Pearl River Week in Review: Proposed School Budget, Easter Egg Hunt

Pearl River Patch featured news including the proposed 2013-14 budget for the Pearl River School District this past week.

Sunday's Easter Egg Hunt drew approximately 300 children to the Central Ave. Field in Pearl River.

The event, which is sponsored by the Pearl River Chamber of Commerce and the law offices of Tom Diviny, was just one of the stories brought to you by Pearl River Patch this past week.

  • The Pearl River Board of Education approved resolutions eliminating teaching and clerical positions for 2013-14 to keep the budget under the state mandated tax cap. Pearl River willl holds its budget vote and board of education election May 21. The proposed budget would increase taxes by 1.68% for residents in the Pearl River School District.
  • Pearl River Middle School presented the musical "Beauty and the Beast" for five showings last week.
  • Pearl River High School students shared National History Day projects at the board of education meeting.
  • Laurie Mayernik will retire at the end of the 2013 season, ending years as Pearl River girls lacrosse head coach.
  • Inspirational speaker Steven McDonald, a NYPD detective who who was shot and paralyzed from the neck down in 1986, will speak Monday at a Holy Week Prayer service of reconciliation at St. Margaret Church in Pearl River today.
  • Patch continued its coverage of the 51st Annual Rockland County St. Patrick's Day Parade in Pearl River with this reaction by people viewing the event, parade watchers talking about Pope Francis I, the local business impact of the parade and the opening of Yogurt Sensations on Central Ave. on St. Patrick's Day.
  • Orangetown Police made a number of arrests after the Rockland County St. Patrick's Day Parade in Pearl River, including and . O'Shea got in a scuffle with police that left one Orangetown officer with a broken hand.
  • The American Cancer Society is looking participants in Rockland County for a national prevention survey.
  • Rockland County officials made Marine Corporal Megan Leavey the first recipient of the county's Freedom Award for her service to the country.


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