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Ramapo: Storm Update from Supervisor Christopher P. St. Lawrence

Ramapo: Storm Update from Supervisor Christopher P. St. Lawrence
As many of you know, there is a major winter storm forecasted for our area, which will include significant snowfall and strong winds. It is anticipated that there will be light snow showers falling intermittently throughout the daylight hours today, with the storm picking up in intensity later this afternoon. The snowfall is expected increase drastically this evening and during the overnight hours, with the possibility of several inches of snow falling each hour until the storm tapers off on Tuesday night. The forecast is calling for a total ...

WATCH: Rockland County Legislators Awards Chaverim of Rockland Volunteers For Fire Rescue

WATCH: Rockland County Legislators Awards Chaverim of Rockland Volunteers For Fire Rescue[VIDEO IN EXTENDED ARTICLE] Rockland County Legislator Aron Wieder (District 13) presented members of the local Chaverim of Rockland a volunteer emergency services organization and a Spring Valley police officer with "Distinguished Service Awards" in recognition of their combined actions to rescue two citizens from a burning residence, and ensure their safety in the aftermath of the rescue. The recognition ceremony was held Tuesday evening Jan. 20 prior to the meeting of the county legislature. On November 23, 2014 on a cold Sunday ...    Full Story »

Monsey: Ramapo Police Responded To 70 Weather-Related Calls In 5 Hours

Monsey: Ramapo Police Responded To 70 Weather-Related Calls In 5 HoursOn Sunday morning between 7:00AM and 12:00PM, the Ramapo Police were dispatched to at least 70 weather related calls. These included motor vehicle accidents with injuries and without, disabled vehicles and medical calls for injuries from falling on the icy pavement. In addition to these incidents, police officers assisted motorists and pedestrians as they were responding from call to call and responded to non-weather related incidents. Ramapo Police’s emergency communications center was inundated with hundreds of calls for emergencies, ...    Full Story »

Menorah Causes Structure Fire In Monsey Home (3 opinions)

Menorah Causes Structure Fire In Monsey HomeA fire caused by a Menorah seriously damaged a house at 1 Tauber Terrace in the Town of Ramapo on Friday. The fire was reported at 5:04 PM. The occupants of the house all escaped without injury, and were being provided housing and assistance by their neighbors. Hillcrest and Monsey fire department were on scene, along with Rockland Paramedics, Rockland Volunteer Ambulance Corp, Orange and Rockland Utilities, and the Rockland County Sherriff’s Department BCI unit. One firefighter from Hillcrest Fire Department sustained a minor burn ...    Full Story »

SHOCKING PHOTO: Aron Wieder Receives Doctored Photo Of Himself Being Beheaded By ISIS (5 opinions)

SHOCKING PHOTO: Aron Wieder Receives Doctored Photo Of Himself Being Beheaded By ISISAssemblyman Dov Hikind (D-Brooklyn) responded immediately to a threat today against Aron Wieder. Wieder, the only Hasidic member of the Rockland County NY Legislature, received, via email, a doctored photo of himself being beheaded by an ISIS terrorist. “We don't know who did this but we’re going to find out,” said Hikind, who immediately phoned Wieder upon hearing the news. “The Jewish community worldwide is celebrating the miracle of Chanukah and some sick individual chose this time to send this message to Wieder and our ...    Full Story »

Ramapo Police Arrest Four Suspects Minutes After Committing Gunpoint Robbery In Pomona (1 opinions)

Ramapo Police Arrest Four Suspects Minutes After Committing Gunpoint Robbery In PomonaThe Town of Ramapo Police Department tells YWN that they received a 911 call reporting a past armed robbery on Sunday night. The robbery had occurred about 5 minutes before the 911 call. The caller told police that it took place in front of 3 Sherwood Ridge Road, in the Village of Pomona. Ramapo police officers arrived and began their investigation. The victim had some swelling to his face and was treated by Rockland Paramedics. The victim stated that he was lured outside of his residence by a person known to him when he was attacked by two ...    Full Story »

PHOTOS: Bikur Cholim Ribbon Cutting Ceremony at Blythedale Children's Hospital

PHOTOS: Bikur Cholim Ribbon Cutting Ceremony at Blythedale Children's Hospital[PHOTOS BY JDN IN EXTENDED ARTICLE] Keeping to their long-standing tradition of serving patients and their families, Bikur Cholim has done it again. This past Sunday, November 9th, another link was added to the vast chain of existing Bikur Cholim Shabbos Rooms throughout Rockland, Westchester and northern New Jersey. This time, it is Blythedale Chidren’s Hospital in Westchester County, New York`s only freestanding specialty children’s hospital, dedicated to improving the health status and quality of life of children with complex ...    Full Story »

Ramapo Police Alerts Community: Suspicious Man Follows 15-Year-Old Girl, Asks Her To Get Into His Pickup Truck

Ramapo Police Alerts Community: Suspicious Man Follows 15-Year-Old Girl, Asks Her To Get Into His Pickup TruckThe Ramapo Police Department is investigating a suspicious incident that occurred on 11/10/14, where a 15 year old girl was approached by a man while walking home from her school bus stop in the Village of Wesley Hills. The girl reports that at about 5:45PM, after being dropped off on Route 306 near Kentor Lane, she noticed a small white pickup truck that appeared to be waiting to turn from Kentor Lane onto Route 306. A short while later, as she was walking down Kentor Lane, she saw the pickup truck pass her, then turn around and it stopped ...    Full Story »

Ramapo Police Investigating Multiple Vehicle Thefts In The Monsey Area

Ramapo Police Investigating Multiple Vehicle Thefts In The Monsey AreaThe Ramapo Police Department tells YWN that another three cars were stolen from the Monsey area of the Town. Earlier this week YWN reported that three vehicles had been stolen from the Wesley Hills and Pomona neighborhoods. As in the last incident, the three vehicles were also stolen from their respective driveways, and these occurred in the early morning hours ...    Full Story »

Ramapo Police Investigating Multiple Vehicle Thefts In Wesley Hills And Pomona

Ramapo Police Investigating Multiple Vehicle Thefts In Wesley Hills And PomonaThe Ramapo Police Department tells YWN that three vehicles were stolen from the Wesley Hills and Pomona area of the Town in the early morning hours of Sunday 11/02/14. All vehicles were located in the owner’s driveway or in the street in front of the owner’s home at the time of the thefts. The description of the stolen vehicles are as follows: • 2001 Nissan Altima, white, four door sedan, bearing NY registration DSR-3134 from the Astor Place area of Wesley Hills. • 2016 Acura MDX, White, SUV, bearing NY registration FZV-4284 ...    Full Story »

Monsey: Community Outreach Center Spearheads Local Recycling Initiative

Monsey: Community Outreach Center Spearheads Local Recycling InitiativeIn recent weeks, Community Outreach Center has announced its Recycling Initiative, a special program designed to boost recycling rates. Community Outreach Center, with the assistance of County Legislator Aron Wieder, undertook this project to create a Kiddush Hashem in Rockland County. “Our goal is to educate rather than enforce. The COC Community Recycling Initiative is a perfect example of that,” says Ramapo Town Supervisor, Christopher St. Lawrence, who also serves as the Chairman of Rockland County’s Solid Waste Management ...    Full Story »
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