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State & Nation
November 14, 2015
NY to give the critically ill faster access to medical pot

By DAVID KLEPPER Associated Press ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) New York will give patients with certain serious illnesses faster access to medical marijuana under legislation signed Wednesday by Gov. Andrew Cuomo while the state works out the details of its full medical cannabis program. The measure will create an expedited approval process for people facing degenerative […]

October 31, 2015
NY to require training for doctors who OK pot for patients

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) New York state will require physicians to complete an educational course before they can authorize medical marijuana for patients an unusual mandate not applied to other new drugs or seen in other states with medical marijuana programs. State officials say the 41/2-hour, $250-online course will inform doctors about a complex drug treatment […]

October 24, 2015
NY governor signs new laws to fight gender discrimination

By DAVID KLEPPER Associated Press ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) Stronger laws on sexual harassment, domestic violence, sex trafficking, pay equity and pregnancy discrimination are now on the books in New York. The bills, which were signed into law Wednesday by Gov. Andrew Cuomo, are part of a legislative package known in Albany as the women’s equality […]

October 8, 2015
Cuomo: Make gun violence a central question for politicians

By MICHAEL VIRTANEN Associated Press ALBANY, N.Y. (AP)  U.S. gunfire killings have reached a crisis and voters should demand every candidate for Congress or president answer what they'd do about it, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Monday. Cuomo pushed through new firearm restrictions in New York in January 2013, a month after 20 children […]

October 3, 2015
Report gives NY's sewers, roads and bridges poor marks

By DAVID KLEPPER Associated Press ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) New York does a good job of investing in public parks and solid waste but must improve efforts to modernize its sewers, bridges and roads, according to a new analysis of the state's infrastructure. The report card from the New York chapter of the American Society of […]

September 30, 2015
New York governor assembles panel to review Common Core

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo has assembled a panel of educators, lawmakers and parents to review the Common Core learning standards and the way schoolchildren are tested on them. Cuomo has been critical of the state's rollout of the standards and earlier this month promised a review and changes. On Monday, he […]

September 26, 2015
Billions needed to fix New York’s aging water pipes

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) The water main burst early on a Monday morning, cutting off water service to a high school and forcing administrators to cancel class. Once his team dug it up, Henry Rosado could tell the age of the cast-iron pipe with one look. “It’s from the ‘40s,’’ said Rosado, whose job leading a […]

September 12, 2015
“Town Hall Meeting” on Common Core hosted by 13WHAM News

“Opt out” was the popular stance on Thursday at a town hall meeting to discuss the Common Core State Standards Initiative. The Town Hall on Common Core was held by 13WHAM News Rochester in the theater at The Strong Museum. The event was live streamed on the 13WHAM website, and the news station invited people […]

June 6, 2015
Sparklers ahoy! 31 NY counties now allow sparkler sales

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - Fourth of July weekend is just over a month away, and upstate New Yorkers can celebrate this year with sparklers without worrying if it's OK. The state legislature passed a bill last June making New York the 47th state to allow the sale of sparklers. The bill requires each county to […]

June 6, 2015
STOP-DWI! US Sen. Schumer pushes to continue funding program

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer is urging the Senate Commerce Committee to protect funding for New York state's program against drunk driving. Schumer calls New York's STOP-DWI program one of the most effective in the country because it pairs prevention efforts with law enforcement activities. It's currently in jeopardy because it relies […]

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Matteson, Juanita June  “Howell”

WALWORTH: Juanita “Howell” Matteson passed away peacefully at the age of 90, on January 25, 2023. Juanita is predeceased by her husband, Ronald; parents, Earl and Myrtle “Runkle” Howell; Sister, Virginia Stremmel; brothers Richard Howell and Hubert Howell; daughter Linda Matteson and granddaughter Michelle Tucker.  She is survived by her son, Gerald (Teresa) Matteson; daughter, Kathy […]

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Huebeler, Paula H. 

JOHNSTOWN: Paula H. Huebeler, age 71, of Johnstown, NY, passed away on Friday, January 27, 2023. She passed peacefully under the care of Mountain Valley Hospice House after battling complications associated with Parkinson’s Disease. Born on December 29, 1951, in Watervliet, NY, she was the daughter to the late John and Elizabeth Smith. Loving Wife […]

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