Brindisi recognized for going above and beyond for New York’s seniors

Pictured are Jim Kane, Jr., (left) operating partner of Adirondack Manor HFA, which includes Willow Park; Lisa Newcomb (center), executive director of the Empire State Association of Assisted Living and Assemblyman Anthony Brindisi.

The Empire State Association of Assisted Living Friday presented an award of appreciation to Assemblyman Anthony Brindisi, member of the Assembly […]

Parks & Trails New York accepting grant applications

Parks & Trails New York and the NYS Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation, with support from Governor Cuomo and the NYS Legislature, are pleased to announce the third round of $500,000 in competitive grants through the NYS Park and Trail Partnership Program funded through the NYS Environmental Protection Fund. The grants are available […]

Brindisi urges Tenney to oppose Graham-Cassidy

Bill would cut New York federal health care funding by $71 billion by 2027 Assemblyman Anthony Brindisi, Democratic candidate for New York’s 22nd Congressional district, issued the following statement in response to Congresswoman Claudia Tenney’s silence on the Graham-Cassidy Senate healthcare bill:

“I strongly urge Congresswoman Tenney to take a stance against the Senate’s Graham-Cassidy […]

New Hartford Public Library to host Social Security workshop

Retirement Solutions will be presenting a free Social Security information workshop at the New Hartford Public Library at 6 p.m. Monday, Oct. 2, for pre-retirees age 55 and older.

Today’s baby boomers can expect to spend more time in retirement given increased life expectancies. As a result, claiming one’s Social Security benefits is no longer […]

UPDATE: Fatherhood Connection to begin

Pastor Reggie Cox

(Updated with open house information) Madison County Department of Social Services Commissioner Michael Fitzgerald reminds professionals in the community that DSS and The Fatherhood Connection are hosting the next session of Fatherhood Connection. The next 13-week session will begin Wednesday, Sept. 20, 2017, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Pathways […]

Schneiderman, bipartisan coalition of AGs expand multistate investigation into opioid crisis

Attorneys General Demand Information And Documents From Major Opioid Manufacturers And Distributors

Investigation Is Latest Step In A.G. Schneiderman’s Multi-Levered Approach To Address The Opioid Epidemic

Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman today announced that a bipartisan coalition of 41 attorneys general from across the country has demanded information and documents from the manufacturers and […]

Schneiderman leads new lawsuit to protect fuel efficiency standards

Five AGs Tell Trump Administration It Cannot Delay Rule That Would Reduce Emissions And Pollution And Save Consumers Money

Rule Would Encourage Automakers To Meet Or Exceed Fuel Efficiency Standards, Which Would Reduce Carbon Emissions By 1.8 Billion Metric Tons And Save Each Consumer $1,650

Leading a coalition of five attorneys general, New York […]

Reality Check youth pick up butts at Sylvan Beach

Pictured from left are Hailey Bernet, Bailey Foster, Josh Drake, Adam Wojsiat and Kat Wojsiat.

A local group of teens headed to Sylvan Beach this past weekend to collect cigarette butts. Reality Check works to reduce youth exposure to tobacco marketing in stores and on screen and they also want to educate localities on […]

Schneiderman statement on Court of Appeals victory in Exxon investigation

The New York Court of Appeals denied Exxon’s request for further review of its claim that an accountant-privilege under Texas law allowed Exxon to withhold documents responsive to a subpoena issued to Exxon’s independent auditor, PwC. The Court of Appeals also dismissed as moot Exxon’s motion for a stay pending appeal. Exxon’s legal claims had […]

Emergency management programmed planned for Oct. 3

The Madison County Office of Emergency Management is partnering with the governor’s emergency preparedness program to bring a disaster preparedness program to Hamilton. It will be held October 3, 7 to 8:30 p.m., at the Hamilton CSD, 47 West Kendrick Ave., Hamilton.

Registration is required; to register, visit Each family will receive a free […]

Risk of heart disease in urban ‘food deserts’ is associated with individual’s income, rather than access to healthy food

The risk for developing cardiovascular disease is higher in individuals living in low income neighborhoods or with lower personal income regardless of their access to healthy food, according to new research published in Circulation: Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes, an American Heart Association journal.

The study, conducted by Emory University School of Medicine, focused on the […]

Continue to avoid algae blooms in lakes during this last weekend of summer

Be Algae Aware

It is the last weekend of summer! While enjoying the nice weather at local lakes, residents should continue avoiding contact with algae in water. Most algae in water are harmless, but exposure to toxins and other substances produced by harmful algal blooms can make people and animals sick.

Lakes that reported harmful […]