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"south county trail" Discussed on WGN Radio

WGN Radio

05:39 min | 1 year ago

"south county trail" Discussed on WGN Radio

"With you from the Abbey Inn and Spa in Peekskill, New York, If you don't know where that is, that's in Westchester County, New York, the famous 914 Erica. I know this area very well because When I was growing up in Manhattan, Yes, I'm born and bred New Yorker on and for me, my very first sleepover date. Was in Larchmont. I was eight years old. And it blew me away because other than the grass in Central Park I played football in the cement in New York, between the canopies on the buildings, So for me to see the grass and large I was like, Wow and my childhood friend Paul, who have still breaking friends with his dad had a 1958 Austin Healey. And put the top down and we wrote all over Westchester like we were the Kings of the road. But that's the point. There was grass here. There were parks here. There were trees here, so there's a perfect segment of my next guest. He's the director of conservation for the Westchester County Department of Parks. Jason Klein. Welcome to the trees. Thank you for having me. You like that introduction. That's a true story. That is great. I know. And you still have the trees? We, Diogo. I mean, at the television. We're living on the banks of the Hudson River right now. Overlooking the river. Great farmland. Great, great, great greenery, actually, but I mean, people forget in the United States. We always talk about the national parks were obsessed with the national parks. But it's the state local parts that make the difference. Absolutely. In Westchester County. Here we have over 15,000 acres of Parkland and over 50 parks that we're that we're responsible for. 50 50. Yes, Well, listen, Westchester's what? 450 square Miles. So so that Z. Not bad, right? And that's just the county parks. You can also include the municipal parks and the state parks that exist within less Chester. So Jason when people come up here, and this is for the locals as well, because right now one of the things that's happening during the pandemic. People are rediscovering their own neighborhoods. They're rediscovering their own parks, and they live here. Absolutely very often in our parks. We hear people saying that they've lived here their whole lives, and it's the first time entering the park and what's the biggest surprise to them so that they have a park other than they have a park? One of the biggest surprise is just how much park land exists within Westchester County, and we have a wide range of what we offer with Westchester County Parks. Anything from play land and amusement park golf courses, pathways. So the North and South County Trail goes the entire length of Westchester north to south and also all of our passive parks. How long would it take you to do the trail way? Depends depends whether you're with your biking. I certainly know people that could do it pretty quickly. It would take me a little while. I believe will take me a little while longer. I think up, But what about rails to trails? Do you have those here too? So the north and South County Trail Way was originally was the trial. It was the tracks. It was the it's called the old Pot Field. Putnam Railway that went from New York City up into Putnam. Remember like area Lackawanna? All those trains and they are now converted. Absolutely wow. So in a given day You could spend three weeks here not see it all. Oh, absolutely. Absolutely. I mean in our largest park Ward Pound Ridge Reservations, 4315 acres and you counted every one of them. I used to work there, so I've been over much of that property. But what's the biggest surprise of each individual park that other parks don't have? For example? I think it's just the diversity of habitat and diversity of experience. That someone can enjoy in the Westchester County parks. Plus in a world where social distancing is required. That's big. That's begged in. Oh, absolutely. It's we've we've had record visitation. Since April, because people really have that knack to get outside right now. Now there was some parks, United States. I'm sure you understand this that are so popular. You gotta get a pass. You got to get a time code before they let you and have you gotten to that point yet? We haven't gotten to that point where we keep it open to the public. There are times when we do have to close the park down. When it reaches capacity, especially some of our smaller parks and in terms of the animals in the park. What surprises will I find their? Ah, lots of surprises. So I mean, lots of birds that people will see That's that's the most common thing as you're walking around, But there's a great variety of wildlife in all of our facilities. Anything from dear we have bear around in the in the county of Bear. Absolutely Bobcat, Although usually you don't see those They're very They're more seclusion there on their own car. They're on their condos, absolutely double checking, and you've even got a golf course. We have six golf courses at the county operates. On and located in different areas throughout the county. So the bottom line is even if you don't live here and you're visiting, you have access to it. Absolutely absolutely. It's available to any area resident. Is there one thing that's changed dramatically during the pandemic for you. I think it's the ability to offer programming where we used to have weekend programs and you know the summer camps would run full. That's changed a little bit. We've been trying to do it as best we can, and certainly following all New York State guidelines while we do to keep it safe and tell me about Reed Sanctuary, so read sanctuaries is one of the places I first worked in the county and one of my favorites. It's right along Long Island Sound in Rye, New York, behind play land. So basically, it's a little secret Beach. It is a little well but a passive beach so not for sunbathers or swimmers, but certainly enjoying a stroll along the beach. That's a great place to go. Jason Klein, the director of conservation for the Westchester County.

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"south county trail" Discussed on News Radio 920 AM

News Radio 920 AM

02:51 min | 2 years ago

"south county trail" Discussed on News Radio 920 AM

"Few blocks looks like this I don't know we could in the summer of love tell her to the police who was supposed to be in that precinct but I understand your sentiment mayor we don't have to sacrifice public safety for first amendment rights both can exist and will make sure that both exist in Seattle R. this is a public safety this is the taking over of your city I mean unbelievable well the guy I guess I yesterday I guess was the mayor of Olympia Washington and it wasn't hard to talk about her house at how frightening it is look I'm just gonna tell you something they are aiding and abetting this now I think there's a trap now constitutionally we have been over the insurrection act eighteen oh seven now does the insurrection I give the president the authority to send military troops or guards men it we could even send in eating other law enforcement agencies the problem is Washington state doesn't want it nor does this not the mayor wanted needed is Chicago wanted neither does come round the Blasi or governor Cuomo want it now if it gets to a point where the president has to act he has all of the constitutional authority to do so if a city or state refuses to take actions that are necessary to defend the life and property of their residence then he said I will deploy the U. S. military and solve the problem for them he doesn't want to do that he has the ability to do that internee generally knowledges that he has the ability to do that it can be invoked if there's insurrection against state law the state government requires federal assistance to restore order he can do all of that it can be of a invoked now let's all hope and pray that moment never comes because when it comes we'll know when the moment is and they should be doing this on their own their problem people there voted amend your mayor good luck well these radio nine twenty and one of our seven FM here's what's happening secretary of state Mike Pompeii was meeting today with China's foreign policy chief in an effort to address on going tensions between the nations this comes after the two superpowers have expressed their displeasure with one another over current virus a former Catholic priest is accused of stealing church money Stephen Matthew Glover known to prisoners as father Matthew Glover used to be the pastor at St rose implement church in Warwick the cause of a rollover crash in Exeter is under investigation state police say a car went off south county trail around three thirty AM get news twenty four seven on demand that is radio R. I. dot com now here's your storm team ten forecast temperatures warm to the upper seventies to near eighty degrees away from the water this afternoon with a mostly sunny sky and low clouds to our south cloud cover fills in overnight holding temperatures.

"south county trail" Discussed on News Radio 920 AM

News Radio 920 AM

08:16 min | 3 years ago

"south county trail" Discussed on News Radio 920 AM

"And had somebody flip a switch for just just in case Providence mayor a larger state Education Commission and Helena and find a green also going to be walking the floor expected to make a few visits to the schools in Providence to state is set to take over Providence schools of course after that skating report on the district state of affairs from John Hopkins this summer nets been the subject of quite a few bits of controversy state house the state Senate yesterday as scheduled a series of five hearings on the proposed twenty year lottery contract extension for IGT international gaming technology and those hearings will start next month of the five hearings which will run between September the nineteenth in October the twenty fourth only the final one is going to allow testimony from the public and it's the way our lawmakers work so they'll be held at the state house it says why only public input from one meeting. you know it's it's you that they want to go and gamble there right use the machines house leaders have also said that they expect to hold hearings on I. G. T. on the deal this fall that proposed a twenty year extension spokesperson Larry Berman over there though said that they have not set any date as of yet. and it was an editorial op ed piece that an editorial please it's in the Providence journal over the weekend entitled disturbing down turn at the state's casinos in it would just touch on a little bit says the third greatest source of revenue of the state of Rhode Island is from gambling much it from slot machines operated by twin river in both Lincoln into evidence of one twin rivers revenues tumble that's because of concern to the state's political class what they're suggesting though is the finger pointing is because. Robert Vincent of I. G. T. which by contract as the states they provide eighty five percent of the slot machines for twin rivers floors blames the gambling facility for its woes he told the podcast on the the pro Joe he said it's gonna take twin river as the hospitality vendor there to make sure that you have an experience for people that's equal to what they can find elsewhere you know that's what they're finding at that encore casino that glitzy thing in Massachusetts that separates part when river says players of voting against the stale old IGT machines that Rhode Island casinos are forced to put on the floor when river officials have been screaming for months about the poor performance of the I. G. T. machines to the back and forth continues. and the editorial says to some extent the state came down on the side of twin river last week by ordering the removal of three hundred and sixty of the under performing video slot machines provided by IGT permitting competition video slot companies to replace them meantime IGT is replacing another two hundred and seventy video video slot machines on its own initiative yeah the editorial basically asked the question what took you so long you know if you know that this encore was opening up and they had better bling then what was on the floors of both the casinos in Tiverton ended Lincoln you know what and you pull the trigger on that a lot faster. I don't gamble personally is by the the lone voice that I don't have but it seems to me the machines themselves you know they they got a they got to be sexy I'm saying they got they got to get your attention I kind of compare it to be the bit people play a lot of video games you know they're always looking for the the next volley up into the next new items so they had their opportunity to replace those machines but the I don't know they got cold feet they drag to a shooting range in Exeter apparently just shut down much to the chagrin of the people who work there and the people who go there to shoot and paid to do so your Sam read from our NBC ten located off of south county trail the Pine Ridge indoor shooting range consists of twenty thousand square feet used for shooting but a notice posted on its door on August twenty fourth says the business is closed a Facebook post went into further detail claiming the decision was made by the court and it's due to unsolved litigation that's been going on for months it also says owners and employees were notified on short notice members say initially no one contacted them about the closure my brother who lives in Florida saw the Facebook post because I was the only thing they posted NBC ten news spoke to Joseph diorio by phone a few days ago he's listed on the closure notices and is a court receiver who says the gun ranges in receivership which is like a form of bankruptcy I use it a lot when they open and then they promise a lot of things never got them done and I kind of stopped going here Andrew Houlihan bottom membership in says it's expensive to shoot here about my thousand dollars back be nice the Pine Ridge indoor shooting range hasn't yet spoken publicly on what happens to members and people with gift certificates however the peace deal shooting preserving Wakefield posted on Facebook that those members can receive credit at their facility for the time they have left on their memberships and receive a one year sportsman membership there now diorio said there will be a sale hearing at the Kent County courthouse on September fifth and after that hearing they will then update everyone after that we did reach back out to him but didn't hear back. Hey guys comment right there so cool calm and collected to when he said that you know of like my thousand dollars back yeah that would be nice today's the first day of classes for public school students in Providence and be she can is reporting that the interim superintendent Dr Francis Gallo plans to visit several schools including the Providence career and technical academy in front of volley academy she won't be lonely because Providence mayor Jorge Elorza and the state education commissioner and hell okay and funky green also expected to make some visits to the local schools in Providence state said takeover Providence schools after that she gave in report on the district's state of affairs from Johns Hopkins that came over the summer apparently compliance has been rather spotty for a nearly decade old law that seem to battling bullies there's won't be told from Eyewitness News the law passed nearly a decade ago seems to be clear a link to all sorts of information including how to file a complaint about bullying shall be prominently posted on every school district homepage we showed bill co sponsor and retired Providence teacher Charlene Riva her old district's website and asked her to find the bullying policy lay gonna make it as easy as possible she couldn't see it without a little help on Providence's home page you need to hit the quick links tab that brings you to a drop down menu which includes the lake is the lake promenade no it needs to be right there up front not that you have to go somewhere to go somewhere else to file eight Providence school department spokesperson tells us the policy is featured prominently under the quicklinks tab but Emily Martin also says we are exploring ways to have it featured in a more prominent way on the website central falls is an example of a district that was on the long list of non compliant school departments but now has a link right in the middle of its homepage by contrast other districts made the changes since our first report but placed the bowling policy links at the bottom of their home pages the. bullying policy also requires every school in the state to track building with some reports of incidents and responses by the district twice a year when we asked for those reports from every district the information was either not available or not details in the way the law requires we also found out no one in the state is tracking the total number of cases we don't know what the problem is any better today than it was when you pass the sassy dreamily frustrating Pat if we don't know what the problem is so how progress it is how do we do anything about it after our first report Lena proposed a bill to fine non compliant districts but it did not pass she plans to reintroduce the measure next year Linda Borgen the Providence journal of the weekend reported that the Rhode Island school of design is joined a growing number of colleges in dropping the S. A. T. or act as an admission requirements Ristic said on its website that it's moved to a test optional admissions process which allows first year applicants to be reviewed without submitting the results from standardized testing beginning with students applying and twenty twenty risky is offering this route for applicants who are citizens or permanent residents of the United States applicants who hold citizenship from other countries as.

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"south county trail" Discussed on News Radio 920 AM

News Radio 920 AM

03:13 min | 3 years ago

"south county trail" Discussed on News Radio 920 AM

"Results from as a tease and the axe course to provide a clear picture of their academic history so risky to drop the SAT in the act for admission there lot of schools are doing that state Senate has scheduled a series of five hearings on that proposed twenty year lottery contract extension for I. G. T. the international gaming technology and that's starting next month Patrick Anderson reported this over the weekend of the pro Joe house leaders have said they expect to hold hearings on the I. G. T. deal this fall but a spokesperson over there Larry Berman has not set any dates yet he said they haven't set dates now of the five hearings which run between September nineteenth October twenty fourth just won the final one will include testimony from the public they're all going to be held at the state house will keep you abreast of all of this okay and when these meetings the hearings are scheduled all scheduled for five PM Thursday September nineteenth Tuesday October the first Tuesday October the fifteenth Tuesday October the twenty second then Thursday October the twenty fourth that's the one where the public can come in and you know let them know lawmakers let them know what you think about all of this. so there's a great editorial in the Providence journal that was over the weekend to that's worth a read disturbing down turn at the state's casinos third greatest source of revenue to the state of Rhode Island basically what the editorial says is that the I. G. T. in twin river drag their heels on updating those video slot machines to compete with the glitz of that new encore casino that opened up to status outside of Boston revenues down significantly to for for gambling so they got to figure out a way to you know get their piece of the pie back against a shooting range in Exeter suddenly closes down out of no where all right much to the chagrin of the people who work there and the people who pay to shoot there as we hear from Sam read an NBC ten located off of south county trail the Pine Ridge indoor shooting range consists of twenty thousand square feet used for shooting but a notice posted on its door on August twenty fourth says the business is closed a Facebook post went into further detail claiming the decision was made by the court and it's due to unsolved litigation that's been going on for months it also says owners and employees were notified on short notice members say initially no one contacted them about the closure my brother who lives in Florida saw the Facebook post because I was the only thing they posted NBC ten news spoke to Joseph diorio by phone a few days ago he's listed on the closure notices and is a court receiver who says the gun ranges in receivership which is like a form of bankruptcy I use it a lot when they open and then the promise a lot of things never got them done and I kind of stopped going here Andrew Houlihan bottom membership and says it's expensive to shoot here and like my thousand dollars back the nice the Pine Ridge indoor shooting range hasn't yet spoken publicly on what happens to members and people with gift certificates however the peace still shooting preserving Wakefield posted on Facebook that those members can receive credit at their facility for the time they have left on their memberships and receive a one year sportsman membership there now do Iorio said there will be a sale hearing and they can county courthouse on September fifth and after that hearing they will then update everyone out. that we did reach back out to him but didn't hear back seven forty let's hit the highways again get into the Casey's classic burger bar.

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"south county trail" Discussed on News Radio 920 AM

News Radio 920 AM

01:31 min | 3 years ago

"south county trail" Discussed on News Radio 920 AM

"Rock with US DC dot com that's come rock with us T. C. dot com he's twelve eight get is twenty four seven on demand a news radio R. I. dot com now here's your storm team ten forecast to kick off a nice dry summer like stretch of weather starting today temperatures climbing towards the low eighties with mostly sunny skies Tuesday temperatures creep up middle eighties for us with increasing cloud cover and a slight chance of a spot shower upper eighties by Wednesday I'm storm team ten meteorologist Christina Ernie on newsradio nine twenty and one oh four seven FM Casey's classic burger bar traffic center bridge maintenance operations with various lane closures will have your slow on route four north from south county trail to French town road summer volume through north Kingstown R. route four south between ten rod road and west Allen to route I'm Jacki Murphy on newsradio nine twenty am one oh four seven FM this report is brought to you by true car looking to buy a car online shopping can be confusing not anymore with true price from true car now you can know the exact price you'll pay for the car you want and see what other people pay for two when you're ready to buy a new or used car has a true car to enjoy a more confident car buying experience radio number one for podcasts ridiculous history are ridiculous history look history is beautiful at times it's brutal and often it's very very strange sometimes you got offset the brutality with ridiculous to suggest what we try to do with stories about like.

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"south county trail" Discussed on News Radio 920 AM

News Radio 920 AM

02:45 min | 3 years ago

"south county trail" Discussed on News Radio 920 AM

"Second officer, followed the vehicle down hope road, as it drove through Scituate Coventry, West Warwick in East Greenwich. They Cranston officer in East Greenwich. Officer broke off the chase soon after the pursuit came upon South County trail, because of congestion and increased speed soon after that, they came upon the vehicle after it had crashed with other at Frenchtown road in East Greenwich. That's where they arrested Patricia Chivers apparently, her passenger, and her husband, Matthew, Chivers, fled to the woods, and was apprehended soon after by East Greenwich Rhode Island state police at a Dunkin donuts issue. It's a real good husband, we get cuffed, and stuffed, and he pulls into the woods, you got to see the mug shots, and this happened, by the way, where they nailed them. What they finally arrested these two brilliant. It was at the intersection Frenchtown road route to right where Flood Ford is. And, you know, the seasons he guests either mugshots though, in the Providence Journal today. They have the exact same expressions on their faces. Same thing holding up to the microphone and see it. Yep. But Tricia, and Matthew Chivers to solid, very strong candidates for brilliant of the week, which will name just before nine o'clock this morning before we part company tell you, somebody who's not a on check this out of providence. Second grader wins the Rhode Island Google doodle contest. And here's John cryan, Jack if you've ever googled anything you've probably seen a Google doodle often to Mark holidays famous birthdays, or bring attention to a cause, but once a year, the artist is a lucky kid. I think it's important to show kids that you can take our and also. Merge it with technology hundred students at the Henry Barnard school in providence sent in their doodles. I need everybody knows what Google is. So it was really fun. Second grader, I looked blacker learning show, represent Rhode Island felt really happy who doodle inspired by a very real issue. She sees firsthand every day on her way to school. Is this woman? She has dislike giant coat in Bostick bag of all things. She's like near a gas station near hope street. And I feel so bad for her design each letter in Google takes the form of a house. What you hope this makes people think about everyone should have a home. I was mom beaming with pride. I was actually really surprised. I wasn't really aware that she was in touch with that joins fifty two other students vying to have their doodle featured on Google Firday. Once we have the winners, they will actually go to the national contests and then everyone can vote next week. What would it mean for your dude over be up there on Google crazy? With crazy crazy. Seven forty NewsRadio nine twenty four seven. FM to the traffic.

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