For 60 years, the parade has stepped off at the intersection of Collyer Avenue and South Main Street, heading up Main to the lawns of the county courthouse.
But safety concerns have prompted the town to make the change, moving one-third of the route to Maple Avenue. Main Street is in disrepair, officials said, with crumbling sidewalks and blacktop-filled potholes creating an uneven surface. The road will be repaved this summer as part of a hamlet revitalization project.
So instead of having anyone trip and fall on the roadway, the decision was made on the advice of the town’s safety officer and insurance agent. Check out Hema Easley’s story tomorrow on LoHud.com and in The Journal News for the full details.
And, after the break, a full list of Rockland’s Memorial Day parades and events:Read more of this entry »
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