Governor Cuomo announced that state officials have launched a series of inspections to safeguard New York’s residents, communities, waterways and lands from potential serious incidents involving the shipment of volatile crude oil by rail throughout the state.  The State DOT participated in a series of inspections at the Port of Albany and its adjacent rail yard, as well as inspections in Albany and Buffalo along rail tracks and in rail cars.  The inspections stem from the volatility of crude oil from North Dakota and its significantly increased shipment by rail through the State. Governor Cuomo issued an executive order directing several State agencies to do a top-to-bottom review of safety procedures and emergency response preparedness.


Tickets are on sale today for the 2014 Hall of Fame Classic.  6 Hall of Famers will be joined by a roster of more than two dozen former major league players for a seven-inning legends game on Saturday, May 24th at Cooperstown’s Doubleday Field.   Hall of Famers Phil Niekro and Ozzie Smith return as team captains and managers. Tickets are available by  phone at 1-877-726-9028 or at www.baseballhall.org.


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