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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. Rockland Motorist Wearing Shoes On Wrong Feet Charged With DWI

    Rockland Motorist Wearing Shoes On Wrong Feet Charged With DWI

    RAMAPO, N.Y. -- Ramapo police have arrested a 66-year-old resident of Spring Valley on a DWI charge, authorities said.The arrest occurred when officers responded to Route 59 in the Monsey area for a report of a motor vehicle accident on Friday, according to police.While investigating the accident, the officer observed one of the drivers to be showing signs of intoxication, police ...

  3. Car Goes Off Road, Striking Utility Pole In Rockland

    Car Goes Off Road, Striking Utility Pole In Rockland

    RAMAPO, N.Y. -- A vehicle struck a utility pole Friday afternoon along Mile Road in Montebello, causing a traffic shutdown that lasted nearly 11 hours, authorities said.The accident occurred around 4 p.m., according to police.The motorist, a resident of the village who was driving a 2016 Subaru, reported the vehicle slid on wet pavement, striking a utility pole and two mail boxes, ...

  4. Woman Turning Into Post Office Killed In Route 202 Rockland Crash

    Woman Turning Into Post Office Killed In Route 202 Rockland Crash

    RAMAPO, N.Y. -- A 59-year-old woman was killed in a two-car motor vehicle collision in front of the Pomona Post Office on Route 202 Monday afternoon, police said. Ramapo police responded to the report of the wreck around 11:44 a.m., according to police.A 2002 Cadillac operated by a 68-year-old woman had been traveling westbound on State Route 202, and attempted to make a left turn into ...

  5. Woman Threatens Rockland Neighbor With Rock, Police Say

    Woman Threatens Rockland Neighbor With Rock, Police Say

    RAMAPO, N.Y. -- Ramapo police have arrested a resident of Hillcrest on attempted assault and menacing charges, authorities said.The arrest came about when police responded to the report of a woman threatening her upstairs neighbor on Saturday, according to police.Officers were advised that the suspect, whose name has not been released, was relieved of a rock by the mother of the victim, ...

  6. Beware Of Scammers Calling For Instant Payment, O&R Says

    Beware Of Scammers Calling For Instant Payment, O&R Says

    PEARL RIVER, N.Y. -- O&R is warning its customers about scammers who call homes and businesses posing as company representatives and demanding instant payment of utility bills.Such callers remain an ongoing and dangerous problem for O&R customers, officials at the company said. In an effort to raise awareness of the scams, O&R and more than two dozen other energy companies ...

  7. 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 ...

  8. Suffern Cheer Squad Heads To National Competition

    Suffern Cheer Squad Heads To National Competition

    SUFFERN, N.Y. -- The Suffern Midget Mounties peewee cheer squad will compete in the finals of the Pop Warner cheer competition at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex at Walt Disney World in Orlando, Fla., on Wednesday, Dec. 7.The 26-member team, composed of girls ages 9-14, will be the first cheer team in the history of Suffern Pop Warner to compete in the nationals.The road to ...

  9. RCC Features Bike Events For Kids

    RCC Features Bike Events For Kids

    SUFFERN, N.Y. -- As part of its Supercross Cup Cylocross race weekend, Rockland Community College is hosting The Clif Kid Zone.Events continue from noon-4:15 p.m. SundayIn addition to watching the amateur races in the morning, and the pro races, which take place in the afternoon, kids can take on a variety of free activities.The festivities include:• Clif Kid Pump Track: A route named ...

  10. Man Threatens Woman With Hammer In Nyack, Police Say

    Man Threatens Woman With Hammer In Nyack, Police Say

    ORANGETOWN, N.Y. -- Orangetown police have arrested a 35-year-old resident of Nyack on a menacing charge, authorities said.The arrest came about when police responded to the report of a possible dispute at a residence in Nyack on Nov. 13, according to police.The suspect, identified as Shavell Griffin, was allegedly involved in an argument with a female, and at some point the dispute ...

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