New York


When the Government’s Policy Is to Pass the Buck

An interesting little tiff has erupted over the Republican health-care bill wending its way through the House. Most of the politicking over this bill has involved pushing and pulling from…

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Regional Briefs – March 22, 2017

Mechanical Problem Leads To Belly Landing at Airport RONKONKOMA, N.Y. – A mechanical issue Tuesday night caused a small plane to land hard on its belly at MacArthur Airport, Newsday…

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Regional Briefs – March 21, 2017

Cuomo Announces $1.8B Renewal of South Bronx BRONX – Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced Sunday a $1.8 billion project to transform the South Bronx by reconstructing the Sheridan Expressway with a…

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Westchester County Bans Flying Drones Near Prison

Officials in Westchester County have banned flying drones near the county jail as a security measure. The Journal News reports that the Westchester County Board of Legislators unanimously approved the…

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Regional Briefs – March 19, 2017

Quacks on the Tracks: NYPD Rescues Duck From Subway BROOKLYN – NYPD officers found themselves chasing down a duck that strayed onto the L line tracks Friday morning, The Associated…

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Regional Briefs – March 16, 2017

Hacked McDonald’s Twitter Account Mocks Trump NEW YORK – McDonald’s said Thursday that its Twitter account was hacked after it posted a message calling President Trump “a disgusting excuse of…

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De Blasio Decries Spending Cuts in Trump Budget

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio is decrying the domestic-spending cuts in President Donald Trump’s budget proposal released Thursday. The budget proposed by Trump – a native New Yorker…

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Snow Briefs – March 16, 2017

Meteorologist Chides Christie Over Weather Service Criticism MOUNT HOLLY, N.J. – A former top meteorologist on Wednesday called out New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie for complaining about high snow forecasts…

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Prosecutors: No Charges to Be Filed Against NYC Mayor

State and federal investigations of Mayor Bill de Blasio’s fundraising will not result in criminal charges against him or others acting on his behalf, prosecutors said on Thursday as they…

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Regional Briefs – March 15, 2017

U.S. Attorney for Upstate NY To Stay On for Few Months ALBANY – The U.S. Attorney for New York’s northern district said he secured Attorney General Jeff Sessions’s agreement to…

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Plunging Temps Could Lead to Icy Conditions Following Storm

Concerns about falling temperatures and icy conditions on roads and sidewalks across the Northeast followed a late-season storm that plastered the region with sleet and snow. Tuesday’s powerful nor’easter paralyzed…

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Regional Briefs – March 14, 2017

NY Lawmakers Agree on Pay Raise for Caregivers ALBANY – The state Senate and Assembly came to an agreement Tuesday to increase funding by $45 million for caregivers of the…

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