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Governor Andrew Cuomo Authorizes More Speed Cameras for NYC, Long Island

by Associated Press
Traffic in NYC.

Wendy, Flickr

New York City and Long Island will soon get more than 200 new speed cameras to combat dangerous driving in school zones.

   Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed legislation on Wednesday that authorizes up to 125 cameras on Long Island and another 120 in New York City.

   The cameras will be installed in school zones and will operate during and immediately before and after school activities. Speeders caught by the devices would be mailed a $50 ticket.

New York Lists 51 Bridges that Need Renovations

by Associated Press
NY Bridge.

Wally Gobetz, Flickr

New York officials have identified 51 bridges statewide most at risk from repeated flooding, saying they need upgrades and retrofits that will cost more than $257 million.

   The bridges have been scoured and lost foundation materials like sand and rocks from around and beneath abutments, piers, foundations and embankments.

   The 51 range from the greater Albany area and Hudson and Mohawk valleys to Long Island, the North Country, Finger Lakes, western New York and the Southern Tier.

Sandy Volunteer: Monique Pilie

by Veronica Volk

Monique Pilie, courtesy of All Hands Volunteers

It’s been a year since Sandy swept the coast and left devastation in her wake, and a year since people flocked from all over the country to help those affected. Not all of those volunteers have left, and at least one has no intention of packing it in anytime soon.

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