posted on October 16, 2012 07:19
The smoldering pile of recycled glass in the village of Attica has been cooled down.
The EPA says the fire inside the 40-foot high pile is out.
As it cools the pile will be re-arranged into a more manageable size.
The federal agency also says it will remain on site to support the fire management effort and temperature monitoring plan.
Residents of Attica complained for weeks about a foul odor that was given off by that pile.
New York's state debt now equals out to about $3,200 per resident.
State Comptroller Tom DiNapoli says the close of the last fiscal year found that New York is on the hook for $63.3-billion in state-funded debt, a record.
DiNapoli says that much of that amount was linked to borrowing for capital improvements such as roads and bridges.
DiNapoli says state spending has grown 15 percent since 2008, nearly double the rate of inflation.
National Fuel is out with its prediction for how much it will cost to heat our homes this winter.
Given last year’s record warmth, customers may see a slight increase in their gas bill from a year ago…but the utility says costs are still near the lowest they’ve been in a decade.
The current forecasted bill for an average residential customer for the winter season is over $650. Last year it was $615.
Based on the assumption of normal winter weather, National Fuel customers could experience an overall increase of $42, or $8.42 a month.
Time Warner customers in Western New York will have to pay a $3.95 a month modem rental fee, beginning in November.
Notifications about the new fee are being mailed out to all Time Warner customers this week.
Company officials say the fee will allow them to have more revenue to service or replace their cable modems and better serve customers. Consumer advocates call the charge a rate increase disguised as a rental fee.
The rental will not apply to Time-Warner telephone customers who do not have internet service.