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Toys `R' Us Collapses Into Bankruptcy, Buckling Under LBO Debt

(Bloomberg) -- Toys "R" Us Inc., the ultimate toyland for a generation of postwar baby boomers, filed for bankruptcy thanks to a crushing debt load from a buyout and relentless competition from warehouse and online retailers. The retailer, which has 1,600 stores in 38 countries, said its hand was fo

TIMES UNION - 2017-09-19 09:06:29

Toys R Us bankruptcy: What it means for shoppers

Toys R Us, the big box store of toy retailers, filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in federal court in Richmond, VA., and said it will use the protection to come to terms with its debt holders and other creditors to restructure its $5 billion in debt. The retailer, in an announcement late Mon

POUGHKEEPSIE JOURNAL - 2017-09-19 11:54:24

Toys 'R' Us files for bankruptcy but keeps stores open

NEW YORK >> Toys 'R' Us, the big box toy retailer struggling with $5 billion in debt and intense online competition, has filed for bankruptcy protection ahead of the key holiday shopping season - and says its stores will remain open for business as usual. The company based in Wayne, New Jersey, said

DAILY FREEMAN - 2017-09-19 04:00:00

Convicted church killer wants to fire Jewish, Indian lawyers

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - A white supremacist who was sentenced to death in the 2015 massacre of nine black worshippers has told a federal appeals court he wants to fire his appellate attorneys because one of them is Jewish and the other is Indian-American. In a handwritten request filed Monday with the

TIMES UNION - 2017-09-18 21:04:49

Miles of Hope to begin awareness month with walk

On Oct. 1, residents from around the Hudson Valley will descend on James Baird State Park for a good cause. For the 14th year, the Miles of Hope Breast Cancer Foundation will hold its annual Hudson Valley Community Walk for Breast Cancer at the state park in LaGrange. The non-profit foundation funds

POUGHKEEPSIE JOURNAL - 2017-09-19 17:52:26

Bridging Art: Writers see bridge as play, home, touchstone

As sources of inspiration go, the Hudson Valley Writers' Center is right up there. Housed in the former Philipse Manor train station with a great view of the Hudson River, the center offers no lack of things to write about. Want to put your characters on a train? One will be through regularly. A boa

LOHUD.COM - 2017-09-19 10:00:03

Tanker being used in Greece oil spill cleanup to be replaced

ATHENS, Greece (AP) - A tanker being used to pump oil from a sunken ship that is polluting the coastline around Greece's main port of Piraeus is to be replaced because its certificate of seaworthiness is expiring, Greek authorities said Tuesday. Merchant Marine Deputy Minister Nektarios Santorinios

NEWS10 ABC - 2017-09-19 08:05:36

Hurricane Jose: Storms to strike southern Westchester

Hurricane Jose will soon be within striking distance of the Lower Hudson Valley, where southern Westchester could find itself under siege by a tropical storm. The area is under a tropical storm watch, with the National Weather Service warning of potential flooding, heavy rainfall and strong winds al

LOHUD.COM - 2017-09-18 12:47:03

VA wrong to stop funding homeless veteran program: Editorial

Hudson River Housing is facing losing a program serving homeless veteran families in Dutchess County by the end of September in the wake of the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs ending an annual grant. The Support Services for Veteran Families grant - about $500,000 - has been awarded to Hudson Ri

POUGHKEEPSIE JOURNAL - 2017-09-18 18:48:27

State funds 22 miles of Champlain Canal bike trail

The Mechanicville work potentially links the Champlain trail to Saratoga County's Zim Smith trail (pictured). Photographer: Tom McBRIDE SARATOGA & WASHINGTON COUNTIES - The state will be investing $12 million to establish or improve 22 miles of the long-planned Champlain Canalway Trail between Water

DAILY GAZETTE - 2017-09-18 07:00:00

Our local Emmy Award winners are...

TK was one of the stars with Lower Hudson Valley ties who was an early winner on the Emmy Awards Sunday. The winners were announced during the CBS broadcast of the 2017 Emmy Awards, hosted by Stephen Colbert, who began the show with a comedic song about how everything is better on television, except

LOHUD.COM - 2017-09-18 02:42:26

845 Life: Indian Hill's mysterious stone walls

Who doesn't like a good mystery? In the Town of Tuxedo, off Orange Turnpike, just north of Bramerton Road, is Indian Hill, a section of Sterling Forest State Park. It's 490 acres of land that was purchased by Scenic Hudson and tacked on to the state park in 1994. It's a nice place to hike, complete

TIMES HERALD-RECORD - 2017-09-17 23:08:56

Barbara Bedell: Youth groups enrich community with service

Communities are blessed when their young people get involved in projects and programs that help others. On a recent day the Rev. Richard Marrano, parochial vicar at St. Stephen's Parish in Warwick, sought some helping hands to donate a few hours at the warehouse of the Food Bank of the Hudson Valley

TIMES HERALD-RECORD - 2017-09-17 07:01:00

'Eat Drink 28 Gourmet Row' collective aims to boost business

Eric Childs, owner of KBBK Kambucha and Fermentation Supplies, stands in front of the Eat Drink 28 signs on Route 28, an idea he came up with to make the row of stores a destination. Tania Barricklo-Daiily Freeman TOWN OF KINGSTON, N.Y. >> Off state Route 28 there is a brewing destination spot draw

DAILY FREEMAN - 2017-09-17 04:00:00

Rummage Sale at Coxsackie United Methodist church on Sept. 29. 30

WHAT: Rummage sale WHEN: Sept. 29 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and Sept. 30 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. WHERE: Coxsackie United Methodist Church, 103 Mansion St., Coxsackie DETAILS: The event will feature a lunch sale both days, with a food sale on Sept. 30. The kitchen will close at 1 p.m. The site is handicap-

DAILY FREEMAN - 2017-09-18 04:00:00

Advocacy for Hudson River PCB cleanup not over

A press conference was held Sept. 18, 2017, to discuss the economic impact of PCB contamination of the Hudson River. Officials also called for an expanded cleanup. John W. Barry/Poughkeepsie Journal Joe Bonura Jr. would like to serve fish from the Hudson River at Shadows on the Hudson and The Grand

POUGHKEEPSIE JOURNAL - 2017-09-18 20:30:48

Allen Heights Veterinary team rewrites Josh Billings RunAground history book to take home overall title

LENOX - Allen Heights Veterinary rewrote the Josh Billings RunAground record book on Sunday - and that might be an understatement. The team of cyclist Josh Lipka, paddlers Tom Keefe and Ben Pigott and runner Steve Monsulick not only broke the kayak record they set in 2016, but got their goal of sur

BERKSHIRE EAGLE - 2017-09-17 23:15:48

90-year-old Hudson Valley man killed in hit-and-run accident

NEWBURGH, N.Y. (AP) - Police in a Hudson Valley city say they're investigating a hit-and-run accident that has claimed the life of a 90-year-old man. Officials in the city of Newburgh say officers responded around 7:15 a.m. Sunday to a report of an injured pedestrian in a roadway. When officers arri

NEWS10 ABC - 2017-09-18 11:05:13

Central Hudson to get three public hearings on rate increases

Three public hearings have been set to take public comments on a request by Central Hudson for delivery charge rate increases of 13.5 percent for electricity and 18.5 percent for natural gas. Sessions are scheduled for 2 p.m. and 6 p.m. on Oct. 3 in Poughkeepsie Town Hall, 1 Overocker Road; Oct. 10

DAILY FREEMAN - 2017-09-18 04:00:00

Sunny Sunday followed by rain, Hurricane Jose likely won't affect Lower Hudson Valley

The weekend is expected to end on a bright note in the Lower Hudson Valley before rain clouds roll into the area. Sunday's forecast is expected to be a near-clone of Saturday's weather, with temperatures in the upper 70s to low 80s, said Faye Morrone, a National Weather Service Meterologist. There

LOHUD.COM - 2017-09-17 01:46:20