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Beloved Maryland Dad Michael Buckhout-White
Dies After Battle With Recurrent Brain Cancer, 42 Beloved Maryland Dad Michael Buckhout-White
Dies After Battle With Recurrent Brain Cancer, 42
Dies After Battle With Recurrent Brain Cancer, 42 Maryland is in mourning for Michael John Buckhout-White, a devoted father of two who died following a brave battle with recurrent brain cancer on Friday, Dec. 29. He was 42. Born in Silver Spring, Michael attended Montgomery Blair High School, where he was a drummer in jazz band before his graduation in 1999, his obituary says. He then earned an AA with a certificate in Computer Graphics from Montgomery College and transferred to UMBC before earning a BA in Digital and Imaging Arts. Michael worked at MacUpgrades in Bethesda while continuing to follow his creative passion throughout college…
Tan Mom, Nutley Native, Running For US Senate Tan Mom, Nutley Native, Running For US Senate
Tan Mom, Nutley Native, Running For US Senate From the tanning salon to the US Capitol: Patricia Krentcil a.k.a. "Tan Mom" is trying to make it happen. Krentcil, an Essex County native, who went viral 2012 after being accused of bringing her five-year-old daughter to a tanning salon in her native Nutley, announced she is running for the Republican nomination for US Senate in Florida next year. "Patricia went out in the streets of Florida and came face to face with the heartbreaking issues affecting so many here," her campaign website reads.  "From the attacks on LGBTQ+ rights, equality, diversity, and beyond, Patricia is a champi…
New Poll Reveals How NY Voters Think Gov. Hochul Is Doing Months Into First Full Term New Poll Reveals How NY Voters Think Gov. Hochul Is Doing Months Into First Full Term
New Poll Reveals How NY Voters Think Gov. Hochul Is Doing Months Into First Full Term New York Gov. Kathy Hochul’s approval rating dipped slightly in the second month of her first full term in office, according to a brand-new poll. Among the state’s registered voters, Hochul holds an approval rating of 56 to 40 percent, compared to 56 to 36 percent in January, according to a Siena College poll released Monday, Feb. 27. Hochul’s favorability also dipped slightly to 46 to 43 percent, from 48 to 42 percent in January, the poll found. When asked which issues state lawmakers should focus on, 36 percent of voters said crime, followed by cost of living at 27 percent, and afford…
Chicken Waste Spill Causes HazMat Situation Along Route 55 Chicken Waste Spill Causes HazMat Situation Along Route 55
Chicken Waste Spill Causes HazMat Situation Along Route 55 A trailer hauling chicken waste products crashed, spilling its contents all over Route 55 and causing a HazMat situation in Gloucester County on Monday, Feb. 27. The northbound side of the roadway was closed in Deptford from mile marker 59.2 to the Route 42 interchange following the 9 a.m. crash. The roadway had reopened as of 1:45 p.m., but crews were still on scene for cleanup. HazMat crews, the New Jersey State Police, NJDOT, and multiple fire departments were on scene.  Environmental services were notified and were monitoring the incident. No injuries were reported.
Giselle Fetterman Releases Statement After Senator Husband Checks Into Walter Reed Hospital Giselle Fetterman Releases Statement After Senator Husband Checks Into Walter Reed Hospital
Giselle Fetterman Releases Statement After Senator Husband Checks Into Walter Reed Hospital US Senator representing Pennsylvania John Fetterman has checked himself into Walter Reed National Military Medical Center for clinical depression, according to Chief of Staff Adam Jentleson. “While John has experienced depression off and on throughout his life, it only became severe in recent weeks,” said Jentleson. “After examining John, the doctors at Walter Reed told us that John is getting the care he needs, and will soon be back to himself.” Fetterman is receiving inpatient care and is receiving treatment on a voluntary basis, according to his office. His wife, Giselle says: "After …
Walmart Gets Rid Of Single-Use Bags At All CT Locations Walmart Gets Rid Of Single-Use Bags At All CT Locations
Walmart Gets Rid Of Single-Use Bags At All CT Locations Walmart has removed all single-use plastic and paper bags from the checkout counters at its Connecticut locations. The new policy was implemented on Wednesday, Jan. 18, the company announced.  Customers are encouraged to bring reusable bags or containers to transport their purchases, representatives said. The decision was made after the state banned single-use plastic bags as of July 2021.  Representatives for Walmart said they decided to eliminate paper bags at checkout counters as well due to the environmental impact.  “Eliminating single-use bags in Connecticut is part …
'Incredibly Grateful': Republican Marc Molinaro Prevails In NY's 19th District Race 'Incredibly Grateful': Republican Marc Molinaro Prevails In NY's 19th District Race
'Incredibly Grateful': Republican Marc Molinaro Prevails In NY's 19th District Race In another win for Republicans, Marc Molinaro has prevailed over Democrat Josh Riley in New York’s 19th Congressional District, NBC News projects.  Molinaro, the Dutchess County executive, was leading Riley 51.1 to 48.9 percent with 99 percent of the vote counted as of Wednesday evening, Nov. 9. Earlier Report: Republican Marc Molinaro On Track To Win In NY’s 19th District (Developing) The 19th District includes the counties of Columbia, Delaware, Greene, Otsego, Schoharie, Sullivan, and Ulster, as well as portions of Broome, Dutchess, Montgomery, and Rensselaer counties. President Bide…
Rep. Pat Ryan Edging Out Republican Colin Schmitt In NY’s 18th District Race (Developing) Rep. Pat Ryan Edging Out Republican Colin Schmitt In NY’s 18th District Race (Developing)
Rep. Pat Ryan Edging Out Republican Colin Schmitt In NY’s 18th District Race (Developing) This story has been updated. New York Rep. Pat Ryan appeared likely to continue serving in Congress after results showed him leading Republican Assemblyman Colin Schmitt in the 18th District early Wednesday, Nov. 9.  Ryan, the former Ulster County executive, was leading Schmitt by just 0.84 percentage points, 50.42 to 49.58 percent, with more than 95 percent of the vote counted. Among the most closely watched in the state, the 18th District is located in the Hudson Valley and includes all of Orange and Putnam counties, as well as portions of southern Dutchess County and northeast…
Capital Beltway Climate Protest Actually Caused More Pollution, Twitter Users Fume Capital Beltway Climate Protest Actually Caused More Pollution, Twitter Users Fume
Capital Beltway Climate Protest Actually Caused More Pollution, Twitter Users Fume A July Fourth climate protest that halted traffic on the Capital Beltway has some activists upset, saying the backup caused even more pollution. Protestors kneeling on the road brought traffic to a complete standstill at Route 29 around 12:30 p.m. in Silver Spring, leading to the arrest of 14 people. Some activists say that the action of stopping traffic actually contributed to making the climate worse. Don't do this. Never protest anything in DC by sitting in the Interstate Capital Beltway or any road. All these climate protesters did was make the climate worse by backing up traffic 1…
Work Starts On Major New Suffolk County Roadwork Project Work Starts On Major New Suffolk County Roadwork Project
Work Starts On Major New Suffolk County Roadwork Project A $71 million construction project has been launched a year ahead of schedule on Long Island as officials seek to improve safety and access to bicyclists, pedestrians, and bus users. The New York State Department of Transportation (NYSDOT) announced the start of a $71.4 million project to reconstruct and modernize a stretch of State Route 347 in Suffolk County. The project will include the addition of new travel lanes, signals, crosswalks, and other improvements to a two-mile section of the roadway between Gibbs Pond Road and Hallock Road in the towns of Smithtown and Brookhaven. NYSDOT Co…
Shake Shack, Just Salad Coming To Oceanside Shake Shack, Just Salad Coming To Oceanside
Shake Shack, Just Salad Coming To Oceanside Two popular casual eateries from different ends of the dining spectrum are opening new locations on Long Island.  Shake Shack, known for its burgers and shakes, will open its fifth Long Island location along with newbie Just Salad at The Sands Shopping Center, at 3535 Long Beach Road in Oceanside in the former Sterling National Bank. Shake Shack plans to open its location in late 2023 and will feature a Shack Track drive-up window, which allows guests who have pre-ordered on the Shack app or web to pick up their orders without leaving the comfort of their cars, said Shake Shack spokeswoman…
Bethlehem Man Dies In Monroe County Crash: Police Bethlehem Man Dies In Monroe County Crash: Police
Bethlehem Man Dies In Monroe County Crash: Police A 72-year-old man from the Lehigh Valley was killed in a single-car crash over the weekend in Monroe County, authorities said. Jeffry Lee Semprini, of Bethlehem, was driving east on Kunkletown Road in Ross Township when he failed to negotiate a left curve and went off the road around 2:15 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 12, Pennsylvania State Police said. The vehicle traveled approximately 180 feet along the grass before falling into a creek, state police said. Semprini was taken to St. Luke's Hospital - Anderson Campus, where he later died, according to police. Police also contacted the Pe…
Northern Westchester's William Kuebler, Photojournalist, Committed Environmentalist, Dies At 67 Northern Westchester's William Kuebler, Photojournalist, Committed Environmentalist, Dies At 67
Northern Westchester's William Kuebler, Photojournalist, Committed Environmentalist, Dies At 67 William H. "Bill" Kuebler, age 67, of Katonah and formerly of Chappaqua, died Tuesday, Sept. 7 at Northern Westchester Hospital surrounded by his family. Bill was born in Queens, to the late Harold Kuebler and Dorothea (Vermilyea) Kuebler. He spent his formative years and early married life in Chappaqua, graduating from Horace Greeley High School and Pace University. Bill was a career photojournalist, most recently working, until his retirement, at Gannett Co. for The Journal News. He experienced the world from behind the camera lens with excitement, curiosity, and humor.  A commit…
From The Garage To The Incubator: Engineers Have What It Takes To Be Entrepreneurs From The Garage To The Incubator: Engineers Have What It Takes To Be Entrepreneurs
From The Garage To The Incubator: Engineers Have What It Takes To Be Entrepreneurs The world is hungry for innovation. Existing systems and “ways in which things are done” have become stale, are inefficient, or non-inclusive of those who need the service. In short, they need fixing. Healthcare, the environment, housing, accessibility and many other areas of our lives would benefit from new ways to solve an old problem. Enter the engineer. Driven by an urge to “build a better mousetrap,” engineers should, and often do, see problems everywhere. They don’t take existing systems for granted. Instead, they see opportunities for improvement. Engineers, by definition, are entrep…
Aetna Ranks 2 NJ Counties Among Nation's Healthiest Communities Aetna Ranks 2 NJ Counties Among Nation's Healthiest Communities
Aetna Ranks 2 NJ Counties Among Nation's Healthiest Communities From education and economics to housing, public safety and even the environment, several factors were considered for the 2020 Healthiest Communities rankings compiled by the Aetna Foundation. The list — which comprises 500 communities across America — includes two New Jersey counties in the top 25 spots alone. Hunterdon County came in at no. 15 and Morris County at no. 22. While population health and equity are the most heavily weighted factors, several other elements were considered as well. “Local health outcomes are often driven by factors like a community’s economic performance, the …
Mysterious Seed Packets Arriving In Mail Could Be A Scam - Don't Plant Them Mysterious Seed Packets Arriving In Mail Could Be A Scam - Don't Plant Them
Mysterious Seed Packets Arriving In Mail Could Be A Scam - Don't Plant Them People who have received mysterious seed packages through the mail are being advised: Do not plant them. Agriculture departments in 30 states are warning people about unsolicited seed deliveries that appear to be coming from China. The USDA is aware that people have been receiving these odd seed packets and is working with Homeland Security’s Customs and Border Protection to investigate the situation. The USDA urges anyone who receives unsolicited seed packets to hold onto them, as well as their labels and packaging, and contact their state plant regulatory office: Connecticut: (203) 97…
Beautiful 'Healthy' Maple Tree Found Cut Down At Norwalk Park Beautiful 'Healthy' Maple Tree Found Cut Down At Norwalk Park
Beautiful 'Healthy' Maple Tree Found Cut Down At Norwalk Park Police are investigating after a beautiful, healthy maple tree was found cut down in an area park. Norwalk City officials said the tree was found cut down in Mill Pond Park on Tuesday, June 30.  The tree knocked over a garbage can resulting in litter being scattered all across the park. Little other information was available, but police are investigating. Anyone with information is asked to please contact the Norwalk Police Department at 203-854-3000.
'Murder Hornets': Deadly Insects May Have Come To US As 'Hitchhikers' 'Murder Hornets': Deadly Insects May Have Come To US As 'Hitchhikers'
'Murder Hornets': Deadly Insects May Have Come To US As 'Hitchhikers' Asian giant hornets, now known globally as "murder hornets,” may have made their way to the United States as “unwitting hitchhikers,” according to health officials monitoring their arrival. Last week, reports of the vicious insects, which are approximately two-inches long and could be potentially deadly to humans and animals, surfaced on the West Coast, adding anxiety to those already gripped in fear from the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. According to a spokesperson for the Washington State Department of Agriculture, it was unclear how the hornets made it to the United States, though he said …
'Murder Hornet': Westchester Town Begins Preparing Now For Possible Arrival 'Murder Hornet': Westchester Town Begins Preparing Now For Possible Arrival
'Murder Hornet': Westchester Town Begins Preparing Now For Possible Arrival A Westchester County town is “preparing for the next threat” as so-called “murder hornets” have been confirmed in Washington State. Greenburgh Supervisor Paul Feiner said on Wednesday morning, May 6 that the town is "stockpiling epinephrine and other medications" after the Asian giant hornet was spotted in the United States for the first time, prompting fears the insects could make their way to New York. Earlier story - Vicious Giant Hornets With Venomous Sting Spotted For First Time In US According to Feiner, “instead of waiting, the Town of Greenburgh EMS is preparing.” "Beyond its si…
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Letter To The Editor: Jennifer Leeper Is The Ideal Candidate Letter To The Editor: Jennifer Leeper Is The Ideal Candidate
Letter To The Editor: Jennifer Leeper Is The Ideal Candidate Daily Voice does not endorse the content of Letters to the Editor. To the Editor: For many, finding the ideal candidate to run for office can seem a futile exercise. Given the qualifications, characteristics, experience, and values that we want a candidate to possess, it seems like an impossible task. Proving that it is indeed possible, however, is Jennifer Leeper, candidate for the State Rep seat in Fairfield’s 132nd district. Jenn and her husband chose Fairfield as the place to live and raise a family based on our excellent schools, strong local economy, and inclusive community. In 2017…
LAWSUIT: Leaked Shell Station Toxins Caused Cancer That Killed Northvale Girl LAWSUIT: Leaked Shell Station Toxins Caused Cancer That Killed Northvale Girl
Lawsuit: Leaked Shell Station Toxins Caused Cancer That Killed Northvale Girl The family of a late Northvale girl has filed a lawsuit alleging her deadly brain cancer was caused by a contaminant leak from a nearby gas station. Vivienne Knopp, 7, had been living at one of the homes in which toxic chemicals had seeped into the garden soil from an underground Shell station tank, NorthJersey.com reports. The lawsuit was filed last Thursday in Superior Court -- exactly two years after Vivienne's death - and names Shell Oil Co. and the station's owner, Tappan Realty. The Tappan Road gas station is one of the thousands of contaminated New Jersey sites on a list by the…
Aluf Plastics Violated Odor Emissions At Least Five Times, Orangetown Court Rules Aluf Plastics Violated Odor Emissions At Least Five Times, Orangetown Court Rules
Aluf Plastics Violated Odor Emissions At Least Five Times, Orangetown Court Rules The air might smell a little cleaner in Orangetown after a local business was found guilty in a court of violating the town's code of odor emissions on five occasions. On Friday, Nov. 1, Orangetown Justice Court found API Industries, Inc., better known as Aluf Plastics, guilty of violating Orangetown Town Code with respect to odor emissions on five separate occasions, the first convictions against Aluf Plastics with respect to odor emission, said the Orangetown Supervisor's Office. “Today’s decision is a huge win for the residents of Orangetown," said Orangetown Town Supervisor Chris D…
Company Wants To Try Out Flying Car In Jersey City: Report Company Wants To Try Out Flying Car In Jersey City: Report
Company Wants To Try Out Flying Car In Jersey City: Report Ferries, tunnels, a bridge, helicopters, kayaks, jet skis, swimming, walking (when it's been cold enough) -- all have been used to cross the Hudson River between New York and New Jersey.  And now a California startup wants to add a retro-futurist option to the commuter menu: flying cars.  Jersey Digs reports that Kitty Hawk Corp. has sought permission to erect a test hangar and a dock somewhere along Hudson Street in Jersey City for its Flyer, a small fan-driven craft that zips along at a height of about 10 feet.  The company submitted an application with the state Departmen…
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This Mariandale Sister Has Given Many Hope: Disaster Victims, The Homeless, And Now, The Earth This Mariandale Sister Has Given Many Hope: Disaster Victims, The Homeless, And Now, The Earth
This Mariandale Sister Has Given Many Hope: Disaster Victims, The Homeless, And Now, The Earth Beekeeper, peacemaker, fracking protester, advocate for earthquake victims and the homeless. 72-year-old Bette Ann Jaster is not an ordinary woman dressed in a habit. You wouldn't be surprised to hear she is an advocate for Jesus but you would be to hear she is an advocate for the Earth as are the other sisters at Mariandale in Ossining. Sister Bette Ann Jaster says she sees community as a constellation. A lifetime of serving the sick and poor has led her back to spiritual roots. The week after a devastating earthquake in Haiti, Jaster organized the largest-ever public event at Mariandal…
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Democrats Eye Majority Of Greenwich Board Of Selectmen For First Time In 16 years Democrats Eye Majority Of Greenwich Board Of Selectmen For First Time In 16 years
Democrats Eye Majority Of Greenwich Board Of Selectmen For First Time In 16 years Peter Tesei's departure as First Selectman in Greenwich after 31 years of government service leaves his top job open for the first time since 2007. Tesei, who is completing a record sixth two-year term as First Selectman, announced he would not seek re-election. "It's time to finish this journey and begin a new one,'' Tesei said in February. Greenwich, a longtime Republican stronghold, is the boyhood home of the late President George H.W. Bush and longtime home of Democratic Gov. Ned Lamont.  Seeking Greenwich's top government job are Republican Fred Camillo and Democrat Jill Oberland…
Big Fish: Neighboring Governors Cuomo, Lamont Talk Transportation, Tourism, Tolls -- And Trout Big Fish: Neighboring Governors Cuomo, Lamont Talk Transportation, Tourism, Tolls -- And Trout
Big Fish: Neighboring Governors Cuomo, Lamont Talk Transportation, Tourism, Tolls -- And Trout Gone fishin'. Amid their mid-August vacations, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo and Connecticut Gov. Ned Lamont took time to have a small summit on the waters of Lake Ontario. The two met on Tuesday, Aug. 20, where they discussed topics such as transportation, tourism and tolls -- all while reeling in steelhead trout on the lake in a 31-foot charter boat, “Instigator.”  The governors said that other topics to come up included the potential legalization of marijuana, emergency services, and the environment. Since taking office last year, Lamont has been taking similar meetings with elected …
Here's When Styrofoam Food Packaging Ban Will Take Effect In Nassau County Here's When Styrofoam Food Packaging Ban Will Take Effect In Nassau County
Here's When Styrofoam Food Packaging Ban Will Take Effect In Nassau County Styrofoam packaging will be a thing of the past in Nassau County after lawmakers voted to approve a proposed polystyrene ban. The bill makes it illegal to sell or distribute Styrofoam products. Fines for violating the policy would lead to fines between $500 and $2,500, which would be enforced by the county’s Department of Consumer Affairs and goes into effect Jan. 1, 2020. The bill passed unanimously, 19-0, and Nassau County Executive Laura Curran is expected to sign it into law in short order. “The Nassau County Legislature has voted unanimously to approve a ban on the sale of polystyre…
Outerbridge Crossing Rolling Out Cashless Tolls April 24 Outerbridge Crossing Rolling Out Cashless Tolls April 24
Outerbridge Crossing Rolling Out Cashless Tolls April 24 The Outerbridge Crossing connecting Staten Island to Perth Amboy will introduce cashless tolls beginning April 24, the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey announced Tuesday.  The new tolls will allow those with EZ Pass accounts to pay tolls without stopping their vehicles. Automatic cameras will take photos of license plates for vehicles not registered with EZ Pass and a bill will be sent to the motorist's home.  In 2017, the Bayonne Bridge became the first Port Authority crossing to employ cashless tolls.  “Cashless tolling has become the new national standard for tol…
Westchester Will Get $800K In Economic Development Grants Westchester Will Get $800K In Economic Development Grants
Westchester Will Get $800K In Economic Development Grants The New York State Regional Economic Development Council has officially awarded Westchester County with almost $800,000 in grants to be used primarily for three major projects: Restoration of the Playland Carousel Updating the Bronx River Watershed Management Plan Westchester-Putnam Workforce Development Board The grants will allocate $450,000 to the restoration of the Playland Carousel, which was completed in 1928 and damaged in a fire in the summer of 2017. Approximately $245,428 will be used to update the Bronx River Watershed Management Plan, which will comprise a “collaborative, multi…
Dog With Hepatitis Among Pets Prayed For At Wayne Church's 'Blessing Of Animals' Dog With Hepatitis Among Pets Prayed For At Wayne Church's 'Blessing Of Animals'
Dog With Hepatitis Among Pets Prayed For At Wayne Church's 'Blessing Of Animals' Blind dogs, deaf dogs and even one with hepatitis were among the many pets blessed at the Grace United Presbyterian Church's annual "Blessing of the Animals" Thursday. The Wayne church's annual ceremony commemorates the life of St. Francis, the patron saint of animals and the environment, with singing to and praying for all animals. Every year on Oct. 4 (St. Francis Day), the Grace United Presbyterian Church -- and others in the area -- invite pet owners to have their pets blessed, this year by Rev. Andy Smith. 
Make Your Own Soda At Home? Westchester-Based Pepsi Acquires Cola Maker For $3.2B Make Your Own Soda At Home? Westchester-Based Pepsi Acquires Cola Maker For $3.2B
Make Your Own Soda At Home? Westchester-Based Pepsi Acquires Cola Maker For $3.2B Do you want to make your own soda at home? A deal just made by Westchester-based PepsiCo may allow you to do just that. Pepsi announced on Monday it will acquire an Israel-based cola maker. The deal for SodaStream of $144 per share in cash, a transaction valued at more than $3.2 billion. A SodaStream device carbonates water by adding carbon dioxide from a pressurized cylinder to create make carbonated water in which one of more than 100 types of syrups may be added to produce soda. "Today marks an important milestone in the SodaStream journey," Daniel Birnbaum, SodaStream CEO an…