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State & Nation
April 8, 2017
If you build it, they’ll stay; Boomers remodel their homes

By JOYCE M. ROSENBERG AP Business Writer NEW YORK (AP) If you build it, they will stay. The small businesses that dominate the home remodeling industry are expecting robust growth in the next few years, thanks partly to baby boomers who want to remain in their homes. Home remodelers say they’ve had a pickup in […]

April 1, 2017
Public defenders push strict laws for interrogation footage

By ANNA GRONEWOLD Associated Press ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) Adrian Thomas falsely confessed to harming his infant son when Troy police told him that admittance could save the boy’s life. Video footage of the nearly 10-hour interrogation revealed what they didn’t tell him: the boy was already dead. The recording of the coercive interrogation gave Thomas […]

March 25, 2017
Oaks gives update on State Budget progress

Assemblyman Bob Oaks (R-C Macedon), the ranking member on the Assembly Ways and Means Committee, led a debate on the Assembly’s one-house budget resolution last week in Albany. The resolution is a ceremonial position statement that would spend well over the state’s 2-percent spending cap, while proposing $7 billion in new taxes, and increasing state […]

March 18, 2017
Trump’s first budget boosts military, cuts domestic programs

By MATTHEW DALY Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) President Donald Trump has finalized his first budget for the federal government, a blueprint that would make deep cuts in the Environmental Protection Agency and other domestic programs while significantly increasing spending on the military. The budget, submitted to Congress on Thursday, was widely expected to cause political […]

March 11, 2017
Big thaw? Looks like small businesses ending hiring freeze

By JOYCE M. ROSENBERG AP Business Writer NEW YORK (AP) The hiring freeze at small businesses looks like it's finally thawing. Recruiting is picking up after being dormant at many companies even years after the recession. The factors behind companies' decisions to hire vary, with some anticipating a big revenue kick from the Trump administration's […]

March 4, 2017
Bankers ask for help saving seniors from financial scammers

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) Advocates for the elderly say each year con artists and greedy family members cheat New York seniors out of $1.5 billion in assets but they worry the number of reported cases is only the tip of the financial abuse iceberg. The Senate and Assembly's Joint Committee on Aging heard testimony Tuesday from […]

February 25, 2017
Toughening penalties if pets are harmed during crimes

By MARY ESCH Associated Press FLORIDA, N.Y. (AP) When Denise Krohn came home to find her goldendoodle Kirby bleeding on the kitchen floor, she at first thought it was a terrible accident. But she soon realized that her home had been ransacked, and that her other dog, Quigley, was lying dead on his favorite blanket […]

February 18, 2017
Trump's first weeks spawn anxiety, discord at some companies

President Donald Trump's first weeks in office have spawned anxiety and even arguments at some workplaces, putting owners — especially at smaller companies — in the position of needing to protect peace and productivity. At software maker BetterWorks, CEO Kris Duggan has noticed a drop in productivity since Trump's Jan. 20 inauguration, with staffers distracted […]

February 11, 2017
Media fact-checking more aggressive under Trump

By DAVID BAUDER AP Television Writer NEW YORK (AP) These days of alternative facts, phantom terrorist attacks and fake news are changing the way news organizations do their jobs. Media outlets are more aggressively fact-checking political statements, a function often pushed into the background when campaigns end, finding innovative new formats and seeing keen interest […]

February 4, 2017
New York pumps up gambling treatment as new casinos open

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP)  Thousands of new slot machines and table games debuting this month as part of New York state’s casino growth spurt are bringing not only more chances to gamble, but also millions of dollars more to help problem gamblers. The openings of the del Lago Resort & Casino in the Finger Lakes on […]

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Young, Beverly “Bev” (Deci)

HANNIBAL, NY: Beverly “Bev” (Deci) Young, age 83 of Hannibal, NY passed away on Thursday, February 2, 2023. She was predeceased by her parents, Frederick “Ted” and Florence Deci; brother, Eugene Deci; and sister, Dianne (Deci) Damerau. Bev is survived by her loving husband of 62 years, Dale Young; sons, Mitchell (Janet Haines) Young of […]

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O’Connor, Bernice Lucille Wilsey

SAVANNAH: Age 95, passed away unexpectedly on February 2, 2023 at home.  Bernice was born December 18, 1927 in Savannah, NY, the daughter of Hazel and Stanley Wilsey of Wilsey Road. Bernice was one of eight children.  Bernice was a graduate of Savannah High School. She married Charles O’Connor; together they raised six children. In […]

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