Monthly Archives: September 2013

Fiscal stress spreading in state

Albany Comptroller Tom DiNapoli updated his list of municipalities under fiscal stress, adding Nassau, Suffolk and Rockland counties to an existing list of two dozen municipalities. Erie and Schenectady counties were named as susceptible to stress. Rockland tops the list, with a stress score of 86.7 percent. It’s fiscal problems are known: officials there asked…

Vermont still top choice for F-35

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The final report on the F-35 comes out next Friday, but WCAX News has learned that in it, Vermont is still at the top of the Air Force’s list to base the fighter jets. ……….. Source: Vermont still top choice for F-35

Metro-North Commuters To Feel More Pain On Morning Commute

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NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) – Metro-North will only be able to accommodate about one-third of the regular ridership on the New Haven line for Thursday’s commute and for the foreseeable future due to a power problem that crippled service on Wednesday, the agency announced. The commuter rail will offer limited bus and train service for the…

Seen At 11: The Myriad Of New Uses For GPS Technology

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NEW YORK (CBS 2) — For many of us, GPS was a miracle, bringing the days of getting lost to an end. But as CBS 2′s Kristine Johnson reported Wednesday night, GPS is going to new heights, tracking just about anything that moves – including you. Police chases can put pedestrians and other motorists at…

I-Team: Walgreens Accused Of Overcharging Customers

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BOSTON (CBS) – Walgreens is one of the nation’s largest retailers, and they’ve got a big problem on their hands. Across the country, they’re being accused of overcharging customers. Their weekly flyer features all kinds of great deals. Use a Walgreens reward card, and you will save even more. Missouri Attorney General Chris Koster found…

NYPD Seeks Suspect In Connection With 1992 Brooklyn Murder

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NEW YORK(CBSNewYork) — The NYPD has asked the public for help in tracking down a man wanted in connection with a murder that took place in 1992. On July 28, 1992, shortly after 10 p.m., Henderson Griffith, 23, was shot in the chest at the corner of Strauss Street and Lott Avenue in the Brownsville…

Woburn Man Arrested In NY After Stabbing At Salem State University

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SALEM (CBS) — A man who police say jumped on a Salem State University shuttle bus and slashed two people late Wednesday morning has been arrested in New York. The bus where two people were slashed Wednesday morning. (Credit: Carl Stevens/WBZ-TV) The attack happened around 11 a.m. on Loring Avenue as the bus turned into…

Homeless Man Arrested In 2009 Killing Of Fashion Student

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NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) — A homeless man has been charged with the 2009 murder of a 23-year-old student at the Fashion Institute of Technology, police said Wednesday. Jose Martinez, 20, was arrested on charges of kidnapping, murder, predatory sexual assault, criminal sex act, burglary and other crimes, authorities said. In July 2009, Carmen Saldana was…

Red Sox Beat Rockies 15-5

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The Red Sox used Will Middlebrooks’ two homers and career-high seven RBIs to beat the Colorado Rockies 15-5 Wednesday night. ……….. Source: Red Sox Beat Rockies 15-5

Daily Talker: Can Office Dress Codes Be Too Strict?

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Some bosses think “Casual Friday” has morphed into “Casual Monday through Friday.” You may work in an office that allows you to wear jeans and sneakers at the end of the week, but at least one big employer is cracking down on fashion in a big way. The new owners of Newsweek magazine have threatened…

WNBZ Transmitter Update

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Monday Morning (September 30th, 2013) We spent about two hours on Sunday Afternoon installing a new (sort of) RF Driver Board which allowed us to then pull the Transmitter back up to full power. Over the weekend, we had been operating at low power and this board allowed us to bring the transmitter again to…

Cuomo Says Apple Harvest “Best in Years”

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo is encouraging New Yorkers and tourists from neighboring states to “Taste NY” apples this year at over 654 apple orchards and support New York’s important apple industry this fall. Apple growers from across the state are hailing this year’s apple crop as the best in many years following storm events that…

PROTECT Objects to Snowmobile Corridor

Protect the Adirondacks is pushing for a Preliminary Injunction against the APA and DEC to stop the new class II community connector snowmobile trail construction in the Forest Preserve. In their motion, PROTECT says the work should be stopped while its legality is in litigation. ARISE Chairman Jim LaValley says this strategy is becoming a…

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Birthday Club Wednesday 9/25/13

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Talk of the Town Wednesday 9/25/13

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Texting and Driving? New York is Cracking Down

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Governor Cuomo says State Police have seen a 365% increase in tickets issued in summer 2013 compared to summer 2012 for distracted driving, a result of an extensive enforcement crackdown by the State Police. This summer, State Police issued 21,580 tickets, surpassing last summer’s total of 5,208 tickets. Cuomo was speaking at a Thruway rest area…