Policy

Erin Brockovich warns of impending ‘water crisis’ in New York
Policy

Erin Brockovich warns of impending ‘water crisis’ in New York

Iconic environmental advocate visits Albany; Wants better strategies for controlling Legionnaires’ disease outbreaks   New York leads the nation in cases of Legionnaires’ disease, a life threatening waterborne illness caused by legionella bacteria in water supplies. During an event in Albany last week, the Alliance to Prevent Legionnaires’ Disease and […]

Changes to physician-assisted suicide legislation might calm critics’ fears
Policy

Changes to physician-assisted suicide legislation might calm critics’ fears

Revised bill contains new assurances that only mentally competent patients could request life-ending drug   Four state lawmakers on Monday announced they are re-introducing a bill that would allow physician-assisted suicide for mentally competent, terminally ill patients in New York state. Sen. Diane Savino, D-Staten Island; Assemblywoman Amy Paulin, D-Scarsdale; […]