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  1. Supervisor In Hudson Valley Admits To Stealing Unemployment Benefits, Will Resign

    Supervisor In Hudson Valley Admits To Stealing Unemployment Benefits, Will Resign

    A town supervisor in the Hudson Valley pleaded guilty to stealing unemployment benefits while he was being paid as an elected official and will resign from his position, according to the State Attorney General's Office.Alex Jamieson, supervisor of the town of Chester in Orange County, pleaded guilty Tuesday to two counts of offering a false instrument for filing, the AG's Office ...

  2. Cashless Tolling To Go Live At Toll Barrier In Hudson Valley This Week

    Cashless Tolling To Go Live At Toll Barrier In Hudson Valley This Week

    Cashless tolling will go live in the Hudson Valley this week following an announcement by Gov. Andrew Cuomo.The transition to cashless tolling will begin late Thursday night, Sept. 27 into Friday morning, Sept. 28, at the Harriman Toll Barrier in Orange County, Cuomo said Tuesday.The transition at Harriman is meant to help ease traffic and spur economic development around the Woodbury ...

  3. Fall Foliage Season Starts In New York

    Fall Foliage Season Starts In New York

    That breathtaking time of the year when the foliage begins to turn brilliant shades of orange, yellow red has arrived, signaling that fall has arrived. It also means it's a great time to take a trip to a favorite viewing spot to take in the color and soak up the cooler air, pick a pumpkin, and hey, maybe sip some wine or cider.To help make sure you pick a prime viewing spot, or to find ...

  4. Man Rescued After Arm Becomes Stuck Between Rollers At Manufacturer

    Man Rescued After Arm Becomes Stuck Between Rollers At Manufacturer

    A 33-year-old man is in intensive care after his arm became stuck in a large machine while at work late Monday afternoon.Michael Avery of Wappingers Falls was rescued around 4:35 p.m. Monday at the Dunmore Corporation in Brewster, after his arm was caught between two large rollers in a machine, said New York State Police Trooper AJ Hicks.Once removed from the machine, by members of the ...

  5. $9.8M Westchester Estate Has Tennis Court, Gym, Pool, Wine Cellar

    $9.8M Westchester Estate Has Tennis Court, Gym, Pool, Wine Cellar

    Have a need for seven bedrooms and seven bathrooms, along with tennis courts, a wine cellar and a gym, all decorated lavishly?Then a Northern Westchester estate on the market for $9.8 million, is the house for you."Manor," is the word for the North Salem brick Georgian Manor, circa 1934. Designed by noted architect Mott Schmidt for an heir to the Woolworth estate, the home was ...

  6. ID Released Of Yonkers Man, 32, Who Committed Suicide At County Jail

    ID Released Of Yonkers Man, 32, Who Committed Suicide At County Jail

    An inmate suicide at the Westchester County Jail is under investigation by correction officials.Gregory Fernandez, 32, of Yonkers, attempted suicide on Aug. 28 and died on Sept. 1, from his injuries, said Justin Pruyne, a spokesman for the Department of Correction.Emergency medical care was provided at the jail, and Fernandez was transported to Westchester Medical Center for further ...

  7. Hurricane Season: Westchester Residents Being Urged To Have Emergency Plan In Place

    Hurricane Season: Westchester Residents Being Urged To Have Emergency Plan In Place

    Related story - Florence Hits East Coast: When Will It Affect The Area?As Hurricane Florence ravishes the Carolinas, county officials are urging Westchester residents to review their emergency plans and obtain critical supplies in case any severe weather strikes the area during hurricane season.“Now is the time to assemble the essential items that you would need at home if a major storm ...

  8. 'It Was Horrible,' Says Eyewitness Of Man's Electrocution Atop Train In Westchester

    'It Was Horrible,' Says Eyewitness Of Man's Electrocution Atop Train In Westchester

    A Fairfield County man who was a passenger on a Metro-North train in Westchester when a man was electrocuted after climbing on the roof of a train said the event was a "horrible" experience.Michael Pellicci, a Stamford resident,  was with a friend after attending the Boston Red Sox/Yankees game at Yankee Stadium when a 24-year-old man jumped on top of the New Haven-bound ...

  9. ID Revealed For $10 Million Westchester Lottery Winner

    ID Revealed For $10 Million Westchester Lottery Winner

    A 66-year-old Westchester man picked up his giant check for $10 million from lottery officials at the spot where he says he stops every day for a cup of a coffee and a scratch-off ticket.Michael Marks of Hartsdale won his $10,000,000 prize on a $10,000 a Week for Life scratch-off ticket he purchased during his daily trip to A-Plus, lottery officials said. “This is my store,” Marks said. ...

  10. School District Issues Alert After Luring Incident Involving SUV Driver, Two Girls

    School District Issues Alert After Luring Incident Involving SUV Driver, Two Girls

    An alert was sent to parents of students after a man approached two students at a bus stop in the area.According to the alert from the Wappinger Central School District, the incident took place around 7:57 a.m. Friday when the two female Sheafe Road Elementary School students walking to the bus stop noticed a dark gray Subaru Outback parked in a local business, on Route 9 near Wenliss ...

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