Former Haverstraw Mayor Thomas Watson Sr. dies at 82

Former Haverstraw Mayor Thomas Watson Sr. has died at the age of 82.
According to village records, Watson started working in the village in June of 1971.
The Calvary Baptist Church of Rockland says Watson was the first African American mayor in Rockland County.
It's unclear how he passed away. His funeral will be held on Nov. 7 at the Knights of Columbus in Haverstraw.