Monsey local news

Rockland - Hasidic Legislator Aron Weider Elected As County Majority Leader (2 opinions)

Rockland - Hasidic Legislator Aron Weider Elected As County Majority Leader
Aron Wieder, the only Hasidic member in the Rockland County NY Legislature, was elected Majority Leader by his fellow Democratic colleagues Tuesday Night, JP Updates reports. Two years ago, Mr. Wieder was the first member of the upstate Hasidic community to be elected to the 17-member chamber. In his short tenure in office, Mr. Weider developed working relationships with almost all his colleagues, Republicans and Democrats alike for the benefit of the fast-growing Orthodox Jewish Community. County Executive-elect Ed Day, a Republican, was ...

New Spring Valley Mayor Fires 3 Staffers, Passes New Policies (1 opinions)

New Spring Valley Mayor Fires 3 Staffers, Passes New PoliciesNew Spring Valley Mayor Demeza Delhomme has made sure his first week in office was a serious shakeup. The longtime trustee has so far fired three staffers and passed several new policies, including a ban that prevents village employees from responding to fires as volunteer firefighters. County fire officials call the new policy dangerous, but Delhomme says the village can't afford to lose staff who volunteer as firefighters every time there's an emergency call. The Democrat also defends his decision to fire Village Clerk Sherri Scott. ...    Full Story »

Cuomo Announces Traffic Police Increase Over Thanksgiving Weekend

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced that, in an effort to prevent highway tragedies during the upcoming Thanksgiving holiday weekend, the New York State Police will initiate special traffic enforcement efforts beginning Wednesday, November 27. The State Police, under the direction of Superintendent Joseph D’Amico, will supplement regular patrols statewide focusing on aggressive driving, impaired driving, and distracted driving. The effort will also incorporate fixed sobriety checkpoints and the “Operation Hang Up” initiative, which ...    Full Story »

Monsey: Fliers In Yiddish Distributed After Dead Baby Found In Recycling Plant (1 opinions)

Monsey: Fliers In Yiddish Distributed After Dead Baby Found In Recycling PlantPolice are distributing reward fliers in three languages in an effort to find the mother of a full-term baby whose body was found in a plastic bag at a cardboard recycling plant. The fliers, which offer a $2,500 reward, are in English, Spanish and Yiddish. The Journal News says they show several items found with the body, including a blood- and fluid-stained black shirt. Authorities believe the woman was very likely a housekeeper at Jewish homes. The baby was delivered sometime before garbage pickup Tuesday morning and was found in a bag ...    Full Story »

Rockland - Republican Ed Day Wins County Executive Race [UPDATED]

Rockland - Republican Ed Day Wins County Executive Race [UPDATED]County lawmaker Ed Day has been elected Rockland County executive. Day, a Republican, defeated Democrat David Fried in the suburban county north of New York City. With 100 percent of precincts reporting, Day had 52 percent of the vote to 46 percent for Fried. Rockland’s troubled finances dominated the campaign. The county has a deficit of more than $125 million and a poor credit rating. Day said he would force every county department to start with zero and justify every dollar it needed. Fried called for economic development ...    Full Story »

PHOTOS: Monsey - Two Candidates Have Their Election Signs Painted With Swastikas; Police Investigating

PHOTOS: Monsey - Two Candidates Have Their Election Signs Painted With Swastikas; Police InvestigatingThe Ramapo Police Department is investigating two disturbing incidents in which swastikas were spray-painted on the election signs of David Fried and Christopher St. Lawrence. David Fried is running for Rockland County executive in the Tuesday, Nov. 5th General Election. Fried is running on the Democratic, Working Families and Independence party lines. He is running against Ed Day who is running on the Republican and Preserve Rockland party lines. Christopher St. Lawrence is running for reelection as Ramapo Town Supervisor. This year, ...    Full Story »

Monsey: Fire On Highview Rd

Monsey: Fire On Highview RdAt 2:10PM, the Ramapo PD responded to 95 Highview Road, Suffern, for a house fire. Heavy smoke was coming from the home. It is believed that only one occupant and two dogs were inside the home when the fire started, and all were evacuated. The one female occupant was being treated at the scene for smoke inhalation by Rockland Paramedics and Ramapo Valley Ambulance. Tallman FD was operating at the scene, and both Suffern FD and Monsey FD responded for mutual aid. The Ramapo Fire Inspector and O&R also responded to the scene. Traffic is ...    Full Story »

Monsey: Two Pedestrains Struck In 'Hit And Run' (5 opinions)

Monsey: Two Pedestrains Struck In 'Hit And Run'At about 8:30 PM on Tuesday night, the Ramapo Police responded to the intersection of Carlton Road and Sands Point Road in the Monsey area of Ramapo, for a motor vehicle accident where two pedestrians had been struck while crossing the street. The car was travelling south Sands Point Road as the two people were crossing Carlton Road in the crosswalk, when they were struck by the front bumper of the car, knocking them both to the ground. The driver stopped to ask if they were ok, and then left the scene of the accident without exchanging ...    Full Story »

Monsey: Fatal MVA In Wesley Hills

Monsey: Fatal MVA In Wesley HillsAt about 10:30 PM on October 21, 2013, the Ramapo Police department received a call for a car that had driven off the road in the area of 42 Willow Tree Road in Wesley Hills. Responding officers found the car off the road and into an area with thick shrubs and brush. The officers gained entry into the car and found that the driver was not breathing and had no pulse. Rockland paramedics and Spring Hill Ambulance had arrived on the scene and gave emergency medical care to her prior to transporting her to Good Samaritan emergency room, ...    Full Story »