1. BUCHANAN—While the trout are thriving, the short nose and Atlantic sturgeon aren’t having as much luck. State officials have concluded that the endangered fish are being killed as the Indian Point nuclear power plant recycles 2.5 billion gallons of river water to cool itself daily.
2. CROTON—Trout fishing in the Croton River and elsewhere in Northern Westchester is booming this season, thanks in no small part to the State’s efforts to stock more than 67,000 trout in the water systems of Westchester, Rockland, and Putnam Counties.
3. OSSINING—For the second year in a row, Bridges to Community, a nonprofit group that sponsors volunteer efforts to build schools and homes in Nicaragua, has received a $20,000 donation from an anonymous benefactor in memory of a teen who died while volunteering there.
4. YONKERS—Grand plans for a new downtown stadium, retail, and residential complex have been put on the back burner due to the stalled economy. Instead, work will begin on a more modest redevelopment effort of the former library building on Main Street.
5. MOUNT VERNON—A 24-year-old city resident was arrested after threatening a Bronx woman he’d met on the Internet. When their first date failed to ignite any sparks, she told him, “Thanks, but no thanks.” Apparently that didn’t go over too well with the man, who tracked her down and brandished a gun after threatening to kill her.
6. RYE—A roaming coyote snapped the neck of a beloved miniature poodle residing at a retirement community. The coyote ran off into the woods after killing the dog before police arrived.
7. WHITE PLAINS—Three teens “checked-in” to the Esplanade Hotel—except none of them bothered to let the front desk know. Police arrived in response to a noise complaint from two rooms that were listed as unoccupied—inside the teens were throwing themselves a wild party.