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State & Nation
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 […]

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 […]

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Recent Obituaries

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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