Four major conservation groups vested in the Adirondack Park want Gov. Andrew Cuomo and lawmakers to prioritize the park in the state budget for next fiscal year. In an open letter to the governor and lawmakers, they are asking to expand the state’s Environmental Protection Fund, increase the staff at […]
Month: March 2019
A group of state legislators, organized by Sen. Tom O’Mara, R-Big Flats, and Assemblyman Phil Palmesano, R-Corning, stood with a statewide coalition of county and town highway superintendents and other local officials in the Capitol to call for more state resources for local roads, bridges and culverts. Calls to increase […]
Prior to Thursday’s Senate Session, Senator James Tedisco, R-Glenville, welcomed the Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake boys cross country state champions to the Million Dollar Staircase at the state Capitol in Albany. This is the third time the Spartans were honored on the Senate Floor.
A coalition of parents, health experts, educators and former drug addicts are asking lawmakers to “slow down” and think through the real-life effects of commercializing recreational marijuana in New York. A recent press conference in the Capitol was organized by Smart Approaches to Marijuana, or S.A.M., and was led by […]
I have a close relative who recently passed away after a battle with stomach cancer. My wife and I spent a lot of time with him before he died. The poor guy was in misery. He had come to grips with the fact that his life was at an end. […]
Darryl Herring spent 18 month in Rikers Island for a crime he didn’t commit. The lengthy stay in jail was was due solely to the prosecutor’s office not turning over evidence to Herring’s defense attorney. Once they did, the judge dismissed the case. Herring was in Albany recently to push […]