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Portion of State Route 45 Named in Honor of Finklestein Library Security Guard Sandra Wilson

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OFFICIAL: A portion of State Route 45 in the Village of Spring Valley to be named the Sandra L. Wilson Memorial Highway.

Wilson, a beloved security guard at the Finklestein Memorial Library was stabbed to death in February, while working security at the Finkelstein Memorial Library in Spring Valley. Authorities said 25-year-old Blanchard Glaudin attacked 52-year-old Wilson with a knife after she asked him to turn down his music. Her death would send shockwaves throughout Rockland County.

Wilson began working at the Finkelstein Memorial Library as a clerk in 2011 and worked her way up through the ranks, obtaining her security guard certification in 2018 and being promoted to full-time Security Aide in 2019.

Yesterday, Governor Andrew Cuomo signed
(S.8555a/A.10653A) into law designating a portion of State Route 45 in the Village of Spring Valley as the Sandra L. Wilson Memorial Highway.

There is no timeline yet on when the new roadway signage will be installed, but Senator Carlucci, who championed the legislation said he hopes the work is completed shortly by the NYS Department of Transportation.

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Over 500 Turkeys Distributed to Families in the Village of Spring Valley for Thanksgiving Day

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Over 500 Turkeys Distributed to Families in the Village of Spring Valley for Thanksgiving Day.

“This is the SEASON of GIVING and being THANKFUL! Remember that Thanksgiving is a joyous invitation to shower the world with love and gratitude. When we give cheerfully and accept gratefully, everyone is blessed.” said East Ramapo School Board Member Sabrina Charles Pierre.

Great job by Sabrina Charles-Pierre, Spring Valley Police Department, and all involved. 🦃

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Sons of Italy Meatball Contest Raises $7,000 for Medical Expenses for Local Family

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Assemblyman Lawler and Sheriff Falco presented 2-year old Jhanaè Fairclough and her parents Kirk and Jodi Ann with the proceeds raised from the recent Meatball Contest hosted by the Blauvelt Sons of Italy. Assemblyman Lawler won the contest defeating Sheriff Falco for best meatballs.

The $7,000 will help the family cover some of Jhanaè’s medical expenses.

Our best wishes to the Fairclough family!

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