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Posted by TJ on Friday October 30, 2009 @ 11:10 AM
[Tags: news, local, topten]

CNN published an article listing the 10 most expensive colleges in the US, and of course New York owns the title to 4 out of 10.
  1. Sarah Lawrence College
    Bronxville, N.Y. - $55,788/yr

  2. Parsons The New School for Design
    New York, N.Y. - $52,400/yr

  3. Georgetown University
    Washington, D.C - $52,161/yr

  4. New York University
    New York, N.Y. - $51,193/yr

  5. George Washington University
    Washington, D.C. - $51,775/yr

  6. Johns Hopkins University
    Baltimore, Md. - $51,690/yr

  7. Columbia University
    New York, N.Y. - $51,544/yr

  8. Wesleyan University
    Middletown, Conn. - $51,432/yr

  9. Trinity College
    Hartford, Conn. - $51,400/yr

  10. Washington University in St. Louis
    St. Louis, Mo. - $51,329/yr

Posted by TJ on Friday February 27, 2009 @ 03:27 PM
[Tags: news, humor, local]

Hmmm... this happened not too from not too far from me. said:

Troopers: Man covered in red paint was carrying deer parts on I-84 median

By Terence Corcoran
The Journal News • February 27, 2009

EAST FISHKILL - State police arrested a Dutchess County man yesterday after they found him walking on the median of Interstate 84, covered in red paint while carrying a deer head and leg.

Police said that James Carlson, 19, of Hopewell Junction had a spray can or red paint along with the dead deer parts when was found around 11:25 a.m.

"Mr. Carlson could not give any reasonable explanation for walking out on the highway, carrying paint and dead deer parts," police said in a release today.

He was charged with possession of graffiti instruments, a misdemeanor, being a pedestrian on a controlled access highway and disorderly conduct, violations, police said.

He is due March 12 in East Fishkill Town Court.

Posted by TJ on Wednesday January 14, 2009 @ 10:36 AM
[Tags: news, local, humor]

GPS Stupid is when people place too much reliance on their GPS (Global Positioning System) and do not rely on common sense when driving.

To give you more of an idea let me tell you about an intersection with a train crossing in my home. In the past year there have been three incidents where a train hit a car because they got stuck on the tracks. In two of the incidents the drivers admitted that they turned onto the tracks because their GPS told them too.

The intersection is located in Bedford, NY on Green Ln just before the entrance to the Saw Mill River Parkway:

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Incident #1: 1/3/08 GPS mishap caused Bedford Hills train-car crash - NY Journal News

Incident #2 - 9/30/08: Car GPS blamed for train accident ABC News

Incident #3 - 1/9/08: Driver whose car was hit by Bedford train: Signals were late (appears non GPS related but same intersection)

Posted by TJ on Tuesday January 13, 2009 @ 01:09 AM
[Tags: news, local, links]

I want to give a shout out to emtbravo for being fast to the scene. EMTbravo provides fire and police incident reports in Westchester and NYC's other Northern suburbs.

I just heard a siren hear in Mount Kisco and again we have a fire: said:

Date: 1/13/09
Time: 0030
Location: 70 Boltis Street Mount Kisco
Frequency: 46.2600 - County Trunk System
Units Operating: Mount Kisco FD / Bedford Hills FD
Description Of Incident:structure fire
Writer: Crime Cop

0028 Command O/S reporting a working structure fire
0030 Command requesting Bedford Hills F.A.S.T. team to the scene
0036 Chappaqua one engine and one truck relocate to Mt. Kisco Station 1

There was a fire not far from here in Bedford on my birthday that completely gutted a house not far from here:


Date: 12/30/2008
Time: 1334hrs
Location: 411 Bedford Rd
Frequency: 46.26, Trunk 16 FG 1
Units Operating: Bedford Hills E-198, 199, TL-57, T-5, Car 2032, 2033; Mount Kisco FAST, E-104; Katonah Engine.
Description Of Incident: Fully-involved 2.5-story frame 20X40 P/D.
Writer: EJS1810, Truck4

EMTbravo had the incident report almost immediately after I heard the fire alarms which was pretty impressive. So if your looking for westchester county fire incident reports check out emtbravo. They are an excellent resource when your wondering why the hell you heard all those sirens or why a house in your neighborhood you saw up yesterday is burned down today.