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Headlines: Local papers suspend publishing, animal abuse sentencing, lead cable concerns

Here are some stories making headlines across the Hudson Valley.

News 12 Staff

Jan 19, 2024, 11:35 AM

Updated 180 days ago


Here are some stories making headlines across the Hudson Valley.
The Scarsdale Inquirer and The Record Review, two well-known newspapers in Westchester County, have announced the suspension of their publications. Residents of Scarsdale, Bedford and Pound Ridge will be affected by the loss. Both papers have cited financial sustainability as the main reason behind the decision to suspend publication.
Justice has been delayed in the case of a Mount Vernon man caught on camera abusing a dog in Yonkers. Anthoin McPherson, was facing sentencing today for a viral video showing him throwing a pit bull into a storefront gate but will now have his sentencing adjourned to Feb. 29.
Hudson Valley lawmakers are applying pressure on telecom companies to address concerns related to abandoned lead cables. Rep. Pat Ryan (D) highlights that these cables, scattered across the region, have been linked to toxic lead exposure. Ryan is urging Verizon and AT&T to disclose the locations of these cables and commit to testing to rectify the problem.

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