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  • Yorktown residents protest fracked gas expansion with vigil

    Yorktown residents protest fracked gas expansion with vigil

    Saturday, November 18 2017 4:16 PM EST2017-11-18 21:16:43 GMT
    Members Yorktown's Willow Park community called on Gov. Andrew Cuomo to help stop the build-out of fracked-gas infrastructure during an interfaith vigil Saturday afternoon.Members Yorktown's Willow Park community called on Gov. Andrew Cuomo to help stop the build-out of fracked-gas infrastructure during an interfaith vigil Saturday afternoon.

    Members Yorktown's Willow Park community called on Gov. Andrew Cuomo to help stop the build-out of fracked-gas infrastructure during an interfaith vigil Saturday afternoon. 

    Members Yorktown's Willow Park community called on Gov. Andrew Cuomo to help stop the build-out of fracked-gas infrastructure during an interfaith vigil Saturday afternoon. 

  • Lawsuits dropped against Indian Point closure

    Lawsuits dropped against Indian Point closure

    Thursday, November 16 2017 7:23 PM EST2017-11-17 00:23:27 GMT
    The Westchester County executive has dropped his two lawsuits challenging the closure of the Indian Point Power Plant.The Westchester County executive has dropped his two lawsuits challenging the closure of the Indian Point Power Plant.

    The Westchester County executive has dropped his two lawsuits challenging the closure of the Indian Point Power Plant.

    The Westchester County executive has dropped his two lawsuits challenging the closure of the Indian Point Power Plant.

  • Rockland County launches snow school for employees

    Rockland County launches snow school for employees

    Tuesday, November 14 2017 5:40 PM EST2017-11-14 22:40:12 GMT
    Rockland Highway Department workers are all getting a refresher on the equipment and techniques for snow removal.Rockland Highway Department workers are all getting a refresher on the equipment and techniques for snow removal.

    Snow school began Monday for Rockland Highway Department employees.

    Snow school began Monday for Rockland Highway Department employees.

  • Hazmat fears shut down Yonkers street

    Hazmat fears shut down Yonkers street

    Thursday, November 2 2017 11:03 AM EDT2017-11-02 15:03:50 GMT
    A passerby reported seeing a suspicious white cloud flying out of a backpack after a car hit it.A passerby reported seeing a suspicious white cloud flying out of a backpack after a car hit it.

    A passerby reported seeing a suspicious white cloud flying out of a backpack after a car hit it.

    A passerby reported seeing a suspicious white cloud flying out of a backpack after a car hit it.

  • Cuomo spearheads more aid to Puerto Rico

    Cuomo spearheads more aid to Puerto Rico

    Tuesday, October 3 2017 11:26 AM EDT2017-10-03 15:26:57 GMT

    Gov. Andrew Cuomo was at the Westchester County Airport in Harrison this morning, spearheading the effort to bring much needed supplies to hurricane victims in Puerto Rico.

    Gov. Andrew Cuomo was at the Westchester County Airport in Harrison this morning, spearheading the effort to bring much needed supplies to hurricane victims in Puerto Rico.

  • Trump says US will abandon global climate accord

    Trump says US will abandon global climate accord

    Thursday, June 1 2017 4:05 PM EDT2017-06-01 20:05:14 GMT
    Thursday, June 1 2017 9:06 PM EDT2017-06-02 01:06:46 GMT
    President Donald Trump said Thursday he was withdrawing the U.S. from the Paris climate agreement, striking a major blow to worldwide efforts to combat climate change and distancing the country from many allies abroad. He said the U.S. would try to negotiPresident Donald Trump said Thursday he was withdrawing the U.S. from the Paris climate agreement, striking a major blow to worldwide efforts to combat climate change and distancing the country from many allies abroad. He said the U.S. would try to negoti

    President Donald Trump said Thursday he was withdrawing the U.S. from the Paris climate agreement, striking a major blow to worldwide efforts to combat climate change and distancing the country from many allies abroad. He said the U.S. would try to negotiate re-entry on better terms.

    President Donald Trump said Thursday he was withdrawing the U.S. from the Paris climate agreement, striking a major blow to worldwide efforts to combat climate change and distancing the country from many allies abroad. He said the U.S. would try to negotiate re-entry on better terms.

  • Coyote spotted in Tappan

    Coyote spotted in Tappan

    Wednesday, April 26 2017 9:14 AM EDT2017-04-26 13:14:11 GMT
    A viewer sent in a picture to News 12 of coyote walking the streets in Tappan.A viewer sent in a picture to News 12 of coyote walking the streets in Tappan.

    There has been a coyote sighting in Rockland County. A viewer sent in a picture to News 12 of coyote walking the streets in Tappan.

    There has been a coyote sighting in Rockland County. A viewer sent in a picture to News 12 of coyote walking the streets in Tappan.

  • Tarrytown asks residents to conserve water

    Tarrytown asks residents to conserve water

    Tarrytown village residents and businesses are being urged to immediately reduce their water consumption until further notice.Tarrytown village residents and businesses are being urged to immediately reduce their water consumption until further notice.

    Tarrytown village residents and businesses are being urged to immediately reduce their water consumption until further notice. 

    Tarrytown village residents and businesses are being urged to immediately reduce their water consumption until further notice. 

  • Youth baseball program blames city for poor field conditions

    Youth baseball program blames city for poor field conditions

    While Saturday marked opening day for a Yonkers youth baseball program, several coaches are blaming the city for the poor conditions of their designated field. "The drains are clogged, the city refuses to bring in dirt," said Coach Bill DiFonzo, of Dunwoodie Youth Association. "We can't get the kids on the field." News 12 has been told that Cook Field was not ready for opening day due to a drainage problem that the city has failed to fix. "Nothing is g...

    While Saturday marked opening day for a Yonkers youth baseball program, several coaches are blaming the city for the poor conditions of their designated field. "The drains are clogged, the city refuses to bring in dirt," said Coach Bill DiFonzo, of Dunwoodie Youth Association. "We can't get the kids on the field." News 12 has been told that Cook Field was not ready for opening day due to a drainage problem that the city has failed to fix. "Nothing is g...

  • White Plains H.S. celebrates Earth week

    White Plains H.S. celebrates Earth week

    White Plains High School is celebrating Earth week by discussing important environmental issues. 

    White Plains High School is celebrating Earth week by discussing important environmental issues. 

  • Transformer fire knocks out power for hundreds

    Transformer fire knocks out power for hundreds

    Fire officials say the transformer exploded and caught fire around 11 p.m. Wednesday at the corner of Oregon and Pump House roads.Fire officials say the transformer exploded and caught fire around 11 p.m. Wednesday at the corner of Oregon and Pump House roads.

    A transformer fire in Cortlandt Manor knocked out power for hundreds of homes overnight. Fire officials say the transformer exploded and caught fire around 11 p.m. Wednesday at the corner of Oregon and Pump House roads. T

    A transformer fire in Cortlandt Manor knocked out power for hundreds of homes overnight. Fire officials say the transformer exploded and caught fire around 11 p.m. Wednesday at the corner of Oregon and Pump House roads. T

  • Yorktown residents rally over reduced wetlands

    Yorktown residents rally over reduced wetlands

    Dozens rallied outside a Town Hall meeting on Tuesday to protest a proposal that would reduce the number of protected wetlands in the town.Dozens rallied outside a Town Hall meeting on Tuesday to protest a proposal that would reduce the number of protected wetlands in the town.

    Some Yorktown residents are speaking out about a law that could impact their environment. 

    Some Yorktown residents are speaking out about a law that could impact their environment. 

  • Baby falcons hatch on Tappan Zee Bridge

    Baby falcons hatch on Tappan Zee Bridge

    Photos of the chicks have been posted on the official Twitter account documenting the replacement of the Tappan Zee Bridge.Photos of the chicks have been posted on the official Twitter account documenting the replacement of the Tappan Zee Bridge.

    A couple of baby peregrine falcons have been spotted on top of the Tappan Zee Bridge. 

    A couple of baby peregrine falcons have been spotted on top of the Tappan Zee Bridge. 

  • Two families homeless after Middletown fire

    Two families homeless after Middletown fire

    Two families are homeless after a fire at an Orange County condominium complex.

    Two families are homeless after a fire at an Orange County condominium complex.

  • News

    Dead dolphin in Mount Vernon raises pollution concerns

    Dead dolphin in Mount Vernon raises pollution concerns

    A dead dolphin found in the Hutchinson River in Mount Vernon has raised questions about water pollution.A dead dolphin found in the Hutchinson River in Mount Vernon has raised questions about water pollution.

    A dead dolphin found in the Hutchinson River in Mount Vernon has raised questions about water pollution.

    A dead dolphin found in the Hutchinson River in Mount Vernon has raised questions about water pollution.

  • News

    Lawmakers, environmentalists seek to halt Hudson River barge plan

    Lawmakers, environmentalists seek to halt Hudson River barge plan

    Lawmakers and environmentalists say they are taking steps to stop the Coast Guard's plan to put more barges in the Hudson River.Lawmakers and environmentalists say they are taking steps to stop the Coast Guard's plan to put more barges in the Hudson River.

    Lawmakers and environmentalists say they are taking steps to stop the Coast Guard's plan to put more barges in the Hudson River.

    Lawmakers and environmentalists say they are taking steps to stop the Coast Guard's plan to put more barges in the Hudson River.

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