Highlights Of New City Patch In 2012

A sampling of some more widely read New City Patch stories


In 2012, New City Patch readers followed developments in the Clarkstown School District. They also wanted the latest news on business changes and police and fire activity. 

In July, came word that the Rockland County District Attorney arrested 37 people in connection with selling drugs in Nyack, the Palisades Center, Suffern and Haverstraw. 37 Charged in Rockland Undercover Drug Investigation

A single-family home in West Nyack quickly went up in flames in early December. Massive Blaze in West Nyack Destroys House [PHOTOS]

Hurricane Sandy did not spare the lower Hudson Valley and left behind a trail of human loss and devastation and lingering power outages. Storm Hub: 4 Deaths in Lower Hudson Valley

In September, New York City Police arrested Michael Hirsch on charges of grand larceny and falsifying records to which he plead not guilty. Police: Michael Hirsch of New City Arrested in NYC Investigation

Dr. Margaret Keller-Cogan announced in mid March she was leaving the Clarkstown School District for a position with an independent school in the Buffalo area. Clarkstown Superintendent Resigns Effective June 30

Clarkstown lost a dedicated, veteran officer to cancer in earlier October. [UPDATE] Clarkstown Police Officer Terrance McCrudden Loses Battle with Cancer

Demolition of the Nanuet Mall began in earnest in 2012, leading the way for the Shops at Nanuet expected to open in October 2013. Announcement of one major tenant came in May.  Fairway Market Will Anchor The Shops At Nanuet

Pasta Cucina closed in July 2011 and just about a year later came word that a new owner was renovating the building for a new restaurant. New Jersey Restaurateur Takes Over Former Pasta Cucina

A majority of Clarkstown Board of Education members voted in March to restrict access to investigative documents. Clarkstown School Board Votes To Seal Investigative Transcripts Except To Those Who Gave Statements (VIDEO)

Joyce Bidnick accept plea deal in May after pleading guilty to taking funds from the New City Little League.

In May, Clarkstown School District voters approved three new board members and in favor of the budget. 


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