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FDNY FF and North Rockland HS Graduate Dennis Farrell Laid to Rest

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Today, FDNY FF and North Rockland HS graduate Dennis Farrell was laid to rest.

Farrell passed away on February 23, 2021 after a long battle with WTC illness on Tuesday February 23, 2021.

OBITUARY – Dennis A Farrell, 58, of Walden, NY, passed away peacefully with his family by his side on February 23. He was born on November 12, 1962 to Ray and Carole (Loomer) Farrell. He was a graduate of North Rockland High School “Class of 1980.” Dennis then attended St Thomas Aquinas College and later received a nursing degree from Orange County Community College. He was a New York City Correctional Officer before entering the FDNY in 1990. His career as a FDNY firefighter was with Ladder Company 59 until his retirement in June 2002.

Dennis is survived by his wife, Lori Farrell, parents, Ray and Carole Farrell, children, Amy (Mike) Quinn, Dennis Farrell, Todd and Michael Sutherland, grandchildren, Declan, Brigid, Garrett Quinn, Ava and Cameron Sutherland, and brothers Ray (Eileen), Mike (Marta) and Andy, nieces, Suzanne, Betsy, Kathleen, Kelsey and Colleen Farrell. He was predeceased by his brother and “Irish twin” David G. Farrell. Dennis was an adoring son, husband, father, brother and “Grumpa”.

He was a gentle, kind, generous, loving and fun filled man who lived everyday to the fullest. He loved cooking, fishing, hunting, camping, and spending time with family and friends. He spent his life in service to others and was involved in many fundraising events. He will be missed beyond measure.

We will #neverforget Dennis Farrell

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State Police are Investigating a Serious Single Vehicle Crash on the Palisades Parkway

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On April 13, 2021, at approximately 9:40 a.m. state police from the Haverstraw barracks responded to a single vehicle crash on the Palisades Parkway in the town of Stony Point.

Investigation revealed that BMW X-5 was traveling south on the Palisades Parkway when the vehicle flipped and ejected the operator of the vehicle and her dog. Prior to the accident numerous 911 calls were made about this vehicle traveling on Route 6 from Woodbury with three tires. Witnesses stated that when the vehicle entered the Palisades Parkway in began to go faster and then flipped over.

The operator of the vehicle was identified as Taylor Robinson, age 25 of Highland Mills. She was medivaced to Westchester Medical with multiple injuries including a concussion. The dog died from its injuries.

This crash is under investigation.

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VIDEO: Nanuet Firefighters Battle Weekend Structure Fire on Van Nostrand

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NANUET, NY – At approximately 2:40 am on April 12, 2021 the Nanuet Fire Department was alerted to a report of a structure fire at 28 Van Nostrand Place, Chief Anthony Knapp (8-1) was first arriving on scene and confirmed a working fire. First due engine (8-EQ) led by Lieutenant Jordan Parker (8-6) stretched an initial attack line to start fighting the heavy fire. A second line was started by Lieutenant Bill Schoenleber (8-7), both lines worked together to knock the main body of fire down. All units returned to quarters around 5 am. Clarkstown Fire Inspector remained on scene to investigate.

Mutual aid from:
Excelsior Fire Engine Company No. 1
Pearl River Hook & Ladder Co#1
West-Nyack Fire-Department
Columbian Engine Co. #1
New City Fire Engine Co. No. 1
South Spring Valley Fire Dept.
Clarkstown Police Department

All residents were able to safely get out of the home. No reports of any firefighters injured on scene.

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