Politics

More Shootings During a Week of Chaos in Capital Region Town
One Capital Region town has just had a week of what seems like relentless violence.  Now, two teens have been shot, continuing that streak of violence.
The most recent shootings of two teenagers, reported by the Times Union, adds to the list of crime in an area that has already de…
Mandatory Replacement of License Plates Dropped
Even more changes are happening to Governor Cuomo's proposal for the mandatory replacement of license plates.
It's been all over media recently that Governor Cuomo proposed the mandatory replacement of license plates that are over ten years old...
Downtown Glens Falls is Getting an Upgrade Worth Millions
Glens Falls has already seen some changes in recent years, from the Civic Center to the now Cool Insuring Arena.  And more is yet to come.
The city has a plan to upgrade the empty store fronts and areas around Glen Street.  Back in 2016, Glens Falls got a $10 million revitalization grant, a…
It's Now Illegal to Stage A Car Crash for Insurance in NY
This is just becoming a crime?  Because I thought fraud was already a felony.
Apparently, according to news channel 6, staging a car for insurance fraud is now a crime which can be charged as a felony.  Seems to me like this should have been a thing all along...
Legislation Looking to Reduce Plastics And Paper in Troy
Legislation introduced in Troy is looking to cut down on paper and plastics.
Councilman David Bissember in Troy introduced the legislation to target waste in Troy, and try to clean up the city’s act according to News Channel 13.   New York is already planning to try and ban …
Local Casino Opening First Sportsbook in New York
This Tuesday, a sports betting lounge plans to open at a local casino.
In a rush to open the first sportsbook in New York, multiple casinos are working on plans, however according to newyorkupstate.com, Rivers Casino in Schenectady just might be the first...
Marijuana Decriminalized in New York After Legalization Fails
Well that's a political work-around.  Turns out, since the legalization of marijuana apparently didn't work out, New York State instead decided to decriminalize marijuana in certain amounts.
Newyorkupstate.com posted that the New York State Senate voted yesterday to pass a bill de…
Woodstock 50 Chugs On, Planning a New Location
The 'Saga' of the Woodstock Anniversary Celebration continues...
At this point, it seems like the road to Woodstock 50 is like a squiggly line on an Etch-A-Sketch. I honestly thought it was going to be cancelled all together.  Yet the most recent news is that the festival chugs on, loo…
DWI Crackdown Happening This Weekend for Memorial Day
Through Monday, a crackdown is in effect.  It's Memorial Day weekend, a time to celebrate, to remember and honor veterans past and present, and a time to enjoy.  But, not a time to drink and drive (well, really at no time should you be drinking and driving)...

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