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"The days where we're just building sprawl forever, those days are over."
Good Wednesday Morning,
If you live over on the west side of the county and you hear sirens between 10 and 11 AM this morning, it's just a test of the emergency alert system at the Indian Point nuclear power plant. No need to change your underwear, it's only a test.
You've already answered your emails and the meeting doesn't start for another hour and your boss is already off for the day. What to do? If you're a geek for the strange, weird and beautiful and can stand a dose of English Follies, archeology and industry, Britain From Above, a product of the BBC is for you. Short videos (around 2 minute) take you on an interesting tour of England's past, present and yes, even the future.
Reports: Group to cease printing in Dutchess, Putnam
To overcome low test scores and a high dropout rate, the district is implementing radical reforms.
By Amanda Paulson | Staff writer of The Christian Science Monitor
By Chris Edwards
If it were a movie, it would be called "Revenge of the Tax Code." The complex income tax, which has bedeviled average Americans for years, is biting back at the elite who helped create it. Tom Daschle, former chief lawmaker in the Senate, withdrew his Cabinet nomination because of an "unintentional" $128,000 tax mistake. Rep. Charles Rangel, chief tax-writer in the House, is also entangled in a tax scandal, as is Tim Geithner, the Treasury secretary, and Nancy Killefer, another high-ranking nominee who has withdrawn.
LOCH SHELDRAKE – New York State has implemented a “Renewable Portfolio Standard”, requiring that 25 percent of electricity sold in the state come from renewable sources by 2013. Right now, New York is at about 20 percent, with most of that coming from hydro power.
The Ottawa Citizen
Parents know that children should eat more fruits and vegetables, but probably don't know that there's something else missing from their kids' diets: dirt.
by Michael Grabell, ProPublica - February 9, 2009 12:00 am EST
Jewish leaders say tensions have risen in recent weeks
Eleven people - including seven police officers - have been arrested over the ransacking of a synagogue in the Venezuelan capital, Caracas.