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Brindisi continues fight against Spectrum with new warning on debt collction – My Little Falls

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Congressman Anthony Brindisi released a public letter to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) today as it relates to Spectrum and a Plano, Texas, debt collection company they have partnered with named Credit Management L.P. Brindisi.

“Fighting Spectrum on rising rates also includes making sure they can’t use debt collection as another money-making tactic,” said Brindisi.“And the only way to get to the bottom of this is for the CFPB to ask the questions I outline in my letter.”

Brindisi, no stranger to fighting with Spectrum, is calling on the CFPB to…

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FEMA denies individual assistance to residents affected by Halloween storm in Mohawk Valley – WRVO Public Media

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The Federal Emergency Management Agency is denying individual assistance to residents in parts of the Mohawk Valley, affected by severe flooding from a devastating Halloween storm that hit last year, which damaged 1,100 homes in Oneida County. Gov. Andrew Cuomo said he’ll appeal the decision. 

Oneida County Executive Anthony Picente called it an unconscionable decision.

“I have to believe when you see a house go down a river, when you see a house hanging over an embankment, when you see homes full of two feet of mud and four feet of water, in their living spaces, when is it enough for…

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Plan a winter day trip to Madison-Bouckville – Utica Observer Dispatch

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Although the antique big shows of 2020 haven’t come yet, many of the shops on and around the Route 20 corridor from Madison to Bouckville are still open — and offering a destination for antique and collectibles shoppers from all over.

“We want people to know there are still shops open and activities going on during the winter,” said Lynn Harvey, owner of the Victorian Rose Vintage shop on Route 20. “People don’t have to drive anywhere else to go out and have an adventure.”

Her shop is now open Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays during the winter season, Harvey said. She…

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Global Instant Noodles Market to Witness Stunning Growth to Generate Massive Revenue – Neptune Pine

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New York City, NY: January 06, 2019 – Published via (Wired Release) – Research Report studies Deep analysis of the Global Instant Noodles Market primarily based upon factors on which the companies compete in the business, key trends and segmentation study. Instant Noodles Market report analyses current market bearings along with future market scope. The research study helps to analyze the changes in market dynamics and regional market volume. This report will help to know the business opportunities in the Instant Noodles Market in the coming years. The report offers key insights…

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One ticketed in arterial accident – Utica Observer Dispatch

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UTICA — One person was ticketed and another brought to the hospital following a two-car accident around 5 p.m. Wednesday in Utica.

Police say it appears a driver traveling south on the Arterial went through a red light at an intersection; the individual was ticketed for failure to obey a traffic control device.

The Utica police and fire departments were at the scene of the accident. Both cars were towed due to the damage; police say one…

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The 15 holiday destinations with biggest January and February 2020 discounts – This is Money

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Last minute holidaymakers can save up to 63 per cent on the price of a city break by departing in January or February, research shows.

The average price per person, per night for a short-haul city break for flights and a three or four star hotel in December is £179.60.

However, this drops to just £60 this month, according to data from holiday comparison site, TravelSupermarket, meaning bargain hunters can grab top deals. 

Big Apple: New York is one of the destinations with the biggest discounts at the beginning of the year

Big Apple: New York is one of the destinations with the biggest discounts at the beginning of the year

It also shows that Krakow has become bargain-loving Britons’…

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New York Sports Betting Revenue Plunges by 40.9% in November – VegasSlotsOnline

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According to the latest New York State Gaming Commission report, the state’s four commercial sportsbooks generated gross gaming revenue of just $1.3m during November. [Image: Shutterstock.com]

Significant slip

The four commercial sportsbooks currently operating in the New York market experienced a 40.9% drop in revenue during November.

The sportsbooks generated a total gross gaming revenue of just $1.3m for the month. This was the lowest monthly revenue period since sports betting was rolled out in the state back in July.

Since sports betting kicked off in New York on July 16, there…

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Jersey Citys mayor says gunmen targeted kosher market – Utica Observer Dispatch

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JERSEY CITY, N.J. (AP) — The mayor of a New Jersey city said Wednesday it’s “clear” that gunmen targeted a kosher market during a furious shooting that killed six people and raised questions about whether anti-Semitism was involved.

A police officer, three bystanders and two suspects all died in the violence Tuesday afternoon in Jersey City, just across the Hudson River from New York City. The 40-year-old slain officer, Detective Joseph Seals, who led the department in the number of illegal guns removed from the streets in recent years, was cut down by gunfire that erupted…

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Tavern shut down by city; plus, a mansion for $50,000? Maybe (Good Morning CNY for Dec. 11) – syracuse.com

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High: 34; Low: 17. Cloudy, breezy and colder with flurries likely.

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Syracuse basketball sets on-campus attendance record

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Syracuse breaks the on campus attendance record with 35,642 fans watching the Orange take on Duke at the Carrier Dome, Syracuse, NY, Saturday February 23, 2019. Scott Schild | sschild@syracuse.com

WHAT MAKES SYRACUSE GREAT? To celebrate the 25th anniversary of syracuse.com, we’re exploring what makes Syracuse great, and we’ve come up with 25 things that fit the bill —…

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CNY tavern sued; more top stories (Good Morning CNY for Dec. 10) – syracuse.com

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Old Newsboys Hope for the Holidays Campaign 2019

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Rich Walsh, of Westvale, hawks newspapers for the Old Newsboys Hope for the Holidays campaign Friday, Dec. 6, 2019, outside the Tops supermarket in Camillus.

HELPING OUT FOR THE HOLIDAYS: The Post-Standard and Syracuse.com’s annual campaign raises money for the Christmas Bureau, which uses the donations to provide food baskets, toys and books to needy families. This year, volunteers are aiming to…

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Rome lab could receive millions through NDAA – Utica Observer Dispatch

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Congress has finalized National Defense Authorization Act legislation which includes several items secured by local federal representatives, including millions for Rome Lab.

The House of Representatives is slated to vote on the NDAA on Wednesday and the Senate is expected to vote on it early next week. The NDAA would then go to President Donald Trump for his signature if passed by both houses.

Congressman Anthony Brindisi worked to secure $18 million for Air Force Research Lab, also known as Rome Lab.

Brindisi, D-Utica, said he secured $8 million for a Quantum Innovation Center…

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Fitzhugh Mullan, Foe of Health Care Disparities, Dies at 77 – The New York Times

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“It seemed to me an insult to the dignity of patients that they would get no more than uncertain, makeshift, last-resort medicine,” he wrote in a 2009 article for the website and journal Health Affairs. “Worse, the term, trotted out antiseptically in policy circles, seemed a capitulation to doing anything better for the medically disenfranchised and a happy codification of the idea that haphazard, second-class care was part of the American way of life.”

His interests extended beyond the United States. A study he led found in 2005 that Africa and the Caribbean were losing large…

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Cuba Gooding Jr. Faces 7 More Accusations of Unwanted Touching – The New York Times

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Seven more women have come forward with accounts of unwanted sexual touching by the actor Cuba Gooding Jr. going back to 2003, prosecutors said in court documents, bringing the number of his accusers to 22.

Mr. Gooding, 51, has been charged with groping three of the women at Manhattan restaurants and nightclubs in 2018 and 2019. The other 19 have accused him of unwanted contact; those accusations, which come from several states, have not resulted in charges because, for the most part, they took place too long ago. But prosecutors in Manhattan are hoping to persuade a judge to allow the…

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Congress looks to halt plan cutting 40+ minor league teams from MLB – KFOR Oklahoma City

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WASHINGTON (NEXSTAR) — Congress is throwing heat at Major League Baseball to strike out a plan to cut more than 40 minor league teams from the MLB farm system.

Without support from MLB, the teams are likely to fold, leaving smaller cities and towns around the country with empty ballparks.

Congressman Anthony Brindisi, D-New York, is ramping up efforts to save those teams, like the Binghamton Rumble Ponies in his home district, which is in danger of losing its affiliation with the New York Mets.

“Minor League Baseball is so important to many small cities across the country,…

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Early-morning house fire causes severe damage – WBNG-TV

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(WBNG) Binghamton- Emergency units were rushing to the scene of a house fire in Binghamton early Tuesday morning.

Officials say they fire broke out at 8 Truesdell Street in the city around 2:30 a.m. Tuesday morning — causing severe damage to the home.

Multiple crews were at the scene including Binghamton Fire and Ambulance and Superior Ambulance.

Officials we spoke with at the scene didn’t give any information about possible injuries or what caused the fire in the first place. However, our 12 News crews did see Binghamton police officers putting…

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UPDATED: Police presence in Herkimer County – News – Utica Observer Dispatch

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POLAND – State troopers haven’t released any details Monday morning that led to a heavy presence at the corner or Church and Military roads in the Town of Russia.

Media reports that a domestic incident last night led to state police being contacted.

On-scene authorities declined to give any information about the incident, which they were still calling an active scene Monday morning.

Snipers were seen walking from where the incident was…

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Tennessee’s average gas price rises as national average falls – Kingsport Times News

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The state average is $2.23, which is 2 cents more than last week, 3 cents more than last month and 15 cents more than last year, according to AAA. The national average is $2.57, which is one penny less than last week, a nickel less than one month ago and 15 cents more than this time last year.

Most states saw minimal movement at the pump in the last week, AAA reported. Several saw decreases of up to 4 cents, while fewer than a dozen states saw gas prices increase.

“Since the end of October, gasoline demand has mostly decreased as gasoline stocks have mostly increased, paving the way for…

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‘We Are Fleeing the Law’: Hong Kong Protesters Escape to Taiwan – The New York Times

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TAIPEI, Taiwan — Sporting T-shirts, tousled hair and backpacks, the trio slumped around a cafeteria table in the Taipei airport looked more like stranded students than a group of protesters on the run.

A few nights before, they were hurling Molotov cocktails on the front lines of the anti-government protests that have roiled Hong Kong for months. But after the police arrested two of their friends, they feared they would be next.

Desperate, they sent a cry for help to a private online group…

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Bloomberg Poll Bump Shows That Money Talks – New York Magazine
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Bloomberg Poll Bump Shows That Money Talks – New York Magazine

In two new national polls appearing today, former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg is experiencing a jump in support attributable to his massive ad spending. In the huge Morning Consult tracking poll, Bloomberg’s up to 5.3 percent. Last week in the same survey he was at 2.4 percent. Similarly, in the HarrisX/Hill poll, he’s doubled his support from three percent two weeks ago to six percent now.
National security officials objected to stopping Ukraine aid – Utica Observer Dispatch
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National security officials objected to stopping Ukraine aid – Utica Observer Dispatch

The view among the national security officials was unanimous: Military aid to Ukraine should not be stopped. But President Donald Trump's acting chief of staff thought otherwise. As the aid was being blocked this summer, Ukraine officials began quietly asking the State Department about the hold-up. The concern was clear for the young democracy battling an aggressive Russia.
Online Extra: LGBTQ Agenda: NY federal judge strikes down health care ‘refusal rule’ – Bay Area Reporter, America’s highest circulation LGBT newspaper
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Online Extra: LGBTQ Agenda: NY federal judge strikes down health care ‘refusal rule’ – Bay Area Reporter, America’s highest circulation LGBT newspaper

A federal judge in New York struck down the Trump administration's health care "refusal rule" that was going to take effect November 22, even as another judge has yet to rule on a California lawsuit against the federal government on the same matter. Judge Paul Engelmayer of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York handed down his ruling Wednesday, November 6, in the case of State of New York v. U.S. Department of Health and Human Services vacating the rule.... The Trump administration's Department of Health and Human Services originally announced the refusal rule May 2. It would have allowed individuals, entities, or health providers to refuse care to anyone if they found a religious objection to it. "It gives people a right to refuse essential care to Americans," California Attorney General Xavier Becerra said on a conference call with reporters on Tuesday, October 29. "Your ambulance driver could refuse to give that emergency care in your time of critical need." The implementation of the rule was originally scheduled for July 22, but was pushed back four months after lawsuits.