Regional Briefs

$127 Million Lottery Sold In South Fallsburg

SOUTH FALLSBURG, N.Y. – A $127 million Mega Millions ticket was purchased Friday at the South Fallsburg Food Mart, the Daily News reported. “Whoever purchased this ticket is about to have their life changed forever,” a lottery spokesman said. The store will receive a $10,000 bonus.

Travel Agent Ordered to Sell House to Repay Victims

WOODBURY, N.J. – A travel agent was ordered to sell his house and car to repay 20 customers who paid for a Mediterranean cruise that never happened. A judge told Ellis Hester she should have sent him to prison for reneging on the deal to pay $400 a month. He still owes $41,000.

College Sends 3K Acceptance Notices in Error

UNION, N.J. – Kean University sent acceptance notices to nearly 3,000 students in error, including to some who never even applied, The Record reported. The email was intended as a reminder to students who had been accepted to apply for scholarships.

Birthday Party for Rockland Couple Married 82 Years

SPRING VALLEY, N.Y. – The oldest married couple in New York on Saturday celebrated their birthdays at their Spring Valley home — with a combined age of 212, the Journal News reported. Duranord Veillard, 108, and his wife Jeanne, who turns 105 in May, grew up in Haiti and moved to the United States in 1968.

MTA: Keep Your Feet Off the Seat

NEW YORK – New Yorkers, keep your feet off the seat. That’s one friendly reminder bus riders will see starting Monday as part of a courtesy campaign. Other tips: Let others off first, take your pack off your back, and don’t clip your nails on the bus. Also: Offer your seat to the elderly, disabled, or expectant. “Not only is it the right thing to do, but you’ll make your grandmother proud.”

NY Legislators Approve Delay In Electronic Prescriptions

ALBANY – New York legislators voted Friday to postpone until next year the March 27 deadline for doctors to issue only electronic prescriptions, saying many still lack the required federal approval. A spokesman says Gov. Andrew Cuomo will review it.

To Read The Full Story

Are you already a subscriber?
Click to log in!