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Ramapo Attorney Disbarred for Role in Ballpark Fraud

Former Ramapo Assistant Attorney Aaron Troodler has been disbarred based on his fraud convictions with former Supervisor Christopher St. Lawrence, who could face up to 14 years in prison on the recommendation of federal prosecutors.  Read more here.

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Ramapo Wants Share of Ballpark Sales Tax Revenues, County Says No

Ramapo (NY) acting supervisor Yitzchok Ullman seeks a share of estimated $250,000 in sales tax revenues generated by Palisades Credit Union Park, home of the Rockland Boulders (Independent Professional, Can-Am League).  Rockland County Executive Ed Day says he’s not supportive.  Read more and watch video here.

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‘BoulderBirdies’ Mini-Golf Course Coming to Palisades Credit Union Park

Rockland BouldersThe Rockland Boulders (Independent Professional, Can-Am League) have announced that a nine-hole mini-golf course, known as “BoulderBirdies” will be built at Palisades Credit Union Park for the 2017 season.  Read more and view photos here.  Thanks to John Cerone for the news.

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Ramapo Ballpark Auditor Agrees to Pay Hefty Penalties

Rockland BouldersA major Westchester County auditor and one of its senior partners have agreed to pay more than a half-million dollars in penalties for issuing fraudulent audit reports in connection with municipal bonds sought by the town of Ramapo (NY) for the construction of its baseball stadium.  Read more here.

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Star Wars Nights Across the Minor League Baseball Universe

Star WarsEvery team out there seems to be holding Star Wars Night, so it has become a bit of a yawner when it comes to uniqueness, but the Brooklyn Cyclones (Single-A, New-York Penn League) have taken things to a different dimension:

“Imitation lightsabers, cosplay robes, hot dogs, and the chicken dance were all folded into a deeply bizarre spectacle as the Cyclones chose to eschew the original film scripts and instead tell a story that runs afoul of Star Wars canon.”  Read more and watch videos here.

Here are just a few teams hosting upcoming Star Wars celebrations:  New Jersey Jackals, Sussex County Miners, and Rockland Boulders (Independent, Can-Am League), and Brevard County Manatees (Single-A, Florida State League).

The Buffalo Bisons (Triple-A, International League) went full force with massive lightsaber giveaway: http://www.scout.com/embed/video/1689036

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Moody’s Downgrades Ramapo’s Credit Rating

Rockland BouldersRamapo’s (NY) credit rating was cut by Moody’s Investors Service as the town copes with the fallout from a baseball-stadium project that led to unprecedented criminal fraud charges against local officials.  Read more here.

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World Famous Nik Wallenda to Perform Daring Skywalk June 25th

Rockland BouldersPRESS RELEASE – World renowned aerialist Nik Wallenda will attempt to walk across Palisades Credit Union Park on Saturday, June 25th, prior the Rockland Boulders game against the Cuban National Team, the team announced today. The 500+ foot long walk will take place almost 125 feet above the playing surface. As a special twist, Wallenda will also “drop” the ceremonial first pitch from high above the field of play before completing his heroic feat! Continue reading

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