Hudson Valley mourns death of Senator William Larkin

Hudson Valley mourns death of Senator William Larkin

FROM MID HUDSON NEWS State Senator William Larkin, who ended a four-decade political career with his retirement last December, passed away Saturday.  He was 91. Sen. Larkin’s Obituary His family released a statement on Sunday announcing the passing. “”It is with a heavy but full heart that we announce our beloved Bill Larkin has passed […]

DMV’s license to shakedown

DMV’s license to shakedown

By E.J. McMahon Governor Andrew Cuomo’s proposal to issue a new generation of motor vehicle license plates carrying a mandatory one-time $25 replacement fee is raising some questions about the background of the law authorizing his action. Under the plan, announced August 18, drivers “with license plates that are 10-years-old or older will be issued new […]

Lawmakers Call on Governor to Sign Bill Into Law to Lower Utility Costs at Carlucci’s Senior Fair

Lawmakers Call on Governor to Sign Bill Into Law to Lower Utility Costs at Carlucci’s Senior Fair

Senator David Carlucci (D-Rockland/Westchester) and fellow lawmakers gathered for the senator’s eighth annual Senior Fair at Rockland Community College in Suffern. The Senior Fair looks to connect seniors with legal, recreational, financial, and housing services in the community. At a press conference to kick off the event, lawmakers addressed seniors about skyrocketing utility costs. Senator […]

Half Billion Dollar Verdict against Johnson & Johnson Verdict from the perspective of Chronic Pain Patient Barby Ingle

Half Billion Dollar Verdict against Johnson & Johnson Verdict from the perspective of Chronic Pain Patient Barby Ingle

By Barby Ingle It is extremely important to have opiates available for those in need and it’s not a simple matter of pharmaceutical companies being all bad and responsible for all bad things that happen to society. I am a chronic pain patient who has been mistreated, undertreated, overtreated and misdiagnosed by medical professionals and […]

Green New Deal would fail, just like the original New Deal

Green New Deal would fail, just like the original New Deal

By David A. Ridenour Sen. Bernie Sanders and Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez recently issued a resolution declaring a climate change emergency. The move is another attempt to raise support for Rep. Ocasio-Cortez’s Green New Deal, a plan to halt climate change by transitioning America to clean energy sources within just 10 years.  Like its 1930s namesake, […]

Skoufis and Zebrowski Announce Enactment of Harper’s Law

Skoufis and Zebrowski Announce Enactment of Harper’s Law

Senator James Skoufis (D-Hudson Valley) stood with Assemblyman Ken Zebrowski (D-Rockland), Monroe Town Supervisor Anthony Cardone, and Aaron Fried, Harper’s father and co-founder of HarperSmiles, to announce the Governor has signed Harper’s Law. Harper’s Law, named after Harper Fried, requires that retailers selling new furniture over 27 inches tall must contain a tip restraint device […]