NYC may bar social media demands by employers

NEW YORK — Job-seekers in New York City could keep their private lives on social media off-limits to prospective employers under a proposal local lawmakers are discussing. A City Council committee held a hearing on it Wednesday. The plan would bar employers from demanding prospective hires or current employees allow access to their non-public postings…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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

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

Major milestone for Crown Point Country Club

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The Crown Point Country Club in Springfield is celebrating its 60th anniversary this year. But the history behind the golf course goes back long before that, hundreds of years, in fact. ……….. Source: Major milestone for Crown Point Country Club

Budget increase to hold at 2%

Albany Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s fiscal chief is pushing to hold next year’s state budget to a 2 percent increase, and is directing agency heads to once again submit “zero growth” spending requests. The only extra investments will be in Medicaid and K-12 education, according to a letter sent Tuesday to commissioners from Budget Director Robert…

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…

State says no waiting in future

Albany The Cuomo administration has a message for the next mayor of New York City: Next time there’s a flood, hurricane or some other catastrophe, state officials won’t wait for the city’s go-ahead to evacuate hospitals and nursing homes. “Next time we’ll just get it done,” said Jerome Hauer, commissioner of the state Division of…

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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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…

Dispatching Emergency Services in Franklin County

Emergency Dispatch Services are moving to the County Level in Franklin County and Saranac Lake Village Trustee Paul Van Cott says they’re open to another meeting and would welcome the opportunity to have discussions and to hear ideas that would lessen the tax burden on local residents.. Van Cott pointing to an email he had…

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Village Board hears UMP Voices from Both Sides of the Tracks

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Voices from both sides of the Rail Corridor are speaking out about pending agency recommendations to commissioners on whether or not to re-open the Corridor’s Unit Management Plan. And in SaranacLake it is the Village Board’s turn to hear from stakeholders… Wayne Tucker is a board member of the Adirondack Carousel.. He asked the board…

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