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William Ryan awaiting arraignment after racist road rage incident in Newburgh

NEW YORK -- There are new developments in the case of a man accused of a racist road rage attack against a Black, off-duty police officer in Newburgh. William Ryan was arraigned Friday on hate crimes charges at the Orange County courthouse in Goshen. Ryan, 60, claimed to be an off-duty state trooper and used racist language when he threatened Wallkill Police Lieutenant Robert McLymore with a box cutter.The incident was caught on camera last month when McLymore was driving to a church where he is a pastor. 
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Furniture Maker Winner: Hoppy Quick, Catskill Mountain Woodsman

Like the trees he carves from, furniture maker Hoppy Quick’s roots run deep. “I’m a woodsman and a forager,” says the artisan and two-time winner of the Chronogrammie for furniture making. “I’m a very spiritual man and connected to nature. Every day I create something, but really I just do what spirit tells me to do.”

Man pleads guilty to theft, failure to pay taxes in Sussex County

NEWTON, NJ (Sussex County) – A man from Ohio has pleaded guilty to theft and failure to pay taxes, according to Sussex County Prosecutor Francis A. Koch. Jeffrey L. Simmons, 46, of Canton pleaded guilty on June 16 to third-degree theft and third-degree failure to pay taxes before the Honorable Michael C. Gaus, J.S.C. at the Sussex County Courthouse in Newton, Koch said.

Speak Easy Salon Hosting Grand Opening Party

An upcoming hair and beauty salon in Lakeville, PA, is hosting a grand opening party this Thursday, celebrating the future of The Speak Easy Salon. After two years, according to The Speak Easy Salon, they are raring and ready to go and open their doors. The grand opening party hosted on Thursday, June 30th, from 6 pm-8 pm in Lakeville, PA, will be all-inclusive. There will be complimentary appetizers and drinks for all but only gift bags for the first 100 guests. As the opening process has been arduous, the grand opening celebration serves as a way to give back to the customers they have kept waiting.

Lakes, pools, and more local swimming holes

Lake Tiorati, Harriman State Park: Surrounded by meadows and rolling, wooded hills. Lifeguards are on duty. ● Activities: Swimming, hiking, fishing, picnicking, and boating. Permits are needed for all boating activities, including kayaking and paddleboarding. ● Info: Until Aug. 21, swimming is open from 10 a.m. to 5:45 p.m. on...

Popular Hudson Valley Pizzeria Explains Sudden Name Change

People don't like change, especially when it happens to their favorite pizza joint. Sometimes change can be a good thing like when you get a brand new car, a promotion at work or when weed finally gets legalized in your state. Other times, it can be a huge bummer like when your favorite restaurant closes or you wake up to find out your wife is now dating a yoga instructor. But then there are times when change just isn't as big of a deal as it seems.

Middletown restaurant adopts takeout-only business model

A Middletown restaurant that switched to takeout orders only in March 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic has not turned back from what owners say has been a successful business model. The phone at Asian 211 Bistro rings often, and DoorDash orders keep coming through. But the COVID-19 pandemic presented...

Middletown Entrepreneurs are bringing a different Skincare Product to Consumers

Regarding equality, black beauty consumers and companies confront significant obstacles. By removing these obstacles, everyone in the sector will have more opportunities. Beauty is a highly profitable enterprise. For the last ten years, Americans have spent over $490 billion on cosmetics. The beauty sector in the United States was worth $60 billion last year. Future, researchers say it will peak at $70 billion by 2025, with a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of over five percent. In the cosmetics business, black brands account for barely two percent of sales. Despite this, Black people spend eleven percent of all beauty dollars.