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In The Zone…

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We are heading into another stunningly beautiful day and Mother Nature is clearly in the zone right now…a cold front will disrupt her focus over the weekend and we’ll finally get another drink of rain. High pressure remains in charge here in the Northeast and temps will be in rapid rise mode through the day…topping…

1890 shipwreck discovered in Lake Ontario

Oswego The battered wreck of a Canadian schooner that sank in Lake Ontario during a sudden squall more than a century ago has been found off the lake’s central New York shore, a team of Rochester-area undersea explorers said Thursday. Jim Kennard, of Fairport; Roger Pawlowski, of Gates; and Roland Stevens, of Poultneyville, said they…

Sodexo food service out at Plaza cafeterias

Albany Changes are on the menu for state workers who patronize the cafeterias serving the Capitol and the Empire State Plaza Concourse. The current operator of the eateries, Sodexo USA, is poised to depart in November. State Office of General Services spokeswoman Heather Groll confirmed in an email that Sodexo has a contract through late…

Panel seeks advisers

Albany The special commission charged with rooting out official corruption is in the process of hiring consulting firms to help it crunch reams of financial and other data, the Times Union has learned. The Moreland Commission to Investigate Public Corruption, which has no formal budget appropriation, is negotiating the contracts through the state Division of…

Naughty images dodge state computer scrub test

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Albany Naughty pictures, resumes and Social Security numbers were some of the items that turned up on a handful of University at Albany library computers that were about to be re-used or sold last year, according to an audit by state Comptroller Tom DiNapoli’s office. Also on the computers: vacation photos, student term papers and…

The best fair food at “The Big E”

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It’s the grand finale of fair season — the Eastern States Exposition in West Springfield Massachusetts. The fair lasts more than two weeks and draws thousands of people in from all over New England. …read more Source: CBS Vermont – WCAX     

Woman Escapes Violent Attempted Abduction In Boston

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BOSTON (CBS) – A warning has been issued by police after a woman was nearly kidnapped on a Boston street Thursday afternoon. The victim says a man tried to pull her into his van as she was walking down Southampton Street right near the fire department. She says the driver pulled over and asked if…

Police: Livery Cab Driver Robbed, Forced Into Trunk

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NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — A livery cab driver was taken for a wild ride Thursday. The cabbie agreed to pick up a man who walked up to Dat Car Service’s dispatch window in the Bronx around 11 a.m., police said. Once inside the car, the customer pulled out a handgun, demanded the driver’s money and…

Ruling awaited in Wandering Dago lawsuit against state

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Albany Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s deputy secretary for gaming and racing was identified Thursday as the state official whose email to the New York Racing Association resulted in the Wandering Dago lunch truck being bounced from Saratoga Race Course just hours later. Bennett Liebman’s July 19 email to NYRA President Christopher Kay — which does not…

Cruise Ship Pollution Concerns In South Boston

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BOSTON (CBS) – Taking a cruise is one of the most popular vacations, but there is an environmental downside. The massive ships burn the dirtiest type of fuel, even when they’re sitting in port. And for something as large as a floating city, a ship needs to generate a lot of power, around the clock,…

Stretch Of Belt Parkway Remains In The Dark Due To Sandy Damage

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NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – Drivers on the Belt Parkway may feel like they’re in the dark because the street lights are still out along a stretch of the 25-mile highway. As CBS 2′s Tamara Leitner reported, some of the overhead lights on the busy roadway between Knapp Street and Flatbush Avenue were badly damaged in…

Lawsuit Against NECC Moves Forward After Meningitis Outbreak

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BOSTON (CBS) – Nearly a year after a nationwide meningitis outbreak, a multi-party lawsuit is moving forward suing New England Compounding Center in Framingham with negligence. NECC is being investigated as the manufacturer of steroid shots contaminated with black mold that were distributed to medical facilities in at least 23 states exposing thousands of patients…

Mercy Care Friendship Picnic

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Mercy Care for the Adirondacks hosted more than 50 elders, Friendship Volunteers, Parish Nurses, and Board Members at Guggenheim Center on Lower Saranac Lake for its annual Friendship Picnic. The gathering is held each …….