Stirpe: Assembly budget proposal boosts small businesses, promotes job growth

Al Stirpe

Small businesses make up 98 percent of the businesses across the state with Central New York being home to more than 19,000 of them. I understand how important local businesses are to New York State, providing jobs for our families, friends and neighbors, and that’s why our budget proposal will include tax […]

Schneiderman issues statement on firing of U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara

Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman issued the following statement: “Preet Bharara, like many of the U.S. Attorneys dismissed this week, served with honor and distinction. His integrity, tenacity, and commitment to rooting out wrongdoing — whether in the boardroom, the halls of government, or anywhere else — will be sorely missed.

“President Trump’s abrupt and […]

Service arrangements for Trooper Brian S. Falb

Service arrangements for Trooper Brian S. Falb have been set for Sunday, March 19 and Monday, March 20, 2017

Calling Hours: Sunday, March 19, 2017 1:00PM – 5:00PM Hamilton Funeral Home 294 Mannix Road Peru, NY 12972

Funeral Service: Monday, March 20, 2017 10:00AM Saint Peter’s Church 114 Cornelia Street Plattsburgh, NY 12901


State Police Superintendent George P. Beach II announces death of Trooper Brian S. Falb

Trooper Brian S. Falb. Photo courtesy of Damian Battinelli.

Trooper Brian S. Falb

New York State Police Superintendent George P. Beach II is saddened to announce the death of Trooper Brian S. Falb.

On March 13, 2017, Falb passed away from an illness stemming from his assignment at the World Trade Center site […]

Tenney testifies in front of Defense Appropriations Subcommittee

Claudia Tenney

Tenney reiterates the need for federal support and funding for Rome Lab

Today, Congresswoman Claudia Tenney (R—NY) had the unique opportunity to testify in front of members of the Defense Appropriations Subcommittee in support of the Air Force Research Laboratory Information Directorate in Rome, also known as Rome Lab. The subcommittee today […]

New York Fair Trial/Free Press panel planned March 10

A distinguished panel of federal and state judges, prosecutors and defense attorneys, journalists, and media lawyers will explore the interplay of First Amendment rights to attend and report on criminal trials and the Sixth Amendment right to a fair trial.

Learn about the use of video recordings on smartphones, the use of social media as […]

Griffo’s bill to help businesses become more energy efficient passes Senate; also supports bill to help small businesses qualify for economic assistance

Senate passes Griffo’s measure to help large-scale businesses invest in energy efficiency; Among legislation approved today to create jobs, promote economic growth

Proposed legislation sponsored by State Senator Joseph Griffo was among the bills passed by the New York State Senate today that would help businesses create jobs, lower energy costs and take […]

Stirpe: Assembly passes legislation to protect homeowners’ tax relief

Al Stirpe

“It was clear the STAR program needed to be fixed. So the Assembly took action and passed legislation to reverse the changes made to the program last year. The legislation switches the STAR program back to its original intent so that all eligible homeowners receive a direct reduction in their school tax […]

CHJC Adoptive Parent Networking Group and SLC foster parenting info night

The Children’s Home of Jefferson County’s St. Lawrence County Foster Care Program will host a Foster Parenting informational session Thursday, March 30, 2017, in the St.

Lawrence County Human Services Building, Second Floor Conference Room, 80 State Highway 310, Canton. The session will begin at 6:00 pm. Anyone interested in learning more about Foster Parenting, […]

Magee announces passage of legislation that cuts red tape for STAR tax relief

Bill Magee

Assemblyman Bill Magee (D-Nelson) announced that the Assembly has passed legislation to ensure all eligible homeowners get the School Tax Relief (STAR) they’re owed in a timely manner (A.5969).

“Last year’s budget made several changes to the STAR program that increased the red tape that families had to go through to get […]

Miller statement: Calls for repeal of SAFE Act

Assemblyman Brian Miller (R,I-New Hartford) and S.C.O.P.E. President Tom Reynolds.

“Today, I stood with my Assembly Republican colleagues to provide a voice to law-abiding residents of upstate New York in the fight to repeal the SAFE Act. If the counties within New York City want the SAFE Act, they can have it, but upstate […]

Griffo joins Senate and Assembly in announcing legislation to repeal the SAFE Act in Upstate NY

State Senator Joseph Griffo on Wednesday announced that the New York State Senate has unveiled legislation he co-sponsors that would repeal portions of the SAFE Act across Upstate New York, as well as Long Island.

The legislation – bill S879/A6140 – would limit the SAFE Act’s restrictions only to New York City, while rolling back […]