Regional Briefs – March 18, 2019

Village Holding Mayoral Election With No Candidates

POLAND, N.Y. – The upstate village of Poland is holding a mayoral election Tuesday with no candidates, the Observer-Dispatch reported. Since there are no candidates, the race will be decided by write-in votes. If the “winner” refuses the position, he or she must resign.

New Jersey Enacts Law Barring Cashless Stores

TRENTON – New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy signed legislation Monday barring cashless stores, with the exception of parking lots, car rentals and airport vendors, The Associated Press reported. The law, seen as targeting Amazon, punishes violators with steep fines.

Thousands of Dead Fish Wash Up in Jersey Shore

OCEANPORT, N.J. – Thousands of dead fish washed up Saturday in a Jersey shore community, The Associated Press reported. Officials say that a large school of menhaden were pursued by predatory fish and depleted the oxygen from the shallow water, killing them. Crews removed as many of the fish as possible, while the rest will sink.

Car Wash Worker Gets Pinned Between 2 Vehicles

MIDDLETOWN, N.J. – A car wash worker was seriously injured Sunday when she became pinned between two vehicles, The Associated Press reported. A car leaving the bay rear-ended a vehicle that was parked outside, with the woman pinned between the two cars.

Driver, 4 Kids Suffer Minor Injuries in Crash

LEE, N.Y. – A stopped school bus picking up elementary school students was rear-ended by a car Monday morning, minorly injuring four children and the car’s driver, the Observer-Dispatch reported. Christine Connolly, 29, was issued several tickets, including tailgating.