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Tips for low cost ski equipment

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Tumbling temperatures will get some folks thinking about ski season, but ski equipment can be pricey in any season. Nick Borelli has some tips to keep costs down. …read more Source: CBS Vermont – WCAX     

Work to begin on Long Trail suspension bridge

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Supporters say it’s a project that’s been more than a century in the making. Monday two governors joined dozens of fans of the Long Trail to break ground on a new bridge they say will have a major impact on hiking in the region. …read more Source: CBS Vermont – WCAX     

Idyllic Fall Week, With a Frosty Interlude

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If the tropics aren’t active along the East Coast this time of year, it can get awfully quiet. And such is the case this week (probably not much complaining about that!). The big blue H will be in control all week long, meaning high pressure living large over the Northeast. That means chilly nights, and…

Seen At 11: Getting Personal – Your Pulse Could Be Your New Password

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NEW YORK(CBSNewYork) — Passwords, pin numbers, and credit cards could soon be a thing of the past. Soon, your heart and your body might be used to keep track of just about everything if new technology is able to unlock “pulse passwords”. Your heartbeat reveals more about you than your health, Bionym chief executive officer…

Neighbors Come To Rescue In Washington Heights Apartment Fire

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NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Good Samaritans helped rescue a man Monday afternoon when a fire broke out in a Washington Heights apartment building. As CBS 2′s Tracee Carrasco reported, the neighbors were seen on the cell phone video working together frantically to save the life of the unidentified man. Roscindo Lopez, the superintendent of the…

BPD Honors Homeless Man Who Returned Cash-Filled Backpack

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BOSTON (CBS) – A 54-year-old homeless man is being a called a hero. On Saturday Glen James found a bag accidentally left behind in front of the TJ Maxx store at the South Bay Mall in Dorchester. Inside the bag contained $2,400 in cash and $39,000 in American Express travelers checks.James could’ve kept the money…

Series Of Bomb Scares Has Staten Island Residents On Edge

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NEW YORK(CBSNewYork) — The NYPD Bomb Squad has been busy investigating a series of elaborate bomb scares on Staten Island. A number of inoperable devices that included clocks, wires, and plastic bottles were left out on the street, CBS 2′s John Slattery reported. The most recent discovery occurred in front of a home in Grymes…

Study: Home Births Can Pose Serious Risks

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — A new study has concluded that babies born at home are considerably more likely to be stillborn, or end up suffering from lifelong disorders, compared with babies born in hospitals. The study by New York Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center found that home births were 10 times more likely to be still…

New Boston FBI Head: Marathon Bombing Probe Still Active

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BOSTON (AP) — The new leader of the Boston FBI says he’s committed to making sure that anyone associated with the Boston Marathon bombing is caught. Vincent Lisi began his job as the special agent in charge in Boston in July, more than 3 months after twin explosions near the finish line killed three people…

Durham, NH, Police Charge Firefighter With Arson

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DURHAM, N.H. (AP) — Police in Durham have charged a firefighter with setting five fires in one morning. Deputy Police Chief Rene Kelley says 22-year-old Gregory Potter, a Peterborough firefighter, set the fires on Feb. 2 in five off-campus student apartments. No one was hurt but one building burned to the ground and three people…

Man Arrested After Allegedly Throwing Firecrackers Near White House

WASHINGTON (CBSNewYork/AP) — The Secret Service arrested a man Monday night for allegedly tossing firecrackers over the fence at the White House. A federal law enforcement official says the shoeless man was immediately arrested Monday. An Associated Press photographer heard what sounded like two gunshots outside the White House. Three uniformed Secret Service officers arrested…