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By Timothy Knight on Thursday, Jun. 16, 2016 - 10:33 am
Above: Finkle Road in the Delaware County town of Andes. Photo by Denick Herrin, entered in the 2016 Catskills Outdoor Guide Photo Contest. With the 2016 legislative session drawing to an end in Albany, state lawmakers are pushing for the creation of two... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Thursday, Jan. 24, 2013 - 3:22 pm
Above: A screenshot from state senator John Bonacic's website, urging constituents in the 42nd District to sign a petition to repeal New York State's new gun control law. With the ink hardly dry on New York State's new gun control law, New York state... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2013 - 11:50 am
A new package of gun laws that includes a stricter definition of banned "assault weapons" and new provisions on gun ownership and mental illness is making its way through the New York State Legislature. Late on Monday night, the Republican-controlled... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Tuesday, Mar. 27, 2012 - 9:25 am
Photo from Belleayre's Facebook page. With an April 1 budget deadline looming, the New York State legislature and governor's office are close to finalizing a $132.5 billion budget, the AP reports. Part of that budget deal, state senator John Bonacic's... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Wednesday, Mar. 14, 2012 - 10:41 am
Photo: The Wanatuska Moguls at Belleayre on Tuesday, March 13. From Belleayre Mountain's Facebook page. The New York State Senate has staked out a position on the Belleayre Ski Center in their budget proposal: They're willing to let ORDA have Belleayre,... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Monday, Jun. 13, 2011 - 1:29 pm
This just in from the state political blogs: The New York state legislature is expected to vote on a bill that would legalize same-sex marriage sometime in the next few days. From the New York Times: On a day of fast moving developments, the Cuomo aide,... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Monday, Mar. 21, 2011 - 4:39 pm
Photo: Some of the heavy-duty equipment deployed in the perpetual fight to keep Laura Zakotiria-Smith's Wawarsing neighborhood above water. From a photo album on Zakotiria-Smith's Facebook wall. This just in: New York State lawmakers have agreed to use a... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Wednesday, Mar. 9, 2011 - 6:28 pm
Fresh from the New York Times's City Room blog: GOP state senator John Bonacic, whose district includes territory from Delaware, Orange, Sullivan and Ulster Counties, has thrown his support behind a move to extend the so-called "millionaires' tax" in New... Read more
By Julia Reischel on Saturday, Feb. 5, 2011 - 10:05 am
Apparently, as opponents of a plan to build a resort casino in Sullivan County gathered at Albany this week, the casinos backers were getting "frowns" and "bad vibrations" in Washington about the plan. The Times Herald-Record reports that members of the... Read more
By Julia Reischel on Thursday, Feb. 3, 2011 - 2:56 pm
Eager to put that whole "Willy Wonka's chocolate river" thing behind it, the New York City Department of Environmental Protection issued a press release today stating that the Esopus Creek is running clear again. The DEP's practice of releasing turbid... Read more


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