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New Law Protects Rights Of Thousand Of New York Workers
The rights of thousands of New York workers are now being protected thanks to a new law. New York Gov. Kathy Hochul signed legislation known as the “Freelance Isn’t Free” Act, which provides protections, rights, and opportunities for recourse to freelance workers experiencing non-payment for their services.
‘Chaotic’ George Santos’ Congress Ousting Has Blessed Us With These Campy Memes
Former House representative George Santos has officially been expelled from Congress. On Friday (Dec. 1), lawmakers ousted Santos in a strongly bipartisan 311 to 114 vote. Santos is the sixth House member to ever be expelled from Congress. Fox News reports Santos is also the first representative to be expelled...
The Creepy Folklore Behind Slanted Windows on Houses
And to think I thought slanted windows on homes were purely for a unique, creative look or some kind of architectural trend. On newer construction yes, however on older homes it's all about witches and coffins. There's also a practical one. According to Taste of Home you and I can...
New York Bans Employers Requesting Personal Social Media Log-Ins
With the new year on the horizon, it is smart to be up on the latest laws that will be taken into effect in 2024. One big law in New York that will be going into effect is one prohibiting employers from accessing employees personal social media accounts. New York...
There’s More to Those Painted Quilts on Barns Than Just Looking Pretty
Quilts have meanings and stories. Sure, snuggling up with them is comfy and cozy however they're generally made with a meaning behind them. These barn quilts so many of us see, especially driving in more rural areas are actually paintings all in perfect squares, diagonal patterns, colors, and symbols, according to Taste of Home. Just like grandma's quilt lying on the couch or in the guest room, these quilts are most likely rooted in family tradition and have personal meaning.
Why City Workers in This Town Were Told to Avoid ‘Red and Green’ Holiday Decorations
City workers in a small town in Wisconsin were reportedly instructed to not use red and green decorations this season in an effort to be more "inclusive" and not offend those who don't celebrate certain holidays. According to Wisconsin Right Now, officials advised city workers in Wauwatosa, Wis., to not...
Poughkeepsie Man Arrested for Criminal Possession of a Weapon
You know you've messed up when one law enforcement agency busts you for breaking the law. You also know that you've REALLY messed up when two law enforcement agencies bust you for breaking the law. This is exactly what happened recently to one Poughkeepsie man. Carrying Out the Warrant. Late...
Sting Slams ‘Crazy’ Drag Bans: ‘Very Important Art Form’ (EXCLUSIVE)
When Sting isn't in the studio or lighting up stages around the world, the 72-year-old Police musician and all-around music icon is an avid supporter of human rights, especially for the LGBTQ+ community. Chatting with PopCrush Nights hosts Lauryn Snapp and Donny Meacham, Sting admits he's "happy" to hear many...
Monticello Central Schools Evacuated Due to Bomb Threat
Townsquare Media of the Hudson Valley received a tip in regards to a bomb threat in Monticello, NY around 11:55 a.m. this morning. That information was soon confirmed by the Monticello Central School District as they issued a statement in regard to all staff and students being evacuated today, Friday, December 1st due to a generalized bomb threat against the district.
Borscht Belt Museum Uses Winter Break to Plan 2024 Major Updates
The Borscht Belt Region was a place for people to escape to and spend time with their friends and family. Those who visited were able to experience summer outside of New York City and enjoy the breathtaking views of the Hudson Valley, fresh air and a community that they love.
Taylor Swift’s Longtime Publicist Blasts ‘Insane’ Rumor Singer Secretly Married Joe Alwyn
Taylor Swift's longtime publicist Tree Paine is slamming rumors that Swift was previously married to her ex, Joe Alwyn. On Twitter (now known as X) Thursday (Nov. 30), Paine shared a screenshot from celebrity gossip account Deuxmoi, which was pushing the rumor that Swift and Alwyn got married in a secret ceremony a few years ago.
Petty Lawyer Suspended After Pooping in Pringles Can, Tossing It From Car to ‘Blow Off Steam’
An attorney has been suspended after he allegedly defecated in a Pringles can and threw it from his vehicle. HuffPost reports that on Nov. 28 the Ohio Supreme Court suspended criminal defense attorney Jack Blakeslee for unprofessional behavior after he allegedly relieved himself in an empty Pringles can and then threw the can from his car into the parking lot of a crime-victim advocacy center.
‘Pushy’ Grandmother Slammed for Insisting Son Secretly Bring Newborn Baby to Visit
A new grandmother on Reddit is confused why her relationship with her son's fiancée has seemingly changed ever since her future daughter-in-law gave birth to a little girl, "Lily," six weeks ago. "I used to get along really well with Jen and told everyone she was like a daughter...
Woman Confused After ‘Work Acquaintance’ Calls Her Rude for Not Telling Him She’s Married
A woman on Reddit is feeling awkward after a co-worker accused her of leading him on because she didn't tell him she was married. She explained that a male co-worker in a different department, with whom she has chatted a "few times" but never exchanged names, struck up a conversation about their at-the-time upcoming holiday party in the office the day before the event.
‘Uncertain’ Winter May Bring ‘Extreme’ Weather For New York State
Weather experts say the setup for the upcoming winter is one night seen in over 30 years. Earlier this week, Hudson Valley Weather released its "2023-2024 Winter Outlook." "Back by popular demand, we have the 2023-2024 Winter Outlook. We are VERY close to the start of winter, and some parts of the region have even seen a slushy coating of snow already. We discuss what we think is likely to happen this winter," Hudson Valley Weather wrote on Facebook.
24+ Surprising Facts About Christmas (How Many Do You Know?)
The halls have been decked, evergreen trees glitter with ornaments and lights, and the stockings hung with care. This time of year, candy canes are the sweets du jour, and Santa hats are in fashion. Christmas is upon us. “Christmas is like candy; it slowly melts in your mouth sweetening...
Driverless Car Mysteriously Ends Up In Pond In Upstate New York
Officials were shocked to find a car in a pond, minus the driver. In this week's "DEC Forest Rangers Week In Review," the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) highlighted several things including an Upstate New York father who was found dead after going missing on Black Friday and a car that was found submerged in water.
Unforgettable Urban Dictionary Definitions of Hudson Valley Towns
Urban Dictionary can be pretty funny when it comes to definitions. I have to be honest, I spent way too much time looking up some of these Hudson Valley towns on there and had a few good laughs. We all know this....there are many stereotypes and assumptions about Hudson Valley...
‘Heartwarming’ Christmas Movie Filming In ‘Cozy’ Upstate New York
A new holiday movie is set to start filming in a "cozy" Upstate New York hometown and you can be a part of it!. Candice Cain, the president of Gemelli Films took to Facebook to confirm filming of A Jar Full of Christmas in Lake Placid, New York. "Heartwarming" Christmas...
Major Disaster Declaration Wanted After State of Emergency In New York
Gov. Hochul wants President Biden to declare a "Major Disaster Declaration" in parts of the Hudson Valley and downstate New York. Governor Kathy Hochul is requesting President Biden declare a major disaster for many New York communities impacted by September's significant flooding. Governor Hochul Requests Major Disaster Declaration From President...
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