Author: James Gormley, Gazette editor

New law prevents phone companies, utilities from charging deceased with early cancellation fees
Policy

New law prevents phone companies, utilities from charging deceased with early cancellation fees

  Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed legislation on Tuesday that prevents phone companies and utility providers from charging a contract termination or early cancellation fees in the event of a customer’s death. “This was a heartless and inappropriate policy that is mostly borne by grieving New Yorkers grappling with the loss […]

Assemblyman wants careful study of rail crossings before spending $5M federal grant
Policy

Assemblyman wants careful study of rail crossings before spending $5M federal grant

  The recent announcement that the federal government will give New York several million dollars to improve railroad crossings highlights the need for legislation requiring the Department of Transportation to assess and prioritize rail crossing deficiencies across the state, said Assemblyman Tom Abinanti, D-Greenburgh, the author of a bill that […]