Afternoon News Update 11/8

In Hartsdale this morning, a polling place briefly lost power after 1,466 ConEd customers in the area lost power. The polling place was located at a firehouse located at 25 Central Avenue. The firehouse had an onsite generator and was able to get everything running after a few minutes; however it is unclear if anyone’s vote was affected by the blackout. (Source: LoHud)

New Jersey Transit has resumed service this morning on the Pascack Valley Line after a man was struck and killed by a commuter train. The incident occurred in Spring Valley at around 6 a.m. this morning and caused train service to shut down for over two hours. The Metropolitan Transportation Authority continues to investigate the incident. (Source: NorthJersey)

The head of the New York State Thruway Authority, Bill Finch has defended the state’s tourism highway signs. The tourism signs have been deemed unlawful by the federal government; however NY State officials say that the signs “follow the spirit of the law.” The Federal Highway Administration has consistently stated that the signs violate the law, which specifically states what can be displayed on major highways. The FHA has been warning New York State about this issue since June of 2013. (Source: LoHud)

In local sports news, The Brooklyn Nets will go up against the Minnesota Timberwolves tonight at 7:30 pm. While tomorrow night, the Nets will take on the New York Knicks at Madison Square Garden, game time is scheduled for 7 p.m. And in the NHL, the Islanders beat the Cancucks at home last night, by a score of 4-2. Tonight, the Devils take on the Hurricanes and the Rangers take on Vancouver; both games are scheduled for 7 pm.

-Patrick Flood

Snow Closings Updated Regularly

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