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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. 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 ...

  4. 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 ...

  5. 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 ...

  6. 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 ...

  7. Legal Services Of Hudson Valley Celebrates 50 Years

    Legal Services Of Hudson Valley Celebrates 50 Years

    Legal Services of the Hudson Valley will celebrate its 50th anniversary in 2017 with two special initiatives – an anniversary gala, “Equal Access to Justice,” which will be held April 6 at the Ritz Carlton Westchester in White Plains, and a $1 million campaign entitled “Let Justice Grow” to benefit its efforts to prevent homelessness across the lower and mid-Hudson Valley.The gala will ...

  8. Ex-Hudson Valley Renegades Player Sentenced For Trying To Smuggle Heroin

    Ex-Hudson Valley Renegades Player Sentenced For Trying To Smuggle Heroin

    DUTCHESS COUNTY, N.Y. -- Former minor league baseball player Leandro Caminero, who played for the Hudson Valley Renegades in Fishkill's Dutchess Stadium, has been sentenced to a year and a day in prison after pleading guilty to importation of heroin and possession of heroin with intent to distribute, according to multiple reports.The outfielder was apprehended at Kennedy Airport for ...

  9. Six West Point Cadets Face Drug Conspiracy Charges

    Six West Point Cadets Face Drug Conspiracy Charges

    WEST POINT, N.Y. -- Half a dozen West Point cadets may be court-martialed after being charged with multiple drug-related offenses, according to multiple reports.The allegations against the cadets include conspiracy to distribute controlled substances, the Times Herald-Record reports.The cadets, who have been placed on administrative leave, include five members of the class of 2017, ...

  10. State Police Conducting Halloween Crackdown On DWI, Underage Drinking

    State Police Conducting Halloween Crackdown On DWI, Underage Drinking

    The New York State Police have launched a special traffic enforcement initiative aimed at drunken driving during the Halloween weekend.Troopers will also conduct underage drinker identification details statewide, according to state police.The effort, which began Friday, will continue through Tuesday, according to state police.Drivers can expect a number of sobriety checkpoints, along ...

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