BY E.J. McMAHON Founder and research director, Empire Center You don’t have to be a fan of the federal tax deal to realize its impact on states like New York has been misrepresented by most of its leading political critics. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, for example, last week claimed the bill “raises middle-class taxes.” Wrong. Even […]
PHOTO BY THOMAS MCGUIRE A never-ending gray floats over murky December waters at Stony Point Bay. Some see beauty, others only the blues.
To the Editor, This November, voters across our state will have the opportunity to vote on an amendment to the State Constitution that would take pensions away from elected officials convicted of corruption. I strongly encourage all New Yorkers to support this much-needed measure. Time and again, we have seen the same story: an elected […]
BY JANIE ROSMAN Sunny weather has been drawing visitors to Nyack’s Memorial Park, where Holly Desher and a friend were watching the I Lift NY, stationed near the Rockland shoreline, through a high-powered lens. Last month the super crane resumed setting structural steel on the eastbound span utilizing a different process. Assemblies lifted from the […]
Nearly 400 fire departments across New York State have already signed up for the seventh annual RecruitNY weekend, a major initiative of the Firemen’s Association of the State of New York (FASNY). On April 29-30, firehouses across the state will open their doors to the public in an effort to increase membership in the volunteer fire service. In […]
The New York State Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) this week announced that New York State Thruway and Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) E-ZPass tags will be sold in all 27 state-operated DMV offices beginning Wednesday, April 19. As plans continue for an expansion of cashless tolling on all MTA tunnels and bridges by the end of […]