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  1. Cashless Tolling To Go Live At Toll Barrier In Hudson Valley This Week

    Cashless Tolling To Go Live At Toll Barrier In Hudson Valley This Week

    Cashless tolling will go live in the Hudson Valley this week following an announcement by Gov. Andrew Cuomo.The transition to cashless tolling will begin late Thursday night, Sept. 27 into Friday morning, Sept. 28, at the Harriman Toll Barrier in Orange County, Cuomo said Tuesday.The transition at Harriman is meant to help ease traffic and spur economic development around the Woodbury ...

  2. Fall Foliage Season Starts In New York

    Fall Foliage Season Starts In New York

    That breathtaking time of the year when the foliage begins to turn brilliant shades of orange, yellow red has arrived, signaling that fall has arrived. It also means it's a great time to take a trip to a favorite viewing spot to take in the color and soak up the cooler air, pick a pumpkin, and hey, maybe sip some wine or cider.To help make sure you pick a prime viewing spot, or to find ...

  3. Man Rescued After Arm Becomes Stuck Between Rollers At Manufacturer In Brewster

    Man Rescued After Arm Becomes Stuck Between Rollers At Manufacturer In Brewster

    A 33-year-old man is in intensive care after his arm became stuck in a large machine while at work late Monday afternoon.Michael Avery of Wappingers Falls was rescued around 4:35 p.m. Monday at the Dunmore Corporation in Brewster, after his arm was caught between two large rollers in a machine, said New York State Police Trooper AJ Hicks.Once removed from the machine, by members of the ...

  4. One Hospitalized In Two-Car Mahopac Crash

    One Hospitalized In Two-Car Mahopac Crash

    One person was hospitalized with non-life-threatening injuries following a two-car crash in Mahopac.The crash took place around 9 a.m., Monday, in the area of 668 Union Valley Road, according to Mahopac EMS.Along with units from the Carmel Police Department, a call for a second ambulance from Mahopac Falls was dispatched. Chief Bill Nikisher arrived on the scene with Mahopac EMS and ...

  5. Rescue Helicopter Landing Leads To Road Closure Following Incident In Brewster

    Rescue Helicopter Landing Leads To Road Closure Following Incident In Brewster

    Click here for an updated story: Man Rescued After Arm Becomes Stuck Between Rollers At Manufacturer In BrewsterA stretch of a busy roadway in Putnam County was closed late Monday afternoon for the landing of a rescue helicopter in Brewster.The incident occurred at the Dunmore Corporation in Brewster at around 4:35 p.m., causing the closure in the area of 3633 Danbury Road adjacent to ...

  6. $9.8M Northern Westchester Estate Has Tennis Court, Gym, Pool, Wine Cellar

    $9.8M Northern Westchester Estate Has Tennis Court, Gym, Pool, Wine Cellar

    Have a need for seven bedrooms and seven bathrooms, along with tennis courts, a wine cellar and a gym, all decorated lavishly?Then a Northern Westchester estate on the market for $9.8 million, is the house for you."Manor," is the word for the North Salem brick Georgian Manor, circa 1934. Designed by noted architect Mott Schmidt for an heir to the Woolworth estate, the home was ...

  7. Nearly 200 Handguns, Rifles Now Off The Streets After Buyback In Peekskill

    Nearly 200 Handguns, Rifles Now Off The Streets After Buyback In Peekskill

    A total of 185 guns are off the streets thanks to the efforts of the Peekskill Police Department during their annual Gun Buyback Event.The event, held Saturday, Sept. 15 at the United Methodist Church, was designed to get unwanted and/or unsecured guns off the street and out of people’s homes, according to Peekskill Chief of Police Donald Halmy.Out of the 185 guns turned in, 97 were ...

  8. ID Released Of Westchester Man, 32, Who Committed Suicide At County Jail

    ID Released Of Westchester Man, 32, Who Committed Suicide At County Jail

    An inmate suicide at the Westchester County Jail is under investigation by correction officials.Gregory Fernandez, 32, of Yonkers, attempted suicide on Aug. 28 and died on Sept. 1, from his injuries, said Justin Pruyne, a spokesman for the Department of Correction.Emergency medical care was provided at the jail, and Fernandez was transported to Westchester Medical Center for further ...

  9. Hurricane Season: Westchester Residents Being Urged To Have Emergency Plan In Place

    Hurricane Season: Westchester Residents Being Urged To Have Emergency Plan In Place

    Related story - Florence Hits East Coast: When Will It Affect The Area?As Hurricane Florence ravishes the Carolinas, county officials are urging Westchester residents to review their emergency plans and obtain critical supplies in case any severe weather strikes the area during hurricane season.“Now is the time to assemble the essential items that you would need at home if a major storm ...

  10. 'It Was Horrible,' Says Eyewitness Of Man's Electrocution Atop Train In Westchester

    'It Was Horrible,' Says Eyewitness Of Man's Electrocution Atop Train In Westchester

    A Fairfield County man who was a passenger on a Metro-North train in Westchester when a man was electrocuted after climbing on the roof of a train said the event was a "horrible" experience.Michael Pellicci, a Stamford resident,  was with a friend after attending the Boston Red Sox/Yankees game at Yankee Stadium when a 24-year-old man jumped on top of the New Haven-bound ...

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