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Assemblyman Lawler, Senator Reichlin-Melnick, Historians, and Piermont FD Look to Honor Thomas “Pomp” Pomplin

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Assemblyman Mike Lawler, members of the Piermont Fire Department, ex-Chief Dan Goswick, State Senator Elijah Reichlin-Melnick, Supervisor Teresa Kenny, Piermont Mayor Bruce Tucker, County Legislator James Foley, NYACK NAACP President Nikki Hines, Bill Batson, and other historians and activists held a press conference announcing their intention to honor Thomas “Pomp” Pomplin, a black Piermont resident and firefighter, as the first line of duty death in Rockland County.

In 1854, Pomp and the other members of the Piermont Fire Department were called to Nyack to help put out a massive factory fire. They pushed their fire truck from Piermont all the way to Nyack and helped battle the blaze. Unfortunately, Pomp passed away a few days later from heat exhaustion and other injuries. There is a direct connection between Pomp and all of the other heroic firefighters who have given their lives in service of keeping our communities safe. May he and all other fallen firefighters rest in peace, and may we never cease to thank, honor, and memorialize them for their sacrifice.

The goal is to raise $10,000 to help the Village of Piermont and the Piermont Fire Department build a proper memorial for his heroic sacrifice, which would be located in the village. Please consider donating at this link:

https://www.gofundme.com/f/thomas-pomplin-lodd-memorial?utm_source=customer&utm_medium=copy_link&utm_campaign=p_cf+share-flow-1&fbclid=IwAR1lmpGERbqtmRgW0LJ-vMeqRkJiLB9jXL-mPcaNFS6yVLAenhhcEck3QJo

Watch the Press Conference Below 

 

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Rockland Community College Receives National Award for Excellence in Diversity

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SUFFERN, NY – Rockland Community College has been selected as a 2021 Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) Award winner from INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine, the nation’s oldest and largest diversity-focused publication in higher education. This national honor recognizes US colleges and universities that demonstrate an outstanding commitment to diversity and inclusion. RCC will be featured, along with 100 other recipients, in the November 2021 issue of INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine. This is the first time RCC has been named as a HEED Award recipient.

“Diversity reflects an appreciation and respect for the unique gifts and talents in all of us,” said RCC President Dr. Michael A. Baston. “To close equity gaps, community colleges must first offer a safe and welcoming environment. Then we can create strategic partnerships between the college and the community and take advantage of our organizational resources and collaborative leadership to ensure equitable opportunities and outcomes for all our students.”

“Last year RCC started developing an actionable plan by establishing a working group to review the legacy of diversity efforts led by the College’s former Diversity Council and to build on their outcomes to reflect current realities. We are now developing a new college-wide plan that incorporates those recommendations with recommendations from all areas of the College. The new plan will include specific outcomes that are measurable using key performance indicators to be reported on an equity
scorecard,” stated Melissa L. Roy, Chief Diversity Officer for RCC.

“The HEED Award process consists of a comprehensive and rigorous application that includes questions relating to the recruitment and retention of students and employees — and best practices for both — continued leadership support for diversity, and other aspects of campus diversity and inclusion,” said Lenore Pearlstein, publisher of INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine. “We take a detailed approach to reviewing each application in deciding who will be named a HEED Award recipient. Our standards are high, and we look for institutions where diversity and inclusion are woven into the work being done
every day across their campus.”

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Town of Clarkstown Ranked #49 on Money Magazine’s Best Places to Live in Nation List

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NEW CITY, NY – Supervisor George Hoehmann announced that the most recent report released by Money Magazine ranked Clarkstown as one of the Best Places to Live in the nation.  Clarkstown, with approximately 86,000 residents, was ranked number 49 and was one of two towns in all of New York to rank on the list.
Money Magazine created the list by analyzing various data to weigh a town’s desirability as a place to live. The list was restricted to cities and towns that have populations between 25,000 to 500,000 and were ranked based on statistics related to economic opportunity, cost of living, housing affordability, school quality, income, arts and leisure options, safety, health care, and diversity.
“I am so proud of this wonderful honor for our Town,” said Supervisor George Hoehmann.  “Clarkstown is an amazing place to raise a family and also to settle down in retirement; we have so much to offer all ages from our excellent school system, to parks, senior centers, recreation programs, businesses, shopping, entertainment and more.”

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