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Thunderstorms & Poor Drainage Flooding Possible Today

Isolated instability showers will give way to a chance for thunderstorms this afternoon. While the overall threat for severe weather appears relatively low, one or two storms could produce gusty winds, large hail, and possibly very heavy rain. If heavy rain persists, or if multiple storms move over the same area, then low lying areas, and poor drainage locations, could experience flooding. A second round of late night storms may be possible, but the rain should clear off to the East after midnight.


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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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