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Rockland Business Women’s Network is Celebrating It’s 45th Anniversary

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West Nyack, NY – The Rockland Business Women’s Network (RBWN) is celebrating its 45th anniversary in 2024. The dynamic and inclusive non-profit organization is marking its accomplishment with a series of celebratory events, educational offerings, and professional development initiatives throughout the year for its members and the wider community.

RBWN was founded on the principles of collaboration, support, and the belief that when women come together, incredible things happen. Since its founding in 1979, RBWN has evolved to become the region’s leading organization for women, with over 100 members representing diverse professions, backgrounds, and experiences.

RBWN’s mission is to provide women with opportunities for professional and business growth through leadership, education, and networking. RBWN’s commitment is to focus on empowerment, connection, and community. Which is visible through our networking events, high school student scholarships, and professional development fund.

For more information about RBWN’s 45th anniversary, upcoming events, and membership details, please visit RBWN.org.

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$1.8 million in Grant Funding for Rockland County Law Enforcement Technology

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Senator Bill Weber announced $1.8 million of Law Enforcement Technology (LETECH) Grants for Rockland County law enforcement. The grants were funded by this year’s Capital Projects budget (S.8304D) which passed with Senator Weber’s support.  

The grants were awarded to: 

Clarkstown Police Department ( $807,588)

Haverstraw Police Department ( $185,000) 

Orangetown Police Department ( $100,000) 

Ramapo Police Department ( $177,000) 

Rockland County Sheriff’s Office ($180,000)

Village of Piermont Police Department ($168,000)

Village of Spring Valley Police Department ( $131,405)

Village of Suffern Police Department ( $74,500) 

These grants will fund the purchase of new technology and equipment to better assist law enforcement both in preventing and solving crime.  

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People Older Than 60 Years Of Age Are At Increased Risk Of Scams

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People older than 60 years of age lost more money in scams in 2023 than the previous year — an 11% increase totaling $3.4 billion overall, according to a new report released by the FBI.
Chief Assistant District Attorney Patrick Frawley, Executive Assistant District Attorney Nabeela McLeod, and Senior Assistant District Attorney Joseph Santangelo were in West Nyack today to speak with members of a senior club about scams targeting senior citizens. We had an informative conversation focusing on how to recognize and avoid scams. By staying informed of the latest scams we better protect our seniors from being scammed. 
This is an ongoing initiative for District Attorney Tom Walsh and the Rockland County District Attorney’s Office, and we will continue to attend and host these informative presentations across Rockland County.

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