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May 14, 2016
Honor at last: Former slaves reburied centuries later

By MICHAEL HILL Associated Press ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) Their exhumed bones point to the hard lives of slaves: arthritic backs, missing teeth, muscular frames. In death, they were wrapped in shrouds, buried in pine boxes and, over centuries, forgotten. Remains of the 14 presumed slaves will soon be reburied near the Hudson River, 11 years […]

April 30, 2016
House committee votes to require women to register for draft

WASHINGTON (AP) Women would be required to register for the military draft under a House committee bill that comes just months after the Defense Department lifted all gender-based restrictions on front-line combat units. A divided Armed Services Committee backed the provision in a sweeping defense policy bill that the full House will consider next month, […]

April 23, 2016
Cuomo vows to support organized labor in NY

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Tuesday that he believes in the labor movement, telling union construction workers he won’t sign legislation in New York that’s not fair to organized labor. Addressing a North America’s Building Trades Unions conference in Washington, Cuomo said unions built the middle class in America and protect it, and […]

April 9, 2016
Uber, Lyft reignite plans to expand into upstate NY

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) Uber and Lyft are gearing up for a campaign to expand their ride-hailing operations into upstate New York to include Buffalo, Rochester, Syracuse and Albany. New Yorkers for Ridesharing, a coalition of more than 50 groups that support the expansion, is launching a new effort this month to use letters, phone calls […]

April 4, 2016
Oaks will seek re-election to Assembly, not enter State Senate race

Assemblyman Robert Oaks of Macedon had been considering whether he would leave his seat in the New York State Assembly to pursue being a candidate for the seat been vacated by State Senator Mike Nozzolio. As the grueling process of delivering a State Budget is finally winding down, Assemblyman Oaks made he following statement: “After […]

March 26, 2016
Lawmakers, Cuomo mull $15 minimum wage compromises

By DAVID KLEPPER Associated Press ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) Top lawmakers are considering several compromises when it comes to Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s proposal to enact a $15 minimum wage, including a slower phase-in of the increase and exemptions for farmers. Supporters of the Democratic governor’s call for a $15 minimum are pushing back, saying they won’t […]

March 5, 2016
Schools find campaign talk conflicts with no-bullies message

By CAROLYN THOMPSON Associated Press BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) Ryan Lysek rose to become vice president of his fifth-grade class at Lorraine Academy in Buffalo, New York, after the sitting veep got bounced for saying things that went against the school’s anti-bullying rules. So the 10-year-old is a little puzzled that candidates running to lead the […]

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 […]

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Smith, Rodney L. 

NEWARK: Rodney L Smith, 69, passed away suddenly on Wednesday, December 7, 2022. In honor of Rod’s wishes all services will remain private.  In memory of Rod, in lieu of flowers, please consider donations to Golisano Children’s Hospital 150 Crittenden Blvd. Rochester, NY 14642 or visit www.urmc.rochester.edu/childrens-hospital.aspx Rodney was born the son of the late […]

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Jines, Marjorie Myra Bailey 

HENRIETTA/FORMERLY WILLIAMSON NY: Has stepped beyond the veil to join her Savior and family on December 6, 2022 at the age of 91. She was predeceased by her husband, William Franklyn Jines, her parents, H. Duane Bailey & Coramae (Cornish) Bailey. She is survived by her son Josh D. Jines (Paula) and daughter Sally L. […]

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