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"...The newly designed road would be straightened, widened, and flattened, and would alleviate the traffic from Rt.6 going through Carmel and Mahopac. Because the county justified such changes by stating that in its present state Peekskill Hollow Road was a serious safety hazard, we looked into its accident history and found that safety was not an issue-- and never was-- according to the sheriff’s department, which keeps track of accidents. The redesign would result in residents living along PHR facing a highway, similar to Route 6, with their property values diminished, along with their own safety and comfort."
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Jerry Gleeson and Tim O'Connor
By Alexa James
By ALEC APPELBAUM
Department of the Interior Secretary Ken Salazar announced today more than $740.9 million will be distributed to the fish and wildlife agencies of the 50 states, commonwealths, the District of Columbia, and territories to fund fish and wildlife conservation, boater access to public waters, and hunter and aquatic education. These Wildlife and Sport Fish Restoration Program funds come from excise taxes and import duties on sporting firearms, ammunition, archery equipment, sportfishing equipment, electric outboard motors, and fuel taxes attributable to motorboats and small engines.
ScienceDaily (Feb. 24, 2009) — When shopping, we often find ourselves choosing between lower- and higher-cost items. But most people make a choice based on the first digit they see, according to a new study in the Journal of Consumer Research.
A NYJN Letter to the Editor
I am in substantial agreement with the Feb. 19 Community View by Madeline Zevon, "Single payer would improve health care for everyone." The medical care delivery system in this country is significantly broken and headed for further disaster. Like her, I believe that a single-party-payer system is the best possible solution. Where I differ is that while I think the current Medicare system, which is almost totally funded by the federal government, should continue as is for seniors and the disabled, I think that a single-payer system for everyone else should be regulated, but not substantially funded by the government.
The Overland Campaign, a major thrust by General Ulysses Grant to defeat the Confederate forces during May and June 1864, was one of the most horrific confrontations of the Civil War. One event in particular, the Battle of the Wilderness, was a panorama of immense bloodshed, leaving 26,000 soldiers dead or wounded in two days. Now, Wal-Mart wants to erect a SuperCenter next door to the battlefield.