Regional Briefs – June 1, 2016

NJ Revokes Firm’s Authority To Print Prescription Blanks

NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. – A printing company on Wednesday lost its permit to print prescription blanks for at least three years after it issued 25,000 blanks to non-doctors, The Associated Press reported. Downtown Printing Center must destroy its entire stock.

Pickup Crashes Through Building, Emerges Other Side

PENDLETON, N.Y. – A driver veered off a road Tuesday and traveled through a field before crashing his pickup truck completely through a building, then rammed through a second wall before coming to a stop 200 feet away, The Associated Press reported. Kevin Taylor, 61, was found dead behind the wheel.

$148 Million Repair Project for Upstate Bridge Completed

ALBANY – The 70,000 daily motorists who travel a commuter route in Albany can rejoice: A three-year project to redo a bridge over the Hudson River was finished Tuesday, The Associated Press reported. The $148 million Patroon Island Bridge project was one of the largest transportation projects upstate.

Picture This: Trail Over Hudson Would Link Painters’ Homes

CATSKILL, N.Y. – Plans are moving ahead for a pedestrian trail that would link the historic homes of two famous painters, The Associated Press reported. The Hudson River SkyWalk would link the homes of Frederick Church to Thomas Cole’s. Both are famous for their paintings of majestic landscapes.

Head of Cuomo’s Start-Up NY Job Creation Program Retiring

ALBANY – The leader of one of Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s signature initiatives is stepping down, The Associated Press reported. Leslie Whatley has since 2013 led Start-Up New York, which attracts business through tax breaks. A report found that it only created 76 new jobs.

Donald Trump on November Election: ‘I am New Jersey’

TRENTON – Donald Trump said Tuesday night he could win the Garden State, traditionally a Democratic stronghold, against Hillary Clinton, The Associated Press reported. “I am New Jersey,” he said when asked about a poll showing Clinton leading by just 4 percent.