TIMELINES 5/17/18

TIMELINES 5/17/18

Supreme Court Gives States Back Gambling Rules On Monday May 14, the U.S. Supreme Court expanded legalized betting on college and professional sports by striking down a federal law forbidding states from authorizing this type of gambling. Casino stocks rose as a result of this decision and sports team owners wondered about a future with […]

TIMELINES 1/18/18

TIMELINES 1/18/18

Thruway Announces Amnesty Program for Tolls by Mail  Beginning Monday Jan. 22, the New York State Thruway will waive violation fees for the Toll by Mail cashless tolling if customers pay their outstanding balances on a dedicated website by Feb. 26, 2018. Fees will be waived once balances are entirely paid off. This program is only for […]

TIMELINES 10/12/17

TIMELINES 10/12/17

CLARKSTOWN PHONY CHECK SCAM HAS POLICE ALERTING RESIDENTS Clarkstown Police are alerting all local residents to be more vigilant and wary of scammers after an 86-year-old man say he was scammed out of close to $20,000 by way of a phony check. According to police, the male victim told police that he received a phone […]

TIMELINES 3/28/13

Cuomo’s Seven Round Limit on Gun Magazines to be Indefinitely Lifted One of the signature pieces of Governor Andrew Cuomo’s SAFE Act, the seven round limit on gun magazines, has been scrapped according to Senate Republicans. In a win for gun rights proponents who claimed the SAFE Act was pushed through the legislature hastily and […]

TIMELINES 12/13

Schneiderman Threatens to Sue EPA Over Clean Air Violation The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) reportedly left methane, a chemical compound that is harmful to the environment and released in large quantities by oil and gas companies, out of a recent update in air pollution standards for those industries. Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman announced on […]

Crimes Against Journalism

BY DIANE DIMOND You are being cheated — cheated out of important information the media should be bringing you but isn’t. To me, it’s a crime not only against you — the voters — but against the craft of journalism to which I’ve dedicated my life. Understand that this is not a column touting either […]