Politics

New York State Collected Millions of Dollars from This?!
According to News 10 abc, New York State collected over $100 million from unclaimed bottle and can deposits in 2016.  Here I am happy with maybe getting $5.00 from can deposits, but no way ever would I imagine this sum of money from bottle deposits...
A Possible Change Coming for All Those Who Work for Tips
A new change could be coming for all of you hard workers out there who work in a field where you get tips.  According to the Times Union, Governor Cuomo announced this weekend that he will be holding a series of hearings in 2018 regarding the pay for those who work for tips...
The Worst Slang Words of 2017
Really, I’m annoyed whole lot, but my biggest pet peeve is risiculous slang.  I actually heard somewhere that the word ‘slang’ itself is actually a slang for ‘shortened language.’ If it’s true or not, I don&CloseCurlyQu…
Son of Sam Serial Killer in Albany for Emergency Treatment
The notorious ‘Son of Sam’ killer, David Berkowitz, who both murdered and taunted police from 1976-1977, is reportedly currently in Albany receiving treatment for a heart condition. As reported by the Times Union, he was transferred from Shawagunk Correctional Facility in Wallk…
Gloversville Mayor Arrested, Facing Charge of Misconduct
Another example of political misconduct- alleged, possible, or it did happen- either way it's one more thing to add to the pile of new stories related to political misconduct in the past month alone.  As reported by News 10 abc, Gloversville mayor Dayton King was arrested, processed, …
Thanksgiving Traditions Explained
Thanksgiving is upon us! Well, in a few days at least. And while I learned the origins of Thanksgiving as a young kid in grade school, I was interested as an adult to learn more about some Thanksgiving traditions and why we celebrate them...
Update: Gun Theft Suspect in Custody
Last week, I blogged about the second Capital Region gun store that was robbed within only a week.  The first store robbed was a Target Sports in Glenville on October 23rd, and only a few days later on the 29th, NY Shooter Supply on Central Ave...
This Common Thing Just Got Banned in Areas of New York State!
There's a new ban in areas of New York State!...Public indoor areas that is.  As reported by the New York Times, Governor Cuomo just gave his approval on Monday to ban electronic cigarettes in any area where cigarettes are banned.  That's right, anywhere cigarettes are prohi…

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