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Developing Storm: Snow To Increase in Coverage and Intensity After Midnight

A major Nor'easter now developing off the mid Atlantic coast will put eastern New York and western New England on its western side through Tuesday.  Snow will become steadier from SE to NW across the region after midnight and towards daybreak Tuesday with snowfall of varying intensity through Tuesday evening.  A gusty NNW wind from 20-30 mph at times will cause blowing and drifting of the very dry snow creating poor visibility and hazardous travel conditions into Tuesday night. General Storm accumulations in the Capital Region of 8"-14" are expected.

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August 30, 1970 - Schenectady in dire straits

Updated: Friday, August 30 2013, 05:34 AM EDT
Taking a look back into CBS6's archives:  the city of Schenectady -- voting to implement its first sales tax on this day back in 1970.
   
City leaders said Schenectady was in a dire financial situation -- and believed the sales tax should have been used to reduce property taxes.
    
A Montgomery ward manager at the Mohawk mall didn't like the decision.
    
The manager said he believed stores would not have moved into Mohawk Mall had the sales tax been implemented a few months earlier.

The sales tax eventually became three-percent.August 30, 1970 - Schenectady in dire straits


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