We hope Hochul and her environmental health advisors will outline plans to do much more related to HABs. Perhaps this week's executive budget proposal will be offer some steps in that direction.
It should come as no surprise that New York state once again ranks near the bottom of the Tax Foundation’s annual Business Tax Climate Index.
HIT: An ambitious slate of events is being put together to celebrate the 200th birthday of Auburn Underground Railroad icon Harriet Tubman.
Police body cameras are coming to a community near you, and we believe they will provide an overall plus for the public and law enforcement agencies alike.
The state Legislature is currently knee deep in the process of creating the maps that will divide New York into new legislative and congressional districts. And while redistricting has been undertaken solidly — and unfairly — along party lines decade after decade, there is still a chance tha…
HIT: To the AFC East Division champion Buffalo Bills.
One of the biggest misconceptions about mask-wearing mandates for public indoor spaces in New York state — especially the most recently enacted temporary directive — is that these policies are doing heavy damage to businesses.
Gov. Kathy Hochul kept her maiden State of the State address short and sweet. Cuomo-esque, thankfully, it was not.
HIT: Two Cayuga County Sheriff's Office deputies were in the right place at the right time to make a rescue on New Year's Eve.
While the many of the rioters on the ground that day have been charged, convicted and sentenced, the threat to our nation's democracy remains strong because the person most responsible for what happened that day, former President Donald Trump, maintains a stranglehold on the Republican Party.
Gov. Kathy Hochul's resolutions for the new year include a two-part effort aimed at corruption in state government, and we hope both will get the support they need to become law.
HIT: To another playoff appearance for the Buffalo Bills.
One of the hard lessons learned during the COVID-19 pandemic is the importance of keeping schools open for in-person learning. Despite best efforts of schools, students and their families, the extended remote and hybrid learning that took place prior to this school year did considerable dama…
HIT: An outdated law that prevented air ambulances from carrying blood for transfusions was corrected recently as Gov. Kathy Hochul signed legislation authorizing helicopters such as Mercy Flight to carry blood that can be used to administer transfusions in emergencies.
The wheels of progress can sometimes move too slowly, but the new year brings with it a change in New York that's a win for the environment.
HIT: To the successful run for the Dickens Christmas festival in the village of Skaneateles.
We hope a story of Christmas inspiration can also serve as a reminder of why it's so important to follow COVID-19 protocols and to encourage vaccinations and boosters.
State Labor Department officials have made the right call in postponing a decision on farmworker overtime until sometime in January or February.
HIT: A Cayuga County tree recycling program is a win for the environment.
With the omicron variant fueling a surge of infections and increases in COVID-19 hospitalizations across the state, Gov. Kathy Hochul and her newly appointed health commissioner, Mary Bassett, need to avoid making the same ego-driven errors of their predecessors
HIT: To the continuation of free on-street parking for up to two hours in downtown Auburn.
While overdue, it's good news that Gov. Kathy Hochul's office said she will soon fill the two local seats on the state siting board overseeing a sprawling solar farm proposed in the town of Conquest.
New York Democrats pretend their policies — COVID mandates, wage minimums, green regs, high taxes — don’t hurt the economy, but there’s a reason New York City and state so often lag the rest of country economically. The latest numbers on New York jobs are a perfect example.
HIT: To the army of individuals and companies stepping up to support the mission of the the Auburn Salvation Army.
Former Gov. Andrew Cuomo has remained in the news since leaving office under a cloud of questionable ethical behavior and allegations of criminal conduct, and the fact that he still has a strong chance of coming out the other side more or less unscathed only reinforces the need for stronger …