HASTINGS-ON-HUDSON, N.Y. (AP) - A suburban New York City village is considering controlling the rising deer population by darting them with a contraceptive.
Hastings-on-Hudson officials say that volunteers will begin gathering preliminary research for the birth control project early next year.
Newsday Westchester reports that the project would keep the animals from reproducing for up to three years. The village expects soon to receive state and federal environmental approval for the plan.
The darting could begin by 2014.
The project would be led by Tufts University veterinary expert Allen Rutberg.
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The tristate region dealt with light snow accumulation in some locations and freezing rain in others on Monday. Travel problems were expected to linger into the afternoon, with icy conditions sticking around. More snow is in the forecast for Tuesday.
Members of the community of the Riverdale section of the Bronx gathered above the site of the crash of a metro-north train to pray for the injured and the dead. Four passengers were killed and more than 60 injured when the commuter train heading to Manhattan from Poughkeepsie derailed Sunday morning near the Spuyten Duyvil station.
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