Regional Briefs – December 9, 2018

Rockefeller Estate, 1-Room School House Eyed for Registers

ALBANY – The Rockefeller family estate and a one-room schoolhouse erected around 1880 near Lake George are among 16 sites recommended for the State and National Registers of Historic Places. Other nominees include the Schoharie Village Historic District settled by refugee Palatine Germans in the early 18th century.

Erie County Bans Smoking in Cars With Kids

BUFFALO – Erie County legislators voted unanimously to ban smoking tobacco products in a car with anyone 17 or younger present, WIVB reported. The law also bans smoking in and around bus shelters and prohibits its sale in stores with a pharmacy. E-cigarettes, vapes, and other electronic smoking devices are included.

Police Find Car Stolen With Young Children Inside

BROOKLYN – Police with a helicopter Friday evening found three children ages 1, 2 and 8 inside a car that had been stolen in Canarsie, The Associated Press reported. They are still searching for the car thief who slipped behind the wheel of the SUV about three hours earlier. The car was left running while the mother stepped into a store.

2 Children Killed in Brooklyn Apartment Fire

BROOKLYN – Two girls, ages 7 and 8, died Saturday night in a Bushwick apartment fire, The Associated Press reported. A 53-year-old man rescued from the three-story residential building is hospitalized in stable condition.

DiNapoli Heads to Poland for UN Climate Conference

ALBANY – State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli is in Poland for the United Nations’ latest conference on climate change, The Associated Press reported. The Democrat traveled to Katowice on Friday and is scheduled to speak as a panelist at an event Monday focused on how investors can spur action on climate change.