National Absurdity Day; Activist Prevents Tree Removal Near Controversial Pipeline; Non-profits Decry Budget Cuts

Here’s what’s happening today in the 914:

1.) With the state of affairs in the world being what they are, we’re happy to celebrate National Absurdity Day. Today is dedicated to doing things that are fun, zany and absurd.

“Everyone has an excuse today to let out the absurd antics that are hidden inside of them,”?the National Day Calendar says.?”You can do things that you have wanted to do that make absolutely no sense at all, and it will be okay because you will be celebrating National Absurdity Day.”

So, be a little silly today and let your freak flag fly while you celebrate the absurd.

2.)?Nancy Vann?says she can’t sit by idly while her neighbors may be at risk with a new a controversial gas pipeline being built next to a nuclear power plant.

“I can’t sit back when I know 20 million people are at risk if there’s an explosion of this pipeline,” Vann told News 12 Westchester.

In protest of Spectra Energy’s Algonquin pipeline, Vann stood at the end of her property next to trees?that Specta planned to mow down to start the work for their pipeline. According to News 12, it is illegal to remove trees when a person is within 300 feet.

“We decided we have to put our lives on the live for this,” said Vann, who plans to continue her protest “as long as it takes.”

We commend Vann for standing up and putting herself on the line for what she believes in. Check out the full story and video?here on News 12 Westchester.

Local activists are still at it, and are asking individuals to sign their petition here.

3.) Here are today’s headlines: