Holiday Joy

Holiday Joy

BP - The Beast is Dead!


BP - The Beast is Dead!

Can you believe it?

A small band of over –the-hill misfits beat the fourth largest corporation in the world and saved their town. Congratulations to all my readers and all those people who have supported and commented on issues related to wind development and wind corruption. February 26 will long be remembered as the date in our history where the redcoats were sent packing the third time in 250 years!

Thank you all!

Saturday, December 20, 2014

2 NYC officers dead in ambush-style shooting

NEW YORK — Two New York City police officers have died after being shot ambush-style in their parked patrol car Saturday, according to police and media reports.
An armed man walked up to the vehicle and opened fire before fleeing to a nearby subway station where he apparently committed suicide, police said.

Former Consultant to New York Democrats Is Sentenced to 3 Years in Fraud

A former consultant to the New York Democratic Senate Campaign Committee was sentenced to three years in federal prison on Friday for what prosecutors said was a conspiracy with State Senator John L. Sampson to steal $100,000 from the organization in an invoicing scheme.

 Former Consultant to New York Democrats Is Sentenced to 3 Years in Fraud ~ The New York Times

Friday, December 19, 2014

Feds Penalize Hospitals With Highest Rates Of Infections & Injuries


The federal government is cutting payments to Crouse Hospital ,Upstate University Hospital for having high rates of patient infections and other avoidable complications. 

Feds penalize Crouse, Upstate hospitals because of high rates of patient infections, complications  ~ Syracuse.com


Carthage Area Hospital in Jefferson County NY is also on the list of hospitals being penalized for  “hospital-acquired conditions.”
 To see the complete list link here

Update on Sony Investigation





Washington, D.C.December 19, 2014
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 A quote from the FBI National Press Office
"As a result of our investigation, and in close collaboration with other U.S. government departments and agencies, the FBI now has enough information to conclude that the North Korean government is responsible for these actions."
 Continue...

Big Eyes & Big Lies

 It's a story almost too strange to be true: Throughout much of the 1960s and '70s, the wistful, wide-eyed children of painter Walter Keane were absolutely everywhere. Continue...
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Big Eyes  an American biographical drama film directed by Tim Burton, starring Amy Adams and Christoph Waltz. This film focuses  on American artist Margaret Keane  (Adams), whose work was fraudulently claimed in the 1950s and 1960s by her then-husband, Walter Keane (Waltz).  

 The concept of a man taking credit for a women's work is nothing new.  

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Following casino announcement, developer of Bay racino hopeful project could be OK’d in 2015

ALEXANDRIA BAY — Following a state board’s recommendation Wednesday of three proposed upstate resort casinos, a pair of Rochester developers are optimistic the state will shift its attention toward approving a proposed racino in Alexandria Bay.

Following casino announcement, developer of Bay racino hopeful project could be OK’d in 2015 ~ Watertown Daily Times

U.S. agency releases new app to track wait times at the border

WATERTOWN — A new U.S. Customs and Border Protection app advises travelers of wait times at the border and includes crossings at Alexandria Bay, Ogdensburg and Massena.

U.S. agency releases new app to track wait times at the border ~ Watertown Daily Times

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Cuomo to Ban Fracking in New York State, Citing Health Risks

Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo’s administration announced on Wednesday that it would ban hydraulic fracturing in New York State because of concerns over health risks, ending years of uncertainty over the disputed method of natural gas extraction. State officials concluded that fracking, as the method is known, could contaminate the air and water and pose inestimable dangers to public health.

 Cuomo to Ban Fracking in New York State, Citing Health Risks ~ New York Times

Report Finds Local Votes On Fracking Resulted In Apparent Conflicts Of Interest

A reform group studied votes taken by local governments across the state on whether to allow hydro-fracking, and found numerous potential conflicts of interest that they say could have tainted the outcome of the votes.
The New York Public Interest Research Group studied 59 municipalities that have voted to permit hydro-fracking in the past few years, if New York State eventually approves the process.  They found numerous questionable activities, including local elected officials holding gas leases and town attorneys who also represented oil and gas companies.


Report Finds Local Votes On Fracking Resulted In Apparent Conflicts Of Interest ~ WAMC Northeast Public Radio

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

North Country School District Faces Unique Issue with Capital Project

Taxpayers in the Alexandria Central School District will vote on a proposed capital project Tuesday which doesn't include all the repairs officials say the district needs. Elizabeth Jeneault explains what's included in the proposal and why some improvements had to be left out. 

North Country School District Faces Unique Issue with Capital Project ~ Time Warner Cable Nes

I Hunt, but the N.R.A. Isn’t for Me

OP-ED CONTRIBUTOR
 I Hunt, but the N.R.A. Isn’t for Me

By LILY RAFF McCAULOU
Published: April 24, 2012

Plans developing for new Commercial Block building on Wellesley Island

WELLESLEY ISLAND — Thousand Island Park Corp. is moving carefully as it considers replacing the Commercial Block building that was destroyed by fire in August.
The corporation and its building committee are evaluating community feedback, business plans and historic preservation options to have designs in place by summer and a new building by the 2016 season.
Plans developing for new Commercial Block building on Wellesley Island ~ Watertown Daily Times

 Rear view of Fire Station

Firemen gather near the fire station after the fire

Monday, December 15, 2014

1000 Islands tourism website gets makeover

ALEXANDRIA BAY — The 1000 Islands International Tourism Council launched a revamped website Monday that includes videos and photos to highlight the region’s natural and recreational assets.
The mobile-friendly website, visit1000islands.com
1000 Islands tourism website gets makeover ~ Watertown Daily Times

Charles Schumer wants federal probe into airline fare prices

Sen. Charles E. Schumer, New York Democrat, wants the Department of Justice and Department of Transportation to investigate why airline fares are so high even as gas prices are falling across the country and airlines are raking in billions in profits.
Charles Schumer wants federal probe into airline fare prices ~ The Washington Times

Saturday, December 13, 2014

Great Lakes see record water level recovery

After a record low point in January 2013, Lakes Michigan and Huron have gone on a record-breaking rebound.

  Great Lakes see record water level recovery ~ USA Today

Great Lakes in line for $300 million boost

Ongoing federal efforts to restore the Great Lakes’ water quality and natural habitat received initial approval on Capitol Hill this week for annual allocations of $300 million.

Great Lakes in line for $300 million boost ~ Macomb Daily