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Do not go gentle into that good night, Old age should burn and rave at close of day; Rage, rage against the dying of the light. Though wise men at their end know dark is right, Because their words had forked no lightning they Do not go gentle into that good night. Good men, the last wave by, crying how bright Their frail deeds might have danced in a green bay, Rage, rage against the dying of the light. Wild men who caught and sang the sun in flight, And learn, too late, they grieve it on its way, Do not go gentle into that good night. Grave men, near death, who see with blinding sight Blind eyes could blaze like meteors and be gay, Rage, rage against the dying of the light. ~~~~~~~~~ For, it ends in the blink of an eye. Carpe Diem (Seize the day)!

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Wish me luck on my new portable AC.

Haier 14,000 BTU Cool and Heat Portable Air Conditioner with 110 pt. Per Day Moisture Removal in Dehumidification Mode

Last summer the central air decided it had worked long enough.
It was over 30 years old when the compressor blew it's cool for the last time.

Gotta keep the hot air out and the cool sweet smelling air in.


Did the raccoon say: No Thanks I've Had Enough.

2018 Hurricane Forecasts, Potential Hudson Valley Impact Released

Weather researchers are predicting a slightly above-average Atlantic Hurricane season in 2018.


Edward "Roaddawg" Manley, a volunteer and honorary firefighter with the Point Breeze Volunteer Fire Department, places a star on top of a Christmas tree on Dec. 25, 2012 in Breezy Point, Queens. (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)

Last September hurricanes leveled Puerto Rico, wrought widespread damage in Florida and Georgia, flooded parts of Texas that trapped residents in their cars and homes, and sent refugees fleeing north. Now two new hurricane forecasts say that the Atlantic Coast and potentially the Hudson Valley could have a damaging storm season in 2018.

A report by Colorado State University researchers says the number of named storms and hurricanes will likely be above historical averages.

The last major hurricanes to affect the Hudson Valley were the 2012 Sandy and 2011 Irene storms. Irene had weakened to a tropical storm by the time it reached the Hudson Valley, but it still left thousands of people without power, some of them for weeks, and its extraordinarily heavy rains caused flood damage that is still being repaired.

Superstorm Sandy killed four people in the lower Hudson Valley and 43 people in New York City. It caused billions of dollars worth of damage.

Frank Skartados, a state lawmaker, has died.


Hudson Valley Assemblyman Dies Of Pancreatic Cancer
BREAKING: Frank Skartados, a state lawmaker whose district included parts of Dutchess, Orange and Ulster counties, has died.
By Daniel Hampton, Patch Staff | Apr 15, 2018 12:07 pm ET | Updated Apr 15, 2018 12:20 pm ET

POUGHKEEPSIE, NY Frank Skartados, a state lawmaker in New York whose district included parts of Dutchess, Orange and Ulster counties, has died.

Skartados died on Sunday morning at a hospital in Newburgh. He was surrounded by friends and family.

The assemblyman had been hospitalized on March 24 for respiratory issues and pain associated with cancer. His condition had been discovered in January when he was diagnosed with metastasized stage 4 pancreatic cancer.

Funeral arrangements are being made at DiDonato funeral home in Marlboro.

Frank Skartados represented Assembly District 104 in the New York Assembly, was a member of six committees, and was the primary sponsor of 1542 bills.

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