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Assemblywoman Wozniak admonished for pantless prodigies with male legislative aide

Assemblywoman Wozniak admonished for pantless prodigies with male legislative aide

State and National News March 9, 2016 at 9:41 pm

ALBANY — Following in the footsteps of her lusty predecessor, a vixenish but married assemblywoman from Cheektowaga is said to have exercised “incredibly poor judgment” by having a sordid sexual affair with her handsome male legislative aide. She has been admonished by the oxymoron-named New York State Assembly Ethics Committee.Read More

Long Marijuana Bud on Tall Cannabis Plant at Indoor Farm

Unkind, Bud

Community News, State and National News March 3, 2016 at 8:53 pm

New York’s Medical Marijuana Program is unfriendly to patients By Marc Gromis   After waiting almost two years for the rollout of New York’s medical marijuana program, many people who have sought to use medical cannabis to treat their ailments are finding that the so called “Compassionate Care Act” isRead More

Second Amendment Watch: Trump to Hilary: If guns don’t keep you safe, disarm your bodyguards!

Second Amendment Watch: Trump to Hilary: If guns don’t keep you safe, disarm your bodyguards!

State and National News February 28, 2016 at 11:42 pm

AS UPI and other news outlets report: Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump challenged Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton to travel without armed bodyguards to prove that guns don’t keep people safe. “Hillary said that guns don’t keep you safe. If she really believes that she should demand that her heavily armed bodyguards quicklyRead More

State Parks Plan to Rebuild Bridges to Goat Island; say they will follow environmental regulations [for a change]

State Parks Plan to Rebuild Bridges to Goat Island; say they will follow environmental regulations [for a change]

Niagara Falls, State and National News February 24, 2016 at 10:18 pm

An October, 2015 Design Report/Environmental Assessment document jointly issued by the NYS Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation (OPRHP) and the New York State Dept. of Transportation (NYSDOT) outlines the steps the two agencies will take to obtain the myriad regulatory approvals necessary to move forward with the construction of twoRead More

New evidence in Seattle suggests New York’s quest for $15 minimum wage may end in disaster

State and National News February 24, 2016 at 9:10 pm

While New York Governor Andrew Cuomo is traveling on a bus tour seeking support for his minimum wage proposal, the facts are coming out and economic experts are labeling a $15 minimum wage “reckless,” “radical” and an “economic canary in the coalmine” with respect to job losses. The NY PostRead More

Drug dealers target seniors traveling abroad

State and National News February 24, 2016 at 9:02 pm

Drug dealers target seniors The U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency [ICE] warns seniors traveling abroad to beware of schemers who might trick them into smuggling drugs into the U.S., reports the Association of Mature American Seniors. The traffickers figure that customs officers are less likely to search baggage belongingRead More

Methadone controversy goes on: Swapping one addiction for another?

Methadone controversy goes on: Swapping one addiction for another?

State and National News February 24, 2016 at 8:41 pm

Type the words “methadone” and “controversy” into your Google search engine and you’ll quickly come up with more than 213,000 hits that demonstrate that methadone maintenance, as it is commonly called, is not the simple, safe and effective answer to addiction its’ proponents claim. Even though leading health organizations promoteRead More

Train station, train station who’s responsible for the train station?

Train station, train station who’s responsible for the train station?

State and National News February 18, 2016 at 12:05 am

In spite of the fact that the ribbon cutting of the Dyster administration train station is but a few months away the transportation facility is still, incredibly, without an operation and maintenance budget. Due to that fact some diehard Dyster administration cheerleaders have taken to promoting a cover story toRead More

Cuomo losing interest in City of Niagara Falls? Projects stalled,Progress at a Standstill

Cuomo losing interest in City of Niagara Falls? Projects stalled,Progress at a Standstill

Niagara Falls, State and National News February 17, 2016 at 11:39 pm

  Over the past two years Governor Andrew Cuomo has promised tens of millions of dollars of economic aid for the city of Niagara Falls. So far, the city has received none of it. Not only that, but after having been a regular visitor here, it now appears the governor is distancingRead More

New York ranks 4th in Solar Jobs

State and National News February 10, 2016 at 8:27 pm

New York, NY – The Solar Foundation released its 2015 solar jobs census today, showing 208,859 Americans now work in the solar energy sector, including 8,250 in New York. The national solar jobs number represents a 20.2 percent increase from the previous year – the third consecutive year that solar jobs haveRead More

Waterless waterfall big draw  for tourists looking for novelty

Waterless waterfall big draw for tourists looking for novelty

Niagara County, State and National News February 4, 2016 at 12:33 am

    Quick. What’s the first word in “Water-fall”? No, it’s not a trick question. If you said “Water” you are correct. And apparently quite a bit smarter than some of the public officials who have commented on the state’s plan to shut down the American and Bridal Veil fallsRead More

The Right Side  By J. Gary DiLaura: ‘WHY AMERICA?’

The Right Side By J. Gary DiLaura: ‘WHY AMERICA?’

State and National News February 3, 2016 at 9:44 pm

      God blessed America with the greatest natural resources in the world! We have more coal, more natural gas, more fresh water, and more oil than any other country. We have enough natural gas to provide electric power for 100+years; enough oil to provide all our refined petroleumRead More

Heritage Foundation: U.S. Dropped from No. 6 in Economic Freedom to No. 11 under Obama   

Heritage Foundation: U.S. Dropped from No. 6 in Economic Freedom to No. 11 under Obama  

State and National News February 2, 2016 at 12:45 pm

  As reported in CNSNEWS.COM: According to the 2016 Index of Economic Freedom, an annual publication by The Heritage Foundation, America’s economic freedom has fallen from the 6th freest economy in the world, when President Barack Obama took office, to 11th place in 2016.   America’s score in the index is related toRead More

Former Security Director of Monroe County Water Authority Pleads Guilty to $212 million Bid-Rigging; gets $5,000 fine, no jail time

State and National News January 31, 2016 at 12:37 pm

ROCHESTER – Robert Wiesner, the former Security Director for the Monroe County Water Authority, entered a guilty plea before The Honorable Dennis M. Kehoe in Monroe County Court to the class “E” felony charge of Combination in Restraint of Trade and Competition in violation of General Business Law §§ 340Read More

Landmark Delaware North trademark battle hearkens back to Maid of the Mist

Landmark Delaware North trademark battle hearkens back to Maid of the Mist

State and National News January 28, 2016 at 12:51 am

    Delaware North owner Jeremy Jacobs Sr. has apparently taken a page from Maid of the Mist owner Jimmy Glynn’s playbook. Friends, the pair provide concessions at Niagara Falls State Park. Back in 2011, as Glynn was fighting against an open bidding process for his Canadian tour boat concessionRead More

Ice fish without a fishing license Feb. 13-14 in NYS

Ice fish without a fishing license Feb. 13-14 in NYS

Community News, State and National News January 27, 2016 at 11:56 am

NYS Governor Andrew Cuomo designated February 13-14, 2016 as the state’s first weekend where the requirements for a fishing license has been suspended. Residents and visitors age 16 and older will be able to fish the fresh or marine waters of New York State without a license. The DEC wishesRead More

DEC ANNOUNCES TAX-PAYER FUNDED ‘FREE” FISHING CLINICS ACROSS NEW YORK STATE

DEC ANNOUNCES TAX-PAYER FUNDED ‘FREE” FISHING CLINICS ACROSS NEW YORK STATE

State and National News January 27, 2016 at 11:52 am

Anglers Encouraged to Safely Enjoy Ice Fishing on New York Waters as Ice Conditions Improve A series of what the DEC calls “free ice fishing clinics” are scheduled across New York State to educate people about ice fishing and how to safely enjoy time on the ice, New York StateRead More

Sean Penn’s El Chapo ‘interview’ puts focus on quality of news coverage, says Senior’s AMAC

State and National News January 22, 2016 at 3:18 pm

WASHINGTON, DC, Jan 22 – Activist actor Sean Penn should be used to controversial media coverage by now, considering some of the outrageous statements he has made over the past few years.  But his recent attempt to identify himself as a journalist after publishing an “interview” with drug kingpin ElRead More

Cruz vs. Trump: Constitutionally who’s a natural born Citizen?

Cruz vs. Trump: Constitutionally who’s a natural born Citizen?

State and National News January 22, 2016 at 3:06 pm

By RD Skidmore Neil Cavuto, of the Fox Business Network, submitted the question to Senator Cruz on his constitutional presidential qualifications for natural born Citizen during the January Republican debate: “…Senator Cruz. Now you are, of course, a strict constitutionalist — no one would doubt that. And as you know,Read More

Second Amendment Watch: NY State’s Secret Reporting System

Second Amendment Watch: NY State’s Secret Reporting System

State and National News January 1, 2016 at 12:00 am

by Elizabeth Pineault NY State’s Secret Reporting System Are you in it? You might be if you felt sad when your child died; or when you could not sleep; or when you learn that a loved one is diagnosed with a serious medical condition; or when a loved one betraysRead More

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