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Fill Out NY SAFE Act Opt-Out Form Here

02.18.13 | Sarah Harnisch

People are inundating sheriff's offices across upstate New York to fill out a form that keeps your personal information out of the public record, if you own a weapon. The records are impacted by New York's new Safe Act. The Chemung County Sheriff ...

Marijuana Laws Changing In NY

02.15.13 | Sarah Harnisch

There's a new policy in New York for people caught with small amounts of marijuana. Beginning next month, suspects will be given a desk appearance rather then spend the night in jail. The governor has said he aims to make marijuana fully legal in ...

Judge Wants Cameras In Courtrooms In NY

02.14.13 | Sarah Harnisch

New York State's top judge wants courtrooms open to camera coverage so New Yorkers can see for themselves how justice works. Chief Judge Jonathan Lippman is calling for a change in state law so people can know how laws are being interpreted, rights ...

Another Small Upstate NY Town Up For Coolest Small Town

02.13.13 | Sarah Harnisch

Watkins Glen, New York aims to be the next coolest small town. Hammondsport, New York won it last year. Right now, the Glen is in 2nd place in the national competition. The contest ends Friday. You can vote by going ...

NY Shale Drilling Decision Delayed

02.13.13 | Sarah Harnisch

The New York Department of Environmental Conservation says the long-awaited regulations for shale gas drilling will be delayed after the state's health commissioner said his office needs more time to study the possible health impacts.  ...

New York Dems Talking Minimum Wage Again

02.13.13 | Sarah Harnisch

Democrats in the state Legislature on Tuesday renewed calls for increasing the minimum wage. The Independent Democratic Conference and the Senate Democrats pushed for a wage hike in separate news conferences Tuesday. Senator Jeffrey Klein ...

Youth Football May Be Banned In New York State

02.12.13 | Sarah Harnisch

Lawmakers in New York are considering a proposal to limit youth football across the state. Assemblyman Michael Benedetto introduced a bill last week to prohibit all kids in the state under 11 years old from playing. He said he's concerned about ...

NY Has Had The Reports To Finish Their Hydrofracking Probe For 6 to 8 Weeks

02.11.13 | Sarah Harnisch

New York has been waiting on a report by three outside experts to move forward on whether or not to allow high volume hydrofracking. Apparently, their report has been done for over a month. Those were details the State Health Department didn't ...

Oswego County To Fight NY's Safe Act

02.08.13 | Sarah Harnisch

Another upstate New York county is fighting back against the Safe Act. The Oswego County legislature held a special meeting and unanimously passed a resolution that calls for the repeal of the act. Oswego County is joining a growing list of ...

NY Law Requires Defibrilators, But Not The Use of Them

02.08.13 | Jeremy Miller

While state law requires New York health clubs to have defibrillators and train staff to use them, they are not required to use them when a patron goes down. That's the ruling of New York's top court in the 2007 death of Gregory Miglino Sr., who ...

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