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2010-07-30 16:51:00

WEST BABYLON, N.Y., July 30 /PRNewswire/ -- A benefit for the "Wounded Warrior Project", an organization that helps our troops as they return home from overseas with traumatic physical and psychological injuries. Featuring THREE TUG-OF-WAR EVENTS: Suffolk vs. Nassau Police Suffolk vs. Nassau Deputy Sheriffs Suffolk vs. Nassau Correction Officers Plus, the Nassau and Suffolk Police Pipe and Drums. Official referees will include members of the armed services recently back from Iraq...

2010-05-14 12:17:00

CHAPPAQUA, N.Y., May 14 /PRNewswire/ -- RPD Media Associates, LLC, a full-service, video/audio documentary production firm, is being honored with 11 Big W Awards by the Advertising Club of Westchester. Awards will be presented at the ACW Gala at Tappan Hill, on June 9th. RPD Media will be recognized for several projects including: The Bronx River Walk Audio Tour narrated by Dan Rather, podcasts and mobile promotion, produced for Friends of Westchester County Parks; Angioplasty and...

2009-11-03 07:45:00

Non-Profit Organization Issues Call for Assistance to Provide Support the Families of CG-1705 STONINGTON, Conn., Nov. 3 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Coast Guard Foundation, a non-profit organization committed to the education, welfare and morale of all Coast Guard members and their families, announced today that it has re-activated its emergency Family Disaster Relief Fund in response to last Thursday's C-130 crash off the California coast. The Coast Guard Foundation is asking for...

2009-10-22 08:36:00

ISLANDIA, N.Y., Oct. 22 /PRNewswire/ -- Clean Air NY, an initiative sponsored by the New York State Department of Transportation in support of downstate New York air-quality efforts, will honor Long Island organizations Friday at the Long Island Go Green Environmental & Energy Conference. The seven Long Island-based Clean Air Champions were chosen for their commitment to improving air quality by reducing vehicle miles traveled by their employees. According to the American Lung...

2009-09-06 12:29:24

Police in Suffolk County, N.Y., say a Jeep ended up on the second floor of a local home due to alleged drunken driving. Suffolk police Sgt. Robert Lehmann said Adam Clark, 20, of East Moriches, N.Y., was allegedly intoxicated when he went off the road, hit a pile of dirt and went airborne toward a local home early Saturday morning, Newsday reported. The vehicle crashed into the home's second floor and eventually ended up on the first floor of the house. Police said Clark and his passenger,...

2009-07-20 21:18:00

MOUNT KISCO, N.Y., July 20 /PRNewswire/ -- America's oldest parkway has a fascinating history, and now thanks to the Friends of Westchester County Parks, Inc., learning the history of the Bronx River Parkway just got a lot easier. Beginning July 22, hikers and cyclists along the 9.6 mile Bronx River Walk will have the opportunity to hear the rich history of this area through a free interactive 26-stop audio tour, narrated by none-other than former CBS News anchor and award-winning...

2009-06-18 12:00:00

STONINGTON, Conn., June 18 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Coast Guard Foundation, a non-profit organization committed to the education, welfare and morale of all Coast Guard members and their families, announced today the launch of its Are You One In A Million? campaign in conjunction with its 40th anniversary celebration of service to the United State Coast Guard. The Coast Guard has rescued more than 1 million people since it was established in 1790. Honoring the heroic efforts of service...

2009-01-26 14:25:46

Con Edison of New York charges customers more than twice the national average for electricity, a federal study said. The same 300 kilowatt-hours of electricity that would cost $65 in New York costs $27 in Franklin, Neb., the New York Post reported Monday. Con Ed charged 21.58 cents per kilowatt-hour in New York in 2007, when the national average rate was 9.13 cents, the newspaper said. Of the contiguous states, a few pockets of wealthy or secluded residents pay more. Some islands off the...

2008-10-11 00:00:20

By Bernadette Starzee Sound funds for environmental projects State and local governments and community groups in New York and Connecticut were recently awarded $912,994 in grants under the Long Island Sound Futures Fund. The grants will be added to $1.4 million raised by the recipients, for a total of nearly $2.3 million that will be put toward on-the-ground conservation projects in New York and Connecticut. The Long Island Sound Futures Fund was initiated in 2005 by the Long Island...

2008-09-26 15:00:24

By MIKE McKINNEY The police say a Connecticut fisherman was catching striped bass without a license, and a South Kingstown dealer bought it from him. A Rhode Island seafood dealer and a Connecticut fisherman have been charged in connection with the illegal landing and selling of striped bass. The dealer, John J. Guerrieri, 50, of South Kingstown, was charged with buying seafood without a Connecticut seafood dealer's license, the state Department of Environmental Management said in a...


Word of the Day
monteith
  • A large punch-bowl of the eighteenth century, usually of silver and with a movable rim, and decorated with flutings and a scalloped edge. It was also used for cooling and carrying wine-glasses.
  • A kind of cotton handkerchief having white spots on a colored ground, the spots being produced by a chemical which discharges the color.
This word is possibly named after Monteith (Monteigh), 'an eccentric 17th-century Scotsman who wore a cloak scalloped at the hem.'
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