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National Grid voltage conversion in the City of Cohoes



National Grid voltage conversion in the City of Cohoes

COHOES, N.Y. (NEWS10) – On September 21, National Grid will be adjusting the voltage on transformers on both sides of Columbia Street, and Chestnut Street to Sunset Court, on Tuesday.

Residents in the area will be without power during the work period beginning at 8 a.m. until 12 p.m.

Traffic signals at the intersection of Columbia St. & Simmons Ave and Columbia St. & Masten Ave. will be without power during the work period.

Traffic control flaggers will be in place, National Grid said, to use alternate routes when possible with caution when traveling in the area, as delays are expected.

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‘Aggressively Asian face’: Right-wing host draws outrage over racist insult of Asian American Bay Area reporter



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When KPIX 5 reporter Betty Yu went on air to cover In-N-Out’s vaccine checks, she never imagined the story would go viral because of racist remarks about her appearance.

Racist remarks: Yu was the target of racist verbal abuse by BlazeTV hosts Steven Crowder and Dave Landau when they exchanged discriminatory remarks about her appearance, a clip of which went viral.

  • Progressive media watchdog group Media Matters shared a clip from an episode of BlazeTV’s “Louder with Crowder” where Crowder watches Yu’s coverage of In-N-Out’s vaccine checks and says, “Oh, that is an aggressively Asian face.”
  • Crowder also said, “That just means if you were a skier it would be like a black diamond you’d have to drop in on a chopper.”
  • Co-host Landau chastises Crowder but proceeds to ask, “Where’s Drew Barrymore and Cameron Diaz?” referring to the early 2000s movie franchise “Charlie’s Angels” in which actress Lucy Liu starred alongside Barrymore and Diaz.
  • BlazeTV is a streaming channel founded by prominent conservative political commentator Glenn Beck.

Outrage: Fellow journalists and news organizations have publicly supported Yu online against the hosts’ comments.

  • Yu’s news channel, KPIX 5, addressed Crowder and Landau’s remarks on Twitter.
  • “We stand in solidarity with Betty, an accomplished journalist and valued member of our CBS family. These hateful and offensive remarks are outrageous and destructive and reaffirm the importance of our work as journalists to shine a light on anti-Asian violence and hate speech when it occurs,” said CBS Television Stations President Jennifer Mitchell and KPIX-TV San Francisco President Kevin Walsh in a public statement.
  • The Asian American Journalists Association also published a statement on their website in support of Yu.
  • “It is unacceptable for any journalist to be targeted by such racist and sexist comments. It is never appropriate to treat a journalist in this manner,” the statement read. “We call on all employers in the journalism industry to pay attention to such hate aimed at our journalists, respond with empathy, swiftness and accountability, provide resources for journalists’ safety and well-being, and to support all journalists of color and women journalists in their news organizations.”

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Ask Amy: Neighbors not notified about a death on the street



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Dear Amy: “Ben” and “Sally” were neighbors of ours for 38 years.

We are the oldest residents on the street; the remaining properties have changed ownership several times.

Ben and Sally were somewhat reclusive, however when we met while walking, we enjoyed one another.

I was never in their home, but I was invited to one of their daughters’ weddings. The two daughters are outgoing. When visiting their parents, we always enjoyed friendly banter with them.

This January, while at their winter home, Ben became ill and died.

Sally was brought home and placed in a care facility.

Hearing this from a resident at the end of the street stunned me.

Apparently, the daughters have been in and out of the family home, packing and sorting, and the other resident passed by and was asking what was going on, and the daughter answered with the sad news of her parents.

I am quite perplexed that the daughters have not called or sent a note telling me about their parents. In my opinion, it would be a respectful thing to do.

— Upset Neighbor

Dear Upset: I could easily cite several very understandable reasons why these two women have not reached out, including the fact that they may have forgotten your names and affiliation with their parents.

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Rebounding against the Jets starts with flustering Zach Wilson one more time



Rebounding against the Jets starts with flustering Zach Wilson one more time

After surrendering the most total yards and passing yards to an opposing offense during Bill Belichick’s tenure to the Cowboys last week, the Patriots defense needs to get back on the horse and re-establish themselves.

Having Zach Wilson and the Jets offense next on the dance card should help. It’s just what the doctor ordered, even if the Patriots, who have beaten Gang Green in 11 straight games, won’t admit it.

During the Week 2 meeting against the Jets at MetLife Stadium, the Patriots had the rookie quarterback completely befuddled.

He completed just 9 of 33 passes for 210 yards, while throwing four picks in a 25-6 loss.

So while the Patriots didn’t fare quite as well against Dak Prescott and one of the top-ranked offenses in the NFL, they should be able to rebound.  Wilson and the Jets are averaging just 13.4 points per game, worst in the league.

Here’s how the Patriots can continue to frustrate Wilson and the Jets offense:

1. Stop chunk plays

Given Wilson’s elite arm talent and ability to throw on the fly, the Jets aren’t afraid to dial up some deep shots either using play action or rolling him out.

That’s part of the reason the Jets were able to upset the Titans in Week 4. Wilson was able to sling it downfield for several chunk plays. On one, he hooked up with Corey Davis for a 53-yard bomb for a touchdown in the overtime win.

To protect against Wilson’s deep ball, the Patriots are likely to employ a two-high safety look. Beyond that, they’ll stick J.C. Jackson on Davis (20 catches, 302 yards, three TDs).

Jackson did a good job on Davis the first meeting, and will likely draw the assignment to shut down Wilson’s favorite target once again. But he’ll also have safety help on occasion downfield.

During the Week 2 matchup, Wilson was overaggressive looking for the big play. He wound up with four interceptions, due in part to forcing the ball into areas with multiple defenders.

The Patriots will also try to keep him in the pocket, given how well he throws those missiles on the fly.

“He’s extremely accurate outside the pocket and on the run,” said Matthew Judon. “We got to make him play quarterback in a tight pocket. Have him beat us that way, instead of giving him open throwing lanes, and lanes to escape the pocket.”

2.  Revive pass rush

The Patriots didn’t sack Prescott last week, hitting him just four times in 51 dropbacks. Needless to say, Prescott had plenty of time to throw. That has to improve against Wilson.

As it is, the Jets rookie quarterback has been sacked 18 times, which is just behind Ryan Tannehill (20).

Their offensive line, with left tackle Mekhi Becton out with a dislocated kneecap, has improved since Week 2, but still can be exploited.

And because of that, Wilson has been erratic. He’s only completed 57.3% of his throws for 1,117 yards, with four touchdowns and nine interceptions.

Applying pressure goes hand-in-hand with keeping Wilson in the pocket. The Patriots took him down four times in the first meeting. So it’s time to dial up the pressure again.

3. Be sure tacklers

The Jets have the second-worst rushing offense in the NFL, averaging just 74 yards per game, and 3.6 yards per carry.

So what’s the fuss about tackling?

The Patriots didn’t do a very good job of that in the first meeting.

While they gave Wilson fits, they weren’t as good bringing his backs down. Michael Carter (5.4 yards per carry), Ty Johnson (4.2 yards per carry) and Tevin Coleman (4.8 yards per carry) provided the lone spark.

The Patriots would be wise to do a better job keeping the backs at bay. Naturally, Belichick pumped up the unit, likely based on what happened in the past.

“They’ve got good speed back there and break a lot of tackles,” said Belichick. “We had trouble tackling those guys in the first game, so that’s something that’ll be a challenge for us. These guys break tackles against everybody. It’s a good group … an explosive group of backs as well.”

Linebacker Kyle Van Noy echoed Belichick’s remarks, saying: “They had some yards on us last time. We need to rally to the ball, get more hats to the ball.”

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