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DREAMING OF A WHITE CHRISTMAS?

News

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.

Publish Can Lead To Perish

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It used to be that public figures, professionals, and academic researchers regularly published hard copy books with their name on it. This had long been known as a step on the path to to notoriety. But now, many are deciding to wrap it in a digital package.

It is now in vogue to steer away from the printed word and release writings in digital formats. This is the case whether it’s crafting a tech-savvy image, or skipping the procedural hurdles that include working with a major publishing house.

GRADUATION DAY

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For our children, most of whom we have had the pleasure of welcoming in our classes over the years, a well-deserved and our most sincere congratulations.

That bell has rung to end the final round of your bout with higher education. You may be tired, and bruised, but you are still standing. You did it, Kudos!!!

As colleges and universities hold ceremonies across this great nation, let's reflect on students at all institutions of higher learning along the eastern seaboard, the west coast, and Midwest, who have shared knowledge and gained wisdom.

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.

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:

NEWS QUICKIE

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CHINA SAYS 沒有
Officials deny being involved in breaking into US government computers calling it "irresponsible"and "unscientific."

GREECE NEEDS PAY DELAY
EU member asks for time after it missed a scheduled loan repayments to the International Monetary Fund.

CHINA SHIP SEARCH CONTINUES FOR MISSING
Disaster teams search river cruiser for more than 300 people still missing, with only 97 bodies found so far.

SW AIR TRAVEL FRENZY
Bargain-seekers vie for www.Southwest.com flights $49 each way for dozens of non-stop routes across the nation.

LATEST PUSH INTO A POLITICAL BUSH

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.

CITY ISLAND: $1 MILLION UNCLAIMED

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The Office of the NYS Comptroller will be visiting the City Island Library on Friday, July 26th from 10AM to 11AM to help citizens find unclaimed funds. Please stop by and see if they can find you money you did not know you had. There are over a million dollars of unclaimed funds on City Island alone.

Typically unclaimed money comes from holders that include financial institutions, employers, utility companies, insurance companies, retailers, corporations and governmental agencies throughout the United States.

Web Site: http://www.osc.state.ny.us/ouf/

NEWS QUICKIE

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TEXAS COP QUITS
David Eric Casebolt was recorded pushing a teenage girl to the ground and brandishing his gun at other teens.

HASTERT PLEADS NOT GUILTY
Former U.S. House speaker has been seen in public since he was charged in a hush-money case.

MAD NY MANHUNT
There are few signs of two escaped killers, but leads continue and law enforcement officers remain in the area.

POPE PRESSURES PUTIN
With pressure on Kremlin's role in the Ukraine conflict, Russia must also explain annexing the Crimea Peninsula.

NATO SEES US AS BIG BROTHER

100 MILLION AFFECTED NATIONWIDE

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While many Americans were digging out of their last snowstorm, a new winter storm with snow and lots of ice has arrived at the doorsteps of people living in two dozen states affecting 100 million people from Maine to Colorado.

Forecasters are expecting six inches of snow on portions of New York, Ohio, Kansas, Missouri, Illinois, Indiana, Pennsylvania, Massachusetts, Maine, Vermont, and New Hampshire.

Another wave of rain has moved in under the snow belt, affecting parts of Oklahoma, Arkansas, Kentucky, West Virginia, and others.