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Tina Traster

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  1. Celebs Enjoy Visit To Area Tavern During Movie Production

    Celebs Enjoy Visit To Area Tavern During Movie Production

    ROCKLAND COUNTY, N.Y. . - "She's a sweetheart," said Rhodes Tavern bartender Joseph Carelli, referring to the statuesque British actress Emma Thompson. "She's fun and bubbly and more beautiful in person."Carelli would know because last Wednesday, the actress, along with actor Ben Stiller, who were shooting "The Meyerowitz Stories" in Rockland last week, ...

  2. John Kasich Caps Busy Day In Hudson Valley With Rockland Speech

    John Kasich Caps Busy Day In Hudson Valley With Rockland Speech

    PEARL RIVER, N.Y. -- Ohio Gov. John Kasich, one of three remaining Republican presidential candidates, roused more than 400 attendees at Saturday night's Rockland Republican Committee's Lincoln Day Victory Ball at the Hilton Pearl River.The speech capped a busy week of campaigning in and around New York City for Kasich as the Tuesday, April 19 New York primary nears.Kasich, who had come ...

  3. Tappan Zee Bridge Toll Takers Prepare For Final Weeks On The Job

    Tappan Zee Bridge Toll Takers Prepare For Final Weeks On The Job

    TARRYTOWN, N.Y. -- You would think the days of a bridge toll taker are solitary and lonely. And dull. Not so, says Dwayne Redman and Henry Gregorio, veteran toll-takers who work at the Tappan Zee Bridge booth. "It's just the opposite," says Redman, tearing up as he readies himself for the last three weeks he, and about 60 of his colleagues, will spend at the bridge toll plaza. ...

  4. New Case Of Zika Virus Detected In Hudson Valley

    New Case Of Zika Virus Detected In Hudson Valley

    ROCKLAND COUNTY -- Rockland County Executive Ed Day and Commissioner of Health Dr. Patricia Schnabel Ruppert confirmed Rockland's first case of Zika virus in a local woman. The patient recently traveled to a South American country where Zika virus transmission has been documented."Zika virus symptoms may include low-grade fever, rash, joint pain, or conjunctivitis," said ...

  5. It's Lights, Cameras, Action As NBC-TV Series Films Episode In Area

    It's Lights, Cameras, Action As NBC-TV Series Films Episode In Area

    CONGERS, N.Y. -- Have you ever wondered how actors do their scenes while driving?The short answer is: they're not really driving. Which is not news to Dermot, a driver for Action Camera Cars of Yonkers, who was at Rockland Lake Wednesday preparing the "insert car" for an upcoming episode of "Blindspot," which airs Monday nights on NBC at 10. The insert car hooks up ...

  6. Miss Hudson Valley Dana Wachter Overcomes Eating Disorder

    Miss Hudson Valley Dana Wachter Overcomes Eating Disorder

    This past year has been incredible for Dana Wachter, the reigning Miss Hudson Valley 2016 pageant winner. She traveled around the state talking about an issue that's close to her heart: eating disorders."I had an eating disorder," said Wachter, 25. "I know now how a teen's eating disorder not only affects the teen, but also her friends and family."Wachter lives on ...

  7. Tappan Zee Turns 60, But Focus Is On New Bridge

    Tappan Zee Turns 60, But Focus Is On New Bridge

    TARRYTOWN, N. Y. -- The Tappan Zee turns 60 Tuesday, but most residents are celebrating the features the $4 billion replacement bridge will deliver, including better traffic flow, walking/biking lanes, and possibly rail service down the road.Every morning Jerry Blumenfeld comes down to the river to read the newspaper. He likes to gaze out at the river and watch the new bridge being ...

  8. Woody Allen Shoots Film In Hudson Valley

    Woody Allen Shoots Film In Hudson Valley

    NYACK, N.Y. -- The film isn't yet named but Woody Allen shot a scene last month in a house on Sickles Street in Nyack. Film crews outside the house said Woody's latest comedy takes place in the 1930s. Just recently Piermont celebrated the 30th anniversary of Allen's making of The Purple Rose of Cairo. Outside the house were vintage cars. The director was on location, along with cast ...

  9. Pennysaver 'No Haitians' Help Wanted Ad Sparks Outrage

    Pennysaver 'No Haitians' Help Wanted Ad Sparks Outrage

    NEW CITY, N.Y. -- Public officials are condemning a healthcare company for taking out an advertisement in a Rockland County Pennysaver that blatantly discriminates against Haitians. The ad, which was placed in the New City Pennysaver on Oct. 15 by Interim Healthcare Inc. says it is looking for LPN or RN nurses in West Haverstraw but specifies "no haitians" will be ...

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