- NY-Paris Flights Coming Soon: JetBlue has said that tickets for a flight to Paris are now on sale. The airline will have service from John F. Kennedy International Airport to Paris’s Charles de Gaulle airport starting this summer. “Our successful London service proves customers can book low fares without compromising great service,” JetBlue CEO Robin Hayes said in a statement. “We are excited to continue disrupting the transatlantic market and offer business and leisure customers traveling to and from Paris an opportunity to experience our highly acclaimed Mint and core products in a market that has suffered from high fares by legacy carriers for far too long.” Flights begin June 29th.
- $700,000 for Farmers’ Markets: New York’s Agricultural Commissioner Richard A. Ball said Tuesday that $700,000 has been awarded to 11 farmer’s market organizations across the state through a special grant program. Governor Hochul made a point in her 2023 State of the State address to boost agriculture in New York. Ball said the program “provides farmers’ markets with funding that will help them reach more consumers in new, innovative ways, build greater bonds between farmers and their customers, and get more local New York foods onto tables across the state.”
- Birds Rescued in NJ: Animal activist group Funny Farm Rescue encountered “the most horrific and overwhelming experience” they’ve ever seen after responding to an animal cruelty case over the weekend. They said hundreds of birds were held at a Buena, New Jersey, property where they were trained to fight. Though there were a lot of dead birds on the premises, activists were able to save over 150 of them. In January, law enforcement arrested residents Sigfredo Perez and Queli Merlo for their alleged roles in connection to the capture and training of the birds.
- CT Teacher Allegedly Chokeholds Student: At Brookside Elementary in Connecticut, police said a math coach is facing charges after she demonstrated a “martial arts chokehold” on three students last week and causing one of them to black out. The coach, Stefanie Sanabria, was charged with second-degree strangulation, first-degree reckless endangerment, and risk of injury to a minor. Police initially responded to this incident in late February; her arrest warrant went out in early March, and she was found in her home. Sanabria is due in court on March 10th.
- CBB: Hofstra University Falls Short of NCAA Tournament: Yesterday, Hofstra University on Long Island fell in the Colonial Athletic Association semifinals to the University of North Carolina Wilmington by a score of 79-73 in overtime. The upset loss denies the top-seeded Hofstra a chance to play for a spot in the NCAA Tournament. CAA Player of the Year Aaron Estrada led the way with 25 points. The team’s season is not over, as they will play in the National Invitational Tournament later in March.
- NFL: Aaron Rodgers to Jets Rumors: Reports from Trey Wingo of Pro Football Network have said that former MVP quarterback Aaron Rodgers has talked with the New York Jets, the team that is seen as the clear favorite to acquire him. The report made clear that nothing is imminent but Rodgers is open to playing for New York. The Green Bay Packers star has long been rumored to be on his way out via trade this offseason, though there have been conflicting reports about where he will go if he does get traded.
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