We have a missing vulnerable adult alert issued Thursday. Authorities are seeking 78-year-old Kenneth Byrne who has early onset Alzheimer’s disease and diabetes. He may be in need of medical attention. Byrne was last seen on Park Lane in Yulan, Sullivan County 1 pm Wednesday. He was driving a 2011 gray Ford Escape with NY registration 612866. There has been some indication that he was in Greenport area of Brooklyn at 3 a.m. Thursday. He may possibly be traveling to Farmingdale. Byrne is a white male, 5’10” inches tall and weighs 180 pounds with gray hair and brown eyes. If you have information contact NYS Police at Liberty: 845-292-6600 or 911. (Source: Pearl River Patch)
Here’s a great way to help the animals of Hi Tor while you enjoy a delicious meal. BJ’s, located at The Shops at Nanuet, on Thursday, December 29th, from 11am until 11pm will donate 20% of food and soft beverage sales to Hi Tor’s General Operating fund, which goes directly to help all the animals at the shelter. You will need to print out a copy of this flyer and present it to your server. We will also be printing up many of these to be handed out. If you know of any friends or family who would also like to help the animals but are not on our mailing list, please forward this to them and in turn tell them to forward this to their friends and family and so on. So if you’re looking for a way to celebrate the holidays with friends ,family or coworkers and are looking for a place to hang out and do just that, BJ’s at The Shops At Nanuet is the place to go on Thursday December 29th from 11am-11pm!! Remember its for the Animals!! Here’s a link to the flyer: https://t.e2ma.net/message/6dc36/2msqxg
These animals are looking for “Forever Homes” — if you have room in your heart and your home contact HiTorg.org — or give to their “Urgent Needs” List — and thanks to HealthSAV.org — Learn CPR…Be a Lifesaver!
The Rockland County Legislature says a mortgage tax is collected whenever a mortgage is recorded with the County Clerk’s Office. The good news is that some of the proceeds are shared with the communities in which the property is located. The state & county each receive a portion and the County Clerk’s office receives a processing fee. Here are some of the distribution amounts for the tax collected from April through September: Clarkstown 2.4 million, Ramapo $2.2 million, Orangetown, $892,000; Haverstraw $362,000 and Stony Point $195, 000. Villages within each town get a share as well. Legislators voted 16-1 to authorize the Finance Commissioner to distribute the funds. The Rockland County Legislature’s Budget & Finance Committee will meet at 12:45 p.m. December 28 to set the 2017 tax rates. The full board will then meet to vote on adopting the rates. The meetings will be held in the Legislative Chambers at the Allison-Parris County Office Building at 11 New Hempstead Road in New City.
William Rockefeller, the Metro-North engineer who fell asleep at the controls on the morning of December 1, 2013 causing a derailment that killed four people and injuring approximately 60 more is not only receiving $3,200 in disability pension and a federal pension but he is also suing the MTA for $10 million, arguing that the agency should have had an automatic braking system built into the train that would have slowed it down when it passed the speed limit. Due to the accident the MTA has installed protections at the Spuyten Duyvil curve where the train derailed. The speed limit is 30 mph – Rockefellar took the turn at 80 mph. (Source: The Patch)
Breaking news – Fatal accident on the Cross Bronx Expressway near Jerome Avenue at about 6a.m. 3 fatalities are reported when a vehicle was hit by a tractor-trailer on the eastbound side of the expressway. Traffic in both directions is closed. The George Washington Bridge is now stalled. Traffic is being diverted to Tappan Zee Bridge. Drivers should consider alternate routes.
In Mount Vernon The Mansion nightclub held a Christmas eve party that ended with two people being shot. At 4 a.m. on North Third Avenue the owner of the club 46 year-old O’Neill Bandoo was shot and killed and injured five others. Club security guards assisted police who were on patrol in the area. The Suspect, 39-year-old Errol Hillary was arraigned Monday for second-degree murder charge. Hillary, became angry as security guards removed him from the club. He pulled out his gun and started shooting. He has not entered a plea and will be back in court on Friday. Hillary has been free on a $200,000 bond six months ago after being charged with attempted murder in the Bronx. He is due in court on January 4 in that case. (Source: MidHudsonNews.com / Journal News)
The September accident on Route 202 that killed visiting Argentinian student 17 year old Marcos Tawil and seriously injured 19 year old David Malanado has come to a close. Off duty Peekskill police officer, 24-year-old Jonathan Mosquera, of Suffern, responsible for the accident has been issued four traffic summonses, including speeding and making an unsafe lane change, according to Ramapo police. The accident investigation team determined that Officer Mosquersa did not act criminally. There was a second driver in the accident Tzvi Hakakian who also received summonses and it was determined he also did not act criminally. Police Chief Brad Weidel told the Journal News that the District Attorney’s office concurred with the investigation’s conclusion. Weidel said, “What we have is a tragic loss of life and a serious injury.”
Mayor Demeza Delhomme of Spring Valley will be facing a 2-year-old citizens’ legal action in 2017 seeking to oust him from office for allegations of malfesanace. The Supreme Court’s Appellate Division in Brooklyn has assigned retired jurist Nicholas Colabella to possibly hear testimony, issue a report and final recommendation. An appellate panel would then rule on the issue of whether Delhomme would retain his position as Mayor of Spring Valley. The attorney representing Delhomme, Kevin Conway, told the Journal News, “I think once he hears the context and who’s making the allegations, I think it all will be dismissed.” The legal action accuses Delhomme of misusing a village credit card and bridge pass, firing employees without following civil service regulations, religious discrimination, and taking actions without Board of Trustees’ approval, buying a new car with taxpayer money among other allegations. (Source: The Journal News)
56-year-old Glenn Ferro who was visiting New York over the holidays from Beverly Hills, Florida has been charged with possessing three handguns without a New York state pistol permit. Officers were called to a civil dispute in Chestnut Ridge on Saturday. New York does not honor permits from other states. Ferro now faces a felony charge of third-degree criminal possession of a weapon for carry a .9mm handgun and two revolvers. He was arraigned is being held in Rockland County jail in lieu of $50,000 bail. Next court appearance is Wednesday in Chestnut Ridge. (source: The Journal News)