Farm bill is bad bill

Op Ed

The Officers and Board of Directors of the Democratic Rural Conference of New York State today issued a resolution opposing passage of the FFLPA as it is currently constituted. We applaud the goals of this legislation. We support collective bargaining for farm laborers and understand that it is required under a recent court ruling. However, the bill as it is […]

Seward proposes new benefit for local volunteers

Op Ed

The week of May 19-25 is recognized as National Emergency Medical Services Week to honor the men and women who provide lifesaving services on a daily basis in our communities. During my time in the state senate I have worked closely with many EMS providers, both volunteer and career, on a number of important initiatives – new laws, grant opportunities, […]

Anti-Semitism deserves more effort than a photo op

Gov. Andrew Cuomo made another of his surprise visits to the area last week, this time to deplore outrageous anti- Semitic incident by a 21-year old man to an 18-year-old female co-worker at the Mother Earth’s Storehouse health food store in the Town of Ulster. William Sullivan was arrested for second-degree aggravated harassment for allegedly shutting off the lights of […]

March is Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month

According to the National Association of Councils on Developmental Disabilities (NACDD), more than five million Americans are estimated to have a developmental disability. The Center for Disease Control (CDC) estimates that one in six children, 15 percent, are currently being diagnosed with a developmental disability or delay. Developmental disabilities occur among all socioeconomic groups and races. These disabilities are defined […]

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