Attorney, Wendy Long Challenges Schumer’s 4th Term Bid

WHILE SENATOR CHUCK SCHUMER IS FAVORED TO WIN A FOURTH TERM, WENDY LONG, REPUBLICAN ATTORNEY WILL MOST LIKELY BE SCHUMER’S STRONGEST CHALLENGER IN THE NOVEMBER RACE FOR THE SENATE SEAT. ON MONDAY THE NEW YORK STATE DEMOCRATIC COMMITTEE ENDORSED SCHUMER. IN 2012, WENDY LONG LOST HER CAMPAIGN FOR SENATE TO KRISTIN GILLIBRAND. THE PRESENT SENATE DEMOCRATIC LEADER, SENATOR, HARRY REID, IS SCHEDULED TO RETIRE. IF SCHUMER IS RE-ELECTED HE WILL REPLACE REID AS SENATE DEMOCRATIC LEADER IN 2017 WHEN REID’S TERM ENDS. SCHUMER STATED HIS NO. 1 ISSUE WILL BE “THE DECLINE OF MIDDLE CLASS INCOMES”.

Actor, George Kennedy, Dies at 91

THE OSCAR AWARD-WINNING CHARACTER ACTOR, GEORGE KENNEDY HAS DIED AT AGE 91. ACCORDING TO HIS FAMILY KENNEDY DIED SUNDAY IN BOISE, IDAHO. KNOWN FOR HIS PORTRAYALS OF BLUE-COLLAR MEN, COPS, AND SOLDIERS KENNEDY WILL BEST BE REMEMBERED FOR HIS ROLE IN “AIRPORT” “NAKED GUN” AND “COOL HAND LUKE” OPPOSITE PAUL NEWMAN. KENNEDY SERVED IN WW2 AND SERVED FOR OVER 16 YEARS IN THE U.S. ARMY (MANY OF THOSE YEARS WITH ARMED FORCES RADIO).

Vehicle Hits Utility Pole

AT APPROXIMATELY 3:30PM MONDAY, A VEHICLE HIT A UTILITY POLE ON SAW MILL RIVER ROAD IN MILLWOOD TEMPORARILY CLOSING A PORTION OF THE ROADWAY IN BOTH DIRECTIONS. ACCORDING TO POLICE, A DUMP TRUCK VEERED IN ORDER TO AVOID A COLLISION WITH ANOTHER VEHICLE. NO INJURIES WERE REPORTED.

Ambulance Strikes Pole in Ossining

ON MONDAY AFTERNOON IN OSSINING, AN AMBULANCE STRUCK A TELEPHONE POLE WHILE TRAVELING ON SOMERSTOWN ROAD. THE IMPACT CAUSED THE POLE TO FALL ONTO THE ROADWAY. THERE WERE NO INJURIES ACCORDING TO A NEW CASTLE POLICE DEPARTMENT SARGEANT.

Police Called to Spring Valley Civic Center for Dispute Between Officials

According to police, the Spring Valley Mayor and a trustee had a disagreement on Tuesday night, allegedly over passports. Trustees Vilair Fonvil stated that Mayor Demeza Delhomme wants to use a room at the Kurtz Civic Center as a Haitian passport service area, but does not have the appropriate authorization. Police Chief Paul Monica told News 12 that the mayor is able to use the room as he sees fit, and the argument appears to be politically fueled. Fontal stated that the mayor and a member of the Haitian Consulate instigated the dispute by using profanity towards him, when he attempted to discuss the room. According to police several people now face harassment charges.

Adoptable Pets 10-1-15

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For more information in adopting, donating, or volunteering contact Hi Tor Animal Care Center, 65 Fireman’s Memorial Drive in Pomona at (845)354-7900 or visit www.hitor.org.

Mojo has been waiting for a home since March! He is a 1-2 year old male pit bull mix who was surrendered  to the shelter . He just had to much energy for his new family and they could not take care of him..He is good with other dogs but has not been tested with cats yet. Mojo's a very friendly, active, energetic dog who will need a family that can give him lots of exercise. So if you want to adopt MoJo you'll have to make sure you have time to get him outside to release all his energy. Once he's done with all that exercise ,he just loves to settle down and spend time being loved by anyone. Won't you be that someone!!!!

Mojo has been waiting for a home since March! He is a 1-2 year old male pit bull mix who was surrendered to the shelter . He just had to much energy for his new family and they could not take care of him..He is good with other dogs but has not been tested with cats yet. Mojo’s a very friendly, active, energetic dog who will need a family that can give him lots of exercise. So if you want to adopt MoJo you’ll have to make sure you have time to get him outside to release all his energy. Once he’s done with all that exercise ,he just loves to settle down and spend time being loved by anyone. Won’t you be that someone!!!!

Lady has been waiting for a home since October 2014! She is a two and half year old female pit bull mix who was surrendered to the shelter through no fault of her own, her owner was sick and could not care for her any longer. She is sweet, affectionate and loves to lounge with her humans. She would benefit in a family with teens or adults and would prefer to be an only dog. She is obedient knows her basic commands, housetrained and walks politely on her leash. Lady is initially shy around men but warms up quickly when she gets to know you. Lady is a wonderful calm girl.

Lady has been waiting for a home since October 2014! She is a two and half year old female pit bull mix who was surrendered to the shelter through no fault of her own, her owner was sick and could not care for her any longer. She is sweet, affectionate and loves to lounge with her humans. She would benefit in a family with teens or adults and would prefer to be an only dog. She is obedient knows her basic commands, housetrained and walks politely on her leash. Lady is initially shy around men but warms up quickly when she gets to know you. Lady is a wonderful calm girl.

Prince has been waiting for a home since February 2014. He is an absolute love. He is a 3 year old pit bull mix who came to the shelter as a stray. He is totally social and simply loves to be around people. Prince loves the out doors just hanging in the sun, preferably on your lap.Prince is beautiful inside and out. Just being in his company puts you in a happy mood even on the darkest day.How can you not fall in love with those blue eyes!!!!

Prince has been waiting for a home since February 2014. He is an absolute love. He is a 3 year old pit bull mix who came to the shelter as a stray. He is totally social and simply loves to be around people. Prince loves the out doors just hanging in the sun, preferably on your lap.Prince is beautiful inside and out. Just being in his company puts you in a happy mood even on the darkest day.How can you not fall in love with those blue eyes!!!!

Spunky is a 2 year old domestic short hair. Spunky was found as a stray and brought to HiTor. He loves to talk and play, he is a very active cat and would do best in a house with older children. Spunky would probably be okay with other cats and dogs. He enjoys attention and pets.

Spunky is a 2 year old domestic short hair. Spunky was found as a stray and brought to HiTor. He loves to talk and play, he is a very active cat and would do best in a house with older children. Spunky would probably be okay with other cats and dogs. He enjoys attention and pets.

Siyha - 1 yr Female...Siyah is a 1 year old female domestic short hair. She was brought to us as a stray kitten last summer. Siyah would do best in a low traffic household with teens and adults. She can be a little shy, it does take her some time to warm up to you. At this time we are unsure how she would be around dogs, but would love a home with other feline companions.

Siyha – 1 yr Female…Siyah is a 1 year old female domestic short hair. She was brought to us as a stray kitten last summer. Siyah would do best in a low traffic household with teens and adults. She can be a little shy, it does take her some time to warm up to you. At this time we are unsure how she would be around dogs, but would love a home with other feline companions.

Queen - 1 yr Female..Queen is a 1 year old domestic short hair. She was found as a stray. She is a very sweet and friendly young girl who would do well in a home with children as well as other cats. She loves attention and pets. At this time we are unsure how she would she around dogs as she has not been around them in the shelter.

Queen – 1 yr Female..Queen is a 1 year old domestic short hair. She was found as a stray. She is a very sweet and friendly young girl who would do well in a home with children as well as other cats. She loves attention and pets. At this time we are unsure how she would she around dogs as she has not been around them in the shelter.

Three Cases of Legionnaire’s Disease in Rockland County

According to Rockland County officials three cases of Legionnaire’s Disease have been confirmed since July 1. On Friday the second patient was diagnosed and his place of employment, Chromalloy Gas Turbine Corporation in Orangeburg was shut down while officials inspected and cleaned the cooling system. The Legionella bacteria is spread through warm water, such as is found in air conditioning and heating ventilation systems. Though it is not clear if the worker got the bacteria from Chromalloy, the company shut down and completely cleaned the five cooling systems and hot tubes, reopening on Monday morning. In one of the other two cases, County Communications Director Scott Salotto stated the patient works in the South Bronx, where Legionella has been found in multiple buildings, which are the cause of 113 cases and 12 deaths so far. According to the Rockland Health Department those having symptoms similar to Legionnaire’s should get checked out immediately. The disease presented with a cough, fever, muscle aches, and shortness of breath, but those not infected shouldn’t be alarmed, as it can’t be caught by contact with a patient, only through breathing it in a vapor form. The three cases in Rockland County are not connected to each other and all patients are recovering well.

Man Arrested for Stealing From Company

An employee at a technology firm in Pearl River was arrested this weekend for allegedly stealing from the company. According to Orangetown Police 44-year old Timothy Donald Kaiser stole more than $50,000 in equipment such as data and security cables and a generator among other items, from his employer Usis on Jefferson Ave in Pearl River. The Waldwick New Jersey man was arrested on Friday and charged with second degree grand larceny and second degree possession of stolen property and is being held in Rockland County Jail on $100,000 bail.

Tower Construction for AM-1700 Completed!

Today, May 24th, an important part of WRCR’s new transmitting facility has been completed. It’s our new 198 foot tower. One important enhancement includes its 7-foot concrete base, which is elevating it above any possible flood water levels.

Here is “The Crew” that built it: In foreground, left to right: Tom Ray, Project Engineer, Dr. Alex Medakovich, President, Alexander Broadcasting, Inc. and, of course, Northeast Towers construction team!

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Investigation into Indian Point Nuclear Power Plant to be Launched

Following a recent transformer failure at Indian Point nuclear power plant, that resulted in nearly 3 thousand gallons of transformer oil leaking into the Hudson River. 8 thousand gallons burned or cleaned up before reaching the river, and plant operators are continuing to contain the remaining 13 thousand gallons, which according to officials with the plant will most likely be underground. The Federal Nuclear Regulatory Commission stated that they will be launching an investigation into the May 9th incident, where water in a supply room caused a power failure to equipment that controls plant safety measures. The inspection is set to determine what caused the fire and explosion that shut down reactor 3, and why water was in the room, NRC officials stated that the equipment was not sustain any water damage, but it will be included in the investigation to be sure.

Snow Closings Updated Regularly

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