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SPRING EQUINOX WATCH

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The countdown is on until the Spring Equinox. There are two equinoxes every year. One in March and another in September. This is when the sun shines directly on the equator and the length of day and night is nearly equal.

Seasons are opposite on either side of the equator, so the equinox in March is also known as the "Spring Equinox" in the northern hemisphere. However, in the southern hemisphere, it's know as the "autumnal equinox", which occurs in Fall.

March Equinox in New York, New York, U.S.A. is on Thursday, March 20, 2014 at 12:57 PM

CAN YOU HEAR US NOW? GET A WARRANT

News

The US Supreme Court has unanimously ruled that a police officer can not search the cell phones of criminal suspects upon arrest without first obtaining a search warrant.

The 9-0 vote ruled that smart phones and other electronic devices were not in the same category as wallets, briefcases, and vehicles, which are currently subject to limited initial examination by law enforcement.

Generally such searches are permitted if there is probable cause that a crime may have been committed, to ensure officers' safety and prevent destruction of evidence.

LAST ONE FOR THE GRIM REAPER?

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As if the previous storms have not caused enough traffic accidents, death and destruction, a final fast-moving snowstorm could be adding up to 5 inches on top of last week's blanket of snow on the Northeast region.

This system is packing heavy winds gusting as high as 30 mph, and possibly causing additional deaths and injuries to the already punch-drunk United States of enough already.

Parts of the country are near-whiteout conditions, where the early week commute is once again expected to be a snowy mess.

ALCOHOL KILLS

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New statistics indicate that alcohol is cutting down the lives of more Americans in the prime of their lives.

Excessive alcohol use accounts for one in 10 deaths among working-age adults ages 20-64 years in the United States, according to a report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention published today in Preventing Chronic Disease.

NEWS QUICKIE

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US AND CUBA MAKE HISTORY
President Obama and Raul Castro speak, making it a historic moment and following decades of cold war.

PAKISTAN VOTES TO KEEP OUT OF YEMEN
Parliament passes a resolution asking all warring parties to resolve the conflict through diplomatic dialogue.

TERRIBLE TORNADO
A tremendous tornado hits the tiny town of Fairdale, killing one person, injuring seven and blowing homes away.

N CHARLESTON CHANGED POLICE TACTICS BEFORE SHOOTING
Local cops were given a mandate to be more aggressive in the fight against crime in the South Carolina city.

Help Me, I'm Angry

Problem

I received an email and a phone call from two angry people who claimed they wanted to talk, but did not want to listen to the voice of reason. I always thought that a true conversation was a two-way communication and not a monolog.

I get it, at one time or another, everyone feels anger bubbling up. There's nothing wrong with that. Anger is common. It's a normal response when you sense a threat or a possible slight. I tried to address their concerns, but to no avail. So to them and all who feel angry.

20 Things to Do When You Feel Extremely Angry http://moreti.me/108OQfE

City Island Stars are Needed @ CITG

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You are cordially invited to become a member of the City Island Theater Group. For more than 12 years, CITG has been bringing quality theater to the City Island Community. You can be a part of the excitement, by becoming a member.

Whether you want to act or work behind the scenes, CITG has many opportunities for you. Every member helps to sell tickets by talking-up our shows.

As a member you are eligible to vote at the annual meeting and are entitled to attend the open session of Board meetings. We look forward to your active participation.

HOME FOR CHRISTMAS

News

Over the past couple of weeks, I have traveled thousands of miles over land (train and automobile) as well as by the air (propeller airplanes and jets) and I have experienced first hand, along with fellow travelers all sorts of freezing rain, strong winds, snow drifts and thunderstorms, as I joined millions who are going home for the Christmas holidays.

NY ELECTED OFFICIALS PUSH TO CUT PROPERTY TAXES

Solution

A couple of hundred elected officials in New York are pushing to cut property taxes, but not all are in favor. Where does your representative stand?

“Sky-high property taxes have been an unsustainable financial burden for working- and middle-class families in the Southern Tier and all across the State. We capped property taxes and now we have to cut them,” Governor Cuomo said. “Our tax reform proposal provides more than $1 billion in relief to those New Yorkers while also encouraging local governments to cut costs and share services in order to address the incredible tax rates that currently exist. This is an agenda that has attracted support from hundreds of local leaders across the State, who recognize the importance of increasing government’s efficiency and standing up for the taxpayer. I urge the legislature to join us by passing property tax reform this year.”

CITY ISLAND REUNION

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RETURNING BY POPULAR DEMAND, Lynn and Bob are organizing The semiannual City Island Reunion tomorrow, Saturday August 22, 2014 at Ambrosini Field.

Come reunite and celebrate with old friends and family. Some you haven’t seen in decades, some you've seen at the last reunion.

• Listen to live music by local bands, past and present.

• Entertainment for kids, including volleyball, basketball and softball games, so bring your glove.

• There will be a memorial board to post photos of beloved family & friends.

• Reunion memorabilia will be available for sale.