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1 hr ago | Observer

Taking a look at teacher salaries in Western New York

Teachers in Chautauqua County make more annually than those in neighboring Cattaraugus County, but not as much as Erie County educators. Numbers for the 2012-13 school year recently released by SeeThroughNY, a database of information sponsored by the Empire Center for Public Policy, show figures for median teacher salaries for all schools in New York state.


Related Topix: Chautauqua County, NY, Cattaraugus County, NY, Erie County, NY, 9

5 hrs ago | KURB-FM Little Rock

Respiratory Virus Spreads to the Northeast

Enterovirus D68, the respiratory illness suspected of hospitalizing hundreds of children across the nation, has now spread to the Northeast and is likely to hit the whole country, according to experts. Connecticut and New York are the latest states to report cases of the rapidly spreading virus that has targeted young children, especially those with asthma, in 21 states.


Related Topix: New York Government, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

9 hrs ago | Brandon Sun

Canadian Press reporters reflect on wrapped Toronto International Film Festival

The Toronto International Film Festival wrapped Sunday after 11 days of movie mayhem. While no film was touted as an Oscar lock, there was plenty of satisfying cinema on offer.


Related Topix: Drama Movies, Hawking, Biography Movies, Benedict Cumberbatch, Celebrities, Richard Gere, North Yorkshire County, England, World News, East Riding of Yorkshire County, England, United Kingdom, Theater, Arts

13 hrs ago |

Homelessness, poverty onscreen at TIFF

A poverty-ridden America mired in unemployment and despair was on stark display at this year's Toronto International Film Festival, where movie-makers and actors speculated that cinema is finally catching up with reality. "It does seem like there's some undercurrent of filmmakers trying to portray the world that we're living in," "Nightcrawler" director Dan Gilroy said in an interview at the 11-day movie marathon.


Related Topix: Four Lions, Riz Ahmed, The Hurt Locker

16 hrs ago | Switched

New York's CandyCab Driver Needs Help Getting A Sweet New Ride

Mansoor Khalid has dedicated his life to making the mean streets of New York feel a bit nicer. Now it's time we return the favor.


Related Topix: North Yorkshire County, England, World News, East Riding of Yorkshire County, England, United Kingdom, New York Government

20 hrs ago | New York Daily News

San Juan is the perfect destanation for New Yorkers

The sandy beaches, elegant Spanish-style homes, and centuries-old forts of San Juan, Puerto Rico, could make you easily forget you're still in the U.S. And all those rum-soaked cocktails certainly don't help with thinking clearly. An unincorporated territory of the U.S., Puerto Rico requires no passport or complications with customs to gain entry, and direct flights from New York City to San Juan take just about four hours - but you'll feel like you're a world away.


Related Topix: Caribbean Travel, Travel, Puerto Rico Travel, San Juan, Puerto Rico Travel, North Yorkshire County, England, World News, East Riding of Yorkshire County, England, United Kingdom, Puerto Rico, Life, Food, Dining

Sat Sep 13, 2014

Plan to build new dunes on Fire Island put on hold over piping plover peril

US District Court Judge Sandra J. Fuerstein ordered the US Army Corp. of Engineers not to begin work on Fire Island 's dunes project at Smith's Point County Park and Fire Island Lighthouse Park because it will imperil piping plovers by destroying their nesting grounds. Her restraining order, however, does not affect third phase plans to rebuild dunes that protect communities on the barrier island.


Berkshire Eagle

McCartneys and wellies at London Fashion Week

The sun's out, and so are the celebrities, style mavens and paparazzi. London Fashion Week turned up the heat on its second day, with a hectic schedule of catwalk shows that drew stars to the front rows and had editors scurrying from one end of London to the other to see the latest trends.


Related Topix: Fashion Week, Stella McCartney, Designers, Opinion

The Beaumont Enterprise


In this Friday, Sept. 12, 2014 photo, Angie Trombley carries a crate of Islanders, purple-colored heirloom peppers, grown in a caterpillar-style greenhouse at the Squire Tarbox Farm on Westport Island, Maine.


Related Topix: Life, Food, Slow Food, Local Food, Agriculture, Science, us Travel, Travel

Governor Cuomo Announces Donation of Toyota Plug-In Electric Hybrid Vehicles to New York State

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced that Toyota has donated four plug-in hybrid electric sedans to New York State to add to its fleet of agency vehicles. The refurbished Toyota Priuses will be used by State agencies involved in advancing storm recovery and resiliency projects in the wake of Superstorm Sandy and to replace one vehicle that was destroyed in the storm.


Related Topix: Coupe, Toyota Prius, Hybrid, Hatchback, Toyota, Sedan, Andrew Cuomo, US Governors


NY mom accused of killing autistic son stands trial

Gigi Jordan showed no emotion as a New York prosecutor described to a jury a "chilling and horrifying scenario" in which the businesswoman who made a fortune in pharmaceuticals allegedly concocted a lethal cocktail of painkillers and anti-inflammatories and forced her 8-year-old autistic son to swallow it. "Two fresh bruises on his nose, fresh bruises on his chin and chest suggest she got on top of him and, hopefully while he was asleep, filled a syringe with the poisonous concoction and pressed that plunger into his body," said assistant district attorney Matt Bogdanos, demonstrating how she might have squeezed his nose and pressed open his mouth to deliver the poison.


The Washington Post

With $10 billion, a new Union Station may do for D.C. what Grand Central did for New York

According to urban legend , the opening of Verizon Center in 1997 was the catalyst for the revival of Washington's old downtown. Ever since, a string of projects - National Harbor, Nationals Park, the Silver Line - have promised to "change the face" of the city or the region.


Related Topix: Urban Legend, Capitol Hill (Washington, DC), West End (Washington, DC), Eastlake (Seattle, WA)

Fri Sep 12, 2014


Joan Rivers' doctor not currently working at New York clinic

The doctor who performed the outpatient throat procedure on comedian Joan Rivers, who died last week in a New York hospital, is not currently working there, the clinic said on Friday. Rivers, 81, died on Sept 4, a week after she suffered a cardiac arrest during the procedure and was rushed to a nearby hospital.


Related Topix: New York Government

The Beaumont Enterprise

Hillary Clinton among speakers at Angelou memorial

Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton speaks during a tribute to Maya Angelou at The Riverside Church in Manhattan, Friday Sept.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Hillary Clinton, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Harlem (New York, NY), I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings, Books, Black Entertainment, Maya Angelou, Vocal


This Is War: New York Housing Advocates, Hotels and Airbnb Fight to Define Narrative

Friday morning in New York City, affordable housing advocates rallied in front of city hall to combat "illegal hotels," which they say take away stock from the housing supply. The group, which is calling itself the #ShareBetter Coalition and includes dozens of local politicians, identifies short-term rental site Airbnb as a primary opponent.


Related Topix: AirBnB, North Yorkshire County, England, World News, East Riding of Yorkshire County, England, United Kingdom, New York Government


New York ranked one of the worst states to have a baby

According to a new study by WalletHub, a personal finance social network, finds the best and worst states in America to have a baby in. According to a new study by WalletHub, a personal finance social network, finds the best and worst states in America to have a baby in.


Daily Mail

Rachel Zoe steps out with colour coordinated baby stroller in New York

'As an American I'm embarrassed and appalled': James Foley's mother hits out at Obama's efforts to rescue her son and claims she was threatened with PROSECUTION if family paid ransom 'The side effects will be distracting': Surgeon FIRES assistant of 12 years without pay in 'heartless' letter after she is diagnosed with cancer 'This is a public lynching of Ray': Multiple sources claim Ray Rice told NFL commissioner Roger Goodell he punched his fiancee back in JUNE 'I feared he'd kill me... I hid his gun': Pistorius ex-girlfriend reveals how he made her 'sit on naughty step and drove at 200mph to punish her' Blackstone house of horrors: Woman arrested after bodies of THREE babies found covered in filth in family home where four other children were rescued weeks ago Ebola could hit 15 countries across Africa: Study of how disease has spread in past finds 70million people may be at risk of ... (more)


New York Daily News

Hamill: New Yorkers turn mourning 9/11 victims into annual ritual

From prayers at St. Paul's Chapel to a 12-hour trek through all five boroughs to visit every memorial, several New Yorkers have established an annual way of remembering those lost on 9/11. Michelle Navas, seen here reflecting in the yard of St. Paul's Chapel near the World Trade Center site, takes off from work every year on 9/11 as a day of mourning.


Related Topix: North Yorkshire County, England, World News, East Riding of Yorkshire County, England, United Kingdom, New York, NY, Brooklyn, NY, US Navy, US Military, Life, Veteran Affairs

Thu Sep 11, 2014

Monterey County Herald

Cameron's office overrules UK minister on Syria

Hours after Britain's foreign minister said the country wouldn't participate in any airstrikes on Syria, Prime Minister David Cameron's office overruled the comment Thursday and stressed that the government hadn't discarded the use of air power. Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond told reporters at a news conference in Berlin: "Let me be clear: Britain will not be taking part in any airstrikes in Syria."


Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Barack Obama

The West Milford Messenger

Humor writer David Sedaris to read new works

Humorist David Sedaris reads new works at Mayo Performing Arts Center on Thursday, Oct. 9 at 8 p.m. Sedaris will also sign books following his speaking engagement. Tickets are $39 to $69.


Related Topix: Books, Let's Explore Diabetes with Owls, David Sedaris, Vocal, Entertainment


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