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Embezzlement Apology, Shade Tree Proposal, RHS Parking Shuffle This Week

Check out the top headlines in Ridgewood and Glen Rock this week.

Glen Rock Man Accused of Embezzling $60K From Youth Soccer Club: "I Apologize"

Sean Corry will likely avoid jail time if he returns the $57,761 he's accused of embezzling from the Glen Rock Shooting Stars. He expressed regret and remorse in an interview with Patch. Shooting Stars leaders admit there were warning signs. They've worked to create stronger financial security processes.

Proposed Shade Tree Policy: Residents Replace Cleared Trees or Pay Up

If the idea holds, the village will stop planting shade trees in the right-of-way while also forcing residents who cut down trees to replace them or pay into a tree trust fund.

Council Agrees to Graydon Ramp Design

Despite reservations on aesthetics and cost from two members and many residents, the Ridgewood council selected a handicap ramp design at Graydon Pool. Officials hope it will be completed in time for the summer season.

Council Takes Boot to Student Parking at RHS in Favor of Teachers

The council majority favored granting the school district's request to kick residents – mostly students – off public parking on Heermance Place for staff members. It was met with criticism from residents, council, school board members.

Westwood Hospital's Approval Upheld by Appeals Court

It appears to be the end of the line for Valley Hospital's efforts to prevent rival Hackensack University Medical Center (HUMC) from re-opening Pascack Valley Hospital following a court decision last Friday.

Report: Retired Glen Rock Teacher's Death Not Caused by Sandy, State Finds

First attributed to Sandy, retired Glen Rock teacher Benjamin Harris' death was reclassified by the state medical examiner's office. Harris fell down the stairs of his power-less Rock Road apartment on Nov. 2.

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