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Suffern PD Promotes Three Officers & Welcomes PO Adams

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The Suffern Police Department came out to support their own as three officers received promotions and a new officer joined their ranks. Detective Sgt. John Mallon, a member of the department since 1981 was promoted to Lieutenant, replacing Lt. Eddie Dolan who retires next week. Rick Marsh, the department's firearms instructor and member of the Rockland County REACT Team has been promoted to Detective Sgt. to replace Mallon. Det. Michael Fennessey, a long time member of the Rockland County Drug Task Force and Past President of the Rockland County PBA was promoted to the rank of Sergeant. The officers were…

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7 Day Weather Forecast 1-31-2017

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Tonight A 30 percent chance of snow, mainly before 7pm. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 30. Light and variable wind becoming west 5 to 8 mph after midnight. Wednesday Mostly cloudy, with a high near 42. Wind chill values between 25 and 35. West wind 8 to 14 mph. Wednesday Night Partly cloudy, with a low around 28. West wind 3 to 8 mph. Thursday Mostly sunny, with a high near 35. West wind 5 to 10 mph. Thursday Night Mostly clear, with a low around 19. Friday Mostly sunny, with a high near 30. Friday Night Partly cloudy,…

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Rockland County Executive praises Legislative minority for supporting Sheriff Deputy’s union

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NEW CITY, NY – Rockland County Executive Ed Day today praised the Republican members of the Legislature for standing up for law enforcement by scheduling a special meeting to vote on the sheriff deputy's contract. "Our heroes in blue have been waiting six years for a new contract," Day said. "We had a deal that was good for them and good for the taxpayers. It's beyond belief that some Legislators want to play politics with their livelihood." The Republican minority, led by Legislator Lon Hofstein, have called for a special meeting at 8 p.m., Thursday. Failure to act by Feb.…

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Lowey, Democrats Demand Trump Rescind Unconstitutional Executive Order

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Lowey Joined House and Senate Democrats on the Steps of the Supreme Court to Demand Trump Reverse His Illegal Refugee Policy Washington, DC –Congresswoman Nita M. Lowey (D-NY), Ranking Democrat on the House Appropriations Committee, today joined Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, and her House and Senate Democratic colleagues on the steps of the Supreme Court of the United States to demand President Donald Trump rescind his unconstitutional executive order banning refugees based on their religion. “Donald Trump has never had a boss before. Well, now he has 350 million of them, and our voices will…

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Lowey Statement on President Trump’s Executive Order Instituting Religious Tests for Refugees

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White Plains, NY - Congresswoman Nita M. Lowey (D-NY), Ranking Democrat on the House Appropriations Committee, today issued the following statement on President Donald Trump's executive order instituting religious tests for refugees: "For more than 200 years, the United States has been a haven and symbol of hope for people around the world fleeing persecution, violence, and unspeakable horror. Our Statue of Liberty proudly proclaims, 'Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses.' Yet, on International Holocaust Remembrance Day, President Trump enacted an unconstitutional executive order banning people of a particular religion from entering the United States. "We already…

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Rockland wins $1.2 million grant to Encourage Breastfeeding

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NEW CITY, NY – Rockland County has been awarded $1.2 million state grant to encourage women to breastfeed, County Executive Ed Day announced today. The county was one of only 6 organizations in New York awarded the grant by the state Department of Health. "We want to increase both the number of new moms who are breastfeeding and encourage them to continue longer," Day said. "This grant will enable us to work with our community partners to make both practical and policy changes that makes it easier for women to breastfeed." As part of the grant, Rockland is working with Baby…

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7-Day Weather Forecast 1-30-2017

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Tonight Mostly clear, with a low around 19. Northwest wind 3 to 8 mph. Tuesday Light snow, mainly after 10am. High near 31. Wind chill values between 20 and 25. Calm wind becoming southeast 5 to 7 mph in the morning. Chance of precipitation is 100%. New snow accumulation of 1 to 3 inches possible. Tuesday Night A 30 percent chance of light snow, mainly before 10pm. Cloudy, with a steady temperature around 30. Calm wind becoming west around 5 mph after midnight. Wednesday Partly sunny, with a high near 41. Wind chill values between 25 and 35. West wind…

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The City of Suffern Revisited

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The time has come to revisit the City of Suffern initiative that I have previously brought up. A number of years ago I did a tremendous amount of research on this issue. I conferred with then-mayor Trish Abato and former Village of Suffern Attorney Terry Rice. As a full service village, Suffern still has to pay more than $1.5 million each year to the Town of Ramapo and we receive very little in return. As many would agree, we have taxation with little or no representation. I would argue that we have only a single voice advocating for our residents…

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Full Text of President Trump’s Executive Order on Immigration

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PROTECTING THE NATION FROM FOREIGN TERRORIST ENTRY INTO THE UNITED STATES By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and laws of the United States of America, including the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA), 8 U.S.C. 1101 et seq., and section 301 of title 3, United States Code, and to protect the American people from terrorist attacks by foreign nationals admitted to the United States, it is hereby ordered as follows: Section 1. Purpose. The visa-issuance process plays a crucial role in detecting individuals with terrorist ties and stopping them from entering the United States. Perhaps in…

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Five dead after gunmen open fire during evening prayers at Quebec City mosque, Reuters reports

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A witness said up to three gunmen opened fire on about 40 people inside the Quebec City Islamic Cultural Center during evening prayers Sunday, killing five people, the mosque’s president told reporters, according to Reuters. A witness told the news agency that up to three gunmen were involved in the attack. Police established a security perimeter around the mosque and declined to comment. In June 2016, a pig’s head was left on the doorstep of the center, Reuters said.

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