RAMAPO, N.Y. (WCBS 880) – A Rockland County town that filed suit against a Bergen County town over building a shopping mall, now says they can work it out.

Two lawsuits have been filed to stop the building of a mall at International Crossroads in Mahwah.

One of the lawsuits was filed by the Village of Suffern over concerns about the economic and environmental impact the massive shopping mall, which is slated to be built just over the Suffern border, would have on the town.

Ramapo town supervisor Christopher St. Lawrence says he’d like to work with the Town of Mahwah on a solution about the shopping mall instead of playing the whole thing out in court.

WCBS 880’s Catherine Cioffi reports: St. Lawrence Wants To ‘Work With New Jersey’  

St. Lawrence says he understands Suffern’s concerns, but says there has to be a friendlier way to resolve the issue.

“The line is there but the reality is that we are one regional community here in northern New Jersey and the lower Hudson Valley and I think we could probably work things out,” said St. Lawrence.

He says issues like traffic and pollution will need to be addressed but believes both townships can come to a solution.

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