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Town of Clarkstown Dedicates Park Place in Nanuet After FDNY Capt. Frank Portelle

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FDNY Captain Frank A Portelle, Engine Company 50, passed away from WTC related illness on Saturday, March 13, 2021.

In 1996, Frank became a firefighter with the FDNY where his career began at Engine 228, Brooklyn he then went on to spend a majority of his career at Ladder 13, Manhattan and then Lieutenant and Captain of Engine 50, Bronx. Capt. Portelle would serve for 24 with the FDNY.

Town of Clarkstown Supervisor George Hoehmann and Town Board, in coordination with the FDNY Ceremonial Unit held a street dedication ceremony in memory of FDNY Capt. Frank Portelle. Mrs. Jeanine Portelle and daughter Valerie were on hand for the ceremony.

“Clarkstown will never forget Capt. Frank Portelle and the brave men and women who dedicate their lives to protecting and serving us all.” said Supervisor George Hoehmann.

VIDEO: Pearl River Fire Department Honor FDNY Captain Frank Portelle. (Via PRBUFF12)

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Rockland County PBA Endorse Diviny and Donohue for Orangetown Town Council

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ORANGETOWN, NY – Rockland County PBA announces the endorsement of Tom Diviny and Brian Donohue for Orangetown Town Council.

“Your commitment to the law enforcement community is well recognized and we believe you are well qualified to serve the people of the Town of Orangetown. We look forward to continuing to work with you towards the same goal of a safer Town of Orangetown.” said Rockland County PBA President Larry Ayers.

First Elected in 2009, Tom Diviny is a lifelong Orangetown resident and a 1988 graduate of Pearl River High School. He is a small business owner, married his wife Joy, another lifelong Orangetown resident, and Pearl River High School graduate, in 2006. Tom and Joy live in Pearl River with their two children, Addison and Finn. Tom’s brother Tim, sisters Ellen and Tara, and mother Grace, all live in Rockland.

Brian Donohue is a partner in a Home Health Care Company helping the elderly live independently in their homes and employing over 40 people locally. Brian is also a teaching assistant in the Clarkstown school district.

After graduating from the University of Scranton in 1994, he began a successful 20-year career with Bear Stearns / JPMorgan, culminating as Managing Director for the institutional equity trading division.

Brian and his wife Colleen, a community health nurse at Nyack Home Care, are 18-year residents of Pearl River, where they raise their three children Ryan, Brendan, and Caitlyn. Brian has also volunteered his time coaching his children’s sports teams, as well as serving as a board member on the Pearl River High School Lacrosse Attack Club.

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VIDEO: Monsey Structure Fire on Main Street (8/29/2021)

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Large Structure Fire in Monsey – 7 Rockland Fire departments are currently on scene of a structure fire at 15 Main Street in Monsey.

The fire started on the porch and has spread to the side of the home.

(*As of 7pm the fire is under control)

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