DIMOND: The Double-Edged Sword of Facial Recognition Technology

DIMOND: The Double-Edged Sword of Facial Recognition Technology

On the television crime drama “FBI,” Special Agent Jubal Valentine brusquely orders an underling to run a photograph through facial recognition to identify a suspect. Boom! After a rocket-speed search, the computer spits out a name and address. Field agents get to work, and in no time, the bad guy is under arrest. I’m here […]

STATEMENT FROM THE NEW YORK STATE NURSES ASSOCIATION ON NYS DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH REPORT ON NURSING HOME COVID-19 DEATHS

STATEMENT FROM THE NEW YORK STATE NURSES ASSOCIATION ON NYS DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH REPORT ON NURSING HOME COVID-19 DEATHS

On July 6 the New York State Department of Health (NYSDOH) released a report entitled Factors Associated with Nursing Home Infections and Fatalities in New York State During the COVID-19 Global Health Crisis. This report’s primary conclusion is that “…nursing home workers transmitted the virus unknowingly—through no fault of their own—while working, which then led to resident […]

Skoufis Statement regarding Supreme Court Decision on State’s Right to Penalize Faithless Electors Skoufis bill would remove faithless New York electors

Skoufis Statement regarding Supreme Court Decision on State’s Right to Penalize Faithless Electors Skoufis bill would remove faithless New York electors

“It’s uncommon to see a unanimous U.S. Supreme Court get a decision right, but, on faithless electors, they did just that. “It may be hard to imagine the outrage and chaos that would stem from rogue electors deciding the outcome of a presidential race, but, in 2016 alone, there existed seven faithless electoral votes, enough […]

Deck fire spreads to house in Ramapo

Deck fire spreads to house in Ramapo

RAMAPO – A fire that started early Tuesday morning on the back deck of a house at 12 Ibeck Court in the Town of Ramapo spread to the interior of the residence leaving it uninhabitable. The police were called to the scene at around 2:10 a.m. where they found the fire that had extended from […]

BounceU in Nanuet Announces Permanent Closure Due to Covid-19

BounceU in Nanuet Announces Permanent Closure Due to Covid-19

NANUET, NY – BounceU in Nanuet announced that it will be closing permanently. The ownership posted the following statement on their Facebook page. To All our Customers and Friends, First and foremost, we hope this note finds all of you doing well during this time of extreme stress and uncertainty. It is with profound sadness […]

Say No, Again, To Fracked Energy

Say No, Again, To Fracked Energy

To the Editor, Our elected officials hold the power over our lungs. Do we want to suffer from the sole threat of COVID-19, or from the dual threat of coronavirus AND dramatically increased emissions? The Danskammer fracked gas power plant just north of our county in Newburgh, NY will increase greenhouse gas emissions by more […]

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