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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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Town of Orangetown Collecting Valentine’s Day Cards for OPERATION LOVE OUR SENIOR CITIZENS

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ORANGEBURG, NY – Valentine’s Day is a day when we show love to those who mean the most to us. From our significant others to our best friends, school friends to colleague’s, family members near and far, this day has turned into a yearly reminder to let the people we love hear it.

This year, nearly a full year of “pausing in place,” the Town of Orangetown is asking you to join us in sending cards to those who could use an extra smile. We’re talking about our elders, a group of well-seasoned, incredible humans who are sometimes forgotten.
Welcome to OPERATION LOVE OUR SENIOR CITIZENS.
The Town will be collecting Valentine’s Day cards through Tuesday, February 9, 2021 for our local senior citizens and we will distribute later that week.
Buy a card or better yet, make a card for a senior citizen, bring it to Town Hall and drop it in the box marked “Operation Love Our Senior Citizens.”
You’ll be very happy you did.

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30 Year Rockland Paramedic Robert Sobel Retirement Ceremony

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Robert Sobel Retirement

WEST NYACK, NY – Rockland Paramedic Robert Sobel has served for 33 years as an EMT and paramedic in the Town of Clarkstown.

On Wednesday, January 13, 2020 was his last day of service. Clarkstown Supervisor George Hoehmann, Clarkstown Police Department Chief McCullagh, and Detective LT. Ronan presented a certificate recognizing his service on behalf of the Town of Clarkstown.

Crews were on hand from New City Ambulance Corps, Nanuet Community Ambulance Corps., Congers-Valley Cottage Volunteer Ambulance Corps, Nyack Community Ambulance Corps and Rockland Paramedic Services.

Video via Rockland Fires.

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