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Links in the Lower Hudson Valley

The links listed here are intended to provide a taste of the local fare; culture, community and government. The Tourism site is probably the most extensive portal to the Rockland area. The relocation section's list of independent schools, religious institutions and community groups could be of interest to some. Happy hunting.

GOVERNMENT


New York State

A number of presidents have been closely associated with the history of New York State, including Martin Van Buren, Millard Fillmore, Chester Arthur, Grover Cleveland, Theodore Roosevelt and Franklin D. Roosevelt. Elected officers of the state government, chosen for four-year terms, are the Governor, Lieutenant Governor, Attorney General and Comptroller. Legislative power of the state is vested in two houses: the Senate, consisting of 62 members, and the Assembly, consisting of 150 members.

County of Rockland

The County of Rockland has, over the years, passed through a process of legislative change common to many American communities. While only a few simple laws were necessary at the time of the establishment of the county, subsequent growth of the community, together with the complexity of modern life, has created the need for new and more detailed legislation for the proper function and government of the county.

Rockland County Tourism

Because of the county's proximity to New York City (16 miles), and residents that are no less than icons in the theatre, arts and business, there is a sophistication found only in big cities. With Palisades Center Mall and close-by Woodbury Commons, boutiques, shops and galleries, you will find endless shopping opportunities. And restaurants—we rival Manhattan's best. We have some great things hidden in the little corners of our world.

Town of Clarkstown

Located just 25 miles north of New York City, Clarkstown has lakes, parks, top-rated schools, business and industry and an active community.

Town of Haverstraw

The precinct of Haverstraw was created in 1719 when it was separated from Orangetown. Haverstraw then included the present day towns of Clarkstown. Ramapo and Stony Point. Haverstraw became a town in 1788. Clarkstown and Ramapo became separate towns in 1791 and Stony Point became a town in 1865.

Town of Orangetown

Southeastern corner of Rockland County on the New Jersey border, fifteen miles north of the George Washington Bridge

Town of Ramapo

The Town Board is the governing and legislative body of the Town. It determines policy and appropriates funds for various governmental functions and services. In addition to the supervisor, the board includes 4 councilpersons, who are elected at large in odd-numbered years for 4-year term. The councilperson’s terms are staggered so that 2 are elected each biennial session.

Town of Stony Point

Stony Point is the youngest and most mountainous of the five townships in Rockland County. Our town was formed by an act of the New York State Legislature on March 20, 1865. Until that time Stony Point was the northern portion of the Town of Haverstraw. Previously the area was known by several different names such as Antioch, Flora Falls, North Haverstraw, Knight’s Corners and Caldwell’s Landing. Our history is rich with colonial Dutch and English settlers purchasing land from the Algonquin Indians.


TRANSPORTATION


Rockland County Transportation

The Rockland County Department of Public Transportation oversees public transportation needs for Rockland County. Whether its getting around Rockland on TOR or commuting to Westchester on the Tappan ZEExpress we keep Rockland rolling. Use the many options on this website to find the answers to your transportation and transit questions.


ROCKLAND COUNTY SCHOOLS


Clarkstown Central School District Online

The Clarkstown Central School District is located in a largely residential middle to upper class community in scenic Rockland County, 25 miles northwest of New York City. Established in 1949, the district has a total population in excess of 70,000 residents. The district covers an area of 31 square miles encompassing New City, West Nyack, Bardonia, Congers as well as parts of Nanuet and Nyack.

East Ramapo Central School District

East Ramapo is the largest school district in Rockland County, with a student population of 9,350 for the 2003-04 school year. Located approximately 25 miles northwest of New York City, in the center of Rockland, East Ramapo is a middle-class suburban, predominantly residential community within commuting distance of New York, Westchester, and northern New Jersey.

North Rockland Central School District

The mission of the Haverstraw-Stony Point Central School District, in partnership with its multi-faceted community, is to develop life-long learners who are informed, responsible, and productive citizens.

Nanuet Central School District

It is the mission of the Nanuet School District, in partnership with our families and our community, to ensure a child-sensitive, challenging environment in which children understand and accept their responsibilities for lifelong learning and productive citizenship in a diverse, global society.

Ramapo Central School District

The district has a clear and focused mission: Educate For Personal Excellence. This mission reflects our commitment to challenging every student to achieve his or her highest personal potential. We accomplish this through student-centered educational models implemented by top-notch teaching professionals.

South Orangetown Central School District

Advance teaching and learning through offering engaging curriculum and distinguished instruction that focus on maximizing student achievement.

Nyack Central School District

A primarily residential community in Rockland County, Nyack's approximately 23,000 residents live in six villages and hamlets: Central Nyack, Nyack, South Nyack, Upper Grandview, Upper Nyack and Valley Cottage. Nyack's rich blend of races, cultures, religions and socio-economic groups form a population mix that is both a genuine source of pride and valuable educational resource.

Rockland B.O.C.E.S.

Rockland BOCES is uniquely positioned to provide educational services for students of all age levels and abilities. Our success depends on a series of cooperative efforts among students, educators, parents community members and business people. Our component school districts are provided programs in Career/Technical/Alternative Education, Special Education, Adult Education.


ORANGE COUNTY SCHOOLS


Monroe - Woodbury School District

The Monroe-Woodbury Central School District is located approximately 50 miles north of New York City and geographically includes the towns of Monroe, Harriman, most of Woodbury and parts of Tuxedo, Chester and Blooming Grove. Monroe-Woodbury serves a population of approximately 30,000 with 65% employed outside the area. Its unique location in the "Lake Region" of Southern Orange County at the foothills of the Catskill Mountains offers the charm of a clean, rural countryside within easy driving distance of New York City.


GREEN ENERGY


DISERE: Database of State Incentives for Renewable and Efficiency

DSIRE is a comprehensive source of information on state, local, utility, and federal incentives that promote renewable energy and energy efficiency.

Energy Savers

On this U.S. Government Web site you can find information to help you save energy in your home, business, vehicle, or industrial plant.

Energy Star

ENERGY STAR is a joint program of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Department of Energy helping us all save money and protect the environment through energy efficient products and practices.

ARTS | HISTORY | ENTERTAINMENT


The Historical Society of Rockland

The Historical Society of Rockland County acquires, preserves, and exhibits objects, buildings, and sites which reflect primarily the history of Rockland County and the Lower Hudson Valley, and researches, documents, promotes, and publicizes the rich historical heritage of the county for the people of Rockland.

Clarkstown Summer Theater Festival

This program encourages young adults to increase their self confidence and heighten their self esteem. They work as a team and learn about all areas of theater... lighting, sound, set construction, acting, choreography, singing and orchestration. Each component, cast, crew and orchestra, works together with our paid professional staff to put on the show.

Local History Network

Links to Rockland maps, directories, government agencies, genealogical and historical societies, cemeteries, ... Post a query about an individual or family and view queries left by others.

Arts Council of Rockland County

The Arts Council of Rockland (ACOR) promotes and encourages the arts in our diverse community and strives to create a climate in which creative expression flourishes and is experienced by all.

Rockland Center for the Arts

For 57 years, RoCA, Rockland Center for the Arts has been a vibrant cultural center in Rockland County, N.Y. We present a variety of highly acclaimed cultural arts programs including an extensive School for the Arts, exhibitions, a performing arts series and RoCA's Summer Arts Day Camp.

Arts Alliance of Haverstraw

The Arts Alliance of Haverstraw is a not-for-profit multicultural center for the arts located in the Village of Haverstraw, New York. Established by a core group of community members and artist with the commitment to celebrate the creativity of all our people, our mandate is to give sustenance and to share the art of our rich and diverse cultural heritages.

Arts Alliance of the Lower Hudson Valley

This non-profit 501(c)3 organization was created to promote awareness of and participation in the arts through educational programming and collaborations between artists in the local and international communities. The arts represent a global common language that is capable of communicating across language, cultural and educational barriers.

Garnerville Arts and Industrial Center

Opened in 2001, GAGA attracts 5,000 art lovers each June for its annual GAGA Arts Festival. A two day event featuring open studios, art exhibitions, live music, film, and performance. A new and expanded calendar of events is planned for 2007 and beyond.

Hopper House Art Center

Hopper House is a community cultural center and a gallery space for artists. The ground floor is a vibrant and exciting gallery space that features monthly exhibits. In addition to a busy gallery schedule, there are life drawing lessons, lectures, and musical presentations - all made possible by an active and devoted membership. The Edward Hopper House Art Center is located in a residential neighborhood, just a short stroll from the quaint shops of Nyack.

Riverspace Arts in Nyack

Riverspace Arts in Nyack is a not-for-profit arts organization offering programming in theater, dance, music, film. Working in collaboration with the community, the many cultures and influences of the region will be represented. The doors of Riverspace are open to schools, local organizations, and the arts community. We strive to engage and inspire audiences throughout the New York metropolitan area. Riverspace features both renowned and emerging artists. With a strong commitment to education and exposing new audiences to the arts, Riverspace collaborates with schools and local organizations.

Rockland Conservatory of Music

The mission of the Rockland Conservatory of Music is to provide quality professional music instruction at reasonable rates to students of all ages and levels, regardless of ethnic, religious or financial background. It is a not-for-profit organization chartered by the Board of Regents of the State of New York and is a certified member of the National Guild of Community Schools of the Arts.

Rockland Jazz and Blues Society

Continuing the tradition of weekly jam sessions in Nyack at the new Riverspace Arts Center (formerly the Helen Hayes Theatre): The Sunday afternoon Jazz Jam Series presents a different featured artist each week playing a set from 4-5PM, followed by a jam session from 5-7PM. The last Sunday of each month features a student jam session, giving local area students a chance to sit in with the pros.

Historical Society of the Nyacks

The Historical Society of the Nyacks is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to researching, preserving and fostering appreciation of the history of the Nyack community. The Society accepts the donation of historical papers and artifacts related to the community, and will preserve them for future reference, research and exhibit.

Hudson River Valley National Heritage

The official website of the Hudson River Valley National Heritage Area provides information on approximately 90 Hudson River Valley Heritage Sites - to view them select sites by region and interest.

Rivertown Film

The Rivertown Film Society is devoted to celebrating, exploring and promoting the art of the motion picture through film screenings and educational programs. Activities in support of this mission are intended to enhance audience appreciation of the motion picture, encourage support for filmmakers and the local film community, provide educational programs related to the art and craft of motion pictures and to help build the cinematic arts audience of the future.

REPRESENTING PEOPLE
NOT PROPERTY

As a real estate agency devoted only to buyers, we have a few things to say on the subject of buying a home in Rockland or Orange County.

First of all, as Exclusive Buyer Agents, our only business is representing you.

Secondly, helping you find a house that speaks to your dreams is something we both want and love to do. (And, after 20 years of roaming neighborhoods, we know this part of the world!)

And, lastly, since we're not restrained by split loyalties, we can focus on getting you true facts related to fair market values, to property of all kinds—listed and unlisted—and to the best price and terms currently available. In other words, you get a colleague who's 100% devoted to your best interest.

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