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Greenburgh Town Supervisor Paul Feiner couldn’t believe he was included in a recent NYPIRG study that found almost 104,000 violations in New York politicians' campaign finance disclosures.
“I'm going to reach out to the Board of Elections to determine if it was a computer error, a Board of Elections error or my error,” he wrote in an email to Newsday, adding that, for him, keeping track of...Read more »
Metro-North is shaking up the mix of eateries at Grand Central Terminal, where it racked up record-breaking revenue last year.
Before the end of the year, Shake Shack, the burger, fries and, oh yeah, shake joint, will replace Zocalo, a Mexican restaurant that has been in litigation with the MTA for several years, officials said Wednesday.
The Danny Meyer chain, which among other...Read more »
Beware of Bambi. It's deer season, folks.
The New York State Thruway sent out its twice-a-year "Antler Alert" Wednesday, warning motorists that May and June are months when deer are more likely to wander near highways. (October and November are also big months for roaming deer).
Some 2,000 deer vs. car collisions occurred on the Thruway last year, despite dozens of deer crossing...Read more »
Goodbye, punch. Hello, tap.
Every week or so I take the zombie train from Pearl River to Penn for journalistic repointing and managerial face time at our Manhattan office.
I take the 5:22 a.m. on the Pascack Valley Line and I'm easy to spot. I'm the shambling, coffee-spilling wreck with the nine-months pregnant computer bag.
But today, NJ Transit's pilot digital ticketing made...Read more »
A local Rockland County reporter known for walking the political beat is now taking a run on the campaign trail.
Dylan Skriloff, 33, editor-in-chief at the Rockland County Times, was nominated by the county's Republican Party this week as its pick for Stony Point's town supervisor, making him the only contender so far against incumbent Geoffrey Finn.
But Skriloff, who was born in Rockland...Read more »
Spring Valley Mayor Noramie Jasmin may have to look to other avenues to pay for her legal fees as some residents aren’t eager to open their wallets for her legal defense fund.
“She ruined Spring Valley,” said village resident Colette Lamar, 42.
“She’s been caught red-handed and she has to face the consequences. It’s outrageous to ask the public for funds," said Lamar, who went as...Read more »
Amid the hubbub last week about Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino’s dispute with the Department of Housing and Urban Development over affordable housing, it was easy to miss the other news in his State of the County address.
In the Tuesday speech in the county courthouse, Astorino pledged to submit a 2014 budget later this year that won’t contain tax increases.
The Republican...Read more »
Talk about a big catch.
About 200 anglers – possibly more – will be competing this weekend in the Hudson River Striped Bass Derby in hopes of a $100,000 payoff. Those who compete for the grand prize will need to haul in a winner that weighs at least 50 pounds and measures more than 48 inches.
There’s also a regular contest with a top pot of $1,000 for the heaviest fish of the weekend,...Read more »
The Peekskill signs at the city's made-over Metro-North station look like something ripped from the cover of a Grateful Dead album.
Flowering vines creep around railings and columns to spell "Peekskill" beneath the station platform's eaves and above elevator banks.
Artist Jan Taylor says it wasn't Jerry Garcia or his band mates that she had in mind when she designed the carbon...Read more »
NY bribery scandal: In wake of Noramie Jasmin arrest, 7 already vying for Spring Valley mayor's seat
Months before filing for candidacy is even permitted, the seventh Spring Valley mayoral hopeful is set to announce his run this Saturday.
Miguelino Joseph, 24, a property manager who works for a not-for-profit organization in Brooklyn, is the latest Rocklander to step forward. He intends to make a formal announcement Saturday afternoon outside his childhood apartment on Eckerson Road.
The...Read more »