Thursday, October 18News That Matters

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Local pharmacies running out of flu vaccines, some still stocked

Local pharmacies running out of flu vaccines, some still stocked

Breaking News
SCHENECTADY, N.Y. (NEWS10) – It’s been one of the most severe flu seasons in years and now comes concerns that some locations are running out of flu shots. It’s a concern many viewers have brought to NEWS10 ABC’s attention. Some places, like CVS still have flu shots available, but others like Rite Aid are all out. Terry Plante never thought it would come to this. “I guess my first mistake is I waited too long,” Plante said. He usually gets his flu shot in the fall, but this year he had a physical scheduled in January. So, he figured he’d just wait until then. The only issue was when he showed up, the doctor was fresh out. “Similar problem when I went to my pharmacy and a couple of other pharmacies. Everybody had run out and weren’t expecting anymore and said I don’t expect you’ll find any,
Local man finishes second on Jeopardy

Local man finishes second on Jeopardy

Breaking News
ALBANY, N.Y. (NEWS10) – A local man competed on Jeopardy and placed! Vinay Kadiyala, a resident physician at Albany Medical Center did very well up until the final round when he gave the wrong response for fictional places in a clue that referenced Peter Pan. He dropped to $14,400 putting him in second place against the returning champ.
Local sheriff calls for more school resource officers following mass shooting

Local sheriff calls for more school resource officers following mass shooting

Breaking News
GRANVILLE, N.Y. (NEWS10) – The Washington County Sheriff calling for police officers in schools following Wednesday’s mass shooting. In a county with 22 schools, 10,000 Granville High School is the only one with a police officer walking the halls and the Washington County sheriff would like to change that. “You hope that if someone is targeting a building they’re gonna look at that as a potential hurdle or a threat to them.” NEWS10 ABC walked the halls with Sergeant Dave Williams, Washington County’s only school resource officer, walked alongside Granville Superintendent Tom McGurl. “Having an armed police officer in the building does increase our response time for sure if there was an actual incident.” Not only would Sgt. Williams be first on the scene of a school shooting, his dail
Open thread for night owls: Net neutrality politics is local, and locals are fighting for it

Open thread for night owls: Net neutrality politics is local, and locals are fighting for it

Politics
Timothy Karr is the senior director of strategy for Free Press. At CommonDreams, he writes—Net Neutrality Politics Is Local: It’s easy for cloistered Washington politicos to assume that Net Neutrality is dead, undone in December by the Trump FCC and its Verizon-friendly chairman, Ajit Pai. But any elected official who follows O’Neill’s advice and walks beyond the Beltway is hearing a very different story. In the eight weeks since the FCC voted to take away Net Neutrality, a groundswell of activism by local advocates and politicians has revived prospects for lasting open-internet safeguards. Elected officials in more than 25 states (see below) have introduced measures to prevent large phone and cable companies like AT&T, Comcast and Verizon from blocking, throttling or otherwise int
Local school district notifies community of possible threat

Local school district notifies community of possible threat

Breaking News
BERLIN, N.Y. (NEWS10) – A voice message was sent out by the Berlin Central School District has put many parents in the community on edge. In the message, it describes a possible threat and increased patrols within the district. The contents of the message includes: “Good evening, this is the Berlin Central School District calling with an important message. This afternoon we received a possible threat to the middle and high school. The police were immediately notified and responded to the school. You may notice an increased police presence around the community and the schools tomorrow.” It states that this is all a precaution. However, parents such as Cassandra Southard are concerned. She is happy they notified her, but she is still alarmed and wants more answers. “
Are Online Review Sites Hurting Local Business?

Are Online Review Sites Hurting Local Business?

Business
Is your local business slowing down? Has the phone stopped ringing? Are you getting fewer calls for your plumbing business, home repair service or other local service business? Or, are you finding it difficult to attract customers for your new local service business? The culprit could be online review sites. Here's what you need to know. The post Are Online Review Sites Hurting Local Business? appeared first on Small Business Blog | Business Know-How®.
Local Search Marketing Fundamentals

Local Search Marketing Fundamentals

Business
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Bridge between Startups and Local Government [Interview with San Francisco’s Chief Innovation Officer Jay Nath]

Bridge between Startups and Local Government [Interview with San Francisco’s Chief Innovation Officer Jay Nath]

Technology
In 2014, under the leadership of former Mayor Ed Lee, the San Francisco’s Mayor’s Office of Civic Innovation created Startup in Residence, a program connecting startups and local government to make government more effective and responsive to residents. Startup in Residence (STIR) brings startups and local government together to develop targeted solutions to civic challenges through a novel approach to shortening the typically protracted and arduous government procurement cycles. This collaborative effort provides local government agencies access to more efficient and responsive technologies and participating startups the benefit of sharing their solutions in the govtech market. In 2016, the STIR program expanded to four Bay Area cities: Oakland, San Francisco, San Leandro, and West Sacram