Category Archives: General

Fewer Foodborne Illness Outbreaks Being Reported, Few Being Solved

The U.S. Center for Disease Control Prevention (CDC) released its most recent summary of foodborne illness outbreaks in the United States. The reports found that 818 foodborne outbreaks were reported in the US in 2013, which is consistent with the 800-850 outbreaks reported in past years. The number of reported outbreaks has actually declined in -->

Deadly Fire in Montgomery County

Early Sunday morning, officials in Montgomery County received a call reporting a structural fire with a man trapped inside. By the time first responders arrived, the house was fully engulfed. The fire took place on State Highway 162. Details regarding what started the fire have yet to be released. Learn more about what you can -->

Plane Skids Off Runway in Buffalo

United Express Flight 3796 skidded 350 feet off of a runway at Buffalo Niagara International Airport Sunday night. The plane came to a stop in a grassy area. The incident took place just before midnight. Thankfully the 69 passengers and four crew members escaped without serious injury. At this point investigators have yet to determine -->

The April 2015 Landslide Still Affecting Normans Kill Residents

Albany Mayor Kathy Sheehan hosted an informational meeting Monday, June 8th for Normans Kill residents who were affected by the April 2015 landslide. According to residents the source of the landslide, a river which is located just outside of Albany, NY is still several feet too high. Residents have been encouraged to sign up for -->

Attorney Liz Wolff Spreads the Message

Last Friday, Attorney Liz Wolff spoke to hundreds of students at Ballston Spa High School about the dangers of texting and driving as a part of Finkelstein & Partners and CBS 6 “Commit to Quit” initiative. During the course of the day, Liz had an opportunity to speak to large groups as well as one -->

Boston Woman Loses an Arm in a Boating Accident

Early this month a Boston woman lost her arm in a boating accident in Boston, MA. The 19-year old woman is said to have jumped in the water, attempting to retrieve something that had fallen off of the boat. The owner and operator of the boat is an accomplished Boston Attorney, who specializes in OUI -->

Fatal School Bus Crash

Last Friday shortly after 8:00 a.m. a garbage truck drifted into oncoming traffic, colliding head on with a school bus in Walkill, NY. The school bus was empty, having dropped off all passengers at K-12 Harmony Christian School moments before the crash. The driver of the school bus was pronounced dead on the scene. The -->

Motorcyclists Rally at State’s Capitol

This past Monday motorcyclists rallied to raise awareness about motorcycle safety in New York. Bikers joined together at the State’s Capitol. The purpose of the rally was to discuss motorcycle safety laws with lawmakers, and to increase public awareness of motorcycles on the road. Finkelstein and Partners has a long history of advocating for bikers, -->

Suspicious Fires in Schenectady Area

Authorities are officially investigating a number of suspicious fires in the Schenectady area. The first of the fires began in a vacant building in late April. Since the late April fire there have been several other suspicious fires in vacant buildings. All of the fires have occurred in the late night/early morning hours. Officials report -->

Bicycle Safety Month

In honor of Bicycle Safety Month the National Highway Traffic Safety Commission is promoting its program, “Be a Roll Model.” According to the NHTSC being a “Roll Model” means: Riding and Driving Focused — never distracted. Riding and Driving Prepared — always expect the unexpected. Putting Safety First — we never know when a crash -->