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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

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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Curling Club Moves to Saranac Lake

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The Sport of Curling is coming back to Saranac Lake this winter..  Amber McKiernan is the Curling Club’s President.. She Announced the return of the club to the Saranac Lake civic center after a 70 year hiatus.. The Club opens their season on Sunday October 20th and then October 27th with a learn to curl…

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Egglefield & Ford Donate $12,000 to Local Health

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The staff at Adirondack Health certainly has a lot of drive. And Thanks to Egglefield Ford and Ford’s Drive 4 UR Community Event, $6,000 was raised to enhance patient and resident programs for Adirondack Health. Egglefield Ford recently invited Adirondack Health staff to test drive one of four popular Ford models.  In return, Ford donated…

Big Tupper Welcomes OkTUPPERfest

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Big Tupper is opening for skiers again with the help of volunteers this winter season.. We spoke yesterday with ARISE president Jim laValley and he says so far so good.. Volunteers will be mowing and preparing the mountain for winter..  And if you’d like to see for yourself, and enjoy the splendors of autumn, you…

Charges Filed In Mashpee Vandalism Case

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MASHPEE (CBS) – The three people caught on video trashing a Cape Cod home have been charged with Malicious Destruction of property. The suspects were seen on surveillance video at a Mashpee summer house throwing patio furniture onto the pool cover, pulling up bushes, knocking over an umbrella and breaking a mailbox. The homeowner, Phil…

Conn. Panel To Decide Whether To Make Sandy Hook 911 Calls Public

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HARTFORD, Conn. (CBSNewYork/AP) – Connecticut’s Freedom of Information Commission is meeting this week to consider whether recordings of 911 calls from the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting should be made public. An attorney for the commission who heard a challenge from The Associated Press recommended earlier this month that the recordings be released. The full…

Police Investigating Possible Bias Attack On Columbia Professor

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NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) – Police are investigating a possible bias attack after a professor at Columbia University was assaulted by a group of young men over the weekend in upper Manhattan. It happened just after 8 p.m. Saturday on 110th Street near Lennox Avenue. Prabhjot Singh, who is Sikh, was approached by a group of…