The Orangetown Town Board ended protracted negotiations by approving a new five-year contract with Orangetown Police, retroactive to 2011 and running through 2015.
That was just one of the important stories on Pearl River Patch over the past week.
- The Orangetown Youth Police Academy held its graduation Friday at the Orangetown Town Hall. The program had been initially cancelled due to lack of money, but fundraising efforts by involved students helped bring it back.
- Pearl River Public Library officially kicked off its summer reading program with a sidewalk chalk event for children Wednesday. The library continued to recommend books for summer reading in librarian Christina Linder's blog.
- Family of cyclist Janet Martinez, who was killed in an accident along Route 9W, and residents spoke about their concerns regarding safety on the road at Tuesday's town board meeting. The town council also approved its 2013 budget adoption calendar at the meting.
- The Pearl River Park & Activities Committee, which puts on the annual 4th of July fireworks display in Pearl River, held a fundraising carnival on the Central Avenue Field.
- State Senator David Carlucci, Assemblyman Ken Zebrowski, Chairman of the Rockland County Working Families Party Bob Milone joined 12-year-old New City girl scout Hannah Buckler in calling for the state to increase the minimum wage to $8.50.
- Orange & Rockland will be trimming trees around transmission lines in Orangetown later this month. Past similar efforts have raised complaints from residents.
- Rockland County's STOP-DWI announced a law enforcement crackdown that runs through July 5.