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  1. Carlucci Calls For Unity As State Opens Hate Crime Text Line

    Carlucci Calls For Unity As State Opens Hate Crime Text Line

    ROCKLAND COUNTY, N.Y. – State Sen. David Carlucci is urging all Rockland County residents to unite against anti-Semitic behavior in the wake of a recent incident in New Square.The Clarkstown Democrat's pleas come as Ramapo police continue to investigate a Feb. 21 incident during which swastikas and other anti-Semitic graffiti were spray-painted on the exterior fence of a Jewish ...

  2. Man Ran Up $3K Bill At Route 9W Hotel Without Paying, Police Say

    Man Ran Up $3K Bill At Route 9W Hotel Without Paying, Police Say

    ROCKLAND COUNTY, N.Y. -- A 24-year-old man is facing felony and misdemeanor charges in connection with an alleged theft at the Dolce Hotel.According to Orangetown police investigators, Trey Pinard of the Bronx rented two rooms at the hotel in August 2015 and then left without paying a pair of bills totaling more than $3,000.The hotel on Route 9W has since closed.Police found Pinard and ...

  3. Woman On Road Trip Tried To Sell Guns For Gas Money In Putnam, Sheriff Says

    Woman On Road Trip Tried To Sell Guns For Gas Money In Putnam, Sheriff Says

    KENT, N.Y. – A 50-year-old woman who allegedly tried to sell an unregistered handgun in Putnam in exchange for gas money is facing misdemeanor charges, according to authorities.Theresa A. Sager of Alfred, Maine, was driving to her home state from Texas when she stopped in Kent to try to sell the weapon at the Precision Armory gun store on Route 52, according the Putnam County Sheriff’s ...

  4. Putnam Nonprofit Seeks Volunteer Puppy Raisers

    Putnam Nonprofit Seeks Volunteer Puppy Raisers

    PUTNAM COUNTY, N.Y. -- A local nonprofit that trains specially selected rescue dogs to work as service animals is seeking volunteer trainers willing to help raise and train a black labrador mix puppy.Putnam Service Dogs, a recognized 501(c)3, looks for rescue animals with the proper temperament and then takes the time to train the dogs as service animals, according to the nonprofit's ...

  5. Hudson Valley Mourns Ronald Blackwood, NY's First Elected Black Mayor

    Hudson Valley Mourns Ronald Blackwood, NY's First Elected Black Mayor

    Former Mount Vernon Mayor Ronald Blackwood, the first African-American mayor in New York State, died Wednesday.According to a statement from current Mayor Richard Thomas, Blackwood, 90, served the city with “distinction and honor” for more than a decade.“He was truly a man of the people,” Thomas said. “When he spoke to you, he made you feel as if you were the center of the universe. He ...

  6. Putnam Woman Hospitalized After Suicide Threat, Sheriff Says

    Putnam Woman Hospitalized After Suicide Threat, Sheriff Says

    PHILIPSTOWN, N.Y. – Putnam County Sheriff’s deputies recently came to the aid of a suicidal Philipstown woman who appeared drunk and was threatening to cut herself, according to authorities.The woman, whose name was not released, was hospitalized after the Feb. 14 incident, according to the Sheriff’s Office.Deputies first arrived to the woman’s home after receiving a Valentine’s Day ...

  7. Convicted North Dakota Sex Offender Moves To Poughkeepsie

    Convicted North Dakota Sex Offender Moves To Poughkeepsie

    DUTCHESS COUNTY, N.Y. – A 27-year-old Level 2 sex offender once convicted of assaulting a 10-year-old girl has moved to a home on North Hamilton Street in Poughkeepsie, according to the New York State Division of Criminal Justice Services.On July 31, 2008, Salbino “Beano” Depina was convicted in a sexual attack on a young girl in North Dakota and sentenced to one year in the local jail, ...

  8. Children Of American Revolution Chapter Forming In Lower Hudson Valley

    Children Of American Revolution Chapter Forming In Lower Hudson Valley

    KATONAH, N.Y. – The John Jay Society and the National Society of Children of the American Revolution have scheduled an introductory meeting for a new children’s group starting in Westchester, Rockland and Putnam counties.Membership in the local chapter of the Children of the American Revolution is expected to be the primary topic of discussion during the 2 p.m. meeting Saturday at the ...

  9. Studio Around The Corner, Brewster Students To Explore DNA Extraction

    Studio Around The Corner, Brewster Students To Explore DNA Extraction

    BREWSTER, N.Y. – The Studio Around the Corner is set to host a pair of free science workshops designed to give students and their parents a crash course in DNA and synthetic biology.According to a statement from The Studio and the Cultural Arts Coalition, there are two separate workshops – one at 2:30 p.m. on March 4 for middle school students and another at 4:15 p.m. on the same day ...

  10. State Increases Driver's License Points For Tickets At Railroad Crossings

    State Increases Driver's License Points For Tickets At Railroad Crossings

    In an ongoing effort to make the state’s rail crossings safer, the New York State Department of Motor Vehicles has increased the points assigned to drivers found guilty of violating the rules governing such crossings from three points to five, officials said.State Assemblyman David Buchwald (D-Westchester) said in a statement that the point change comes as officials across the state ...

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