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Spring Valley is a village in the Town of Ramapo, located in Rockland County in the state of New York. Incorporated in 1902, Spring Valley has a population of about 26,000. It is located 22 miles north of Manhattan and five miles north of the border of New Jersey. It is considered by locals to be one of the more urban areas in the county.
Spring Valley is home to Rockland Community College at the Spring Valley Extension. The city’s early industrial history consisted of cotton, wool and silk production. It was well known for being the previous site of Sarafan Auto Supply, which was a world-wide distributor of military parts. Other popular sites of interest in Spring Valley are the Finkelstein Memorial Library (one of the largest in Rockville County) and the Holocaust Museum and Study Center.
Currently, Spring Valley has both a large Jewish population as well as sizeable Haitian community. Noramie Jasmin was elected mayor of the town in 2008, and was the first Haitian-American mayor in the history of the state of New York. The city has recently launched the Haitian Support Project of Rockland, designed to assist survivors of the recent earthquake in Haiti. The project will also assist Haitians who are applying for temporary protected status.
In recent Spring Valley legal news, four village businesses have been fined several thousand dollars each for violating the state Alcohol Beverage Act. In March 2010, the New York State Liquor Authority (SLA) issued penalties to the businesses for selling alcohol to minors and people under the drinking age of 21. According to the SLA, three of the businesses are repeat offenders. The businesses were fined in amounts ranging from $2,500 to $5,000, and each received suspensions of their alcohol licenses for up to 20 days. The fines are aimed at preventing both under-aged drinking and unlawful business practices in the area.
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Cases arising in the city of Spring Valley, New York can be heard in the New York 9th Judicial District Court- Rockland County. The district court has jurisdiction over various civil and criminal cases. It is accessible by public transportation through the Rockland Transit. The district court also maintains law library services.
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