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Tuned to Yesterday: New Year's Special

Dec 31, 2015

Tuned to Yesterday presents: New Year’s of Yesteryear! Enjoy an hour of moments from some of your favorite old time radio shows to hear how they celebrated another year gone by. Golden age of radio comedians Jack Benny, Milton Berle and Fred Allen deliver some great New Year’s routines, and you’ll hear how the holiday was featured in dramatic shows like Ma Perkins, Wild Bill Hickok and Sherlock Holmes, as well as how celebrations were heard during wartime and on big band stages.

Now that it's 2015, a handful of new laws go into action in New York state. They range from new tax credits to bans on taking picture with some large cats. Here's a roundup:

Hiring incentives

Businesses that employ veterans or people with developmental disabilities will receive a state tax refund for each new hire starting this year, worth 5 to 15 percent of each worker’s salaries.  Higher credits apply to companies that hire veterans with physical disabilities. Lower credits apply for part-time hires. The programs run for two years.

Weeks describes that within branches, seeds, soil, and creatures exist promises of the approaching season.