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A recent survey found that 27% (more than 1 in 4) of the vehicles for sale at CarMax, the nation’s largest retailer of used cars, had a dangerous unrepaired safety recall. 

International Day of Peace

The International Day of Peace was designated by the United Nations in the early 1980s and serves as a day for all people to commit to peace above differences.

"From education to the arts, social justice to sports, health to the environment, neighborhood issues to service for others, there are many ways to participate in Peace Day!"- http://internationaldayofpeace.org/

international overdose awareness day

“International Overdose Awareness Day (IOAD) is a global event held on August 31st each year and aims to raise awareness of overdose and reduce the stigma of a drug-related death. It also acknowledges the grief felt by families and friends remembering those who have met with death or permanent injury as a result of drug overdose.” - Overdoseday.com

Please click here to learn more about International Overdose Awareness Day.

Capital District transportation

The American Public Transportation Association has named the Capital District Transportation Authority (CDTA) as 2017’s Best Mid-Sized Public Transportation System in North America.

A comprehensive variety of services and the ability to provide transportation throughout Capital district cities and towns has resulted in record ridership in the last several years.

Saving Grace dogs

On August 19th a North Carolina Animal Rescue will be bringing some of its dogs to the town of Ulster Petco for an adoption event. The Animal Rescue, Saving Grace Animals, “is a non-profit, 501-C3 organization dedicated to helping homeless animals in our community find permanent, loving homes where they will be treated as family members for the rest of their lives.” –SavingGraceNC.org

Time: 11:00am to 4:00pm.

junior police academy camp olympics

For the past several summers, Personal Injury attorney Melody Gregory has sponsored a camper at the Town of Newburgh’s PBA (Police Benevolent Association) Junior Police Academy camp. This year Melody helped camp organizers set up the second annual Junior Police Academy Camp Olympics and spoke to the campers about the importance of giving back to the community and the value of participating in community service.

potholes in the sidewalk

The Kingston City Council recently approved a proposal to use a laser scanning process to survey the condition of some of the city’s busiest sidewalks.

According to the DailyFreeman.com “ Broadway, West O’Reilly Street, Mary’s Avenue and Andrew Street block in Midtown, as well as the Uptown area of John, Crown and North Front streets” will be surveyed. Once complete the city will have a better idea of what areas need work.

work related injuries

Last October two asphalt workers were killed on the job in a flash fire/explosion. A third worker survived the blast with non-life-threatening injuries.

An investigation conducted by the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s cited two serious violations:

-Not taking precautions against having sources of ignition where flammable vapors are present

-Not having employees wear proper personally protective uniforms while handling hot asphalt

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