Monthly Archives: January 2017

  • Columbia-Greene Community College to partner with Saint Rose to address impending teacher shortage

    Columbia-Greene Community College to partner with Saint Rose to address impending teacher shortage GREENPORT, N.Y. >> Columbia-Greene Community College has signed a transfer agreement in education with the College of Saint Rose in Albany as part of a statewide effort to address an impending teacher shortage, the community college…

  • Rep. Dave Brat: 'Women are in my grill no matter where I go'

    Rep. Dave Brat: 'Women are in my grill no matter where I go'

    Rep. Dave Brat: 'Women are in my grill no matter where I go' Facing pressure from constituent groups who say he has been avoiding them, Rep. Dave Brat on Tuesday afternoon announced that he would hold a Facebook town hall that same evening. The announcement came as Brat, R-Va.,…

  • Kingston evicting tenants of controversial boarding house; owner files suit under federal Fair Housing Act

    Kingston evicting tenants of controversial boarding house; owner files suit under federal Fair Housing Act KINGSTON, N.Y. >> The city is in the process of evicting the tenants remaining in a West Chestnut Street boarding house that has been deemed illegal, even as the property owner has filed a…

  • Former Erie Co. executive pushes for recreational marijuana legalization

    Former Erie Co. executive pushes for recreational marijuana legalization BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB)- This time last year, New York was just getting its feet wet in the medical marijuana industry. The group New York Grows now wants lawmakers in Albany to consider a bill that would legalize recreational pot for those…

  • Momentive workers appeal to lawmakers

    Momentive workers appeal to lawmakers

    Momentive workers appeal to lawmakers As more than 700 Momentive Performance Materials workers enter their 92nd day on the picket lines Wednesday, they hope President Donald Trump is listening. Dom Patrignani, local president of the Waterford chemical plant’s IUE-CWA 359, said a lot of the union workers voted for…

  • Local lawmakers applaud pension ethics reform

    Local lawmakers applaud pension ethics reform The fate of corrupt New York state politicians is now in the hands of the taxpayers. A proposed bill that would strip pension benefits from officials convicted of corruption passed the New York State Legislature for the second time in two years, paving…

  • William J. Conboy, Albany attorney, has died at 66

    William J. Conboy, Albany attorney, has died at 66

    William J. Conboy, Albany attorney, has died at 66 Albany Officials from around Albany County are mourning the death of William J. Conboy II of Albany, an attorney who spent three decades in public service at the local and county levels. Conboy, 66, the Albany County attorney from 1984…

  • Madison County coalition shares success stories, ideas for promoting literacy

    Madison County coalition shares success stories, ideas for promoting literacy Oneida, N.Y. >> Leaders in the mission to increase literacy in Madison County gathered on Thursday, Jan. 26 with more than three dozen members of the Literacy Coalition of Madison County coming together to learn about and discuss key…

  • CDC: Antibiotic resistance ‘critical threat’ to human health

    CDC: Antibiotic resistance ‘critical threat’ to human health BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) – According to the U.S Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, antibiotic resistance is a “quickly growing, extremely dangerous problem.” In fact, world health leaders have described antibiotic-resistant bacteria as “nightmare bacteria” that “pose a catastrophic threat” to…