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A Preview of the June 28 Primaries in NY Districts 19, 20, and 21

Election 2016. Photo Courtesy of americanballotbox.com
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Upcoming Congressional Primaries in NY Districts 19, 20, and 21 Zephyr Teachout, Matt Funiciello and John Faso are Running for Upstate Congressional Seats on June 28 As this year’s Presidential campaign has morphed into madness, we’d like to take a moment and focus on some of the other races in our area, especially those in [...]

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Man Blames Neighbors, Mother Nature for Fallen Tree in Yard

The Fallen Tree in Theophanes Glurdbicks' Back Yard. Photo by Dave Bower
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Fallen Tree Enrages Local Resident Man Claims Vengeance Against Mother Nature Theophanes Glurdbicks of Salem, NY awoke on Monday morning to find that the top half of a 200-foot tall pine tree had snapped and landed on his yard. Nearing the end of winter and having collected a large amount of naturally fallen wood on [...]

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No Sitting on the Grass at J. Walter Juckett Park…Seriously!

J. Walter Juckett Park in Hudson Falls. Photo Courtesy of villageofhudsonfalls.com
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Village Ordinance Attempts to Curb Loitering in Hudson Falls Controversial Law Bans Sitting on the Grass at J. Walter Juckett Park Imagine a park where you are not allowed to sit on the grass? Welcome to J. Walter Juckett, a park among five other village parks – Derby Park, Paris Park, Grace Park and Wall [...]

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NY’s Abandoned Churches: Should We Destroy Them to Build More Supermarkets?

The Destruction of St. Patrick's Church in Watervliet. Photo Courtesy of Michael DeMasi-The Business Review
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The Fate of Abandoned Churches in Upstate New York Unique Ways to Preserve These Marvels of Architecture The demise of churches has altered the landscape of suburbs and changed the character of Main Street. Communities in cities, towns and rural areas in upstate New York are forced to find other means of making use of [...]

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Historic Animal Abuse Registry Bill Passes in NYS Senate

NYS Animal Abuse Registry Bill. Photo Courtesy of Animalvoices.org
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NYS Senate Votes in Favor of Animal Rights Registry Designed to Protect all Animals in New York State The New York State Senate made history this week in passing legislation that requires anyone who is convicted of abusing an animal to be registered into a public database and to undergo a mandatory psychiatric evaluation. This [...]

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Hydrofracking Dumping Needs to be Considered in Bargaining Chip

A Demonstration Against Hydrofracking in New York State. Photo Courtesy of DC Bureau.
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Hydrofracking Waste Disposal Adds More to the Controversy Safety Issues With Hydrofracking in New York The moratorium for passing hydrofracking in New York State is in effect until a comprehensive public health and environmental impact assessment be completed by spring 2015; and in the meantime legislation needs to consider wastewater as part of the bargaining [...]

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Police Power and the Arrest of Jonas Correia: Northampton Blog

Another still from the Joseph Correia arrest video.
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A Public Arrest in Northampton Questions Police Brutality Police Brutality and Racial Profiling in Northampton Northampton considers itself a bastion of freedom. It is the “Happy Valley” land of peaceful people. This is because it is a liberal city where people of all orientations are for the most part treated with kindness as long as [...]

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New Outdoor Skywalk Planned for The Wild Center in Tupper Lake

The Wild Center in Tupper Lake, NY
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A Walk on the Wild Side at the Wild Center The Wild Center Plans a Treetop Walk Hinging on state regulatory approval and fundraising efforts, the Wild Center hopes to bring a new attraction called the ‘Treetop walk’ to the public by 2015. Similar in concept to the Skywalk, a horseshoe-shaped steel structure with glass [...]

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New York’s Attorney General Takes a Stand Against Acid Rain Pollution

Acid Rain Threatens the Adirondacks. Photo Courtesy of Rensselaer Magazine
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Fund Established to Fight Acid Rain Pollution A New Grant to Help Reverse Acid Rain Pollution in the Adirondacks New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman has created a $400,000 grant to fund projects for reversing acid rain pollution in the Adirondacks. The Adirondack Acid Rain Recovery Program will help identify and implement the most effective [...]

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The Reintroduction of Cougars in the Adirondacks Should be Considered

A Cougar. Photo Courtesy of DEC NY.
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Cougars in the Adirondacks: Should it Happen? Reintroducing the Long Absent Cougar into the Ecosystem If we keep the promise we’ve inherited from our forefathers, ensuring our state parks are preserved for our children and their children’s children, then NYDEC needs to expedite the study for the reintroduction of cougars into the Adirondacks. John Laundre, [...]

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