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Jay Waitkus

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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. Governor Signs Railroad Safety Bill Sponsored By Westchester Legislator

    Governor Signs Railroad Safety Bill Sponsored By Westchester Legislator

    MOUNT PLEASANT, N.Y. -- Nearly two years after a train crash in Valhalla resulted in six deaths, Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed legislation sponsored by Assemblyman David Buchwald, D-Westchester, and Sen. Joseph Robach, R-Monroe County, to implement more stringent safety measures at grade-level railroad crossings on Monday.The new law implements more joint inspections of signals at railroad ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. 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 ...

  5. 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 ...

  6. 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 ...

  7. 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 ...

  8. Parking Limits Take Effect In New Castle

    Parking Limits Take Effect In New Castle

    NEW CASTLE, N.Y. -- New Castle police are reminding the public that seasonal parking regulations are now in effect until April 1. According to the regulations, no vehicle is allowed to be parked, stored or left standing unattended by a person capable of operating it on the street or highway at any time between the hours of 1 and 7 a.m. The rule does not apply to ambulances or a vehicle ...

  9. Famous Millwood Turkey Trot Trial Dramatized In Pleasantville

    Famous Millwood Turkey Trot Trial Dramatized In Pleasantville

    PLEASANTVILLE, N.Y. -- Arc Stages’ Community Stage theater company will be performing “In Defense of the Turkey Trot” Nov. 18-19 at Arc Stages, 147 Wheeler Ave.Both performances will have an 8 p.m. start time.The play, written by Michael A. Baker, focuses on a momentous 1912 trial that took place in Millwood.During the case, Stuart Baker, the playwright's grandfather, defended an ...

  10. Legal Services Of Hudson Valley Celebrates 50 Years

    Legal Services Of Hudson Valley Celebrates 50 Years

    Legal Services of the Hudson Valley will celebrate its 50th anniversary in 2017 with two special initiatives – an anniversary gala, “Equal Access to Justice,” which will be held April 6 at the Ritz Carlton Westchester in White Plains, and a $1 million campaign entitled “Let Justice Grow” to benefit its efforts to prevent homelessness across the lower and mid-Hudson Valley.The gala will ...

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