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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...


Seward calls for oversight of stimulus funds

A couple of months ago I made a plea for genuine oversight of the federal stimulus dollars flowing into our state.  While the governor’s office did enact a few minor measures,... read more...


Impasse ends with key reforms

I am pleased to announce that after a brief hiatus, the new and improved New York State Senate is back in business. Admittedly the Albany impasse lasted a bit longer than I ha... read more...


Stay afloat on New York’s waterways

With summer here and long warm days ahead many people will be headed out on our numerous bodies of water to enjoy a day of boating.  Whether it is a lazy day on a sail boat, a... read more...


Failures of the new leadership

After three weeks of inactivity, high theater and political dueling, the state senate has finally resumed the people’s business.  By the time you read this, many important bil... read more...


Time is now for real reform

Recent events in Albany have sparked a new day of reform that will mean a great deal for the residents of New York state.  The changes came amidst a dramatic, historic week at... read more...


Keep drug dealers out of schools

Each day when parents send their children off to school they worry about many things.  Do they have their lunch?  Have they finished their homework?  Are they ready for their ... read more...



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