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State & Nation
September 3, 2016
NY County sues drugmakers over addictive painkillers

By MICHAEL BALSAMO Associated Press HAUPPAUGE, N.Y. (AP) A suburban New York county struggling to curb an epidemic of opioid overdoses sued 11 pharmaceutical companies Wednesday, including the makers of OxyContin and Percocet, alleging they misled the public and doctors about the addictiveness of powerful prescription painkillers. Suffolk County filed the lawsuit against pharmaceutical giants […]

August 27, 2016
Governor: Effort to combat corruption is ‘aggressive action’

By DAVID KLEPPER Associated Press ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) The state has a new law to stop independent political groups from unfairly helping candidates for elected office, though critics say it won’t fix chronic corruption in Albany and could have negative unintended consequences. Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed the law on Wednesday, calling it a “first-in-the-nation” […]

August 20, 2016
Audit faults NY tourism promotion after damaging storms

By DAVID KLEPPER Associated Press ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s administration failed to properly oversee $22 million spent to promote tourism in areas affected by three damaging storms, federal auditors said. New York officials did not comply with procurement rules and failed to ensure money was spent effectively, the report from the Department of […]

July 30, 2016
Wind, nuclear advance as NY moves ahead with energy plan

By DAVID KLEPPER Associated Press ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) New York state committed last year to generating half of its energy from renewable sources by the year 2030. Now comes the hard part: figuring out how to do it. Several big decisions in the next few weeks could fill in some of the details about how […]

July 23, 2016
NY attorney general announces $13M to combat ‘zombie homes’

By DAVID KLEPPER Associated Press ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) Communities across New York state still reeling from the housing crisis are getting some help from the state in dealing with abandoned properties. New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman told The Associated Press Thursday that his office will award $13 million in grants to local governments with […]

July 16, 2016
Negotiators aim for sale to keep FitzPatrick nuke plant open

By MICHAEL HILL Associated Press ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) Negotiations to save the FitzPatrick nuclear power plant from closure by selling it to the operators of a nearby nuclear plant on Lake Ontario are underway. Exelon said Wednesday it was in discussions to purchase Entergy Corp.'s FitzPatrick plant in Scriba, New York, which employs more than […]

July 9, 2016
If payday loans go away, what replaces them?

By KEN SWEET AP Business Writer NEW YORK (AP) The lenders who advance poor people money on their paychecks charge exorbitant interest rates that often snare the most vulnerable customers in a cycle of debt, the industry’s critics have long said. Yet even consumer advocates who loathe the industry admit it fulfills a need: Providing […]

June 25, 2016
Producers and consumers benefit from New York’s “Brunch Bill” and recent changes in PA Liquor Laws

New York’s Governor Andrew Cuomo, and separately, the Pennsylvania state legislature, have been cleaning up many of its prohibition era and blue laws over the past few weeks. It’s been a step-by-step process in New York as Governor Cuomo has put in place reforms to allow small businesses to be less burdened by the restrictions […]

June 15, 2016
NY nonprofits say caregiver staff shortage nears crisis

By MICHAEL VIRTANEN Associated Press ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) Nonprofits that care for thousands of developmentally disabled New Yorkers said Wednesday that their chronic understaffing is reaching a crisis, with nearly 10 percent job vacancies last year. They said they can't fill the jobs because of the low pay for challenging work, and upcoming minimum wage […]

June 4, 2016
NY lawmakers consider limit on opioid drug prescriptions

By KASSIE PARISI Associated Press ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) New York lawmakers are considering legislation to limit the amount of prescription opioid drugs patients can get after an initial visit to the doctor's office, part of an effort to reduce the amount of pills that accumulate in medicine cabinets and help fuel a statewide addiction crisis. […]

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Nicoletta, Donetta C.

CLYDE: Donetta Concetta Nicoletta, 99, died on January 14, 2020 at Geneva General Hospital. A private family service was held at St. John’ s Cemetery in Clyde, New York. Donetta was born on February 20 1921 in Clyde, NY the daughter of the late Louis and Mabel Cornell Petrosino. She married Jame Nicoletta on April […]

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Bissell-Young, Julian Gerald

WILLIAMSON:  Our little angel was called back home to his Lord and Savior on January 11, 2021 before his anticipated birth. Julian was received into heaven under the loving protection of his great grandparents: Andrew and Delores Mitrano and Ruth I. Bissell; uncle: Drew Harrington. Julian is survived by his loving parents: H. Joseph Bissell-Young […]

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