NYS Audit: Bullying in School Often Goes Under or UnReported

  5 months ago     1851 Views     Leave your thoughts  

Participate in our poll on bullying below. The Dignity for All Students Act (DASA) was signed by former Governor David Paterson in 2010 and became effective on July 1, 2012.  DASA was enacted to attempt to provide a school environment free of discrimination, harassment and bullying.  One component of the act requires that incidences be reported however many schools across the state have failed to properly implement the act or have reported absolutely zero incidences of bullying according to a new audit from the Office of the State Comptroller. With bullying becoming a very serious issue across the country, parents often…

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Rockland Board of Rabbis Upset with Lohud Video

  1 year ago     2136 Views     Leave your thoughts  

The Rockland Board of Rabbis released the following statement is response to a video teaser produced by The Journal News that publicizes a report that is expected to come out Sunday, January 8th:   Message from the Rockland Board of Rabbis: We as the Rockland Board of Rabbis are greatly distressed by the recent video posted to social media by Lohud, the Lower Hudson Valley News Source. Entitled “Ramapo at a Breaking Point,” the video is the lead to an upcoming news story. Rather than explore the complex demographic and economic challenges facing Ramapo, this short video is at best…

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Clarkstown Police: Possible Luring Incident – Unfounded

  2 years ago     999 Views     Leave your thoughts  

The Clarkstown Police Department has investigated a possible luring incident which occurred on Thursday, March 19, 2015 shortly after 5:30 PM on White Birch Court in New City.   A young child (less than 10 years of age) was walking home on White Birch Ct, when a passenger in a red pick-up truck reportedly asked the child “you wanna get in?”.  The child became nervous and ran to a neighbor’s house to tell an adult. The Clarkstown Police Department aggressively investigates all reported cases of child luring.  The red pick-up…

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Update from the Palisades Center Mall Incident

  3 years ago     1230 Views     Leave your thoughts  

The Clarkstown Detective Bureau is continuing the investigation into the circumstances of the tragic incident that occurred yesterday March 5, 2015 at 3:47 PM at the Palisades Center Mall in West Nyack. Monika Taylor, 42, of Haskell, NJ, died as a result of her injuries sustained from the fall. The preliminary investigation is leading detectives to believe that she took her own life.

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No On-Street Parking in Downtown Nyack Friday Morning 3-6-2015

  3 years ago     681 Views     Leave your thoughts  

On-street parking will be not be permitted in the downtown commercial district on Friday morning, March 6th. During this time, Village crews will remove snow from parking spaces, cross walks and other areas. The affected area includes: Main Street — between Franklin and Broadway Broadway — between First and Cedar Hill On Street parking will be permitted again when work is completed, which will be approximately 10am.

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Snowplow Accident Update

  3 years ago     906 Views     Leave your thoughts  

At approximately 7:20 PM the Clarkstown Police Department responded to a two car motor vehicle accident on Rt. 9W just south of Rt. 304 in Congers. Responding patrol units observed a 2009 Toyota Corolla had collided with a 2006 New York State Department of Transportation snow plow. The Toyota had extensive front end damage and the driver, a male, 35 of Orangeburg, had suffered severe injuries. The driver of the snow plow, a male, 37, of Nanuet, appeared uninjured. Congers FD extricated the driver from the Toyota. Congers Ambulance and Paramedics were able to stabilize the…

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Brooklyn Man Arrested for Fraud at Palisades Mall

  3 years ago     1295 Views     Leave your thoughts  

On February 20, 2015, at approx. 3:40 p.m., Clarkstown Police responded to Aldo Shoes at 2641 Palisades Center Drive,  West Nyack, N.Y., for a report of a male party who had attempted to purchase Aldo gift cards with a credit card which was determined to be fraudulent. Specifically, the numbers printed on the card did not match the numbers encoded on the security strip. It was also alleged that the suspect presented a Rhode Island driver's license which also appeared to have been forged. Suspect fled the store and was later located in the mall…

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New City Standoff Ends with Death of Barricaded Resident

  3 years ago     1653 Views     Leave your thoughts  

Article Sponsored by Phillip Gigante for Mayor of Airmont At approx. 7:15 p.m. this evening, a resident of 67 N. Little Tor Rd., New City, New York, responded to the Clarkstown Police Department reporting that she had been threatened by a fellow family member. According to the victim, she had had an argument with a male family member who had brandished a shotgun,  threatened to kill her and other family members as well as any police that may respond to the home to intervene.  The victim attempted to wrest the gun away from the male party and then quickly exited…

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Clarkstown Message on Clearing Fire Hydrants and Sidewalk Snow Removal

  3 years ago     724 Views     Leave your thoughts  

In order to provide efficient fire protection for all the residents of Clarkstown, our Volunteer Fire Departments are working hard to clear the fire hydrants of snow.  There are approximately 2,300 fire hydrants throughout the Town.  Finding and accessing these hydrants in the event of an emergency is critical.  Any assistance from residents is needed in keeping the fire hydrants clear of snow.  If you are able to assist, please consider clearing the fire hydrants on your property or your neighbors property.  The Fire Departments recommend at least a 4 foot circumference cleared around the fire hydrants.  The safety and…

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Dry Cleaners Robbed in Nanuet

  3 years ago     1082 Views     Leave your thoughts  

On Tuesday February 3, 2015 at approximately 6:00 PM, the Clarkstown Police Department responded to a report of a robbery at the Four Seasons Cleaners, located at 214 Smith Road in Nanuet. Responding patrol units interviewed the victim, a 61 year old female from Nanuet, who told officers that a white male, about 50 years old, entered the store, handed her a note demanding money or he would shoot her and also telling her verbally that if she didn’t hand the money to him he would shoot her. The female victim gave the male suspect…

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