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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. Putnam Hospital Center Receives $50K Donation From Auxiliary

    Putnam Hospital Center Receives $50K Donation From Auxiliary

    CARMEL, N.Y. -- The Putnam Hospital Center Auxiliary has donated $50,000 to the Putnam Hospital Center Foundation as the first installment of a $150,000 pledge the auxiliary has made toward the purchase of a digital breast tomosynthesis unit, also known as 3-D mammography.The auxiliary’s gift is tied to recent upgrades in the hospital’s breast center program, including a three-year full ...

  4. Putnam Arts Council Offers Local Crafts For Sale

    Putnam Arts Council Offers Local Crafts For Sale

    MAHOPAC, N.Y. -- The Putnam Arts Council is hosting its annual juried showcase and sale, along with “Winter’s Coming,” an invitational fine arts show, from Saturday, Dec. 3, to Sunday, Dec. 11, from noon-5 p.m. in the A. Eric Arctander Gallery of the Belle Levine Art Center.A special member and VIP preview and reception will be held Friday, Dec. 2, from 3-8 p.m.The show, featuring works ...

  5. Have You Seen Rit, Lost Cat In Mahopac?

    Have You Seen Rit, Lost Cat In Mahopac?

    MAHOPAC, N.Y. -- The owner of a lost cat is seeking the public’s assistance in finding him. The cat, whose name is Rit, has gone missing from Hitchcock Hill Road. Rit is described as a friendly cat who can be lured with food. Anyone with information on his whereabouts is asked to call 914-500-9607.

  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. 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 ...

  10. Danbury Man Charged With Sexually Assaulting Two Girls

    Danbury Man Charged With Sexually Assaulting Two Girls

    DANBURY, Conn. -- Danbury police have arrested a 43-year-old man on multiple counts of sexual assault and other charges, authorities said. The arrest stemmed from a complaint the Danbury Police Department received on June 28 involving the sexual abuse of two female minors on separate occasions, according to police. The suspect, identified as Luis Fernando Pesantez, was an  acquaintance ...

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