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Man Rescued After Falling From Overturned, Disabled Jet Ski Into Hudson River In Westchester Man Rescued After Falling From Overturned, Disabled Jet Ski Into Hudson River In Westchester
Man Rescued After Falling From Overturned, Disabled Jet Ski Into Hudson River In Westchester With plenty of great weather on the horizon, authorities in Westchester are reminding residents to be careful while out on the water after rescuing a man from the Hudson River who fell from a disabled jet ski.  The department announced on Friday, May 31, that the rescue happened over Memorial Day weekend in Yonkers. Officers from the Yonkers Police Marine Unit pulled a jetskier from the Hudson River.  According to the department, the events leading up to the rescue began when the man tied his jet ski to his friend's jet ski.  At this point, his friend accidentally accelerate…
Target To Lower Prices On 5,000 Items: Here's Where You Can Expect To See Savings Target To Lower Prices On 5,000 Items: Here's Where You Can Expect To See Savings
Target To Lower Prices On 5,000 Items: Here's Where You Can Expect To See Savings Target announced that it would lower prices on 5,000 "frequently shopped" items in its stores nationwide, the company said in a press release.  Those items include milk, meat, bread, soda, fresh fruit and vegetables, snacks, yogurt, peanut butter, coffee, diapers, paper towels, pet food, and more, the chain said in a Monday, May 20, news release. The new prices will be rolled out throughout the summer.  "We know consumers are feeling pressured to make the most of their budget, and Target is here to help them save more," said Rick Gomez, Target's executive vice president and c…
Public Park Torn Up By ATVs, Dirt-Bikes In Westchester: Suspects At Large Public Park Torn Up By ATVs, Dirt-Bikes In Westchester: Suspects At Large
Public Park Torn Up By ATVs, Dirt-Bikes In Westchester: Suspects At Large Police are searching for suspects who damaged a park in Westchester that was already under renovation by driving all-terrain vehicles and dirt bikes over a field, leaving a number of tread marks.  The incident happened over Memorial Day weekend at Redmond Park in Yonkers on Cook Avenue, Yonkers Police reported on Tuesday, May 30.  According to authorities, the trespassers tore up the park's field with ATVs and dirt bikes. The resulting damage will likely delay the reopening of the park, which was already under renovation.  Investigators are now working to find the suspects w…
Cold Front Will Bring Shift In Temperatures After Warm, Bright Memorial Day: 5-Day Forecast Cold Front Will Bring Shift In Temperatures After Warm, Bright Memorial Day: 5-Day Forecast
Cold Front Will Bring Shift In Temperatures After Warm, Bright Memorial Day: 5-Day Forecast An approaching cold front will lead to a change in temperatures after a bright and warm Memorial Day. Temperatures will be warmest on Monday, May 29 late in the morning and early afternoon, with highs in the upper 70s, according to the National Weather Service.  Temperatures will begin to cool in the late afternoon to evening as the backdoor cold front ushering in cooler air takes hold, the weather service said. Wind speeds will also pick up in the afternoon, with gusts up to around 20 miles per hour in some spots. For those at or heading to beaches along the coast, a Rip Current…
All New York Construction-Related Closures Paused For Memorial Day Weekend All New York Construction-Related Closures Paused For Memorial Day Weekend
All New York Construction-Related Closures Paused For Memorial Day Weekend Lane closures due to construction will be temporarily paused across New York State in the hopes of easing travel over Memorial Day weekend. On Thursday, May 25, Gov. Kathy Hochul announced that temporary lane closures on New York State highways will be paused to accommodate holiday travel. The construction will be suspended starting at 6 a.m. on Friday, May 26, and will last through 6 a.m. on Tuesday, May 30. "Memorial Day marks the unofficial start of the summer season, and New Yorkers across the state will be hitting the road to enjoy time with friends and family," Governor Hochul said…
Cold Front Will Bring Line Of Showers, Possible Storms, Followed By Shift In Temps Cold Front Will Bring Line Of Showers, Possible Storms, Followed By Shift In Temps
Cold Front Will Bring Line Of Showers, Possible Storms, Followed By Shift In Temps A cold front will move through the region accompanied by precipitation and followed by a drop in temperatures. Ahead of the late-day arrival of the front on Wednesday, May 24, skies will be mainly clear, according to the National Weather Service. The high temperature will be in the mid-70s. A line of showers will accompany the front, with a slight chance of thunderstorms, late Wednesday afternoon into the early evening. The front will sweep southward, causing a sharp drop in temperatures, starting in areas farther north and inland and continuing in the evening into Thursday, May 25. (See t…
Summer-Like Stretch Will Be Followed By New Round Of Storms, Shift In Temperatures Summer-Like Stretch Will Be Followed By New Round Of Storms, Shift In Temperatures
Summer-Like Stretch Will Be Followed By New Round Of Storms, Shift In Temperatures A summer-like surge of warm air will be followed by a new round of showers and thunderstorms that will lead to another shift in temperatures. Memorial Day, Monday, May 30 will be mostly sunny with temperatures in the mid 80s, according to the National Weather Service. It will be even warmer on Tuesday, May 31, with the high expected to hit the 90-degree mark in most areas. "While it will be hot for many folks by Monday, any record-challenging heat holds off until Tuesday when the core of the warmth shifts overhead," said AccuWeather Meteorologist Matt Benz. An unsettled stretch …
Memorial Day Will Bring Big Change In Weather Pattern Followed By New Round Of Storms Memorial Day Will Bring Big Change In Weather Pattern Followed By New Round Of Storms
Memorial Day Will Bring Big Change In Weather Pattern Followed By New Round Of Storms Change is in the air when it comes to weather forecast for the next few days. After a mostly sunny day with comfortable levels of humidity on Sunday, May 29, hot weather will return starting on Memorial Day, Monday, May 30.  That will be followed by a new round of showers and thunderstorms as the calendar flips to June at midweek. Sunday's air temperatures will rise into the upper 70s to lower 80s, but nearshore and inland water temperatures will remain in the mid 50s to lower 60s, the National Weather Service said in a Special Weather Statement issued Sunday morning. …
Line Of Severe Thunderstorms Moving West To East With Strong Wind Gusts, Small Hail, Lightning Line Of Severe Thunderstorms Moving West To East With Strong Wind Gusts, Small Hail, Lightning
Line Of Severe Thunderstorms Moving West To East With Strong Wind Gusts, Small Hail, Lightning A line of severe storms is moving through the region from west to east on Saturday afternoon, May 28. Storm activity is expected to continue into early Saturday evening. A slow moving cold front is triggering the system, according to the National Weather Service. Lightning alerts have been issued for parts of the region. Strong gusty winds in excess of 40 miles per hour, half-inch hail, and locally heavy rain have been reported. "Gusty winds could knock down tree limbs and blow around unsecured objects," the National Weather Service said in a Special Weather Statement issu…
New Round Of Strong Storms With Gusty Winds, Possible Hail Will Sweep Through Region New Round Of Strong Storms With Gusty Winds, Possible Hail Will Sweep Through Region
New Round Of Strong Storms With Gusty Winds, Possible Hail Will Sweep Through Region It's not over yet. Following scattered severe thunderstorms overnight, a new round of showers and storms is expected to develop on Saturday, May 28. The expected time frame for storm activity from around midday into early Saturday evening. A slow moving cold front will trigger storm activity, the National Weather Service in a Hazardous Weather Outlook statement issued early Saturday morning. Isolated flash flooding is possible. "Some storms could produce strong gusty winds, small hail, and locally heavy rain," the weather service said. Saturday won't be a complete washout though, but sk…
Here's Latest Memorial Day Weekend Forecast Here's Latest Memorial Day Weekend Forecast
Here's Latest Memorial Day Weekend Forecast The current outlook for the entire Memorial Day Weekend is not completely certain, but one thing is. It will get off to an unsettled, soggy start, before big changes are expected. "The weather forecast in the Northeast can take a dramatic turn during the holiday weekend, thanks to a slow-moving storm moving across the country," according to AccuWeather.com. Showers will arrive on getaway morning, Friday, May 27, according to the National Weather Service. It will be cloudy throughout the day Friday, with a high temperature in the mid 70s. There will be a chance for thunderstorms starting …
Gas Prices Hit New Record High In New York Amid Surge In Oil Costs Gas Prices Hit New Record High In New York Amid Surge In Oil Costs
Gas Prices Hit New Record High In New York Amid Surge In Oil Costs There is no relief in sight for motorists in New York as prices at the pump continue to rise to new record highs, according to AAA. As of Monday, May 16, AAA was reporting that the average price per gallon has risen to $4.76 in New York, setting another new record after peaking at $4.52 a week prior, the previous high. Diesel gas is also on the rise, up to $6.50 as of Sunday, May 15, also a new record in New York. According to AAA, there is not expected to be any relief for drivers with Memorial Day and the busy summer driving season fast approaching. “The high cost of oil, the key ingre…
No Freedom From High Gas Prices For Fourth Of July Travelers, AAA Says No Freedom From High Gas Prices For Fourth Of July Travelers, AAA Says
No Freedom From High Gas Prices For Fourth Of July Travelers, AAA Says With America on the mend from the COVID-19 pandemic, millions are expected to hit the road for the holiday weekend, though there will be no relief at the pump as gas prices remain sky-high. Approximately 47.7 million Americans are expected to travel between Thursday, July 1, and Monday, July 5 - a dramatic upturn from a year ago - with more than 43 million expected to travel by car, despite elevated gas prices. As of Wednesday, June 30, the average price per gallon at the pump nationally has hit $3.12 cents, up from $3.07 a week ago, $3.04 a month ago, and up nearly a dollar from $2.18 a ye…
Topsy-Turvy Weather Pattern Will Take Another Turn Starting This Weekend Topsy-Turvy Weather Pattern Will Take Another Turn Starting This Weekend
Topsy-Turvy Weather Pattern Will Take Another Turn Starting This Weekend A Memorial Day weekend that was more like March than May was followed by a summerlike stretch with high temperatures hitting the 90s. The topsy-turvy weather pattern will take another turn with a return to cooler temperatures starting this weekend and continuing into next weekend, according to AccuWeather. (See the first image above.) Saturday, June 12 will be cloudy with a high temperature in the upper 60s. Showers are possible at times, mainly in the morning. For areas most likely to see showers, click on the second image above. Skies will gradually begin clearing overnight with mostly s…
Real 'Unofficial Start Of Summer': Here's How Much Warmer It Is Than Over Memorial Day Weekend Real 'Unofficial Start Of Summer': Here's How Much Warmer It Is Than Over Memorial Day Weekend
Real 'Unofficial Start Of Summer': Here's How Much Warmer It Is Than Over Memorial Day Weekend Memorial Day weekend is known as the unofficial start of summer. But that couldn't have been further from the case this year with high temperatures averaging about 20 degrees below normal last weekend. Now, on the first weekend of June, parts of the region, especially farther inland, are on the brink of the first heatwave of 2021. (See the first image above.) A heatwave is defined as three or more straight days with a high temperature of 90 degrees or more. Some spots could see record warmth for this time of year on Sunday, June 6, which will be sunny, with a high temperature in the upper …
Bridge In Westchester Renamed For Service Member Killed In Afghanistan Bridge In Westchester Renamed For Service Member Killed In Afghanistan
Bridge In Westchester Renamed For Service Member Killed In Afghanistan There was a special tribute for a fallen American hero in Westchester on Memorial Day. The White Plains Avenue Bridge above I-287 in West Harrison was officially dedicated in the name of Air Force veteran Joseph Lemm, a Westchester native who was a longtime member of the NYPD who died in 2015 while serving the country in Afghanistan. During a special ceremony on Monday, May 31, Lemm’s widow, Christine DeGiusto-Lemm, made the renaming official, noting that the bridge connects her child’s elementary school to their parish, approximately a half-mile away. At the time of his death, Lemm was …
After The Storm: Here's Latest Memorial Day, Five-Day Forecast After The Storm: Here's Latest Memorial Day, Five-Day Forecast
After The Storm: Here's Latest Memorial Day, Five-Day Forecast A days-long stationary front that led to numerous rounds of rain and temperatures 20 degrees or more below normal the last few days has finally moved off the coast. The result will be a decent day on Monday, May 31, salvaging a big part of Memorial Day Weekend - Memorial Day itself. Skies remain cloudy to start the day Monday, but peeks of sunshine will break through Memorial Day afternoon, with more seasonable temperatures, as the high temperature reaches the mid 60s. It will be partly cloudy Monday evening and through the overnight hours, with a low temperature around  50 degre…
Rain On The Parade? Here's Brand-New Outlook For Rest Of Weekend, Memorial Day Rain On The Parade? Here's Brand-New Outlook For Rest Of Weekend, Memorial Day
Rain On The Parade? Here's Brand-New Outlook For Rest Of Weekend, Memorial Day It's been one of the dampest, dreariest Memorial Day weekends in memory, with temperatures more like March than May to boot. So much for the unofficial kickoff of summer. But at least now, as we are more than halfway through it, there is some light at the end of the tunnel weatherwise -- at least for Memorial Day itself. There will be intervals of rain and showers on Sunday, May 30, which will be cloudy with a high temperature in the mid 50s. New rainfall of between three-quarters to an inch is possible. Precipitation will finally start to wind down overnight into Memorial Day on Monday,…
Slow-Moving Storm System Takes Hold On Region: Here's Latest Memorial Day Weekend Outlook Slow-Moving Storm System Takes Hold On Region: Here's Latest Memorial Day Weekend Outlook
Slow-Moving Storm System Takes Hold On Region: Here's Latest Memorial Day Weekend Outlook Don't adjust your calendar. It really is Memorial Day weekend and we're just days away from the start of June. But the damp and dreary, wet, and windy conditions are making it feel more like March thanks to a slow-moving storm system. There will be showers and rain at times during the day Saturday, May 29 which will be mostly cloudy and raw, with a high temperature only in the low 50s. It will be breezy throughout the day and evening on Saturday, with wind speeds of between 10 to 15 miles per hour and gusts between 25 and 30 mph. A new round of heavier rain will arrive over…
Memorial Day Weekend Washout? Latest Forecast Tracks Slow-Moving Storm System Memorial Day Weekend Washout? Latest Forecast Tracks Slow-Moving Storm System
Memorial Day Weekend Washout? Latest Forecast Tracks Slow-Moving Storm System The month of May has been mainly dry, but its final days will be far from it. Those last four days, of course, happen to cover Memorial Day weekend. According to the latest brand-new forecast, it won't be a complete washout, but it will be damp and dreary, wet and windy for much of the long weekend thanks to a slow-moving storm system. Friday, May 28 will be partly sunny and breezy for most of the day, with cooler temperatures topping off with a high in the low to mid 60s.  The storm system will arrive late in the afternoon, with rain become steady and heavy at times after nightfall …
Memorial Day Weekend Gas Prices Will Be Highest In Years Memorial Day Weekend Gas Prices Will Be Highest In Years
Memorial Day Weekend Gas Prices Will Be Highest In Years With millions of Americans set to hit the road for the Memorial Day holiday, prices are peaking at the pump at the wrong time. Drivers are set to pay the highest prices in seven years, according to AAA, following a gas shortage that impacted the East Coast when the Colonial Pipeline was temporarily shut down due to a cyberattack. Nationally, the average price of gas as of Wednesday, May 26 hit $3.04 per gallon, down one cent from a week ago, but up from $2.89 a month ago. A year earlier, the average price was $1.96 per gallon. According to AAA, the national average has stabilized followin…
Line Of Severe Thunderstorms Moving Through Region With Damaging Wind Gusts, Tornadoes Possible Line Of Severe Thunderstorms Moving Through Region With Damaging Wind Gusts, Tornadoes Possible
Line Of Severe Thunderstorms Moving Through Region With Damaging Wind Gusts, Tornadoes Possible A line of severe storms is moving through the region with a Severe Thunderstorm Watch in effect for much of the Northeast. It lasts until late in the evening on Wednesday, May 26. "An approaching cold front will bring potential for scattered strong to severe thunderstorms this afternoon into this evening," the National Weather Service said in a statement accompanying the alert. "Strong to damaging wind gusts will be the main threat. Hail and even an isolated tornado is also a possibility." Torrential rainfall is possible during storm activity. It will remain warm Thursday, …
Severe Thunderstorm Watch Now In Effect With Damaging Wind Gusts, Tornadoes Possible Severe Thunderstorm Watch Now In Effect With Damaging Wind Gusts, Tornadoes Possible
Severe Thunderstorm Watch Now In Effect With Damaging Wind Gusts, Tornadoes Possible A Severe Thunderstorm Watch has now been issued for much of the region. It lasts until 10 p.m. Wednesday, May 26, and covers New York City, Westchester, Rockland, Putnam, Dutchess, Orange, Ulster, Sullivan in New York, and Fairfield and Litchfield counties in Connecticut. "An approaching cold front will bring potential for scattered strong to severe thunderstorms this afternoon into this evening," the National Weather Service said in a statement accompanying the alert. "Strong to damaging wind gusts will be the main threat. Hail and even an isolated tornado is also a pos…
Strong To Severe Storms Will Bring Damaging Wind Gusts, Possible Tornadoes, Hail Strong To Severe Storms Will Bring Damaging Wind Gusts, Possible Tornadoes, Hail
Strong To Severe Storms Will Bring Damaging Wind Gusts, Possible Tornadoes, Hail A line of thunderstorms will sweep through the region, bringing the potential for severe weather. The time frame for the storm system, which will be ignited by an approaching cold front, is late Wednesday afternoon, May 26 through Wednesday evening. Damaging wind gusts, large hail, and a couple of tornadoes are possible, the National Weather Service said in a Hazardous Weather Outlook statement issued Wednesday. "Strong to damaging wind gusts will be the main threat," the statement said. The high temperature will shoot back up to the upper 80s to around the 90-deg…
Weather Whiplash: Return To Cooler Conditions Will Be Followed By New Spike In Temperatures Weather Whiplash: Return To Cooler Conditions Will Be Followed By New Spike In Temperatures
Weather Whiplash: Return To Cooler Conditions Will Be Followed By New Spike In Temperatures The workweek has started with a return to cooler conditions following a summerlike weekend marked by hot temperatures. But it won't be long before things heat up again. Here's the five-day forecast: Monday, May 24: The high temperature of about 68 degrees will be about 20 degrees lower than the previous two days, with partly sunny skies. Tuesday, May 25: It will be another seasonable, dry day with a mix of sun and clouds and a high temperature in the low 70s. Wednesday, May 26: The high temperature will shoot back up to the upper 80s to around the 90-degree mark on a breezy day. Aft…
Popular Area Supermarket Announces New Mask Policy Popular Area Supermarket Announces New Mask Policy
Popular Area Supermarket Announces New Mask Policy A popular supermarket is adjusting its policy on mask-wearing as the country continues its rapid recovery from the winter surge of COVID-19. In the wake of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and health departments in the tri-state area loosening the guidance on facial coverings for vaccinated people, Stew Leonard’s announced new guidelines for both customers and employees. As of Wednesday, May 19, customers can begin shopping at Stew Leonard’s locations in New York and Connecticut without a mask, though employees will continue to wear facial coverings through at least Mem…
NY Sees Gas-Price Rise, But No Shortages After Pipeline Cyberattack NY Sees Gas-Price Rise, But No Shortages After Pipeline Cyberattack
NY Sees Gas-Price Rise, But No Shortages After Pipeline Cyberattack Gas prices in New York continue to increase, though there has been no statewide gas shortage following the temporary shutdown of the Colonial Pipeline due to a cyberattack. Statewide, prices at the pump have soared six cents in the past week, from $2.99 to $3.05 a gallon, though it is still behind the national average, which has topped $3 and hit $3.04 as of Friday, May 14. A month ago, the average price per gallon in New York was at $2.89 and a year ago it was sitting at $2.16. New York was largely spared any dramatic impact from the pipeline shutdown, which travels from the south and en…
COVID-19: CDC Issues Brand-New Guidance On Mask-Wearing Indoors COVID-19: CDC Issues Brand-New Guidance On Mask-Wearing Indoors
Covid-19: CDC Issues Brand-New Guidance On Mask-Wearing Indoors The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is easing indoor mask-wearing guidance for Americans who are fully vaccinated for COVID-19. On Thursday afternoon, May 13, CDC Director Dr. Rochelle Walensky announced the new guidance at a White House briefing, saying that anyone who has received both shots of the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine, or the one-dose Johnson & Johnson shot can safely stop wearing masks indoors, except under some circumstances. The new guidance calls for continued mask-wearing in more crowded indoor spaces such as on mass transportation, hospitals, prisons, or …
COVID-19: New Guidance Issued For NY Pools, Beaches COVID-19: New Guidance Issued For NY Pools, Beaches
Covid-19: New Guidance Issued For NY Pools, Beaches Summer is coming. In advance of what he says he hopes to be a “normal” summer, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo issued new guidance for the state’s beaches and pools. For Memorial Day on the weekend of Friday, May 28, beaches and pools in New York will be open with six-foot of social distance in place between those in attendance, with restrictions to be eased if the state continues seeing improved COVID-19 numbers. Cuomo said on Wednesday, May 12 that they are planning on moving forward with the goal of opening up to 100 percent capacity by the Fourth of July. “This past year has been Hell an…
Gas Prices On Rise After Pipeline Cyberattack Sparking Concerns Of Rise Well Above $3 A Gallon Gas Prices On Rise After Pipeline Cyberattack Sparking Concerns Of Rise Well Above $3 A Gallon
Gas Prices On Rise After Pipeline Cyberattack Sparking Concerns Of Rise Well Above $3 A Gallon With gas prices already on the rise, a major pipeline cyberattack has sparked concerns they could spike well above $3 a gallon. Colonial Pipeline was forced to take four lines offline due to a cyberattack that was reported on Friday, May 7, leaving less fuel for the Eastern seaboard, and causing prices to rise in some places. Earlier story - Largest East Coast Fuel Pipeline Shuts Down Operations After Cyberattack As of Tuesday, May 11, the average price per gallon is $2.98, up six cents over a week and marking the most expensive national average since November 2014, according to AAA, …
Hundreds Face DWI, Speeding, Other Charges In Hudson Valley State Police Memorial Day Crackdown Hundreds Face DWI, Speeding, Other Charges In Hudson Valley State Police Memorial Day Crackdown
Hundreds Face DWI, Speeding, Other Charges In Hudson Valley State Police Memorial Day Crackdown New York State Police troopers in the Hudson Valley dished out hundreds of tickets during Memorial Day Weekend to everyone from impaired motorists to speeding drivers. During the special enforcement campaign, which was held from Friday, May 22 through 3 a.m. on Tuesday, May 26, troopers issued more than 8,900 tickets, including 203 for alleged DWI. Troopers investigated 457 crashes during the detail, which resulted in injuries to 11 New Yorkers. There were also two fatal crashes during the holiday weekend. During the detail, New York State Police troopers issued tickets for: Speeding: 3,…