Update on pot legalization in New York

Update on pot legalization in New York

By Amy Piperato, MD Legalization of cannabis for adult use in New York is just around the corner. Governor Cuomo threw his weight behind cannabis legalization in a speech December 17 that outlined his top priorities for the first 100 days of the new term. Legalization could bring in between $248 million and $677 million […]

READER’S LETTER: The Right to Vote, Guaranteed Only for Some

READER’S LETTER: The Right to Vote, Guaranteed Only for Some

To the Editor, In our democracy, all citizens have an equal right to vote. This right is guaranteed, but that guarantee is pointless unless we have an equal chance to use it. Many New Yorkers don’t get that chance. Early voting will give many more New Yorkers the opportunity to use their Constitutional right. Thirty […]

Mets & Yankees in Need of Suspense

Mets & Yankees in Need of Suspense

Late Bloomers McNeil & Voit Shine for Locals BY JOE RINI    September has finally arrived for New York’s local baseball teams. The arrival of Suspense is yet to be announced. The fortunes of the 2018 Mets and Yankees have split like a fork in the road with the Yankees soaring and the Mets sinking, yet […]

Valley Rock Inn restoration centerpiece of Sloatsburg revitalization

Valley Rock Inn restoration centerpiece of Sloatsburg revitalization

BY DAVID PEREYRA As restoration and repurposing of buildings continues apace, the Valley Rock Inn campus in Sloatsburg, NY has come into focus. Interior view of the Valley Rock Inn, showing the lawn off the porch of the new restaurant cantina. With its wall of landscaping along Route 17, Valley Rock Inn in Sloatsburg, NY, […]

A SALT cap surprise (so far)

A SALT cap surprise (so far)

BY E.J. McMAHON From the Empire Center The newly enacted federal income law provision limiting state and local tax (SALT) deductions “is likely to substantially decrease home values” in New York, Connecticut, Maryland and New Jersey. So claims a federal lawsuit filed by those four states against the Trump administration with the goal of having the $10,000 […]

New York State to Relax Marijuana Regulations Further

New York State to Relax Marijuana Regulations Further

New York State Police dogs have stopped pot-sniffing training as the state prepares for proposed legislation to legalize marijuana in New York. Dogs working with county sheriff departments no longer have to be trained to sniff the drug. State Health Commissioner Howard Zucker, who was appointed by Governor Andrew Cuomo, said the state agency will […]

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