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Lawmaker Wants to Double Tax on Beer in New York
One lawmaker out of New York City wants to double the tax on beer in New York State.
I caught this posted by Channel 7 abc out of Buffalo, because a bill has already been written.  Harvey Epstein of the New York Assembly has sponsored Bill Number A8915 to double the tax on beer...
Northern New York Shakes From Minor Earthquake
The last time a small earthquake hit Northern New York, I was lying on my back deck tanning in a bathing suit and thought to myself "weird, why did my butt just jiggle".  I picked my head up, looked around, and then put my head back down...
State Supreme Court Overturns Ban on Flavored Vap Products
Governor Cuomo overstepped his authority on this one.
At least, according to a New York State Supreme Court that overturned his emergency ban on flavored vaping products.  The ruling was made just this past week to overturn Cuomo's ban on flavored vaping products...
Bail Reform, Minimum Wage & More New Laws for NY in 2020
It's a new year, meaning new laws taking effect in New York.
Yes, I know bail reform has been all over the news and social media since even before the year turned.  I know I've made my thoughts on that known before, and I've gotta bite my tongue now otherwise it's like beatin…
Get a Free Cab on New Year's Eve
One too many on New Year's Eve? As cliche as it sounds, better safe than sorry.
Plus why risk it when you can get a free ride.  That's right, the Martin, Harding & Mazzotti free cab program is returning to the Capital District for New Year's Eve!
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Capital Region Cab Company Shuts Down Before New Year
It’s not even 2020 yet and the Capital Region has already seen one major change happen for the new year.
To the surprise of many, a major cab company in the Troy area has closed it’s business.  After over 70 years in business, Black & White Taxi of Troy ha…
Uber and Lyft's Top Capital Region Stops for 2019
Well Capital Region, you didn't exactly vote, but you did use.  And these are to top Uber and Lyft destinations for 2019.
Last year, I posted about the top spots for ride-sharing services for 2018.  For a quick recap- here's what they were straight from that post:

Lyft: City Beer Hall, Pearl Street Pu…

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