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Town of Clarkstown to hire canines to “harass” Canadian Geese

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At Tuesday’s Clarkstown’s Town Board meeting, the board approved putting a bid out for the “Canine harassment of Canadian Geese.”

The technique of using “Site Aversion” has gained traction, as a non-lethal way of dealing with the Canadian Geese population. The strategy is by harassing or scaring geese away so they learn an area is not safe, before they become strongly attached to a site. According to the Humane Society, the longer geese use a site, the harder it will be to get them to move. Geese are also more willing to relocate before they establish nesting territories.

The dogs are trained to chase and harass the geese, not attack. Geese see the dogs as predators and will naturally avoid them. If the Dogs are handled properly, they will put the geese in flight and leave the area entirely. When Handled improperly, they may only put the the birds in the water, where, if not pursued, they quickly learn the dog is not a real threat.

*If a dog catches or harms a goose, it is a violation of federal law. If a dog harasses geese who are defending nests or young, either the geese or the dog may come to harm.

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Rep. Mondaire Jones on Build Back Better Act

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Congressman Mondaire Jones (D-NY) released the following statement:

“Today is an historic day for our nation, and for the great people of Westchester and Rockland Counties. Thanks to the leadership of progressives—who insisted on passing not just the bipartisan infrastructure bill, but also the larger Build Back Better Act—the House passed the most significant investment in our nation and our people in more than half a century.

The bill will guarantee that high-quality child care is affordable for every family in America; save the planet from climate catastrophe while creating millions of good-paying, union jobs; expand Medicare to include hearing; continue to cut child poverty in half through an extension of the expanded Child Tax Credit; make an historic investment in housing affordability; lift the cap on the State and Local Tax deduction that has unjustly burdened working families in Westchester and Rockland; and so much more.

I’m especially proud that this bill contains key provisions that I led the fight to secure: universal child care and an increase in the SALT deduction cap to $80,000.

This victory is a testament to the strength and tenacity of the Congressional Progressive Caucus, of which I’m proud to be a Deputy Whip, and which held the line throughout this process to ensure we passed a bill that meets this unprecedented moment of overlapping crises.

We in the House have done our job, and now our colleagues in the Senate must do theirs. I look forward to President Biden making good on his promise to secure 51 votes for the Build Back Better Act in the Senate expeditiously so we can get this bill onto his desk and begin delivering the change people in Westchester, Rockland, and across America need and deserve. The American people are counting on us to deliver, and we must do so without delay.”

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End of the Village of South Nyack: Village Hall is Up For Sale

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End of the Village of South Nyack: Village Hall is Up For Sale.

 

After a referendum, residents of South Nyack voted to disband and join the Town of Orangetown.

This article will be updated when a price is listed for the Village Hall.

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