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Nation's Largest Offshore Wind Project Breaks Ground In NY On Way To Powering 600K Homes Nation's Largest Offshore Wind Project Breaks Ground In NY On Way To Powering 600K Homes
Nation's Largest Offshore Wind Project Breaks Ground In NY On Way To Powering 600K Homes Work on the nation’s largest offshore wind project is officially underway in New York. On Long Island, local and state leaders attended a ceremonial groundbreaking at the Boys and Girls Club of Bellport on Wednesday, July 17, for Sunrise Wind, a 924-megawatt project expected to produce enough energy to power 600,000 homes. The project – located approximately 30 miles east of Montauk – will support over 800 union jobs during the construction phase and will lead to economic benefits stretching from the Capital Region to Long Island, Gov. Kathy Hochul’s office said. Earlier Report: 'Ju…
College In Westchester Changes Name After 75 Years: 'Natural Evolution' College In Westchester Changes Name After 75 Years: 'Natural Evolution'
College In Westchester Changes Name After 75 Years: 'Natural Evolution' A college in Westchester has decided to change its name after almost 75 years to reflect the expansion of its programs at both an undergraduate and graduate level.  Mercy College, located in Dobbs Ferry, has changed its name to Mercy University, officials announced on Tuesday, Aug. 22.  The name change, which has been approved by the New York State Board of Regents, reflects the institution's growth and comes as the university adds a School of Nursing to its offerings, which also include other schools of Liberal Arts, Business, Education, Health and Natural Sciences, and…
'Never Forget The Tragedies': Schumer Calls For Safer Train Crossings In Hudson Valley 'Never Forget The Tragedies': Schumer Calls For Safer Train Crossings In Hudson Valley
'Never Forget The Tragedies': Schumer Calls For Safer Train Crossings In Hudson Valley Democratic New York Sen. Chuck Schumer is calling for safer train crossings across the Hudson Valley to prevent more people from being injured or killed in accidents.  To help accomplish this, Schumer announced a two-part plan on Friday, Dec. 9 to increase safety at these crossings and prevent tragedies such as the 2015 train crash in the Westchester County hamlet of Valhalla, which killed six people when a Metro-North train struck an SUV stopped on the tracks.  Schumer also cited the 2013 Spuyten Duyvil train derailment in New York City, which killed four people and injured more …
Biden's Visit Expected To Cause Hours-Long Traffic Delays In Parts Of Hudson Valley Biden's Visit Expected To Cause Hours-Long Traffic Delays In Parts Of Hudson Valley
Biden's Visit Expected To Cause Hours-Long Traffic Delays In Parts Of Hudson Valley A visit by President Joe Biden to the Hudson Valley is expected to create hours-long road closures and cause heavy traffic delays. The president will travel to Dutchess County to speak at IBM’s campus off Route 9 in Poughkeepsie at around 2 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 6. Biden is due to depart the White House around 10 a.m. Thursday and then arrive at Newburgh's Stewart Air National Guard Base in Orange County. During the IBM visit, the president is expected to speak on creating jobs in the Hudson Valley and ensuring the future is "made in America." "Route 9, between Marist College and I…
Hudson Valley Among Regions In NY That Have Been 'Infested' By Invasive Insect, Schumer Says Hudson Valley Among Regions In NY That Have Been 'Infested' By Invasive Insect, Schumer Says
Hudson Valley Among Regions In NY That Have Been 'Infested' By Invasive Insect, Schumer Says Parts of New York that have been infested this year with an invasive insect that puts crops at risk, US Sen. Chuck Schumer announced. Schumer said in an announcement on Sunday, Aug. 14, that nearly every region in upstate New York has seen the invasive spotted lanternfly, and the insect could cost the state millions of dollars if it is not contained. He said infestations and sightings have been found across different parts of the state, including the Hudson Valley, the Capital Region, Central New York, the Finger Lakes, and the Southern Tier. Schumer urged the United States Depar…
Justice Stephen Breyer To Retire, Allowing Biden To Make First Pick For Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer To Retire, Allowing Biden To Make First Pick For Supreme Court
Justice Stephen Breyer To Retire, Allowing Biden To Make First Pick For Supreme Court Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer announced that he will retire at the end of his current term, paving the way for President Joe Biden to handpick his replacement. The 83-year-old liberal judge is the oldest member of the court, having been nominated by former President Bill Clinton and taking his seat in 1994 alongside the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. His retirement will take effect at the end of his current term after serving 28 years on the court. Biden said when he was a 2020 presidential candidate that his first Supreme Court nominee would be a Black woman.  Amy Coney Barret…
Calls Grow For Cuomo's Resignation Following Release Of NY AG's Sexual Harassment Report Calls Grow For Cuomo's Resignation Following Release Of NY AG's Sexual Harassment Report
Calls Grow For Cuomo's Resignation Following Release Of NY AG's Sexual Harassment Report New York politicians are calling on Gov. Andrew Cuomo to resign following the release of the results of the scathing independent investigation conducted by the Attorney General's Office that found he was a serial sexual harasser. On Tuesday, Aug. 3, New York AG Letitia James released the findings of a five-month independent investigation that found the governor allegedly fostered a toxic workplace environment while also subjecting state employees to unwanted touching and inappropriate dialogue. Earlier story - Cuomo Sexually Harassed 'Multiple Women,' Including State Trooper, Scathing AG…
Billions In New Taxes On Wealthy New Yorkers Proposed Billions In New Taxes On Wealthy New Yorkers Proposed
Billions In New Taxes On Wealthy New Yorkers Proposed New York’s lawmakers have proposed budgets that include nearly $7 billion in new and increased taxes on businesses and the rich. Over the weekend, both houses of the state legislature proposed the tax hike on New York’s wealthiest to help close the record $15 billion financial shortfall the state faces due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Though New York is due to receive an influx of cash from President Joe Biden’s COVID-19 relief bill, legislators believe that the gap still needs to be closed and that the tax on the rich could aid that effort. New York is expected to receive approximately $23.5…
Schumer, Gillibrand Both Call On Cuomo To Resign After Seventh Accuser Comes Forward Schumer, Gillibrand Both Call On Cuomo To Resign After Seventh Accuser Comes Forward
Schumer, Gillibrand Both Call On Cuomo To Resign After Seventh Accuser Comes Forward More than half of the Democratic coalition representing New York in the United States Congress is calling on Gov. Andrew Cuomo to resign amid a flurry of sexual harassment claims, and now both of its United States senators have joined. In a joint statement released late Friday afternoon, March 12, Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer and Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand said, "Confronting and overcoming the Covid crisis requires sure and steady leadership. We commend the brave actions of the individuals who have come forward with serious allegations of abuse and misconduct.  "Due to the multipl…
NY Man Threatened To Kill Members Of Congress After Capitol Riot, Feds Say NY Man Threatened To Kill Members Of Congress After Capitol Riot, Feds Say
NY Man Threatened To Kill Members Of Congress After Capitol Riot, Feds Say A 37-year-old man who was once an Occupy Wall Street activist and later became a Trump fanatic has been charged with threatening to murder U.S. officials including House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, soon-to-be Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, and Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York City. Brendan Hunt, of Queens, also known as “X-Ray Ultra,” was arrested on Tuesday, Jan. 19 in Queens and is being detained pending trial, said Seth D. DuCharme, Acting U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of New York. As alleged in the complaint, on Friday, Jan. 8, two days after the riot in the U.S.…
Schumer, Soon To Be First Majority Leader From NY, Calls For Trump's Removal From Office Schumer, Soon To Be First Majority Leader From NY, Calls For Trump's Removal From Office
Schumer, Soon To Be First Majority Leader From NY, Calls For Trump's Removal From Office U.S. Sen. Chuck Schumer is calling for the removal of President Donald Trump following the violent chaos involving his supporters this week that spilled into the U.S. Capitol. Schumer - who is in line to become the Senate's first Majority Leader from New York - is calling on Vice President Mike Pence and at least half the Cabinet to invoke the 25th Amendment to remove Trump from office less than two weeks before President-elect Joe Biden officially takes over in the White House. Under the 25th Amendment, the vice president can declare the sitting president unfit for office, provided the maj…
COVID-19: Trump Administration Pulls Funding For Disinfecting NY Schools, Public Facilities COVID-19: Trump Administration Pulls Funding For Disinfecting NY Schools, Public Facilities
Covid-19: Trump Administration Pulls Funding For Disinfecting NY Schools, Public Facilities With schools reopening and more employees using mass transit to return to work, funding may reportedly be pulled by the federal government that is earmarked for COVID-19 sanitation in New York. A New York Daily News report said that President Donald Trump’s administration is planning to strip millions of dollars in COVID-19 aid from the state that could impact sanitizing protocols that have been put in place. Since the outbreak began in early March, FEMA has assisted states with funding to assist in combating the spread of COVID-19 by providing aid to disinfect schools, transit stations, an…
Cuomo, Ocasio-Cortez, Clintons Among Democratic National Convention Speakers Cuomo, Ocasio-Cortez, Clintons Among Democratic National Convention Speakers
Cuomo, Ocasio-Cortez, Clintons Among Democratic National Convention Speakers Some prominent New York politicians are among the speakers announced for the virtual Democratic National Convention. New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, the Clintons, and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer are all on the list of speakers scheduled for the convention, which will run from Monday, Aug. 17 through Thursday, Aug. 20. Cuomo is scheduled to speak on the first night of the convention along with Sen. Bernie Sanders, Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer, and former Ohio Gov. John Kasich, a Republican. This is the second time Cuomo will speak at the conven…
COVID-19: Toronto Blue Jays To Play Home Games In New York COVID-19: Toronto Blue Jays To Play Home Games In New York
Covid-19: Toronto Blue Jays To Play Home Games In New York New York State will be the home to a third Major League Baseball team during the upcoming unprecedented season that just started. After being barred from their home stadium due to COVID-19 mandates, the Toronto Blue Jays announced that they will be playing at Sahlen Field in Buffalo, the home of their Triple-A affiliate. The Blue Jays found themselves in a precarious position after being rebuffed from playing their home games in Canada, then later rebuffed by officials in Pittsburgh and Maryland. The team had also considered playing at its spring training facility in Dunedin, Florida, bu…
FBI Warning That Hackers Can Use Smart TVs To Spy On You Prompts Call For Federal Probe FBI Warning That Hackers Can Use Smart TVs To Spy On You Prompts Call For Federal Probe
FBI Warning That Hackers Can Use Smart TVs To Spy On You Prompts Call For Federal Probe Your smart TV may “see you when you’re sleeping, and knows when you’re awake,” according to officials calling for a federal probe into security and data protection of one of the holiday season’s most popular gifts. The FBI issued a warning that smart TVs, which can connect to the internet and collect data on users, may present a potential security threat since they’re often equipped with features such as microphones and cameras. According to U.S. Sen. Chuck Schumer, TV manufacturers, app developers, and hackers can gain access to critical data that smart TVs collect on users, risking the ex…
Three Departments Stores Sold Recalled Products, Schumer Says In Call For Federal Probe Three Departments Stores Sold Recalled Products, Schumer Says In Call For Federal Probe
Three Departments Stores Sold Recalled Products, Schumer Says In Call For Federal Probe New York Sen. Chuck Schumer is calling out some of the nation’s biggest department stores, claiming that recalled items may be under some consumers’ Christmas trees this holiday season. Schumer says he's asking for a federal inquiry into items that were subject to recall but still sold at TJ Maxx, Marshalls and HomeGoods locations nationwide. Citing a Consumer Product Safety Commission report that alleges Schumer said that the chain stores sold hundreds of recalled products, up until last month. The senator noted that some of the items could potentially be dangerous. “They could cause inf…
'Right Side Of History' Event Planned To Counter Pro-Trump Rally In Northern Westchester 'Right Side Of History' Event Planned To Counter Pro-Trump Rally In Northern Westchester
'Right Side Of History' Event Planned To Counter Pro-Trump Rally In Northern Westchester In response to a planned pro-President Donald Trump rally in Peekskill, area residents have arranged a “People’s Rally for The Right Side of History’” event at US Sen. Chuck Schumer’s office. Organizers announced an ad-hoc rally of residents who will take a public stand to “support immigration rights, Black Lives Matter, LBGTQ rights, gun control policy, a woman’s right to choose, and other social, political, and racial justice issues.” The rally has been scheduled for 1 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 17 at 1 Park Place in Peekskill. “We are on the Right Side of&…
Eye On The Senate? Ocasio-Cortez May Wage Primary Challenge To Schumer, Gillibrand, Reports Say Eye On The Senate? Ocasio-Cortez May Wage Primary Challenge To Schumer, Gillibrand, Reports Say
Eye On The Senate? Ocasio-Cortez May Wage Primary Challenge To Schumer, Gillibrand, Reports Say Top Democrats told "Axios on HBO" they think U.S. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez may eventually primary one of New York's senators — Chuck Schumer in 2022 or Kirsten Gillibrand in 2024, according to multiple reports. Schumer has high name recognition as Senate Minority Leader. Gillibrand was easily re-elected last year, defeating Republican challenger Chele Farley by 34 percent. The freshman New York lawmaker, a Yorktown High School graduate and the youngest woman ever elected to Congress, has become the face of the Democratic Party’s progressive youth movement. This Harris poll for "Ax…
Fatal West Point Crash 'Heartbreaking': Cuomo, Schumer, Lowey, Maloney, Latimer Express Sadness Fatal West Point Crash 'Heartbreaking': Cuomo, Schumer, Lowey, Maloney, Latimer Express Sadness
Fatal West Point Crash 'Heartbreaking': Cuomo, Schumer, Lowey, Maloney, Latimer Express Sadness This story has been updated. Gov. Andrew Cuomo, Sen. Chuck Schumer, U.S. Rep. Nita Lowey, U.S. Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney and Westchester County Executive George Latimer expressed their sorrow to the West Point cadets and soldiers involved in a tragic training accident at the U.S. Military Academy early Thursday morning, June 6. Cuomo of New Castle directed the State Office of Emergency Management to provide resources to assist after the 6:45 a.m. accident, which was reported here by Daily Voice. One cadet was reported killed and 20 cadets and two soldiers were wounded when a Light Med…
Here's How Many Robocalls New Yorkers Were Bombarded With In April Here's How Many Robocalls New Yorkers Were Bombarded With In April
Here's How Many Robocalls New Yorkers Were Bombarded With In April Robocalls continue to be a scourge for New Yorkers, with millions of callers being flooded by calls “at all hours of the day and night.” In April, New Yorkers received 290.3 million robocalls, which is an average of 112 calls per second and 11 calls per New Yorker. In April, there were 176 million robocalls made to numbers in New York City and Long Island, and there have been more than 720 million robocalls reported since the year started, according to Sen. Chuck Schumer. In response, Schumer is backing legislation that would give federal investigators the tools to trace, prosecute and fi…
'It Looks Spooky And It Is': New Call For Action In NY's Battle Against Superbug Virus 'It Looks Spooky And It Is': New Call For Action In NY's Battle Against Superbug Virus
'It Looks Spooky And It Is': New Call For Action In NY's Battle Against Superbug Virus With more than 300 cases of a potentially deadly, multi-drug-resistant germ reported in New York, there has been a new call for the federal government to take action. On Sunday, May 5, U.S. Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY) urged the government to designate ​the superbug an emergency​ so millions more in funds can be allocated to New York. Candida auris, an emerging yeast fungus, presents a serious global health threat, according to the Centers for Disease Control. This yeast often does not respond to commonly used antifungal drugs, making infections difficult to treat, said the…
Cuomo Approval Rating Plummets To Lowest Ever Among NY Voters, New Poll Says Cuomo Approval Rating Plummets To Lowest Ever Among NY Voters, New Poll Says
Cuomo Approval Rating Plummets To Lowest Ever Among NY Voters, New Poll Says Three months after being overwhelmingly re-elected for a third term, Gov. Andrew Cuomo's approval rating is the lowest ever with more than half of New York voters viewing him unfavorably, according to a new poll released on Monday. Only 43 percent of voters statewide viewed Cuomo favorably, while 50 percent viewed him unfavorably, according to the Siena College poll. The governor’s rating dropped across the board, falling with Democrat, Republican and independent voters. Cuomo’s latest rating is a drop from 51 percent supporting him last month and 43 percent who saw him unfavorably. “Now, …
Stolen Mail Can Lead To ID Theft, Westchester DA Warns Stolen Mail Can Lead To ID Theft, Westchester DA Warns
Stolen Mail Can Lead To ID Theft, Westchester DA Warns In the wake of several instances involving stolen mail in the area, officials in Westchester are offering advice to residents to avoid becoming the victim of opportunistic fraudsters.  Last year, police in Yonkers, Mount Vernon, White Plains, Tarrytown, Harrison, Purchase, Bronxville, New Rochelle, North Castle and other communities investigated incidents involving mail thefts. The incidents include curbside mailboxes that were broken into or opened with stolen keys or outright stolen. Thieves have also used “fishing” techniques to take mail from mailboxes, and “rural-style” mailboxes …
Hudson Valley County Executive In Navy Reserves Called For Service In Middle East Hudson Valley County Executive In Navy Reserves Called For Service In Middle East
Hudson Valley County Executive In Navy Reserves Called For Service In Middle East Orange County Executive Steven M. Neuhaus, a member of the U.S. Navy Reserves for 11 years, left Sunday to serve in the Middle East. "I, along with many other Orange County residents, have an obligation to fulfill my commitment as a member of the armed services," Neuhaus said when he was notified of his deployment. "Over the past five years, my administration has put together a tremendous leadership team. I’m confident that they, along with the County workforce, will continue to work diligently for the taxpayers of Orange County.” Neuhaus, a Lieutenant Commander, as…
Thinly Staffed IRS Won't Issue Refunds During Shutdown Thinly Staffed IRS Won't Issue Refunds During Shutdown
Thinly Staffed IRS Won't Issue Refunds During Shutdown As tax season draws near, the Internal Revenue Service, thinly staffed due to the partial government shutdown, can’t currently issue any refunds. In addition, the IRS has not announced an official start date for the 2019 filing season. The IRS began the filing season last year on Jan. 29. The IRS is now working under non-filing season shutdown plans with only 12.5 percent of the IRS workforce authorized to work. The partial shutdown marked its 14th day on Friday, Jan. 4. As the standoff drags on, about 800,000 federal employees are working without pay or being furloughed.  …
Limo That Crashed, Killing 20, Failed Inspection, Driver Did Not Have Proper License Limo That Crashed, Killing 20, Failed Inspection, Driver Did Not Have Proper License
Limo That Crashed, Killing 20, Failed Inspection, Driver Did Not Have Proper License The stretch limousine involved in the horrific crash that killed 20 adults over the weekend near Albany failed an inspection in September and was not supposed to be on the road, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Monday afternoon. The limo driver, identified as 53-year-old Scott Lisinicchia, also did not have the proper license to operate the vehicle, Cuomo told reporters at the Columbus Day Parade in New York City. Cuomo said the state is working on getting a cease-and-desist order to prevent the limousine company, Prestige Limousine, from operating until the National Transportation Safety Bo…
NY Politicians React To Ford-Kavanaugh Testimony NY Politicians React To Ford-Kavanaugh Testimony
NY Politicians React To Ford-Kavanaugh Testimony This story has been updated. New York's leading Democrats called Thursday's testimony against U.S. Supreme Court Justice nominee Brett Kavanaugh credible and potentially fatal to his confirmation by the U.S. Senate. “Dr. Christine Blasey Ford, you are a hero,” wrote Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand of New York on Twitter. Sen. Chuck Schumer wrote: "If our Republican colleagues are so certain of Judge Kavanaugh’s story, they should immediately demand that the White House order the FBI to reopen the background investigation, and hold off on a vote for several days so all the facts can come out.&…
Playland Boardwalk Reopens Six Years After Hurricane Sandy Playland Boardwalk Reopens Six Years After Hurricane Sandy
Playland Boardwalk Reopens Six Years After Hurricane Sandy The northern portion of Playland's waterfront boardwalk has reopened, nearly six years after it was destroyed by Hurricane Sandy. Tuesday's reopening, marked by a ribbon-cutting ceremony, was timely as the county-owned parked celebrated Independence Day with fireworks on Tuesday night, July 3 and Wednesday, July 4.  The cost of the project was $4.6 million for design and construction. The 700-foot North Boardwalk restores scenic views of Long Island Sound to visitors at Playland Park in Rye, after being closed for construction since 2012. Westchester County Executive George Latimer led Tu…
Westchester Officials Call On U.S. Postal Service Following Mail Thefts Westchester Officials Call On U.S. Postal Service Following Mail Thefts
Westchester Officials Call On U.S. Postal Service Following Mail Thefts Officials in Yonkers have become the latest to call on the United States Postal Service to address the recent spate of mailbox fishing and theft incidents throughout the Hudson Valley. Yonkers Mayor Mike Spano and Police Commissioner Charles Gardner gathered this week on South Broadway to call on the USPS, citing more than 80 reported incidents of theft in the city and nearly $700,000 that were withdrawn from bank accounts belonging to Yonkers residents this year alone. “While our Yonkers Police Department and the Westchester County District Attorney's Office works hard with the U.S. Postal…
20 Passport Applications Missing From Post Office In Hudson Valley 20 Passport Applications Missing From Post Office In Hudson Valley
20 Passport Applications Missing From Post Office In Hudson Valley Another Hudson Valley post office is facing questions after 20 passport applications were lost in Rockland County, leading to a cacophony of angry voices seeking answers. Lawmakers are demanding that the United States Postal Service “explain and remedy” the causes of the loss of the 20 applications in Tappan, which has since been confirmed by the USPS. The missing passport applications is just the latest incident to plague the USPS in the Hudson Valley. Several alleged mail thieves were recently arrested in Bronxville, and a pair were caught on camera in Yonkers stealing from USPS mailboxes…
Mail Stolen From Lobby Of Post Office In Westchester Mail Stolen From Lobby Of Post Office In Westchester
Mail Stolen From Lobby Of Post Office In Westchester Thieves targeting the United States Postal Service mailboxes on streets in Westchester are becoming bolder, this time targeting a post office itself. In a statement, the Bronxville Police Department reported that it is investigating a series of mail thefts in the village, including items that were deposited in the mail slot at the lobby of the post office on Pondfield Road. The stolen mail in Bronxville comes on the heels of multiple incidents of stolen mail - captured on video - in Yonkers, New Rochelle, Greenburgh and other Westchester municipalities. The latest string of stolen mail com…