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Monsey, NY – Who’s To Blame for Litter in Lake Suzanne?

May 5, 2007 at 11:31 PM
Monsey, NY - Lake Suzanne could be removed from The Watcher's Litter List, at least for the time being. Crews dispatched by the town of Ramapo's Highway Department appeared to be making a considerable dent in the debris that got collected there. Much of the debris - plastic bottles, toys, paper cups, wood scraps and cardboard had been removed from the dam side of the lake. Tony...

Montgomery, NY – Plane Accident by Student Pilot

May 5, 2007 at 10:44 PM
Orange County, Montgomery, NY - Fire Department and police were on the scene at 40 Hanger Road at Orange County Airport for a plane that went nose down and half way flipped over with a fuel spill after its student pilot over shot the runway while trying to land the aircraft.EMS responded for the pilot who sustand a head laceration with no other life threatening injuries, and other proper...

New York – Judge Orders Release of NYPD Intelligence on RNC Arrests

May 5, 2007 at 09:57 PM
New York, NY - The city may appeal a judge's ruling that would let the public see documents describing intelligence gathered by police to help create policies for arrests at the 2004 Republican National Convention, a city lawyer said.U.S. Magistrate Judge James C. Francis IV made the ruling Friday. It concerned 600 pages of documents related to information the New York Police Department says...

Northway I-87 New York – Northway Call Boxes Still On The Job.

May 5, 2007 at 09:43 PM
Travel Alert. Northway I-87 New York - The prospects appear bright for the enhancement of cell-phone coverage on the Northway, though when the enabling towers will actually be installed has not been specified. The best guess seems to be that signals won't be transmitting as hoped until after next winter. Criticisms are still being voiced about details of the installation, including whether...

Brazil – A Rabbi Finds Support After Shoplifting Arrest.

May 5, 2007 at 09:36 PM
Brazil - The recent Palm Beach vacation of Brazil's most prominent Jewish leader ended abruptly when police arrested him on charges he shoplifted neckties at swanky stores on Worth Avenue. Rabbi Henry Sobel blames pills to treat his insomnia and depression for behavior unbecoming a rabbi. The stunning fall from public grace of Sobel -- the charismatic leader who faced down Brazil's military...

Trenton, NJ – Corzine Going Back To Work Monday.

May 5, 2007 at 09:27 PM
Trenton, NJ - New Jersey Gov. Jon Corzine, who was critically injured in a car crash on April 12, will return to work on Monday, his spokesman was quoted as saying on Saturday. "The governor expects to resume his duties on Monday," said Anthony Coley, Corzine's communications director, The New York Times reported on its Web site. Corzine, who was released from the hospital on Monday after...

Fallsburg, NY – Town Supervisor Under Pressure on Development Issues

May 5, 2007 at 09:27 PM
Fallsburg, NY - Development is one issue that makes people itchy in the Town of Fallsburg. For the past 10 years, Fallsburg's supervisor, Steve Levine, has borne the brunt of the criticism, and the praise, on development issues. "Fallsburg is not like anybody else," Levine said. "We have bigger issues and bigger problems than anybody else." There were bad years in...

Monroe, NY – FBI Joins Hunt For Monroe Bank Robbery.

May 5, 2007 at 09:16 PM
Monroe, NY - As we reprted here, A lone, tall skinny man threatened to kill customers and employees at Bank North TD Monday in Monroe as he told the tellers to give “me all your money - all of it.” Monroe Village Police Sgt. Andrew Meishlahn said the suspect, wearing a hooded sweatshirt, jumped back and forth between the bank tellers while making a motion under his shirt. Police would not...

Brooklyn, NY – Brooklyn Arab School Plan Abandoned.

May 5, 2007 at 09:11 PM
Brooklyn, NY - Responding to an outcry from parents, the city yesterday dropped plans to have a Brooklyn elementary school share its building with a new Arabic-language secondary school. Education officials insisted the decision not to house the Khalil Gibran International Academy with PS 282 in Park Slope was logistical and unrelated to controversy surrounding the new school's concept, which...

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