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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. 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 Lost Peekskill Dog 'Pip'?

    Have You Seen Lost Peekskill Dog 'Pip'?

    PEEKSKILL, N.Y. -- The owners of a lost dog are seeking the public’s assistance in finding him.The dog, whose name is Pip, is a 1-year-old, Papillon/Chihuahua mix with reddish fur.He has been missing since Thursday.Pip’s last known location was at the crossroads of Welcher Avenue and Washington Street.He was lost during a hike at the Blue Mountain Reservation near the trail lodge.The ...

  6. 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.

  7. Brewster Resident Appointed To Putnam/Northern Westchester Board

    Brewster Resident Appointed To Putnam/Northern Westchester Board

    BREWSTER, N.Y. -- Brewster Board of Education member and longtime educational advocate Mary Cay Nilsen has been appointed to the Putnam/Northern Westchester Board of Education. Nilsen replaces Carolyn Aversano, who recently resigned.“It all starts with that baby in your arms,” said Nilsen, a stay-at-home mom who first began thinking about how to make children’s lives better when she had ...

  8. Salesman Going Door To Door In Yorktown Neighborhood Faces Charge

    Salesman Going Door To Door In Yorktown Neighborhood Faces Charge

    YORKTOWN HEIGHTS, N.Y. -- Yorktown police have charged a 26-year-old Connecticut man with soliciting without a license, police said.The charge came about when an officer was dispatched to a residence on Pine Grove Court to investigate a complaint about a solicitor being in the neighborhood, according to police. An investigation revealed that Andrew S. Boy, a resident of Cheshire, ...

  9. Drug Dealer Apprehended In Poughkeepsie, Police Say

    Drug Dealer Apprehended In Poughkeepsie, Police Say

    POUGHKEEPSIE, N.Y. -- A 39-year-old suspected narcotics dealer has been apprehended, the City of Poughkeepsie Police Department said.The arrest came about when members of the City of Poughkeepsie Police Department’s Neighborhood Recovery Unit conducted an operation in the area of Smith Street and Harrison Street on Friday, according to police.The operation, part of a narcotics ...

  10. 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 ...

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