Popular New York water park under fire for labor law violations
The U.S. Department of Labor fined a popular New York water park for violating child labor laws two summer seasons in a row. Zoom Flume Water Park in East Durham was fined $38,010 on Feb. 13, by the DOL after an investigation launched by the Department of Labor's Albany office. The investigation found that the park employed 35 15-year-old lifeguards "at the top of elevated, power-driven water slides between July 2021 and July 2022, in violation of federal labor laws and regulations, including the Fair Labor Standards Act."
Surprising Predator Caught On Doorbell Camera In New York
One of New York's most elusive predators was recently caught on camera... in one of the most unusual places. The Hudson Valley, NY ecosystem is full of animals with claws and fangs, and while most of our local critters do us a favor by staying in the woods, it's inevitable that the human world and the natural world will collide. That's exactly what happened in Elka Park, NY.
Upstate NY real estate: Abandoned Catskills farmhouse in ‘nature’s paradise’ reimagined for modern family
NOTE: The owners have accepted an offer for this house just before publication. Nestled in the side of a mountain on a dead end road in the Catskills sat a big, empty farmhouse. Abandoned for years, the home at 191-195 Woodchuck Hollow Road caught the eye of New York City natives Gigi Loizzo and her husband Angel Molina.
Precipitation Moving into the Region
Our surface temps are on the warmer sides and therefore the milder outcome is likely with the inbound precipitation. Light rain will be the primary precipitation type for a good portion of the region, but a period of wet snow is possible across some of our elevated terrain, along with some scattered areas of sleet or snow especially at the onset of precipitation, with warm surfaces this shouldn’t amount to much outside the higher terrain. Some of this light snow may linger for the duration of the event but only above 2000’ in the Catskills. We may also see some snow linger for a few hours across the higher terrain of Eastern Columbia County. Precipitation clears most of the region by late morning to midday, although some rain may linger across some of our southern most zones into the early afternoon. Attached is the HRRR projected radar for 8pm showing some areas of higher terrain kicking off the event with some wet snow and the second image showing 2am, warm air will clearly win the battle with snow only lingering across the highest terrain.
Savor the Flavor: Top 3 Italian Restaurants in Windham You Must Visit
In this article, we're going to explore three exquisite Italian restaurants in Windham. Have you had the chance to dine at any of these places? If you have, we'd love to hear your thoughts in the comments section below!
Ski Column: “Powda” in the Zone
A strange foreign substance coated the slopes for the President’s Holiday weekend and week. It landed on ski areas throughout the Northeast in amounts that varied from a few inches to two feet way up north in Vermont. That rarest of rare stuff was natural powder. It was light and fluffy and fell throughout the holiday weekend and provided skiers and snowboarders with the best conditions of the season. We had “powda” in the snow zone and it stayed that way for the entire weekend and the following week with cold temperatures and low humidity.
Stamford police: Arrest made in a 5-month swatting investigation
Authorities arrested a juvenile from Maryland who they say made several swatting calls starting in September and continuing over the next few months.
Journey to Latin America: Catskill's Must-Try Culinary Destinations
In this article, we explore three remarkable Latin American restaurants nestled in the heart of Catskill. Have you had the pleasure of dining at any of these establishments yet? If you have, we'd love to hear about your experiences in the comments section below.
Teen charged with DWI after pre-dawn crash
SAUGERTIES – A teenager has been arrested by Saugerties police after a car crash that caused property damage on February 17. Police arrested the 18-year-old and charged him with the misdemeanors of DWI and DWI with a blood alcohol content greater than .08 percent. The accident occurred after the...
Saugerties man charged after obstructing victim’s airway
SAUGERTIES – A police investigation into a disturbance on Kramer Court in Saugerties on February 10 resulted in the arrest of a 45-year-old Saugerties man. Mario Mazariego was arrested at 6:36 p.m. following an investigation of the disturbance complaint. He was charged the misdemeanors of criminal obstruction of breathing...
Arraignment for Stamford police officer who struck and killed beloved community pastor
Lockwood faces a “misconduct with a motor vehicle” charge but the attorney representing the family of the Rev. Tommie Jackson filed a motion asking the charge to be upgraded to “manslaughter with a motor vehicle.”
2/22/2024: Turning cloudy, then rain & mountain snow
The latest Storm Tracker Forecast from meteorologist Matt Mackie:. After a milder start, we’ll again hit the 40’s this afternoon – but with skies turning cloudier as the day progresses. There’s a chance for a few light rain showers this afternoon, but the bulk of this incoming storm system arrives this evening.
Kingston man charged with endangering a child
SAUGERTIES – A 30-year-old Kingston man was arrested by Saugerties police and charged with misdemeanor endangering the welfare of a child and the violation of harassment on February 16 at about 1:50 a.m. The arrest of Michael Green, Jr. following an investigation into an incident that had occurred days...
Denver Lyft driver scammed out of $500: Here's how
Technology is making it easier for scammers to trick rideshare drivers who use apps to verify passengers. FOX31's Shaul Turner speaks with a Lyft driver, who lost $500 to a scheme.
Are You The Upstate NYer Holding a $34K Winning Take5 Ticket?
There is another Take5 winner in Upstate New York. This winner is cashing in nearly thirty-five thousand dollars for the Saturday, February 17th evening drawing. One ticket was sold at an Upstate New York convenience store. What Were The Take5 February 17th Evening Numbers?. The winning numbers for the Take5...
17 Restaurants In Albany County With Health Code Violations
These 17 restaurants in Albany County had multiple or critical health inspection violations so far this month. Albany County has published a list of restaurants that had multiple or critical health code violations during their latest inspections in February. 1. MILANO PIZZA. 1800 WESTERN AVENUE, ALBANY. Item 8A- Food not...
Can You See the ‘Problem’ with this Saugerties Apartment?
A recent apartment listing in Saugerties, NY has got the entire Hudson Valley talking. While the local housing market has cooled off slightly for prospective buyers and renters, the general sentiment among New York residents is that the power is still firmly in the hands of homeowners and landlords. That's the current focus on an apartment that is currently for rent in Saugerties, NY.
Photographer captures Stamford police in new light
During his stay in the city a few weeks ago, Nolan Regan approached officers and highlighted them as his subjects for a mini photo shoot.
5 things to know this Friday, February 23
A preliminary report by the New York Attorney General’s office claims Saratoga Springs leaders violated the constitutional rights of Black Lives Matter protesters. On Thursday, BLM activists stood on the front steps of city hall to respond to the alleged violations that occurred during demonstrations following the death of George Floyd in Minnesota. Also, the Albany County Democratic Committee won't endorse any candidate for the Albany County District Attorney’s seat. These stories, and more, are covered in your five things to know this Friday morning.
NY Howes Cave's Most Loveable Cats Eagerly Awaits Forever Homes Today!
Interested in adopting a pet — or just looking at some adorable pets near you up for adoption? There are dozens of endearing pets up for adoption at animal shelters in and around howes cave..