Thundersnow Doesn’t Stop NYC Schools, Remain Open

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – Public Schools were open Wednesday as a nor’easter arrived in New York City. The storm was set to turn up notch just for when the kids get out of school. It wasn’t exactly the news P.S. 154 elementary students in Mott Haven section of the Bronx wanted to hear when they…

via No Snow Day For Students In New York City — CBS New York

Advertisements

Nor’easter Two: Those Without Power, Hit Twice

NORTHEAST, U.S. — Another blizzard is hitting the northeast. Snowfall began early yesterday to the dismay of tens of thousands of local residents that lost power during the last one. A State of Emergency has been called in many places so — if possible — try to stay off the streets during this snow storm that is expected to accumulate more than a foot, similar to the last one, in the next day and a half.

Correcting the Record: Hatchet-hurling Location Correction

PORT JERVIS, N.Y. — Yes you read the tile correctly. Viking Hatchet Hurling, Inc. is coming to the city of Port Jervis. At least it hopes to make Jersey Avenue its home.

The proposed B.Y.O.B. event venue is planning to make the former Port Jervis Marketplace its home. The vacant old Save-a-Lot by Family Dollar is in a mainly residential area, but optimistically diagonally across from the Venture Inn.

Sounds like an adventure waiting to happen. We’ll see how the new Open Container law in progress fits with this plan as well as the new promenade by the Fox N Hare Brewery.

Westchester County: WNBA Liberty’s New Home

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) – The New York Liberty women’s basketball team is heading for a new home. The WNBA team is leaving the city and will now play in Westchester County. As CBS2’s Dick Brennan reported, the move has some young hoopsters fired up. The New Rochelle Junior Huegonats playing at Albert Leonard Middle…

via WNBA’s New York Liberty Will Soon Call Westchester County Home — CBS New York

Port: The City Still Wearing the Derby

PORT JERVIS, N.Y. — On a chilly Monday evening, as cold wind found scarce passage through the council chamber’s windows, the meeting began.

The building’s heating, whether being either not up-to-date or simply with a thermostat in the wrong person’s office, did little to make it any better.

Kristin Trovei, one of the Third Ward’s councilpeople, pulled a coat over her arms, “a Maria [Mann].”

This, the public was informed, is the room now slated to be the polling location for the Second Ward. The, perhaps only, upside to this is that because Port Jervis will not be able to recycle sooner than hoped,  continued global warming could make November, hopefully a small fraction closer to melting people all over the ballot.

cropped-ed724-26296150_2064546760498973_3717640308922515456_n.jpg

Since the last Common Council meeting Mayor Kelly Decker received a single piece of correspondence from the office of the governor of the state of New York, Andrew Cuomo.

The subject  was presumptive release.

The high school teacher and former police officer, following Regis Foster’s report on last month’s Police Department statistics, spoke very grimly of the policy’s effect on the drug war at home, combating Representative Sean Patrick Maloney’s opioid epidemic.

“228 tickets….16 simple assaults.”

Regis Foster

cropped-2-12.jpg

For Mayor Decker, the focus is  where I left off last:
the Soap Box Derby.

Well, of course, the wooden cars used to go “thirty miles an hour” down Sussex Street!

The grade of the hill at Church Street with other changes They’re down to 24-5 miles an our with a hill which has a gradient of only

Port

Home of the World’s Largest Soap Box Derby.

Jervis

Coincidentally, the separate entity presented plans.

The vision for the future of the Derby was read to the council and public by mother and Derby-er, Tanya Addy, whose proposal included a summary of a new schedule and the expectations of a welcoming community on Church Street rather than its home, for the past eighteen years, on Sussex Street’s hill.

The new hill is designed to cut costs, make the event easier for everyone and help busy families in a fun way.

Stanley Siegel, Fourth Ward’s Councilperson commented that the adjacent hill, Seward Street, was a mid-50’s “sleigh riding” joy created by community.

Councilperson for the Third Ward and Recreation Committee liaison to the Common Council, Gina Fitzpatrick, stated that the presentation was not initially made to the Recreation Committee for any sort of city assistance although the Derby will be aided by DPW, the Department of Public Works. Vehicles included to be made clear.

Police Chief William Warden

 

TIME: Schumer, McConnell: Immigration Deal Looks Unlikely

WASHINGTON — The Senate’s two top leaders put on a show of camaraderie as their chamber launched its immigration debate, but also laid down markers underscoring how hard it will be to reach a deal that can move through Congress. “We really do get along, despite what you read in the press,” Senate Minority Leader…

via Chuck Schumer and Mitch McConnell Predict a Tough Road Ahead for an Immigration Deal — TIME

Got a Tsunami Warning NY: Hawaii 2.0.

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) — Some people on the East Coast got a push alert on their phones about a tsunami warning, but the National Weather Service says it was just a test. Meteorologist Hendricus Lulofs said there was a glitch Tuesday during a routine test, meaning some people received what looked like an actual warning on…

via No East Coast Tsunami Warning, National Weather Service Says — CBS New York