This is the City of New Rochelle with an important message. United Water of New Rochelle will repair a water main break on Webster Avenue between Washington Avenue and Union Avenue on Monday, July 11th from 9:00am to 3:00pm. This section of Webster Avenue will be shut down to through traffic to expedite the repair. The shutdown of the roadway is being allowed because the City is scheduled to repave the roadway on Tuesday, July 12th. Thank you for your time and cooperationRead more
Union Local 1-2 of the UWUA (Utility Workers Union of America) were picketing in front of the United Water offices on Palmer Avenue on Thursday. At issue says union officials is that all new employees hired after May 1, 2011, would have no pension and no health care when they retire.
The union sees the situation as a billion dollar French company putting the burden of healthcare onto the taxpayers in this country, taking their profits back to France and leaving Americans to take care of the mess they leave behind. United Water of Suez reported roughly $20 billion dollars in revenue last year with profits of about $817 million dollars.Read more
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What appeared to have been two different stories may be one story, Talk of the Sound has learned.
Multiple sources in and out of New Rochelle have told Talk of the Sound that the two water main breaks on Webster Avenue occurred shortly after the New Rochelle Fire Department requested increased water pressure to cope with the five-alarm blaze that torched the United Baptist Church on Main Street in downtown New Rochelle early this morning.Read more
There is a water main break on Webster Avenue. Traffic is being re-routed. Exit 16 on Hutch closed. Awaiting official word from United Water.Read more
NEW YORK -- Con Edison is closely monitoring the storm that began overnight and is expected to last into Wednesday.
The forecast calls for snow, sleet and freezing rain. The mix could cause branches and trees to fall into power lines and knock out electrical service to customers.
Customers can report outages and check service restoration status by computer, PDA, or cell phone at www.conEd.com. They also may call 1-800-75CONED. When reporting an outage, have your Con Edison account number available, if possible, and report whether your neighbors also have lost power.
Con Edison offers the following storm tips to customers to help weather the possible effects of a storm:
· If you see downed electrical wires, do not go near them. Treat all downed wires as if they are live. Never attempt to move them or touch them with any object. Be mindful that downed wires can be hidden from view by snow, tree limbs, leaves or water.
· Report all downed wires to Con Edison and your local police department immediately. If a power line falls on your car while you’re in it, stay inside the vehicle and wait for emergency personnel.
A special meeting was called for the Westchester Board of Legislators last night, January 24. The only item on the agenda was a resolution for the Board of Legislators to hire an outside attorney (meaning spend more taxpayer dollars) to bring a lawsuit against the County Executive regarding the dispute over the passage of an act last month to set the county property tax levy and the veto of this act by County Executive Astorino. After the meeting was called to order, there was limited debate on the proposal: Legislators John Nonna and Peter Harckham for Democrats and me for Republicans. All three of us requested that the vote on this resolution not take place. At the end of the brief debate, this proposal was tabled indefinitely.
It is my understanding that the Democratic Caucus was split on this proposal, and the Republican Caucus was fully opposed to it, and therefore, it is unclear if the resolution would have passed.Read more
Amid the statewide discussion of the blizzard & consequent snow removal scenarios that have befallen its citizens - Here is an example of an overzealous plowman haphazardly destroying property with some careless maneuvers behind the wheel.
The first photo depicts the curb as it was, intact. Picture is the portion of the curb that the plow avoided on its collision course.
Here is how it looks now: