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Pearl River Week in Review: Orangetown Adopts 2013 Budget, PRHS Inducts NHS Members

Local budgets continue to be a major topic, including Orangetown adopting its 2013 financial plan, which calls for a 4.9% tax increase. Pearl River High School recognized its National Honor Society inductees.

The Orangetown Town Board adopted its 2013 budget Nov. 13 after months of debate and over $1 million in reduced spending from 2012. 

The council listened to nearly two hours of public comments, then went through a series of final adjustments that left the budget with a projected unofficial tax increase of 4.9% for 2013, though the tax levy increase may come out lower due to the exceptions built into the process.

That was just one of the stories on Pearl River Patch over the past week.

  • Pearl River High School inducted 74 new members into the National Honor Society and installed its new officers during a ceremony in the high school auditorium Nov. 12. 
  • The Pearl River School District adopted a revised schedule for 2012-13 to account for the five days lost to Hurricane Sandy. This includes converting Feb. 18 and 19 to regular school days. 
  • at his home after police traced harassing phone calls made to two synagogues and the JCC Rockland in West Nyack. 
  • Former New York Yankee . The Pearl River resident spoke about his career and involvement with the Rockland Boulders. Rockland County businesses and individuals were honored and a group of industry leaders held a roundtable discussion regarding the impact of the recent elections on business. 
  • Rockland County Executive C. Scott Vanderhoef said he plans to serve out his entire term, denying rumors to the contrary. Vanderhoef has announced that he will not seek re-election. Earlier in the week, Rockland County Legislators Ilan Schoenberger and Ed Day both announced plans to run for the position.
  • Vanderhoef ended emergency gas restrictions in Rockland County Nov. 14.
  • Rockland County continues to work on its 2013 budget, including a meeting that focused on potential cuts in General Services. 
  • Piermont will host a small business resource meeting to help in the recovery from Hurricane Sandy from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. today at the Piermont Village Hall. 

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