Consumer Alert: The Division of Consumer Protection Urges New Yorkers to be Aware of Latest Crop of Novel Coronavirus Scams

Consumer Alert: The Division of Consumer Protection Urges New Yorkers to be Aware of Latest Crop of Novel Coronavirus Scams

Scammers Using A Variety of Methods Tied to Novel Coronavirus to Target Consumers The New York State Division of Consumer Protection (DCP) is alerting consumers about scammers taking advantage of the novel coronavirus. Scammers are using techniques that typically arise with a major global event such as: falsely claiming to be online sellers of popular goods; […]

Local Officials Call for Statewide Moratorium on Criminal Justice Laws Set to Take Effect January 1, 2020 

Local Officials Call for Statewide Moratorium on Criminal Justice Laws Set to Take Effect January 1, 2020 

Photos by Scott Waters PRESS RELEASE Prosecutors, Sheriffs, Police Chiefs, Police Unions and Local Elected Officials joined together last Thursday to urge New York State Lawmakers to authorize a moratorium on the Criminal Justice Laws Set to Take Effect January 1, 2020 in order to carefully examine the full impacts of these laws. This was […]

TAX BREAKS FOR MOVIE STUDIOS = Big bucks, no impact

TAX BREAKS FOR MOVIE STUDIOS = Big bucks, no impact

BY E.J. McMAHON Originally published by NY Torch The billions of dollars funneled from New York’s treasury to movie and TV producers had no statistically significant impact on the industry’s employment in the Empire State through 2017, according to a new multi-state study of such tax incentives. Study author Michael Thom, an associate professor at […]

DIERKS BENTLEY TO HEADLINE CONCERT AT WEST POINT

DIERKS BENTLEY TO HEADLINE CONCERT AT WEST POINT

WEST POINT, N.Y. – Multi-platinum entertainer Dierks Bentley is slated to headline the first ever outdoor concert held at West Point’s Michie Stadium, Friday, Oct. 18. After headlining arenas and amphitheaters across the country with his 2019 Burning Man Tour, Bentley will be supported by country music star Dustin Lynch while making a stop at […]

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 […]

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