It just got easier to fly south, enjoy a round of golf or body surf the ocean – Allegiant Travel Company as of this evening will depart Stewart International Airport to Myrtle Beach, South Carolina two days per week on Thursday and Sunday. The flight scheduled is designed for weekend getaways through September. For more information visit: www.allegiantair.com
According to news 12 Hudson Valley, a man was slashed in the face in Yonkers New York overnight. Police are currently searching for his attacker. After arriving at the area of New School Street and Palisade Avenue at about 10:15 p.m.,Yonkers police swarmed the area. During their search, they discovered a sidewalk covered in blood and a man on the ground, trying to stop the bleeding on his face. The victim was taken to Jacobi Medical Center in the Bronx, and police say his injuries were not life threatening.
According to News 12 Hudson Valley,A pedestrian, Luis DeJesus,33, of New Windsor is dead after being struck by a intoxicated hit-and-run driver in Orange County Monday evening, according to authorities. The hit-and-run occurred around yesterday at 6:30 p.m. on Route 300, just east of the New Windsor Cantonment State Park.First responders found DeJesus unconscious by the side of the road. He was found holding shopping bags. DeJesus was transported to St. Luke’s Hospital, where he was pronounced dead. According to Police the driver, Michael Rule, 33, of Pine Bush, fled the scene, but was later captured in Newburgh.They say Rule was spotted by another driver a few miles away. New Windsor Police Chief Rick Hovey stated “He actually observed the vehicle drive by at a high rate of speed with substantial damage to the front of the vehicle.” Rule is being charged with second-degree vehicular manslaughter, leaving the scene of a fatal accident, and driving while intoxicated. He has been released on $10,000 bail.
New legislation in Albany expands Sunday alcohol sales at restaurants and bars as part of a comprehensive blue laws overhaul. Legislation also broadens retail sales by producers of alcohol and eases regulatory requirements for wineries, breweries, distilleries and cideries. “We’ve worked hard to cut red tape, lower costs and roll back burdensome regulations to help New York’s craft beverage industry thrive and create jobs,” said Governor Andrew M. Cuomo. Senate Majority Leader John Flanagan said, “There was broad consensus between the Governor and Legislature that New York’s blue laws were outdated and in need for reform, specifically the provision which barred those enjoying brunch from purchasing an alcoholic beverage before noon on Sunday.” The agreement amends the ABC Law to include: expanded sales on Sunday, eliminating burdensome paperwork requirements for craft manufacturers, authorizes the sale of wine in growlers, reduces fees for craft beverage salespeople, reduce fees for small wholesalers, and will authorize gift wrapping at liquor stores.
Applications are now being accepted until September 16th for the $4M dollar GENIUS NY Competition. GENIUS stands for Growing Entrepreneurs & Innovators in Upstate New York and is a business competition for entrepreneurs, startup companies and early-stage businesses. There are three grand prizes valued at up to $1M, $600,000 and $400,000 – making it one of the largest business competitions in the world. Applications will be evaluated by a panel of judges and 12 semi-finalists will be selected to present live demos and pitches this fall. Six companies will advance to participate in the competition that is structured like a unique incubator. The goal is to encourage all participants to establish roots in Central New York. For more information visit: www.geniusny.com
A selection has been made for the shared-use path connections for the New NY Bridge that accommodates bicycle and pedestrian use, and features a new parking lot and visitor facilities. The Thruway Authority has selected the community-favored “Alternative F” as the final design. At the Rockland County end of the shared-use path, a 54-space parking lot and comfort station will be constructed on vacant land within the southeastern section of Interchange 10 in South Nyack. Drivers will access the parking lot from Route 9W. As part of the plan, the on-ramp to the southbound Thruway from South Broadway will be permanently closed. However, drivers will still be able to access the northbound and southbound Thruway from Route 9W. Construction on the path linking Rockland and Westchester Counties is expected to begin 2017, and is slated to open with the completion of the New NY Bridge in 2018.
Clarkstown police are warning residents that a venous copperhead snake was spotted in an Upper Nyack homeowner’s yard on Tuesday. Residents are warned to be on the lookout. The snake’s venom is fatal to human beings. The State Department of Environmental Conservation recommends that if you see a copperhead snake to call 518-402-8044 for a snake responder to remove the reptile.
It’s official, funding through Fuel NY will support installation of permanent emergency generators at gas stations in New York City, Long Island and the Lower Hudson Valley. Governor Andrew M. Cuomo announced yesterday $12M for the installation of permanent emergency generators at downstate retail gas stations to ensure they have back-up power capacity after major storms and emergencies. Fuel NY, is an initiative launched in 2013 as a direct response to gas shortages that occurred during Superstorm Sandy. The funding of this initiative ensures strategically located gas stations are working and able to provide gas to first responders and community residents when power is disrupted. And it couldn’t come soon enough as we head into the summer hurricane season. To apply for a grant, gas stations have until September 15th. For applications and information visit: http://www.nyserda.ny.gov/PON3256
Tonight the Town Board of Goshen will hear proposed plans for Merlin Entertainment’s Legoland New York project intended to be Legoland’s third park in the United States. The session will be held at the Orange County Emergency Services Center, 22 Wells Farm Road, Goshen, NY at 7:30 p.m. Merlin Entertainment is looking at joining together a number of properties along Harriman Drive off exit 125 on Route 17 totally approximately 300 acres.
Last night at approximately 8 p.m. a pick-up truck on the New York State Thruway between exits 13 and 14 rolled over and crashed. The cause of the accident has not been reported. State troopers reacting to the scene discovered the pick-up was carrying construction equipment containing radioactive material that had dislodged during the accident. Troopers alerted members of the Rockland County Hazmat Team and they determined no abnormal radioactive levels present in the area. The accident caused the closure of two northbound lanes for about an hour. The driver was taken to a local hospital for treatment.