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1) Blacks in Law Enforcement are planning to voice their outrage at Wednesday night's Mount Vernon City Council meeting over the recent firing of Police Commissioner Carl Bell. The group will demand to know the reasons for Bell's February dismissal by Mayor Ernie Davis and ask the counsel why a white police officer who has cost the city more than $500,00 in lawsuit losses and settlements...Read more »
Accuweather: Accuweather's app displays the temperature, wind speed and humidity on one clean home screen with a black background and white text. Everything's intuitive and easy to reach: Users can thumb-scroll through the forecast, and a bar at the bottom of the screen provides one-touch access to an extended forecast, video and real-time weather maps. Like the other major weather apps, Accuweather's...Read more »
Superstorm Sandy left an overabundance of felled trees. Tim Downey of Hastings-on-Hudson soon came up with an enchanting second life for them. He is a landscape contractor who has turned unkempt Dan Rile Memorial Park into a whimsical space filled with rustic log benches, wood-chipped trails and even a stump table-and-chairs set fit for a royal gathering of elves.
Tim made everything from...Read more »
County Executive Rob Astorino has been understandably busy these last few days, but he carved out enough time Wednesday to head home and see his family.
When he did, his next-door neighbor was waiting for him.
"She goes, 'What good is it to live next to the county executive if we're all in the dark?'" Astorino told News12 anchor Tim Cassidy Wednesday night.
The county...Read more »
With Hurricane Sandy approaching, a number of apps can help you track the storm's progress:
Hurricane Track for iOS - Free This app has four main screens: a radar view, a local satellite view, a forecast and hazards screen, and one that projects the hurricane's paths. Extras include a storm-specific newsfeed. iHurricane HD - Free iHurricane HD offers a full-color, zoom-enabled weather...Read more »