Tragedy in Upstate New York, Surgeon Hit with Drug Charges in Week's Top Stories

Check out the top news headlines from this week.

UPDATE: Ridgewood Man Who Died in Upstate New York Car Crash Identified

Fifty-three year old Ridgewood resident George Swan tragically died in upstate New York when his car drifted onto an off-road and struck a parked tractor trailer last Sunday. Swan was remembered

Vigilance, Inter-Agency Cooperation Leads to Arrest of Glen Rock Burglary Suspect

With the help of Summit police, Glen Rock detectives say they tracked down a man believed to have taken $5,000 and jewelry from a Valley Road home in September.

Cops: Man Went to Court with Bag Full of Drugs

Ridgewood police say a 37-year-old village man went to a court apperance with a bookbag containing marijuana, cocaine and prescription pills. Police confiscated the bag and the man now faces new charges.

Village to Pick Up Sandy Debris in December

In response to residents' cries, the village has temporarily re-instated yard waste collection for the month of December. Pickups start in Area B on Dec. 3.

Ex-Ridgewood Surgeon Facing Drug Charges

Prosecutors claim Mary Ann Benigno improperly wrote prescriptions for a series of drugs and distributed them to patients while keeping some for personal use. She previously had a Ridgewood office and worked at Valley Hospital until late 2010.

A Transformed RHS Library No Longer Just a Dream

Construction to remake the stodgy 50-year-old Ridgewood High School library is a go. An offshoot of the HSA raised $600,000 and plans to add $250,000 more in the coming months.

Morgan 'Disappointed' in School Budget Discussion

The Ridgewood administration has yet to present various budget scenarios at different tax levels as they have stated. Trustee Jim Morgan is concerned the budget will check in at the "assumed" two percent cap.


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