Fri Aug 22, 2014

Republican gubernatorial candidate Rob Astorino promotes job creation plan

Westchester County Executive and Republican candidate for governor Rob Astorino was in Rockland County Friday to promote his plan to bring jobs back to New York.


Related Topix: Westchester County, NY, Small Business, Personal Finance, Congers, NY, Nanuet, NY

Times Herald-Record

Accused killer's 911 call replayed

That was one of the things David Carlson said to police who arrived after he fatally shot fugitive Norris Acosta-Sanchez outside a neighbor's home on Old Plank Road in Sparrowbush.


Related Topix: Life, Self Defense

Thu Aug 21, 2014

The Briarcliff Daily Voice

Ossining Chamber Hosts Lobsterfest Fundraiser

LobsterFest 2014 will be held at the Ossining Boat and Canoe Club, 1 Westerly Road.


Related Topix: Ossining, NY, Life, Food, Food Festival, Haverstraw, NY

Wed Aug 20, 2014

The Item

After 47 years and a flood, Teaneck couple's wedding photos return

Paul and Patricia Kearns' wedding photos from 47 years ago were stored in relatives' basements and forgotten for decades as they raised four children and became grandparents.


Related Topix: Wedding, Staten-Island, NY, New York, NY, Brooklyn, NY

USA Today

N.Y. murder suspect charged in plot to kill witnesses

The Florida woman already charged with murdering her 80-year-old mother-in-law in New York has been indicted on charges she plotted from jail to kill key witnesses against her.


Related Topix: White Plains, NY, Airmont, NY, Orange County, NY

Albany Times Union

Mayor authorizes sale of downtown Saratoga parking lot

Is the city of Saratoga Springs getting the most it can from the sale of a parking lot on Broadway? Some don't think so.


Related Topix: Saratoga Springs, NY, Monsey, NY

Washington Times

NY murder suspect accused of kill-witnesses plot

The Rockland County district attorney says Diana Nadell approached a fellow inmate and asked her to take part in a scheme to murder two witnesses who are cooperating with the prosecution.


Related Topix: Valley Cottage, NY


Hook Mountain Challenge Helps Homeless

The Hook Mountain Challenge, a benefit Kayak Race for the Nyack Homeless Project, is getting ready to launch.


Related Topix: Nyack, NY

Tue Aug 19, 2014

NYPD Officer Richard Christopher remembered

Last week, Christopher was killed in a head-on crash on the NY State Thruway. Investigators say he was driving in the wrong direction at the time.



Nyack Sketch Log: The Towt House

This stately structure on South Highland Avenue could tell us if slaves were hidden here during the abolition movement.


Related Topix: Nyack, NY, us Travel, Travel, Home Gardening, Home, Valley Cottage, NY, Underground Railroad

Mon Aug 18, 2014

Looking For A Nanny To Take Of Our 20 Month Daughter

We need a full-time mature nanny Monday through Friday from 8am to 5pm in Congers, Rockland County, NY.


Thu Aug 14, 2014

Times Herald-Record

Council wants to make sure that it's legal

The proposed law would require all retailers selling tobacco products to obtain a city license in addition to the one they already get from the state.


Related Topix: Haverstraw, NY