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NTSB Calls For Safety Upgrades To Oil Trains

NEW CITY, N.Y. (CBSNewYork/AP) – Fuel-hauling tank cars need safety upgrades to keep fires from spreading after train derailments, and the public can’t wait another decade for the improvements as the industry suggests, U.S. 559 more words

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Rockland County Executive Presses Albany For East Ramapo Schools Monitor

NEW CITY, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) — Rockland County’s executive spent Monday lobbying in Albany for a monitor in the East Ramapo Central School District.

Executive Ed Day says the financially troubled school district is failing and losing children to the penal system. 241 more words

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West Virginia Oil Train Derailment Sparks Fears Along Rail Lines In Bergen, Rockland Counties

BLAUVELT, N.Y. (CBSNewYork/AP) — The fiery derailment of a train carrying crude oil in West Virginia is one of three in the past year involving tank cars that already meet a higher safety standard than what federal law requires — leading some to suggest even tougher requirements that industry representatives say would be costly. 1,153 more words

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Conditions Go Downhill As Blizzard Swoops Into North Suburban Counties

YONKERS, N.Y. (CBSNewYork/AP) — The evening rush was orderly in Westchester County Monday, but conditions deteriorated in the nighttime hours as the blizzard swept in and roads shut down. 990 more words

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Nyack Sketch Log: Rockland Non-Profits Matter

by Bill Batson

On October 16, Rockland County Executive Ed Day submitted his first budget proposal that eliminates 100% of the funding that contract agencies (non-profits) receive from the county. 1,073 more words

Proposal To Trim Rockland County Sheriff's Patrol Deputies Comes Under Fire

NEW CITY, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) — Police and their supporters have fired back against Rockland County Executive Ed Day’s proposal to trim 37 sheriff’s patrol deputies. 478 more words

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Ramapo Voting Machines Locked Up After Reports Of Suspicious Campaign Phone Calls

RAMAPO, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) — A judge has ordered voting machines in Ramapo to be impounded days after a contentious vote was held to restructure the Town Board. 360 more words

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