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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 …….

Tupper Lake Village Trustees Discuss Rail UMP

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Trustee Rick Donah presents the board with a historic newspaper showing usage just after the war and suggests that Tupper Lake shouldn’t wait for DOT and DEC to decide their fate.. There’s one final opportunity

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Co-Author Fred Burton on Benghazi “Under Fire”

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After the fall of Colonel Qaddafi, in 2011, Libya had become an al-Qaeda-inspired, if not al-Qaeda-led, training base and battleground. In the northeastern city of Benghazi, it was a le Carré urban landscape where loyalties changed sides with every sunset; there were murders, betrayals, and triple-crossing profits to be made in the post-revolution. The police were only as honest as their next bribe. The Untold Story of the…..

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Go Daddy Acquires Waltham Company

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BOSTON (CBS) — The largest provider of domain names in the country is buying a Boston company that specializes in the domain name aftermarket. Go Daddy of Arizona is acquiring Afternic of Waltham for an undisclosed price. Afternic specializes in buying and selling domain names. Go Daddy CEO Blake Irving spoke with WBZ’s New England…

Long Island Elementary School Celebrates 90th Birthday

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UNIONDALE, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) — Northern Parkway School’s 90th birthday Thursday was a celebration for the ages. Past and present students turned out for the festivities at the Uniondale, Long Island, elementary school, CBS 2′s Weijia Jiang reported. “It was built in 1923, and we’re celebrating because it’s still running,” fifth-grader Marina Jean-Baptiste said. Students at…

New Jersey Residents Cry Foul Over Smell Coming From Morris County Landfill

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ROXBURY TOWNSHIP, N.J. (CBSNewYork) — A New Jersey landfill that had been closed for decades has caused new trouble in an upper middle class neighborhood in New Jersey. Roxbury Township residents have begun protesting the pungent problem that they told CBS 2′s John Slattery they can smell from their homes. “Eyes burning, gagging, nauseousness, all…

Chirp changes: N.Y. study finds PCBs affect birdsong

ALBANY — A chickadee’s two-note song and a song sparrow’s trill can be subtly modified by low levels of PCBs, according to a study published this week in the journal PLOS ONE. The study compared the songs of birds from a stretch of the Hudson River contaminated with polychlorinated biphenyls to those from an uncontaminated…

Ask Eric: When Is The Actual ‘Full’ Moon?

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Hi Eric – You mentioned last night that the moon was full…and Todd said the same thing this morning. All three of my calendars say it is actually tonight, the 19th. What’s up with that??? – Randi Whenever there’s great weather and a big, bright full moon to go along with it, it gets a…