The Orangetown Town Council discussed a resolution that would charge Rockland County for the maintenance of fire hydrants, streetlights and traffic lights on county roads Tuesday.
That was just one of the stories from the past week in Pearl River Patch.
- Registration closes today for the 20th Annual Coach Dag Memorial Scholarship Golf Outing. The event, which honors the memory of former Pearl River High School coach and coach Julius D’Agostino is scheduled for August 2 at Blue Hill Golf Course off Orangeburg Road in Pearl River.
- Orangetown Director of Finance Charlie Richardson gave a report to the town council on Orangetown's spending and revenue so far for 2012. He said the town would be on target for spending within its planned budget, but faces charge backs from the county that could cost between $500,000 and $550,000.
- Denis M. Collins, 46, of Pearl River has been accused of drug possession and drunken driving with a child in his car after he was stopped by police in Pearl River. Police were in the area looking for a 2012 Honda Accord registered to Collins after Clarkstown police alerted Orangetown that they were seeking Collins in connection with an incident at the Eastern Mountain Sports store in Nanuet. Collins was also charged with seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance and traffic violations.
- Bernadette Riordan, 35, of Pearl River was charged with drunken driving after driving her Jeep off Main Street and into a building in Pearl River.
- The Orangetown Council approved a revised plan for The Pointe at Lake Tappan in Pearl River, including changing from sales to rental units.
- During Tuesday's police commission report, Orangetown Police Chief Kevin Nulty spoke about changes in Orangetown's National Night Out, which will now be put on by the Orangeburg Fire Department and St. Thomas Aquinas College.
- Pearl River administrators responded positively to the results of the New York State assessments, which tested students in grades three through eight in math and English Language Arts. The results were released by the state July 17. The percentage of students who met or exceeded the proficiency standard on both exams increased slightly from 2011 to 2012.
- Educators across the state are calling for Gov. Andrew Cuomo to veto controversial legislation that would change the placement process for special education. Opponents of the bill are calling it a voucher system and a potential burden for schools.
- Storms Wednesday morning knocked out power to over 2,000 Orange & Rockland customers in Rockland County.
- Pearl River Little League's softball team reached the finals of the Kayser-Brady Memorial Tournament with Saturday's victory over Nanuet. Pearl River's baseball team also won its first game of the tournament Saturday.