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State & Nation
January 16, 2016
US prosecutor finds no crime in NY governor’s panel shutdown

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) An investigation has found insufficient evidence that Gov. Andrew Cuomo committed a federal crime through his handling of a commission he created to root out corruption in state government, U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara said Monday. The Democratic governor appointed the Moreland Commission, consisting mostly of prosecutors, in July 2013 to investigate public […]

January 2, 2016
Uber looks to expand throughout New York; cabbies fight back

By DAVID KLEPPER Associated Press ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) Lawmakers returning to Albany for the usual debates over taxes and spending will also take on an issue even more basic to many New Yorkers - the options for getting home from the train station, the airport or a long night out on the town. Uber is […]

December 26, 2015
NY seeks comment on proposed use of air rifles for big game

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) The Department of Environmental Conservation is seeking public comment on proposed regulations allowing the use of big bore air rifles for taking big game, starting in the Fall 2016 hunting season. The agency enacted regulations in 2010 allowing air-powered firearms for hunting small game. Air-powered rifles that meet certain specifications, termed ``big […]

December 19, 2015
NY judge hears suit to close campaign finance loophole

CATSKILL, N.Y. (AP) Lawyers for New York University’s Brennan Center, three state legislators and others urged a state judge on Wednesday to close the state’s campaign finance loophole that lets wealthy individuals use limited liability companies to give millions of dollars to candidates. “It’s caused so much corruption in Albany,’’ attorney Elizabeth Saylor told Justice […]

December 5, 2015
Conviction of ex-speaker sends NY politics into turmoil

By DAVID KLEPPER and LARRY NEUMEISTER Associated Press ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) The conviction of former Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver has shaken New York politics down to the granite foundations of the state Capitol, provoking fresh calls to overhaul a system that has stubbornly clung to its long history of corruption. A jury convicted the 71-year-old […]

November 30, 2015
New York plots path to renewable energy goal

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) New York is taking steps to accomplish Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s goal of generating half of the state’s electricity from renewable sources by 2030. Cuomo’s administration says Monday that it will task the state’s Public Service Commission with enforcing the 50 percent target. About 26 percent of the state’s power now comes from […]

November 28, 2015
More optimism among middle class, buoys US consumer sentiment

By CHRISTOPHER S. RUGABER AP Economics Writer WASHINGTON (AP) Americans were more optimistic about their incomes and personal finances this month, particularly among lower and middle-class households, lifting consumers’ outlook. The University of Michigan’s consumer sentiment index, released Wednesday, rose to 91.3 in November from 90 in the previous month. That is close to the […]

November 24, 2015
New York investigating bird deaths at Lake Ontario

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) New York conservation officials are the deaths of birds found along the shores of Lake Ontario since mid-October. The Department of Environmental Conservation says preliminary examination indicates type E botulism is the likely cause. Further testing is being done. Similar deaths have occurred in fish-eating waterfowl and other birds on Lake Ontario […]

November 24, 2015
New Efforts in New York State to Help Fight Terrorism

On Monday, Governor Cuomo announced two new efforts to enhance the New York State's ability to fight terrorism. The new "See Something, Send Something" campaign encourages New Yorkers to report suspicious activity through a simple mobile app on their smart phone. Additionally, the Metropolitan Transportation Authority will hire 46 more Police Officers to increase counterterrorism […]

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 […]

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Garlock, Florence A.

SODUS: Age 78, passed away Monday, November 23, 2020. Florence was predeceased by her husband, John “Jack” Vanderlinde and her siblings, Alma Leader, Frank Knights and Harry Knights. She is survived by her children, Debbie Fry, David (Mary Beth) Garlock and Mike (Amy) Belknap; siblings, Bert (Gene) Johnson, Clara Hodge, Tom (Karen) Knights and Phil […]

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Browne, Mabel “Mibb”

SODUS POINT: Mibb Browne passed away peacefully Thursday, November 19, 2020 from cancer. She was 81. Mibb was born in Rochester, NY. She graduated from Williamson Central School in 1957 and from the Rochester General Hospital School of Nursing in 1960 where she became a head nurse and was instrumental in developing the Intensive Care […]

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