The remaining section of Interstate 90 in New York, between Albany and the Berkshire Spur of the Thruway, is maintained by the New York State Department of Transportation. It was completed in the mid-1970s as the new alignment of I-90. Prior to that, the Berkshire Spur doubled as I-90. The 6.5-mile section of the Spur west from I-90 is unnumbered.
The mainline of the New York Thruway was opened to traffic in stages between 1954 and 1957. Interstate 90 was designated on the Thruway at a later time, after the original opening date of the superhighway. Opening dates, from west to east, of the Thruway portion that carries I-90 is as follows:7
Subject: Fwd: Phone Scam (fwd)
A friend sent me this e-mail today to warn me and anyone else of yet another phone scam. Beware.
I received a telephone call from an individual identifying himself as an AT&T Service Technician that was running a test on our telephone lines. He stated that to complete the test I should touch nine (9), zero (0), pound sign(#) and hang up. Luckily, I was suspicious and refused.
Upon contacting the telephone company we were informed that by pushing 90# you end up giving the individual that called you access to your telephone line and allows them to place a long distance telephone call, with the charge appearing on your telephone bill. We were further informed that this scam has been originating from many of the local jails/prisons.
Please pass the word.
As we close out the historic Presidency of America's first Black President, Barack Obama, it is important to review the trailblazers who made his election possible.
I got to sit down with Dr. Fergie Reid Sr. at his home in Maryland this past summer.
A little history of Dr. Reid, he organized and helped register African Americans in Virginia in the 1950's and 1960's. He was one of the first African Americans elected in the Virginia Legislature since Reconstruction.
More importantly, he helped organize for Doug Wilder, who also became an African American State Senator, and ultimately, the Nation's first Black Governor in Virginia in 1992.
Dr. Reid also served in the State department from 1980-1990 and then retired.
But as you'll see in his interview, while some of us might be resting mostly, if we are lucky to make it to 90, Dr. Reid has been busy helping get people involved in our Democracy.
I-90 along this stretch was built in 1959 and initially signed with a 50 mile per hour speed limit. When the Inner Belt was completed in 1962, problems became apparent with increased traffic counts, resulting at least one truck overturning at the curve per month. By 1965 speed limits were reduced to 35 miles per hour and warning signs installed. The curve was banked in 1969 and a new concrete barrier was added in place of the median guardrail. Despite these adjustments to the freeway, accidents remained a problem.19