Regional Briefs – June 17, 2019

NY Sen. Schumer: Fix Lake Ontario Infrastructure

FAIR HAVEN, N.Y. (AP) — New York Senator Chuck Schumer plans to call on the Army Corps of Engineers to provide funding for repairs to flood-ravaged infrastructure at Little Sodus Bay Harbor on Lake Ontario.

Schumer toured the area Monday morning to survey damage from the winter. A pier and a barrier bar began to collapse in February, putting the village of Fair Haven more at risk.

Flooding on Lake Ontario has occurred twice in the past three years, and Schumer says the lake’s water levels already have exceeded 2017’s record high and are still climbing.

Man Struck, Killed By Train In Northern New Jersey

PARK RIDGE, N.J. (AP) — A man has been struck and killed by a New Jersey Transit train in northern Jersey.

The man was struck around 7:25 a.m. Monday by a Pascack Valley line train just west of the Park Ridge station. There were 180 people aboard the train, which had departed from Spring Valley, New York and was headed to Secaucus.

New York may OK licenses For immigrants in US illegally

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York state may soon allow immigrants who entered the U.S. illegally to get driver’s licenses.

Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo supports the bill, though he expressed concerns Monday about U.S. immigration officials seizing license information to target immigrants for deportation.

Supporters include the Business Council of New York State, the state’s largest business organization, as well as immigrant advocates who say immigrants need licenses to work and provide for their families.