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The new report finds New York's income disparity is caused in part by Wall Street's high salaries. Photo: <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/ensh/">Manu_H</a>, CC <a href="http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/deed.en">some rights reserved</a><br />
The new report finds New York's income disparity is caused in part by Wall Street's high salaries. Photo: Manu_H, CC some rights reserved

Report finds growing income disparity in NY state

A new report from a union-funded think tank finds that New York has the greatest income disparity in the nation. The Fiscal Policy Institute says that trend is continuing, with the top one percent gaining more financial resources, while the middle class falls behind and the numbers of poor increase.  Go to full article
This home on Long Island is owned by a firefighter.  Crews from the North Country have gone south to help their colleagues recover. Photo: Jim Stinson, Saranac Lake Volunteer Fire Department
This home on Long Island is owned by a firefighter. Crews from the North Country have gone south to help their colleagues recover. Photo: Jim Stinson, Saranac Lake Volunteer Fire Department

North Country emergency crews head south to Sandy

As fire and rescue crews downstate grow weary from the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, teams from the North Country are beginning to rotate into the storm damaged area.

Crews from Tupper Lake and Saranac Lake are already on Long Island, working with local fire departments and helping provide safety information.

A half-dozen crews from Essex County are now on standby, waiting for assignments in hard-hit areas downstate.  Go to full article
An aerial shot from the governor's tour of areas affected by Sandy. Photo: Governor's office via <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/governorandrewcuomo/">Flickr</a>
An aerial shot from the governor's tour of areas affected by Sandy. Photo: Governor's office via Flickr

Cuomo calls Sandy damage "breathtaking" from above

Governor Cuomo took a helicopter tour Wednesday of areas devastated by Hurricane Sandy, along with New York's Senators Schumer and Gillibrand.

He says the state faces "significant" challenges to rebuild, and will have to "fundamentally" rethink New York City's infrastructure going forward.  Go to full article
Jay town supervisor Randy Douglas (L) and Governor Andrew Cuomo, meeting with emergency responders on Sunday. Photo: Brian Mann
Jay town supervisor Randy Douglas (L) and Governor Andrew Cuomo, meeting with emergency responders on Sunday. Photo: Brian Mann

Gov. Cuomo briefs New Yorkers on Sandy preparations

Governor Cuomo says pre-storm preparations are finished, and he and state officials are now actively monitoring the situation as Hurricane Sandy approaches.  Go to full article
The New York Philharmonic Principal Brass Quintet concert is Sunday at 7:30 p.m. at Hosmer Hall.
The New York Philharmonic Principal Brass Quintet concert is Sunday at 7:30 p.m. at Hosmer Hall.

NY Philharmonic's top brass coming to Potsdam

Some of the best brass players in the New York Philharmonic, the oldest symphony orchestra in the U.S., will take part in "Brass Day" at the Crane School of Music in Potsdam on Sunday. The Principal Brass Quintet's visit will culminate with a concert Sunday night (7:30) in Hosmer Hall.

The Quintet featuring Principal Trumpet Philip Smith, trumpet player Ethan Bensdorf, Principal Horn Philip Myers, Principal Trombone Joseph Alessi, and Principal Tuba Alan Baer, has hosted annual holiday concerts at Lincoln Center since 1995. They're also a regular encore feature on Philharmonic tours. Todd Moe spoke with principal trumpet, Philip Smith.  Go to full article
If we don't fix the state, we're going be right up here next year with an even worse situation...

NYC mayors ask for money, but offer savings

Mayors from around New York asked for more money from the state legislature at a joint fiscal budget committee at the capital yesterday. The mayors, who say they know the state has a huge deficit, also offer some ideas to help cities save money, and rely less on state aid. In Albany, Karen DeWitt reports.  Go to full article

Poll: Most want developers to move mosque

A new poll finds New Yorkers split about whether a proposed mosque and community center should be constructed near Ground zero in lower Manhattan, but nearly three quarters think the organizers should voluntarily build somewhere else. Karen DeWitt reports.  Go to full article

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