A new study from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention looks at whether spraying yards with pesticides reduces the risk of contracting a tick-borne disease. In New York, the study focused on Dutchess County.
PORT JERVIS – Once again, this year the Eastern Pike Regional Police in Pennsylvania and the Port Jervis City Police will be joining forces as part of the national “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” campaign from August 16 through September 3.
Port Jervis Police Chief William Worden said the enforcement effort worked last year and this year he expects similar results.
TARRYTOWN – A new plan to enhance the state’s ability to prosecute and extract fees from toll evaders was announced Wednesday by State Sen. David Carlucci (D, Nanuet) at the Tarrytown toll plaza of the Tappan Zee Bridge.
Carlucci is partnering with Sen. Charles Fuschillo (R, Merrick), the chairman of the Senate Transportation Committee, to bring the proposal before the next legislative session.
A New York state Senator from the Hudson Valley is the latest to pen a letter to the Public Service Commission in opposition to Verizon’s Voice Link plan.
Verizon’s plan before the state Public Service Commission introduces language by which Verizon could discontinue its current landline service in certain areas and instead offer a wireless service known as Voice Link as the sole voice service. Democratic state Senator Terry Gipson says he wrote to the PSC this week urging it to reject Verizon’s request.
Two nonprofit groups have mounted a legal challenge to overturn approval for one cell tower that would replace two towers in Columbia County. They say the tower’s design would compromise views from an historic site.
United Water New York has filed a response to the Public Service Commission’s order for the company to provide information relating to the need for a new water supply source for Rockland County. This comes as United Water has begun preliminary work on a controversial desalination plant.
STEWART AIRPORT – Eight years after Allegiant Airways first entered the Hudson Valley market with flights from Stewart Airport to Orlando Sandford, Florida in October 2005, the Las Vegas-based airline is coming back.
Starting on October 31, the carrier will operate two flights per week from Stewart at Newburgh to St. Petersburg-Clearwater International Airport in Florida.
Allegiant officials and representatives of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey will outline details of the flights on Tuesday.