NYS Audit: Bullying in School Often Goes Under or UnReported

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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

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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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South Orange Middle School Student Wins Gold Key Award

  3 years ago     755 Views     Leave your thoughts  

SOMS 7th grader Hannah Ahn has been awarded Gold Key recognition in the regional division of The Scholastic Art & Writing Awards competition, presented by the Alliance for Young Artists and Writers.  Over 300,000 works were submitted for entry to the competition nationwide.  Only the top 40% received any level of recognition.  Ahn has received the top honor and her work, kitchen harmony, created entirely out of paper, is currently being reviewed on a national level.  She is a student in teacher Arlene Sorensen’s 7th grade Challenger Lab.

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Pearl River School District BOE Board Election

  3 years ago     695 Views     Leave your thoughts  

[Pearl River]¾ The Pearl River Board of Education announces two seats for election on the board, the seats currently held by Jackie Curtiss and Bruce Bond.  The term commences on July 1, 2015 and runs through June 30, 2018.  Elections will be held on Tuesday, May 19th, together with the Annual School Budget Vote.  Both Mrs. Curtiss and Mr. Bond have informed the board of their intention to re-run. Qualified candidates interested in running for the board must submit a petition, signed by 25 or more Pearl River School District qualified voters, to the district…

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DWI Arrests in Orangetown

  3 years ago     1273 Views     Leave your thoughts  

On March 9, 2015 at 1:25am Jamie Robinson (31yrs) of Timber Ridge Rd Newburgh NY was operating a 2000 Volkswagon GTI S/B on S. Franklin Street in the Village of Nyack when she was observed by an Orangetown Patrol Officer failing to stop at a stop sign. Officers conducted a vehicle stop and observed defendant to have watery, glassy bloodshot eyes and a strong odor of alcoholic beverage on her breath. Ms. Robinson failed field sobriety tests and was arrested and transported to Orangetown HQ for processing. The defendant refused to take a chemical breath test. Defendant has a previous…

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Couple Arrested for Grand Larceny at Palisades

  3 years ago     1202 Views     Leave your thoughts  

On March 7, 2015 at approximately 3:40 PM the Clarkstown Police Department responded to Sephora, located at the Palisades Mall, for a report of shoplifting.  The suspects, Alexander Daignault, 24 and Meghan Keating, 23, of Bethel, CT., were reportedly observed by loss prevention employees taking merchandise valued at $2,587.00. The merchandise consisted of clothing and accessories. They were arrested and transported to police headquarters for processing. They were charged with grand larceny 4th (felony) and criminal possession of stolen property 4th (felony). Keating was also charged with possession of a hypodermic instrument (misdemeanor). Daignault…

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TZHS Students Lobby in Albany for Stricter Tobacco Legislation

  3 years ago     827 Views     Leave your thoughts  

On Wednesday, Feb 25, three members of the TZHS Health Service Club; Finola Ryan, Carli Festa and Andrew Heuler, traveled to Albany for private meetings with four New York State Legislators.  Meeting were arranged with New York State Assemblymen  James Skoufis, District 99, and Kenneth Zebrowski, District 96;  Assemblywoman Ellen Jaffee, District 97; and  Senator David Carlucci for Rockland and Westchester counties.  The students were on a mission they started last year which included  copious amounts of research and planning for their presentations.  During each of the private…

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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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Seven South Orangetown Middle School Students Recognized at RCC Black Achievement Award Ceremony

  3 years ago     1327 Views     Leave your thoughts  

Sign up for our weekly email Seven SOMS students were recognized at Rockland Community College's Black Achievement Award Ceremony on February 4th, 2015.  This award celebrates students in grades 6, 8, 10, and 12 who have earned a cumulative Grade Point Average of 90% or higher and consistently demonstrate excellence in at least two of these areas: leadership, the arts, community service, athletics, or personal triumph and success. Awardees were: Grade 6: Hillary Abankwa, Rachel Alexandre, Gabriella Picott, Derrik Stilley, Maegan Trusty Grade 8: Hannah Alexandre, Sasha Leys Sign up for our weekly email

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Pearl River School District to Sell 10 Condo Units

  3 years ago     1594 Views     Leave your thoughts  

[Pearl River]  Pearl River School District is pleased to announce that it has received State approval to sell the 10 condominium units in the apartment building located at 119 West Crooked Hill Road.  This action follows voter approval of Proposition 2, part of the May 20, 2014 school budget.  The condominium complex has been named ‘The Pines at Pearl River’. Prudential Joyce Realty will be holding an Open House / Open Bid opportunity on Sunday, March 8, 2015 from 12:00 PM to 5:00 PM.  We will be accepting bids from interested, financially qualified buyers.  Realty agents will be available on-site…

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