Politics

Marijuana Decriminalized in New York After Legalization Fails
Well that's a political work-around.  Turns out, since the legalization of marijuana apparently didn't work out, New York State instead decided to decriminalize marijuana in certain amounts.
Newyorkupstate.com posted that the New York State Senate voted yesterday to pass a bill de…
DWI Crackdown Happening This Weekend for Memorial Day
Through Monday, a crackdown is in effect.  It's Memorial Day weekend, a time to celebrate, to remember and honor veterans past and present, and a time to enjoy.  But, not a time to drink and drive (well, really at no time should you be drinking and driving)...
Simpsons Make Fun of Upstate New York, Cuomo Responds
In case you somehow missed it (though it was all over the news and social media), the 'Simpsons' recently had an episode where it made fun of Upstate New York.  It even hit close to home, with Niskayuna making an appearance as part of the episode...
Another Capital Region Bar in Trouble for Underage Drinkers
Earlier in April, I posted about O'Learys in Troy losing their Liquor License due to underage drinkers.  Well, it looks like yet another Capital Region bar is in trouble.
The state is having a big crackdown on underage drinking, and Graney's Stout in North Albany is the next …
Mayors Meet to Discuss Marijuana
The New York State Conference of Mayors recently got together for a summit on legalizing marijuana.
CBS6 reported on the summit, which including New York politicians and policy makers, and some from other states who spoke.  Albany Mayor Kathy Sheehan did make some comments on marijuana and …
One Major NY Group is Speaking Out Against Legal Marijuana
There’s been a lot of talk recently about legalizing recreational marijuana in New York.  However, one major group is speaking out about it.
The Times Union recently posted about the New York State Association of Chiefs of Police speaking out about legalizing marijuana,…
Local 106 Year Old WWII Vet Gets A Promotion
Talk about the ultimate birthday gift!
A local Delmar man and World War II veteran received a 'promotion' on his 106th birthday.  As reported by the Times Union, Robert Carlyn had a dream come true when he was unofficially promoted to Air Force colonel, and also received multiple …
Free Cab Program Returns to Capital District for New Year's Eve
One too many on New Year's Eve? As cliche as it sounds, better safe than sorry, because a free cab program is returning to the Capital District for New Year's Eve!
The Free Cab Ride Home program is returning to the Capital District, courtesy of Martin, Harding, & Mazzotti, LLP.…
New York is Number One for Population Loss in the Country
Looks like people are leaving New York... more than any other state nationally, to be accurate.
Apparently, New York tops the states for population loss, with the highest rate nationally.  According to cbs 6 Albany, 48,510 people left New York from July, 2017 to July, 2018...

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