Stirpe: School resource officers help students learn in a safe environment

The last place a child should ever feel threatened is at school. Our schools should be safe and intellectually nurturing, but tragedies in places like Parkland, Fla., make it clear that we’re not doing enough to make this a reality.

While outlandish ideas such as arming our teachers have been proposed, there are commonsense […]

Stirpe hosting food drive during holiday season

Stirpe hosting food drive during holiday season

Al Stirpe

Assemblyman Al Stirpe (D-Cicero) announced he will once again be hosting a food drive in conjunction with the Food Bank of Central New York to collect canned goods and other nonperishable items to feed the hungry.

“The holiday season reminds us to be grateful for […]

Stirpe: Help combat the heroin and opioid epidemic

Al Stirpe

Addiction is a serious issue that continues to claim the lives of innocent people across the state and country. There’s no way to sugarcoat it. Addiction takes a devastating toll on the body and the mind and fractures relationships with family and friends.

Once the illness has taken hold, it can […]