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Ridgewood Police Chief Thanks Residents as Storm Cleanup Continues

Village schools on delayed opening Friday.

Ridgewood Police Chief John Ward posted a "thank you" note to village residents on the RPD's Facebook page Thursday night as residents are now faced with clearing out after a storm that dropped over a foot of snow on the area.

"First I would like to thank our residents for demonstrating concern and compassion for the neighbors," Ward posted. 
"Throughout the day I witnessed neighbors helping neighbors. We have experienced a significant snowfall...so I am making the following requests."
  • I would encourage those of you with snow blowers to lend a hand to your elderly and special needs neighbors.
  • Please check on your neighbors to be sure they are okay.
  • Please continue to reframe from driving unless absolutely necessary, as road conditions will continue to be dangerous. 
  • Please do not park your vehicles on the roadway through noon [Friday], so our plow crews can continue to clear our streets.
  • Please do not throw and/or push snow onto the roadways.
Crews will have some extra time Friday morning to clear out roadways before residents head back out to work and school.

As of Friday morning, Ridgewood schools are on a delayed opening. However, parents should keep an eye on the district website, as that may change.

The district posted notice of a two-hour delay Friday, but added "this message will be updated if necessary."

Ridgewood police also announced there would be no garbage or recycling collection Friday. Because of Monday's holiday, the next collection will be Tuesday.

In Glen Rock, Borough Offices and the Library announced a delayed 10 a.m. opening on Friday.
Citizen of America February 14, 2014 at 02:02 PM
The nattering nabobs of negativism will find some reason to complain about our police chief's kind words. #AngryConservatives
jp1 February 14, 2014 at 02:57 PM
Can you try to come up with a new comment?
Long Time Resident February 14, 2014 at 03:11 PM
Clueless in America (aka Citizen of America) has a limited vocabulary jp1 and a limited amount of thinking ability. Years of drug use has turned their brain to mush. Lucky for them being a libtard doesn't take much critical thinking.
Willard February 14, 2014 at 03:44 PM
Will he send us another thank-you note when he gets away with hiring two additional police officers (who just happen to be related to current or retired officers)? Between Ward and Fishbein, many in the town are getting a bit sick of being told to eat their vegetables and clear their plates while they spend, spend, spend- meanwhile we can't even get the leaves picked up.
Ridgewood Mom February 14, 2014 at 04:52 PM
Well stated Citizen.
Citizen of America February 14, 2014 at 05:25 PM
Right on cue #TrainedMonkeyBoy
Willard February 14, 2014 at 05:31 PM
Real nice COA...hey look, Sarah Palin is on Fox News! Hurry, let's get down to the bunker!
Long Time Resident February 14, 2014 at 08:30 PM
Hey Clueless in America, I see your puppet strings are still working. How much alcohol have you had to drink today? Killing those brain cells every day now aren't you.....LOL
jp1 February 15, 2014 at 10:56 AM
How about some enforcement on business owners in the CBD to clean there sidewalks or does this not matter. Certainly no help from our mediocre mayor.

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