Regional Briefs – November 9, 2015

NYC Weather Sets Record for Warm Days

NEW YORK – NYC residents are enjoying a transplant of summer weather in November. The past few days has temperatures reaching into the 70s in Central Park, with Friday boasting a high of 75 degrees, a record high. Temperatures are expected to drop this week.

NY Senate GOP Gathering to Discuss 2016 Agenda

ALBANY – Republican lawmakers who control the state Senate are returning to Albany on Tuesday to discuss their priorities for 2016, The Associated Press reported. There will be one new member: Fred Akshar, who last week won the race to replace Thomas Libous, who was convicted of lying to the FBI.

Officer Directing Traffic Is Hit, Seriously Injured by Car

WEST LONG BRANCH, N.J. – A police officer directing traffic at a high school football game Friday night was struck and seriously injured by a car, The Associated Press reported. Sgt. Brian Kramer was flung into the car’s windshield and landed on the road. The 21-year-old driver was detained but later released.

With 4 New Female Firefighters, NYC Has Record

NEW YORK – Four women hired Friday in FDNY’s latest class of 295 bring their total number of females to 49, an all-time high, the Daily News reported. Their numbers in the nearly 11,000-member department has been slowly climbing since a 1982 legal ruling forced the department to hire women.

Businessman, 25, Set to Become NY’s Youngest Mayor

OSWEGO, N.Y. – The co-owner of an Oswega business will become the youngest mayor in the state in January, The Associated Press reported. Billy Barlow, a Republican who just turned 25, defeated Democrat Amy Tresidder in Tuesday’s election. His record beats 27-year-old Svante Myrick of Ithaca.

Time Inc. Donating Archive to New-York Historical Society

NEW YORK – Time Inc. is donating its vast archive to the New-York Historical Society as it prepares to move its office, The New York Times reported. The society called it “the 20th century in a few thousand boxes.”