Falconer Park Fight Leads To Arrest

first_imgShare:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window) FALCONER – A woman faces charges after Town of Ellicott Police responded to a reported fight at Falconer Park Saturday afternoon.Police charged Tina Schroeder, 19, with fourth-degree criminal mischief and endangering the welfare of a child.Following an investigation, police say Schroeder allegedly damaged someone’s property in front of several children.She was issued an appearance ticket and is to be in the Town of Ellicott Court at a later date. last_img read more

Reducing home heating energy use

first_imgDear EarthTalk: This winter is shaping up to be one of the coldest in recent memory where I live. What can I do to reduce my home heating bill now and in the future?     — Eric Lenz, Seattle, WA Whether global warming is somehow to blame or not, much of the United States is getting walloped this winter. The Seattle area has suffered its most significant and lingering snowfall—and lower than average winter temperatures—in decades. Even Los Angeles is getting a nasty taste of winter, with several days topping out at the freezing mark on the thermometer. And other parts of the country more used to challenging winter weather have been getting an extra dose of wind, snow and ice this year as well. Besides the cold, another challenge this wintry weather presents, especially during such trying economic times, is higher heating bills. Heating typically accounts for about 28 percent of the average American home’s energy use, but this year staying warm might occupy a larger slice of the household expenditure pie. Homeowners who take a few simple steps to make their homes more weather-tight, though, just might be amazed to see their heating bills go down while they languish inside their toasty and warm homes. If you’re a handy person and your draft issues are minor, you might want to go around and assess just where cold air seems to be coming in—and then caulk, putty or insulate to your heart’s content. According to the Natural Resources Defense Council’s (NRDC’s) green-living oriented SimpleSteps.org website, small gaps around windows, light fixtures and plumbing are easy to cover with caulk. Large drafty areas that are protected from moisture and sunlight can be covered with expanding foam sealant, while a little weather-stripping around door jambs goes a long way toward keeping the cold out. Beyond these easier fixes, adding or updating insulation can pay dividends on your utility bills. NRDC says that if you do it yourself, be careful not to cover or close up attic vents, as proper air flow is key to keeping indoor air quality good. Replacing single pane windows with sealed double or triple pane windows will also improve your home’s energy efficiency significantly. Other tips include insulating heating ducts and your hot water tank, and upgrading to a programmable thermostat which allows you to heat your home when you’re there and lower the temperature when you’re sleeping or at work. Switching ceiling fans to rotate in a clockwise direction will help circulate warm air throughout your home. Older, inefficient furnaces can also lead to large heating bills. New models which qualify for the federal government’s Energy Star program will use far less gas or oil and reduce your utility bill handily. The non-profit American Council for an Energy Efficient Economy (ACEEE) rates different furnaces and boiler options and reports on their findings for free via the consumer guide section of its website. For those of us less qualified or less interested in doing our own home repair, bringing in a professional energy auditor might be just the ticket. Many local and regional utilities offer free basic energy audits. Meanwhile, the trade group Residential Energy Services Network, as well as the federal government’s Home Performance with Energy Star program, offer free searchable online databases of trustworthy local contractors with experience keeping homes in your area nice and warm. CONTACTS: NRDC, www.nrdc.org; ACEEE, www.aceee.org; Residential Energy Services Network, www.natresnet.org; Energy Star, www.energystar.gov. GOT AN ENVIRONMENTAL QUESTION? Send it to: EarthTalk, c/o E/The Environmental Magazine, P.O. Box 5098, Westport, CT 06881; submit it at: www.emagazine.com/earthtalk/thisweek/, or e-mail: earthtalk@emagazine.com. Read past columns at: www.emagazine.com/earthtalk/archives.php.last_img read more

Mountain Mama: How to Keep That New Year’s Resolution

first_imgDear Mountain Mama,Every year I make New Year’s resolutions I don’t keep. Last year I resolved to run a marathon. The year before, my goal was to finish a century bike ride. By the first cold day in February, I skip my run or ride. One day turns into a week. Weeks become months, and before I know it, I’ve spent more time on the couch than working toward my resolution. How do I summit my fitness goals and keep that New Year’s resolution?Yours,Goalless——————————————————-Dear Goalless,Resolving to run doesn’t mean finishing a marathon. Setting a goal to ride your bike shouldn’t always mean completing a century. Sounds like your highs are too high and your lows are too low. The real work of reaching your fitness resolutions happens somewhere in the middle. The hard work is not crossing the finish line, but showing up to training runs when there are no crowds cheering for you. Getting on your bike when you’d rather sit on the coach requires real grit.There will be days when the wind lashes at you, piercing through your layers like icicles. Run anyway. Feeling the cold will help you appreciate the joy of the warm sun. On the next bluebird day, you’ll roll back your shoulders and arch your back, basking in the sun.  There will be days when you get the wind knocked out of you. Don’t let gasping for air be a reason to quit. The next breath will remind you of the sweetness of simply inhaling.Don’t confuse your own identify with your fitness goals. You are no better or worse of a person if you run a marathon or ride a century. You are not a PR, a race medal, a finish line, a hero, or a success story. Goalless, you are no more or no less than a person, made up of bones, muscles, and sweat. Lace up your running shoes and pump up your bike tires. Get outside not only to cross the eventual finish line, but to experience the joy of the warm sun and to remember the sweetness of simply breathing.Cheers!Mountain Mamalast_img read more

Great Neck Doc Admits Selling Painkiller Prescriptions

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York A Great Neck doctor has admitted to illegally prescribing the painkiller oxycodone to patients that he knew were either reselling or addicted to the drug, including Medford pharmacy massacre gunman David Laffer.Eric Jacobson, 51, of Huntington, pleaded guilty Monday at Central Islip federal court to conspiracy, distribution of a controlled substance and other charges in a 19-count indictment.“Instead of providing needed medical services to his community, Dr. Jacobson directly contributed to the tragedy of prescription drug abuse,” Loretta Lynch, U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of New York, said in a statement. She added that the case “should serve as a warning to those who would violate their oath as medical professionals to do no harm.”Read More: How Long Island Is Losing its War on HeroinProsecutors said that Jacobson charged so-called doctor shoppers—patients who feign illnesses or injuries to rack up as many prescriptions for pain pills as they can to feed their addictions or for resale on the street—from December 2009 through June 2012.Drug Enforcement Administration agents raided Jacobson’s office in December 2011, when he relinquished his license to prescribe controlled substances, but then continued prescribing drugs anway, authorities said.He was arrested in June 2012 and has been jailed ever since. He faces up to nine years in federal prison when he is sentenced before Judge Joseph Bianco. Jacobson agreed to forfeit $250,000 he earned from the scheme.last_img read more

What makes a good leader good?

first_imgThe business world isn’t short on leaders. However, an employee may argue that finding the kind of leader that makes you excited to come to work is quite rare.There are certain traits that just about anyone can adopt to become a better leader and boss. Bill Murphy Jr., executive editor of operations for Some Spider and founder of ProGhostwriters.com, provides an excellent list of 27 things “truly exceptional bosses do every day.” His list includes everything from having a sense of humor and being polite to sharing information.The more these traits are practiced, the more they become our genuine defaults. And it is then that we become the kind of leaders that make employees excited to come to work.Marcel Schwantes, principal and founder of Leadership From the Core, lists five signs that test whether a leader truly has leadership skills. (Don’t think employees can’t see through a false demonstration of leadership abilities every now and then.) continue reading » 134SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

Cuomo: Announces school reopening guidelines, issues emergency health order

first_imgHe also announced that the state is issuing an emergency health order mandating travelers from states on the quarantine list must fill out a form of where they have been and where they are going before they leave the airport. Governor Cuomo announced that schools may open if the region is in Phase Four and if the daily infection rate is 5% or lower during a 14-day average because the unPAUSE was lifted. (WBNG) — Governor Andrew Cuomo announced guidelines for schools to open and requirements for out-of-state travelers in a briefing on Monday. Cuomo said that schools will close if the region’s infection rate is above 9% during a seven day average after August 1.  Cuomo said that if individuals fail to fill out the form before leaving the airport, they will be fined $2,000. He said this will help enforce quarantining in the state.last_img read more

Take Russia’s role in election seriously

first_img“How could they better gratify this than by raising a creature of their own to the chief magistracy of the Union?”Although President Trump is uncomfortable with Robert Mueller’s investigation, Russians may indeed have helped in a significant way his becoming president. What really happened needs to be known in order to prevent this problem from recurring.The current Republican campaign to undercut Mueller’s credibility is both disgraceful and dishonest. I doubt the American people are so gullible that they will be taken in by the campaign.More likely, they will surmise that President Trump is guilty of a whole host of illegalities.Howard Littman NiskayunaMore from The Daily Gazette:Foss: Should main downtown branch of the Schenectady County Public Library reopen?EDITORIAL: Find a way to get family members into nursing homesNiskayuna girls’ cross country wins over BethlehemEDITORIAL: Urgent: Today is the last day to complete the censusEDITORIAL: Thruway tax unfair to working motorists Categories: Letters to the Editor, OpinionRussian involvement in our 2016 presidential election is a more serious matter than many realize and needs to be thoroughly investigated, as the special prosecutor is doing.I note that in The Federalist Papers (#68), Alexander Hamilton wrote over 200 years ago, “… the most deadly adversaries of republican government might naturally have been expected to make their approaches from more than one quarter, but chiefly from the desire in foreign powers to gain an improper ascendant in our councils.last_img read more

L&G lets to Lingards Games in Cambridge

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Rooney: Ronaldo and I were very close

first_img Loading… Rooney has recalled the time when he would take a much skinnier Ronaldo to McDonald’s as he tried to put on weight in his early days at Manchester United. In an interview with The Times, Rooney has reminisced on old memories when the stars were teammates at Old Trafford during a successful time for the Red Devils. He said: “With Cristiano, when I first got to United we used to go to games and training together. I remember the night before a game stopping off at McDonald’s because he wanted a Big Mac. “He was trying to put weight on because he was so thin. “I was driving the car, having to go through the drive-through to get him a Big Mac.” Rooney: Ronaldo and I very close when we were playing for Man Utd Derby County player-coach Wayne Rooney admits he was close to Juventus star Cristiano Ronaldo when first joining Manchester United. Rooney has recalled the time when he would take a much skinnier Ronaldo to McDonald’s as he tried to put on weight in his early days at Manchester United. In an interview with The Times, Rooney has reminisced on old memories when the stars were teammates at Old Trafford during a successful time for the Red Devils. He said: “With Cristiano, when I first got to United we used to go to games and training together. I remember the night before a game stopping off at McDonald’s because he wanted a Big Mac. “He was trying to put weight on because he was so thin. “I was driving the car, having to go through the drive-through to get him a Big Mac.” Derby County player-coach, Wayne Rooney has admitted that he was close to Juventus star, Cristiano Ronaldo when first joining Manchester United. Rooney: Ronaldo and I very close when we were playing for Man Utd Derby County player-coach Wayne Rooney admits he was close to Juventus star Cristiano Ronaldo when first joining Manchester United. Rooney has recalled the time when he would take a much skinnier Ronaldo to McDonald’s as he tried to put on weight in his early days at Manchester United. In an interview with The Times, Rooney has reminisced on old memories when the stars were teammates at Old Trafford during a successful time for the Red Devils. He said: “With Cristiano, when I first got to United we used to go to games and training together. I remember the night before a game stopping off at McDonald’s because he wanted a Big Mac. “He was trying to put weight on because he was so thin. “I was driving the car, having to go through the drive-through to get him a Big Mac.” Derby County player-coach Wayne Rooney admits he was close to Juventus star Cristiano Ronaldo when first joining Manchester United. Rooney has recalled the time when he would take a much skinnier Ronaldo to McDonald’s as he tried to put on weight in his early days at Manchester United. In an interview with The Times, Rooney has reminisced on old memories when the stars were teammates at Old Trafford during a successful time for the Red Devils. He said: “With Cristiano, when I first got to United we used to go to games and training together. I remember the night before a game stopping off at McDonald’s because he wanted a Big Mac. Read Also:Man Utd fans in stitches as Rooney slaps Pereira after win at Derby in FA Cup “He was trying to put weight on because he was so thin. “I was driving the car, having to go through the drive-through to get him a Big Mac.” FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Promoted ContentThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read More8 Most Beautiful Chinese Women8 Weird Facts About Coffee That Will Surprise YouWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?7 Things That Actually Ruin Your PhoneThe Models Of Paintings Whom The Artists Were Madly In Love WithWhat Happens To Your Brain When You Play Too Much Video Games?Which Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?Such A Sweet Life Story Of The Youngest Queen In The World7 Black Hole Facts That Will Change Your View Of The UniverseCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable WayBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever Madelast_img read more