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Morning Brief: October 9

Morning Brief: October 9 [Photo: Bruin, Wikimedia Commons]

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It may seem a little early, but Saturday starts the ice skating season in New York. The rink at Rockefeller Center officially opens for the season over the weekend and will stay open until May. And Sunday will be the last day to go on the lawn at Bryant Park before the winter. After that, the rink there will start to get installed for its October 30th opening.

NEED TO KNOW

Wary of Escalation in Syria, US is Waiting Out Putin's Moves [New York Times]

Kevin McCarthy's Implosion Signals a Full Blown Republican Revolution [Washington Post]

Dual Language Programs on the Rise, Even for Native English Speakers [New York Times]

Calls for Pedestrian Bridge Between Manhattan and Jersey City Pick Up Steam [CBS New York]

Cuomo Pledges State Action to Address Climate Change, Al Gore Supports [NY Daily News]

SPORTS

YESTERDAY

No local sports yesterday.

WEEKEND

The Mets start their playoff series against the Dodgers at 9:45 with game two tomorrow at 9:07.

The Giants play the 49ers Sunday at 8:30.

The Rangers play the Blue Jackets at 7 and play them again tomorrow at 7.

The Islanders face the Blackhawks at 7:30 and face them again tomorrow at 8:30.

The Devils take on the Jets at 7 and the Capitals tomorrow at 7.

WEATHER

Afternoon thunderstorms then storms early in the evening, 79/55 [Weekend Forecast]

ON STAGE TONIGHT

The Growlers, Babe Rainbow @ Irving Plaza

Porcelain Raft, David Moore, Julian Barwick @ Knockdown Center

The Zombies @ Society for Ethical Culture

Stealy Dan @ Beacon Theater

TODAY IN HISTORY

On this day in 1967, Che Guevara was executed.

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