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State & Nation
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 […]

October 8, 2015
Cuomo: Make gun violence a central question for politicians

By MICHAEL VIRTANEN Associated Press ALBANY, N.Y. (AP)  U.S. gunfire killings have reached a crisis and voters should demand every candidate for Congress or president answer what they'd do about it, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Monday. Cuomo pushed through new firearm restrictions in New York in January 2013, a month after 20 children […]

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Phillips, Joyce B.

 WATERLOO: Joyce B. Phillips, 87.  It is with loving and peaceful hearts we share that as of Friday (June 10, 2022), Joyce is now home basking in our heavenly Father’s arms. Family and friends may call from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Friday (July 15) at Coe-Genung Funeral Home in Waterloo, NY. The memorial service […]

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Krolak, Regina

NEWARK: Regina May Krolak, 91, died Tuesday (June 28, 2022) at St. Ann’s Home in Rochester. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 AM on Saturday (July 9th) at St. Michael Church, South Main Street, Newark.  Burial will be in Newark Cemetery. Memorials in her memory may be made to either: St, […]

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