Month: February 2016

Pipeline opponents say tree-cutting along Pa.-NY border is illegal
Politics

Pipeline opponents say tree-cutting along Pa.-NY border is illegal

A coalition of environmental activists, attorneys and residents of Pennsylvania and New York met last Thursday in Albany to urge Gov. Andrew Cuomo to reject the construction of the Constitution Pipeline and to denounce current tree-cutting associated with the project. The proposed pipeline is being developed by Williams, an energy […]

Advocates seek $92 million one-shot for mental health services
Policy

Advocates seek $92 million one-shot for mental health services

  Hundreds marched in Albany Tuesday to advocate for New Yorkers with psychiatric disabilities, pressing Gov. Andrew Cuomo and state legislators to increase funding for community housing and mental health services. Advocates are pushing for Cuomo to include funding increases for mental health services in this year’s budget, including a […]

Bill requires statewide inspection of at-grade rail crossings
Politics

Bill requires statewide inspection of at-grade rail crossings

Assemblyman Tom Abinanti, D-Greenburgh, is calling for the passage of his bill (A.5235-B/S.03458-B) that would require the New York State Department of Transportation to conduct a statewide study of level grade rail crossings. Abinanti introduced the bill after the February 2015 Valhalla Metro-North crash that left six people dead and […]