DIMOND: Romance Scams Target Lonely and Elderly

BY DIANE DIMOND The woman’s Facebook page reveals she is a high school graduate, fit and trim-looking and nicely dressed. She lives in small town in the southern U.S. and is a devoted Christian who loves animals. Each photograph shows her with a beaming, trusting smile. She is almost always seen standing alone, and a […]

THIS IS “CHILD PASSENGER SAFETY WEEK”-Sept. 15-21 (Protecting Children in Cars By Passing Essential State & Federal Laws!)

BY DR. LOUIS ALPERT Ombudsman As communicated to this Ombudsman by Cathy Chase, president of Advocates for Highway and Auto Safety, “Many states lack proven child seat and seat belt laws and many vehicles lack verified crash avoidance and passenger detection and alert safety technologies….Motor vehicle crashes are a leading cause of death for children […]

County Executive’s Corner: “Challenges Old and New”

County Executive’s Corner: “Challenges Old and New”

By County Executive Ed Day Every year in the fall as the temperatures begin to cool, we all take note of certain things, leaves changing color on trees, the return of football season or watching the Yankees make a playoff push. And those of us in government focus on one of our most important jobs; […]

Hometown Happenings: The Dangers Surrounding E-Cigarettes

Hometown Happenings: The Dangers Surrounding E-Cigarettes

By Supervisor George Hoehmann Although the number of adult cigarette smokers continues to steadily decline, it may be too soon to celebrate this trend as a new epidemic is taking over in its place. E-cigarettes were first introduced to the public in 2003 and have been rapidly evolving and increasing in popularity ever since. There […]

Carlucci’s Corner: Plategate

BY SENATOR DAVID CARLUCCI Governor Cuomo’s original plan to force New Yorkers to replace their perfectly fine plates was unnecessary and arbitrary. Simply put, it was a cash-grab by the State. Thanks to adamant outcry against this policy, the Governor has pulled the plug on the plan. This is a decision I strongly agree with, […]

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