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  1. State's New Highway Rest Stop Signs May Violate Law

    State's New Highway Rest Stop Signs May Violate Law

    Gov. Andrew Cuomo's plan to build a series of new highway rest stops has come under legal scrutiny from the Federal Highway Administration, according to multiple reports.The 10 new venues, part of a $55 million initiative to boost tourism in the state, potentially conflict with aspects of the Federal Highway Act, a federal law banning over-the-counter food sales and other products in ...

  2. MTA Plans Metro-North Fare Hike

    MTA Plans Metro-North Fare Hike

    The The Metropolitan Transportation Authority is planning to hike toll and bus fares in 2017, according to multiple reports.Current plans could result in an increase of up to 4 percent during the course of the next two years, reports say.Although two different proposals are being considered, both would result in higher rates for MetroCards, amny.com reports. The increased rates are ...

  3. Funeral Held For Ardsley Nun Killed In Central Avenue Crash

    Funeral Held For Ardsley Nun Killed In Central Avenue Crash

    ARDSLEY, N.Y. -- Sister Monica Masterson, who died after an automobile accident in Yonkers last weekend, was remembered at a funeral service at St. Dominic's convent in Blauvelt, according to News 12.Hndreds of mourners were in attendance, News 12 reports. To read the full News 12 story, click here.To read the Daily Voice article on the car accident, click here.

  4. Apartments Destroyed In New Rochelle Fire

    Apartments Destroyed In New Rochelle Fire

    NEW ROCHELLE, N.Y. -- A blaze at 11 Locust Ave. in New Rochelle destroyed multiple apartments Sunday morning, according to multiple reports.Three people may have suffered from smoke inhalation, and a police officer is among those who were possibly injured, according to News 12.To read the News 12 story, click here.Check back to Daily Voice for updates.

  5. Astorino Welcomes 'Hudson,' Westchester Knicks' New Mascot

    Astorino Welcomes 'Hudson,' Westchester Knicks' New Mascot

    WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. -- County Executive Rob Astorino helped the Westchester Knicks and general manager Allan Houston kick off the team’s 2016-17 season by welcoming Hudson, the team’s new mascot, to the team on Friday. Astorino and Houston also drew attention to the new additions that were made to the team’s home court at County Center, including a new and larger court floor, an ...

  6. Carlucci-Sponsored Law Allows Renting Of Space To Brew Own Beer, Wine

    Carlucci-Sponsored Law Allows Renting Of Space To Brew Own Beer, Wine

    Gov. Andrew Cuomo has signed a bill into law that will allow for the creation of custom beer, wine and cider production centers that will rent space and equipment to those looking to produce alcoholic beverages for home consumption. The bill, S.1227B/A.1100B, was sponsored in the Senate by State Sen. David Carlucci, (D-Rockland/Westchester). "Providing places in the community for ...

  7. Ex-Podiatrist Sentenced In White Plains Court For Selling Oxycodone

    Ex-Podiatrist Sentenced In White Plains Court For Selling Oxycodone

    A 65-year-old former podiatrist with a history of legal difficulties was sentenced Friday to 18 months in prison for illegally selling Oxycodone prescriptions for cash, authorities said.The defendant, Frederick Weintraub, a resident of Upper Saddle River, N.J., was a podiatrist who wrote and sold multiple prescriptions for Oxycodone, an opiate and controlled substance, in a parking lot ...

  8. Assemblywoman Amy Paulin Screens Film, Leads Forum On Sexual Assault

    Assemblywoman Amy Paulin Screens Film, Leads Forum On Sexual Assault

    SCARSDALE, N.Y. --  Assemblywoman Amy Paulin, D-88, is co-hosting a forum on the topic of sexual assault and its destructive aftermath in Scarsdale.Paulin, along with the Scarsdale High School PTA, Scarsdale Edgemont Family Counseling Services and the Scarsdale Coalition on Family Violence, will sponsor a free screening and discussion of the documentary “Audrie & Daisy” on ...

  9. Legal Services Of Hudson Valley Celebrates 50 Years

    Legal Services Of Hudson Valley Celebrates 50 Years

    Legal Services of the Hudson Valley will celebrate its 50th anniversary in 2017 with two special initiatives – an anniversary gala, “Equal Access to Justice,” which will be held April 6 at the Ritz Carlton Westchester in White Plains, and a $1 million campaign entitled “Let Justice Grow” to benefit its efforts to prevent homelessness across the lower and mid-Hudson Valley.The gala will ...

  10. Paulin's Bill To Help ID Human Trafficking Victims Becomes Law

    Paulin's Bill To Help ID Human Trafficking Victims Becomes Law

    WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. -- A bill authored by Assemblywoman Amy Paulin (D-88) that requires health-care professionals be trained to recognize human trafficking victims was signed into law by Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Friday, Nov. 4. The legislation requires hospitals, public health centers, diagnostic centers, treatment centers and outpatient departments to establish and implement written ...

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