New York State Police from Troop F are also investigating yesterday’s multi-vehicle fatal accident on I-84 near exit 5 in Montgomery. The westbound lanes were closed for hours following the crash. One was killed and several others hurt in the 6-vehicle pile-up that reportedly involved two tractor-trailers. The incident occurred just a few miles east of another big crash that also shut down the westbound lanes for four hours on Monday.
Clarkstown Police say an 84 year-old New City man was backing out of a parking spot Tuesday evening at the Burger King on Main Street in New City when he lost control of his car and crashed into a commercial and residential building located at 11 Third Street. The man’s 2003 Toyota ended up in the northwest corner of the building. There were no injuries and no tickets issued.
A casino expansion constitutional amendment goes before New Jersey voters this November, but a new poll by Fairleigh Dickinson University’s PublicMind suggests you might want not want to bet that the plan will pass. FDU says only thirty-five percent of respondents are in favor of the plan that would allow two counties in northern New Jersey to each have one new casino. Fifty-seven percent are opposed to the amendment. It reportedly requires tax revenue from any North Jersey casino be shared among the eight remaining Atlantic City casinos. The survey was conducted by phone from June 22-26 using a randomly selected sample of 712 self-identified registered voters in New Jersey.
The Village of Rye Brook will hold a public hearing next month to consider a law banning the sale of commercially bred dogs and cats. If passed, Rye Brook would join the Village of Mamaroneck and Mount Pleasant in prohibiting puppy mills. New Rochelle and Harrison have discussed similar legislation.