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Lightening Strikes NRHS: God's Will or Negligence?

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NRHS Spire hit by lighteningSurely someone in the school district knows that Benjamin Franklin conceived of something called a lightening rod in 1749? So, can someone please explain how the last undamaged tower at New Rochelle High School was destroyed by a lightening strike? A bolt that sparked a fire that resulted in extensive water damage as the New Rochelle Fire Department struggled to extinguish the fire.

Ward Acres in The New York Times

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In today's (June 29, 2008) New York Times, Diana Marszalek reports on New Rochelle's new dog run and Ward Acres licensing and fees:

"If the city can get away with charging money to walk a dog on a leash at Ward Acres, then why can't they do that at Hudson Park and Twin Lakes Park in front of the high school?" said Jeffrey P. Wiegand, a resident of New Rochelle who is part of the group fighting the city.

"That's not what our city is supposed to be about," he said.

Read the complete article here: New 3-Acre Dog Run Doesn’t Please Owners

We thank the New York Times for covering this controversy.

National Marina Day and August Fuel Dock Savings

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In recognition of National Marina Day Sunday, August 10 the City of New Rochelle Municipal Marina gas dock will feature a fuel sale for the entire month of August.

In partnership with Nor’east Saltwater Fishing magazine, Valvtect Fuel will discount 20 cents off per gallon with the coupon featured in Nor’east’s August issue, also available on line at www.noreast.com. Valvtect Fuel will also present a trophy to the vessel that travels the longest on National Marina Day to fuel at the New Rochelle Municipal Marina.