City Island Issues

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CITY ISLAND IMAGES - VIDEO SHARING PROJECT

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To celebrate GIANTS Victory in Superbowl XLVI - City Island Images is proud and delighted to offer our constant readers an opportunity to view the first of many live video streaming images of City Island, NY. This beta Website is still in development.

Click on to the following Web Page links:

User Name: GUEST
The password is: guest

http://cimages.me/sites/cimages.me/files/hardware_store_small.html
http://cimages.me/sites/cimages.me/files/hardware_store.html

Here are a couple of other links worth viewing:

http://members.shaw.ca/ruping/webcams/glbwebcams.html

DREAMING OF A WHITE CHRISTMAS?

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For a while, it looked like our dreams could have come through... City Islanders, News Yorkers and perhaps residents of the entire area and our families were dreaming of a " White Christmas " with snowflakes falling on the region.

Weather forecasters were predicting: SNOW SQUALLS WILL IMPACT BRONX...EASTERN BERGEN...FAIRFIELD...NEW YORK CITY... MANHATTAN...NORTHEASTERN ORANGE...NORTHERN NASSAU...PUTNAM... QUEENS...ROCKLAND...SUFFOLK...WESTCHESTER AND WESTERN NEW HAVEN COUNTIES.

But City Island received just a little dusting of the white stuff. But enjoy the following nevertheless.

NY WINE BEER SPIRITS AND CIDER SUMMIT

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Today, Governor Andrew M. Cuomo successfully hosted the second New York State Wine, Beer, Spirits and Cider Summit, where he announced that he's launching a $6 million marketing and promotional commitment to raise the profile of New York’s beverage producers, a dramatic increase from the campaign launched at the first summit in 2012.

Today’s summit brought the farm-based beverage sector together with agricultural producers and government officials in an effort to accelerate and prolong the rapid growth exhibited by the State’s beverage industry.

FLASH FLOOD WARNING

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40 Million Americans are cleaning up following heavy rains and flooding. In NYC we've seen severe weather with possibly more to come.

THIS HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK IS FOR SOUTHERN CONNECTICUT...NORTHEAST NEW JERSEY AND SOUTHEAST NEW YORK...DAY ONE...THIS AFTERNOON AND TONIGHT.

SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS WILL MOVE ACROSS THE AREA THROUGH TONIGHT. STRONG GUSTY WINDS AND LOCALLY HEAVY RAINFALL ARE POSSIBLE...WITH THE POTENTIAL FOR FLASH FLOODING.

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN UPTON NY HAS ISSUED A

FLASH FLOOD WARNING FOR...
KINGS (BROOKLYN) COUNTY IN SOUTHEAST NEW YORK...

Housekeeping or cleansing?

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Because the Republican speaker of the House, John Boehner resigned under pressure from a dissident group of Republicans, the House Freedom Caucus, there was a need to elect a new speaker.

Please note that under Republican leadership, US House members entered into an unpopular government shutdown and only narrowly avoided a crisis over raising the debt ceiling. Also keep in mind that both 112th and 113th congresses were among the least productive ever as measured by the amount of legislation passed, with filibusters and other parliamentary tactics used frequently.

Nationwide Manhunt Ends

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The FBI was involved in a coast to coast Manhunt for a so-called FACEBOOK Weekend Shooter. The shocking videos of Steve Stephens, the Cleveland shooting suspect showed him talking about his despair over gambling debts and relationship problems with his girlfriend are supposedly why he wants to kill innocent people.

Facebook killer takes his own life as police close in http://apne.ws/2ojgGUk

Suspect in Facebook video murder kills self in Pennsylvania: police http://reut.rs/2oHI3cY

CITY ISLAND LIGHTHOUSES

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EXECUTION ROCKS LIGHT

WEST END LONG ISLAND SOUND
Station Established: 1849
Year Current Tower(s) First Lit: 1850
Operational? YES
Automated? YES 1979
Deactivated: n/a
Foundation Materials: DRESSED STONE/TIMBER
Construction Materials: GRANITE W/BRICK LINING
Height: 60 feet tall with a focal plane of 62 feet
Tower Shape: CONICAL
Markings/Pattern: WHITE WITH BROWN BAND MIDWAY
Relationship to Other Structure: ATTACHED
Characteristics: Flash every 10 seconds
Original Lens: Fourth Order Fresnel, 1856

Historical Chronology:

NY BEVERAGE LICENSE INCREASE

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The number of New York’s farm-based beverage licenses for distilleries, wineries, breweries and cideries has risen a whopping 72% after 2011. Since Governor Andrew Cuomo took office, legislation has been enacted to help these businesses open new markets across the state, and additional agricultural businesses have been created as a result of new licenses signed into law by the Governor. Existing farm-based beverage businesses have also grown exponentially as a result of policies and initiatives put in place by the Administration at the request of industry leaders.

WEEKEND WEATHERWATCH

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Showers are expected to end this afternoon. The rain could be heavy at times. High near 73. East wind 7 to 13 mph becoming north in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 80%. New precipitation amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.
Tonight Mostly cloudy, then gradually becoming mostly clear, with a low around 58. Northwest wind 8 to 10 mph.

Friday Mostly sunny, with a high near 74. Northwest wind 11 to 13 mph.
Friday Night Mostly clear, with a low around 60. Northwest wind 6 to 8 mph.

Black Ice

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The New York City Departments of Sanitation, Transportation, and Emergency Management have issued a Weather Update. Black ice may create travel hazards into Sunday.

As temperatures drop below freezing areas of black ice are possible on walk ways and untreated surfaces. Motorists are advised to use caution when traveling tonight and drive slowly. Vehicles take longer to stop on snow and ice than on dry pavement.