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Late summer isn't the best time to prune

Q: Can I prune my trees and shrubs at this time of year? - Mark from Greenwood Lake. A. Late summer is not generally considered the most optimal season to prune ornamental trees and flowering shrubs. There are two significant reasons for this advice. The first is that pruning from mid-August through

TIMES HERALD-RECORD - 2017-09-23 07:01:00

Flush with cash, Wash'ville sewer plant getting upgrade

WASHINGTONVILLE - After six years of wrestling with a 40-year-old, overburdened sewage treatment plant that's been hit with fines from the DEC, the village is poised to start work on a multimillion-dollar upgrade. Mayor Joe Bucco said village officials will be reviewing project specifications Tuesda

TIMES HERALD-RECORD - 2017-09-22 23:57:52

Steve Israel: United we stand in the fight against hatred, bias

One moment of light in a year of so much hate shines as an inspiration for all of us - especially for this Jewish new year that began Wednesday night, and beyond. Its story begins last October, just before the holiest day of the Jewish year, Yom Kippur. Hateful people spray-painted big black swastik

TIMES HERALD-RECORD - 2017-09-21 23:06:13

Accident reported in downtown Middletown

Traffic in downtown Middletown was backed up when a portion of North Street near Wickham Avenue was closed for an accident. The accident happened just before 12:30 p.m., but no other information was immediately available. Middletown Fire Department and City of Middletown Police are on scene. Check b

TIMES HERALD-RECORD - 2017-09-21 17:39:34

Harbor Island Beer Fest returns; plus, grape stomping, more

After closing its doors earlier in 2017, the Tapp has reopened with a new kitchen, and updated menu, and a redesigned bar and dining room. Seth Harrison/lohud Welcome to the Stir It Up Guide, a short roundup of culinary happenings throughout the Lower Hudson Valley each week. If you're looking to e

LOHUD.COM - 2017-09-20 20:03:22

DON'T MISS THIS YEAR'S COPTIC FESTIVAL: Egyptian Christians celebrate their faith, raise funds for a new church

The local Coptic Church of Virgin Mary & St. Pachomius is holding their annual Egyptian Festival at 3 Swim Club Rd in Stony Point. The festival started last weekend, September 16 & 17 and continues through this weekend, September 23 & 24. Church leaders said they hope to raise awareness of their pre

ROCKLANDTIMES.COM - 2017-09-21 00:00:36

Dispute erupts between Rose Memorial Library and Town of Stony Point

BY DYLAN SKRILOFF STONY POINT- Rose Memorial Library Board President Jennifer Lima has been promoting a ballot referendum seeking $717K in funding for a new library. The status of that referendum is now up in doubt. On September 14, the Stony Point Town Clerk's Office informed the Library Board that

ROCKLANDTIMES.COM - 2017-09-21 00:00:36

CHAMPLAIN POWER LINE UPDATE: Stony Point now told Champlain Hudson power line will go under Rt. 9W

Officials and residents also discuss solar power array; public hearing to continue Tuesday Stony Point's Town Board on September 12 focused mainly on questions and concerns about the Champlain Hudson Power Express and the proposed solar array law the municipality is crafting. Local activist Susan Fi

ROCKLANDTIMES.COM - 2017-09-21 00:00:31

Stony Point nixes library's petitions to put expansion referendum before voters

STONY POINT - The town clerk has rejected an attempt to put the Rose Memorial Library's expansion plan before voters in November, but library trustees may not be giving up. Town Clerk Joan Skinner turned down a resolution from the library board endorsing petitions to put a referendum for $717,000 to

LOHUD.COM - 2017-09-20 18:09:40

Full Day Kindergarten Community Meeting in Stony Point

North Rockland Full Day Kindergarten Advocates are holding a community meeting at the Stony Point RHO, 5 Clubhouse Lane on Thursday September 21 at 7:30 p.m. The meeting will focus on a short overview of the NR Full Day Kindergarten efforts, ideas for moving the Full Day initiative forward, and a le

ROCKLANDTIMES.COM - 2017-09-21 00:00:51

2 Poughkeepsie men charged for possessing stolen car

Two Poughkeepsie men face charges in connection with an investigation into a stolen car which began in August, according to New York State Police. Benjamin Prinzivalli, 28, and Michael A. Tarzia, 24, were each charged with third-degree criminal possession of stolen property, a felony. Police receive

POUGHKEEPSIE JOURNAL - 2017-09-22 20:21:28

House fire displaces Town of Poughkeepsie resident, pets

A house fire has displaced a Town of Poughkeepsie resident and several pets. Firefighters from the Fairview Fire District were dispatched to the blaze on Miller Place at 6:09 p.m. Thursday. The fire was contained and declared under control at 6:57 p.m., according to Fairview Fire Chief Christopher M

POUGHKEEPSIE JOURNAL - 2017-09-22 13:52:43

Dear Mr. Bezos: Here's why Rockland should be home to HQ2

As Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos goes shopping for a second headquarters in the East - he calls it HQ2 - everyone has a pitch to make. Hey, Jeff! We've got an airport! Yo, Jeff! We've got skilled workers! We've got beaches, Bezos! Lots and lots of beaches! The Amazon HQ2 promises up to 50,000 jobs over 10 t

LOHUD.COM - 2017-09-21 16:50:31

Man charged with 'strict liability' in woman's drug overdose death

WEST MILFORD - A Paterson man has been charged in the death of a West Milford woman who overdosed on drugs he sold her, authorities said Thursday. Cleveland D. Spencer, 26, is charged in the death of Maryann McKinnon, 33, who was found unconscious and unresponsive June 2 in her home on Freehold Cour

NJ.COM - 2017-09-22 12:36:29

House fire in town of Poughkeepsie ruled accidental

TOWN OF POUGHKEEPSIE, N.Y. >> One resident and a number of pets were displaced, but there were no injuries Thursday after Fairview firefighters responded to a two-alarm blaze in a house on Miller Place, according to a press release. At about 6:09 p.m. Thursday, the Fairfiew Fire District was dispatc

DAILY FREEMAN - 2017-09-22 04:00:00

Rockland Scholar-Athlete: Suffern's Meghan Bonnist is pro-animal and pro-environment

Suffern High School senior Megan Bonnist's resume is packed with accomplishments. She's a member of the National, Math and Spanish Honor Societies, vice-president of her class, president of Suffern's National Honor Society chapter and carries a weighted grade point average exceeding 4.0. A Girl Scou

LOHUD.COM - 2017-09-23 11:00:02

Editorial: Even diners aren't safe from anti-Semitism

Anti-Semitism is not uncommon in New Jersey - from violent acts like throwing Molotov cocktails into a rabbi's home in Rutherford in 2012 to the random scrawl of swastikas on public and private property. Each time anti-Semitism rears its ugly head, we must react with outrage. Such is the case with t

NORTHJERSEY.COM - 2017-09-20 19:48:22

West Milford teacher named county's top educator

WEST MILFORD - Nicole Petrosillo gets down on her students' level, sitting in the same type of desk while exchanging ideas on narrative and context. Her instruction, however, is on a level of its own. Early this month, Passaic County's education office named Petrosillo the county's Teacher of the Ye

NORTHJERSEY.COM - 2017-09-22 09:00:09

West Milford woman faces burglary, theft charges

RINGWOOD -- A West Milford woman is facing burglary and theft charges after police allege she broke into a building in Ringwood twice within a four-day period and stole cash, checks and credit cards. Jessica E. Labosco, 30, was charged with two counts of burglary, two counts of theft of movable pr

NEW JERSEY HERALD - 2017-09-21 07:01:00

Detective John Falcone: Music video honors fallen hero

To his right, three police officers stood at attention. To his left stood a lone bagpiper and three more officers, one of them with a police dog. In the midst of it all, his hand on his heart, stood the father of City of Poughkeepsie Detective John M. Falcone, who was killed in the line of duty on F

LOHUD.COM - 2017-09-21 18:01:40