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Tougher sex offender laws

April is National Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month. Each year, public campaigns presented by various organizations attempt to generate awareness about the horrif... read more...


Seward: Back to school safety and tax savings

Summer will soon turn to fall and along with the change of season will come a change in lifestyle for our young people as school bells ring once again. For many students it is... read more...


Giving back to our veterans

Veterans’ issues are often contemplated in Albany as we work to protect the rights and benefits of our brave service men and women who continually sacrifice to keep New York a... read more...


Keys to success

After a winning 2011, New York is once again a force to be reckoned with. However, there is a great deal of work left to be accomplished before declaring victory. Just like an... read more...


Albany supports agriculture

The more things change, the more they stay the same. Case in point – despite new technology and the ever evolving world of high finance, agriculture remains New York’s number ... read more...


A texting law with some teeth

While I don’t ordinarily quote song lyrics in this space, I will say that The Doors may have said it best in the song Roadhouse Blues which includes the opening line – “Keep y... read more...


May is Lyme Disease Awareness Month

May is Lyme Disease Awareness Month and with the high number of reported cases in New York, it is important to arm yourself and your family with the tools to avoid the disease... read more...


Census – Count me in

In case you haven’t heard, we are in the midst of counting everyone who lives in the United States, and your participation is needed and encouraged. The census includes citize... read more...


Crack down on sex offenders

April is National Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month. The goal is to raise public awareness about sexual violence, focusing on sexual assault and rape, while at the... read more...


Medicaid fraud costs all New Yorkers

As work begins in Albany on the 2010-2011 state budget, one of our primary focuses is saving money.  New reports of the budget deficit continue almost daily and the dollar amo... read more...


CSI Upstate

As we start 2010 it is time for New York to embark on a new direction. Our economic struggles have been well documented, particularly across the upstate region, and the time h... read more...


Authority reform

While the debate over the state budget was rightfully grabbing headlines over the past few weeks, other pieces of important legislation were also discussed and voted on in Alb... read more...


‘Tis the season for safe shopping

While shopping our local main streets is still one of the best ways to get in the holiday spirit and at the same time help spark the local economy, shopping online has also be... read more...


Proper protection needed before drilling

The clock is ticking on the public comment period for those interested in registering their thoughts on revised natural gas drilling regulations. The topic has understandabl... read more...


Farmers being forced out of business

In our ever evolving world, one thing has not changed: farming remains the number one industry in New York state.  Despite that fact, many of our hard working farmers are bein... read more...



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