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West Quincy , Jeff Dorsey
West Quincy , Jeff Dorsey

Gas Goes Up 15 Cents a Gallon this Week Just in Time For Memorial Day. I Smell a Rat!

Isn't funny that gas prices went up 15 cents a gallon earlier this week?  Is there anyone on the planet who didn't expect that to happen as we all load up our cars to travel over the Memorial Day Holiday weekend?  

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Michael Stewart, Getty Images
Michael Stewart, Getty Images

A Roundabout at 48th and State? Oh my!

So the news broke late last week that officials are looking at installing a "roundabout" at 48th and State to alleviate traffic congestion at that intersection in Quincy. Roundabouts are more prevalent on the east coast than in the midwest and are quite effective in streamlining traffic as long as people stay in their proper lane.

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Andy Lyons, Getty Images
Andy Lyons, Getty Images

Yankee and Cardinal Fans, Hop on the Big Dog Express Memorial Day

Memorial Day will be a memorable one this year at Busch Stadium as the New York Yankees play the St. Louis Cardinals in a 3:15 game. Our friends at Destination Travel want you to experience it with me, the Big Dog. I will be hosting the round trip Motor Coach to the game with the bus leaving Quincy at 10 a.m. that morning and stopping at locations on the way and then returning after the game concludes (we should be back in Quincy around 8:30).  

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Tim Boyle, Getty Images
Tim Boyle, Getty Images

Pets Now Allowed on The Illinois Zephyr and Carl Sandburg

Amtrak travelers between Chicago and Quincy will now be allowed to take small cats and dogs with them for $25 in the first test in the nation of what could become a system wide pets-on-board Amtrak policy. The Illinois Zephyr and Carl Sandburg trains will be the first Amtrak testing grounds for the service.

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Joe Readle, Getty Images
Joe Readle, Getty Images

American Airlines Discontinues Their Bereavement Policy

Things happen in life when you just have to drop what you are doing and get to a distant location as soon as possible. Usually it's an accident or death involving a family member. In those times an unplanned trip must be put together on short notice. It is for those times that the airline industry formulated a bereavement policy that almost every airline provided to their customers. Those policies are little by little going away. Such was the case with the announcement made last week by American Airlines.

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Amtrak news conference
Jeff Dorsey

Amtrak Coalition Holds News Conference

A news conference was held at noon today (Monday) at Quincy’s Amtrak Station as a coalition of personnel from five cities along the Amtrak route from Princeton to Quincy were in attendance.

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Anthony Correia, Getty Images
Anthony Correia, Getty Images

Kudos to All the Plow Drivers

Little by little things are getting back to normal as the snow has basically subsided. The issues with blowing and drifting snow remain so travel still questionable in some areas. Overall, in the City of Quincy, I must send kudos to the plow drivers.

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Bruce Bennett, Getty Images
Bruce Bennett, Getty Images

Cape Air Cancelling Flight From Quincy

With the expected weather, Cape Air and Quincy Regional Airport began notifying passengers last night that the last three flights today (Tuesday, February 4) would be preemptively cancelled, according to Jarred Hester, the Quincy Regional Airport Manager. 

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Bill Shuler
Bill Shuler

Highway 79 Reopened After Train Derailment

Missouri Highway 79 re-opened to traffic at approximately 4 p.m. today (Thursday) near Continental Cement. The road has been closed since early this morning due to a railroad car incident.

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Spencer Platt, Getty Images
Spencer Platt, Getty Images

Top Ten Things For Drivers to Do in Freezing, Snowy Weather

It continues to amaze me how some people drive in the weather we are experiencing. So, as a result of my observations, here is my top ten list of things people need to do and know to be safe while driving

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