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State & Nation
November 12, 2016
Trump's America: For many supporters, Trump is a thing called hope

MENOMONIE, Wis. (AP) On election night, when Donald Trump claimed victory in her home state of Wisconsin, Shay Chamberlin was so excited she passed out. Chamberlain believes Trump is her savior, sent by God to save America from ruin. She owns a women's clothing store in this remote town; her husband runs a construction company. […]

November 5, 2016
The Election Impact: How consumers are reacting

Americans have been anxious about the contentious presidential election, and when they get fretful, they tend to stop shopping. While government reports show overall spending has held up, some analysts say they’re seeing signs that shoppers are being cautious. A dip is normal before an election, but the question this year is whether the uncertainty […]

October 22, 2016
Power companies file suit challenging NY nuclear subsidies

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) -- Power companies have sued New York utility regulators over the state's approval of billions of dollars in subsidies for aging nuclear plants. The suit filed in Manhattan federal court Wednesday argues the state's subsidies interfere with the federal government's role in regulating electricity rates, and will burden the ratepayers who will […]

October 15, 2016
NY Agency Has No Record of Required Referrals of Abuse Cases

By MICHAEL VIRTANEN, ASSOCIATED PRESS New York's oversight agency for the disabled has no record of forwarding abuse or neglect reports to the state Medicaid inspector general, a legally required step that's a key part of cracking down on problem facilities. Such reports are vital to protecting the more than 120,000 disabled people in state […]

September 17, 2016
Senator Nozzolio announces $1 Million in State Funding for Nextgen Food Tech

New York State Senator Michael F. Nozzolio announced today a major advancement in food innovation for The Institute for Food Safety’s Food Venture Center at Cornell University’s New York State Agricultural Experiment Station in Geneva. Senator Nozzolio was joined by Cornell University’s Dr. Kathryn J. Boor, the Ronald P. Lynch Dean of the College of […]

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 […]

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Wilck, Roy Charles

NEWARK: Roy C. Wilck, 86, passed away peacefully at the Laurel House on Tuesday, April 13, 2021.   Please join the family at 1 p.m. on Saturday (May 22) at Woodlane Community Church, 5694 Wood Ln, Newark, NY 14513 for Roy’s memorial service.  There will be a reception following the service at East Palmyra Fire […]

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Schwartz, George

PORT GIBSON: George Schwartz, 77, passed away on Friday, April 16, 2021 at his home in Newark surrounded by family. Friends may call on Wednesday, April 21, 2021 from 6-7 PM at the Paul L. Murphy and Sons Funeral Home, 127 E. Miller St., Newark, NY.  A funeral service will follow at the funeral home.  […]

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