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  1. State's New Highway Rest Stop Signs May Violate Law

    State's New Highway Rest Stop Signs May Violate Law

    Gov. Andrew Cuomo's plan to build a series of new highway rest stops has come under legal scrutiny from the Federal Highway Administration, according to multiple reports.The 10 new venues, part of a $55 million initiative to boost tourism in the state, potentially conflict with aspects of the Federal Highway Act, a federal law banning over-the-counter food sales and other products in ...

  2. MTA Plans Metro-North Fare Hike

    MTA Plans Metro-North Fare Hike

    The The Metropolitan Transportation Authority is planning to hike toll and bus fares in 2017, according to multiple reports.Current plans could result in an increase of up to 4 percent during the course of the next two years, reports say.Although two different proposals are being considered, both would result in higher rates for MetroCards, amny.com reports. The increased rates are ...

  3. Have You Seen Lost Peekskill Dog 'Pip'?

    Have You Seen Lost Peekskill Dog 'Pip'?

    PEEKSKILL, N.Y. -- The owners of a lost dog are seeking the public’s assistance in finding him.The dog, whose name is Pip, is a 1-year-old, Papillon/Chihuahua mix with reddish fur.He has been missing since Thursday.Pip’s last known location was at the crossroads of Welcher Avenue and Washington Street.He was lost during a hike at the Blue Mountain Reservation near the trail lodge.The ...

  4. Salesman Going Door To Door In Yorktown Neighborhood Faces Charge

    Salesman Going Door To Door In Yorktown Neighborhood Faces Charge

    YORKTOWN HEIGHTS, N.Y. -- Yorktown police have charged a 26-year-old Connecticut man with soliciting without a license, police said.The charge came about when an officer was dispatched to a residence on Pine Grove Court to investigate a complaint about a solicitor being in the neighborhood, according to police. An investigation revealed that Andrew S. Boy, a resident of Cheshire, ...

  5. Drug Dealer Apprehended In Poughkeepsie, Police Say

    Drug Dealer Apprehended In Poughkeepsie, Police Say

    POUGHKEEPSIE, N.Y. -- A 39-year-old suspected narcotics dealer has been apprehended, the City of Poughkeepsie Police Department said.The arrest came about when members of the City of Poughkeepsie Police Department’s Neighborhood Recovery Unit conducted an operation in the area of Smith Street and Harrison Street on Friday, according to police.The operation, part of a narcotics ...

  6. Astorino Welcomes 'Hudson,' Westchester Knicks' New Mascot

    Astorino Welcomes 'Hudson,' Westchester Knicks' New Mascot

    WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. -- County Executive Rob Astorino helped the Westchester Knicks and general manager Allan Houston kick off the team’s 2016-17 season by welcoming Hudson, the team’s new mascot, to the team on Friday. Astorino and Houston also drew attention to the new additions that were made to the team’s home court at County Center, including a new and larger court floor, an ...

  7. Carlucci-Sponsored Law Allows Renting Of Space To Brew Own Beer, Wine

    Carlucci-Sponsored Law Allows Renting Of Space To Brew Own Beer, Wine

    Gov. Andrew Cuomo has signed a bill into law that will allow for the creation of custom beer, wine and cider production centers that will rent space and equipment to those looking to produce alcoholic beverages for home consumption. The bill, S.1227B/A.1100B, was sponsored in the Senate by State Sen. David Carlucci, (D-Rockland/Westchester). "Providing places in the community for ...

  8. New Casino In Monticello Passes Construction Milestone

    New Casino In Monticello Passes Construction Milestone

    MONTICELLO, N.Y. -- Empire Resorts had a private “topping-off” ceremony as the final steel beam of its new Montreign Resort and Casino was put in place Thursday.The ceremony marked a milestone for the project: the assembly of approximately 10,000 individual steel beams that form the external building structure. During the event, hundreds of union construction workers and Empire ...

  9. Poughkeepsie Nursing Home Employees Claim Pay, Benefits Are Inadequate

    Poughkeepsie Nursing Home Employees Claim Pay, Benefits Are Inadequate

    POUGHKEEPSIE, N.Y. -- Employees of the Pines nursing home claim they are receiving inadequate pay and health benefits, TWC News reports. Union representatives contend that it has been two years since workers at the venue have received a raise, according to TWC News.The nursing home did not respond to a call seeking a comment, TWC News reports.To read the TWC News story, click here.

  10. Ex-Podiatrist Sentenced In White Plains Court For Selling Oxycodone

    Ex-Podiatrist Sentenced In White Plains Court For Selling Oxycodone

    A 65-year-old former podiatrist with a history of legal difficulties was sentenced Friday to 18 months in prison for illegally selling Oxycodone prescriptions for cash, authorities said.The defendant, Frederick Weintraub, a resident of Upper Saddle River, N.J., was a podiatrist who wrote and sold multiple prescriptions for Oxycodone, an opiate and controlled substance, in a parking lot ...

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