Oil trains are rumbling down the tracks in big numbers thanks to fracking out west and the NTSB says the tanker cars are an accident waiting to happen.
Executive Ed Day says the financially troubled school district is failing and losing children to the penal system.
The accident is raising concerns in Rockland and Bergen counties, where the same cars rumble past homes and businesses just about every day.
But Rockland County Executive Ed Day said when he woke up to just 2 inches of snow at his house, he would have liked to have had the power to lift the travel ban locally.
Westchester and Rockland counties have their emergency operations centers up and running and are in touch with the state, utilities and mass transit.
Police and their supporters have fired back against the Rockland County Executive Ed Day’s proposal to trim 37 sheriff’s patrol deputies.
Some residents reported receiving calls on election day from someone claiming to be the with the county Board of Elections and advising them to vote against the measure.
The builders of the new Tappan Zee Bridge said Thursday that they are on schedule, and untroubled by a $500 million federal loan that just fell through this week.
Authorities are increasing safety patrols around the Tappan Zee Bridge construction project.
“[The pieces were] cobbled together out of scraps of wood they found around the base,” said Jerry Donnellan of Veterans Services in Rockland County. “Colored with shoe polish.”
Some Rockland County residents are rallying Sunday against a planned kosher-poultry slaughterhouse.
Rockland County is reaching across the border into New Jersey as part of its effort to lure businesses into the county.
Up to 18 inches of snow could fall on parts of Putnam and Rockland counties. Lesser amounts, between 6 to 10 inches, are expected in Westchester.
One of the biggest obstacles come on I-84, where Gov. Andrew Cuomo implemented a full vehicle ban between the Connecticut and Pennsylvania borders for about six hours,
Republican C. Scott Vanderhoef said he is humbled and grateful that Rockland voters continued to re-elect him over all those years. He chose not to seek a sixth term in office.