By Lissa Harris on Wednesday, Feb. 10, 2010 - 10:17 am
The Freeman reports it was a landslide: 2,561 to 983. School board Trustee Daniel Torres, 19, said the number of voters was “probably the most amazing thing I have ever seen. No matter what happens at this point, it’s democracy in action.”
By Lissa Harris on Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2010 - 4:02 pm
Catskills Cycling blogger Michael Wentland is upset about a NY Dept. of Transportation proposal to put rumble strips on secondary roadways throughout the state. The installation of these strips has already taken place along key corridors in some regions... Read more
By Julia Reischel on Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2010 - 1:09 pm
The polls opened at noon today at the New Paltz High School for a vote on whether or not to approve a $50 million bond bill to renovate the Middle School. Temperatures have been rising steadily as the vote has approached, according to the New Paltz Times... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Friday, Feb. 5, 2010 - 8:43 pm
A rumor is flying around Capitol news types that the New York Times is working on a potentially devastating story about the Governor. The Times-Union has more: Someday, a sociologist might be able to use an analysis of the rumors currently flying around... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Friday, Feb. 5, 2010 - 8:21 pm
Capitol Tonight reports that a poll shows over 70 percent of New Yorkers in support of legalizing medical marijuana. (Click the link for a video report.) Assemblyman Richard Gottefried, who introduced the bill, argues marijuana shouldn't be treated... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Friday, Feb. 5, 2010 - 1:24 pm
Ulster County political types really like the Internet. Comptroller Eliot Auerbach has a blog. So do legislator Mike Madsen and former Kingston mayoral candidate Rich Cahill. There's Jeremy Blaber, a Democratic campaigner with a lively blog on the Ulster... Read more
By Julia Reischel on Thursday, Feb. 4, 2010 - 10:36 am
We've been following the escalating dispute between Attorney General Andrew Cuomo and local officials over five upstate hospitals and nursing homes that have been fined for flushing drugs down the drain. Here's a timeline of the controversy with links to... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Wednesday, Feb. 3, 2010 - 8:54 pm
Delaware County Board of Supervisors chairman Jim Eisel submitted a grievance today to the Watershed Protection and Partnership Council. **Update: It has come to our attention that the letter below is a draft. ***Update 2: The county has sent it to the... Read more
By WP Newsroom on Wednesday, Feb. 3, 2010 - 3:21 pm
Sad fact: Even in the world of organic, not all milk is created equal. Dairy farmer Dean Sparks breaks it down. I live in Upstate NY, and I frequently check the dairy code numbers on products. Many organic products touting the “local” claim are actually... Read more
By WP Newsroom on Wednesday, Feb. 3, 2010 - 2:01 pm
From the Colbert Report last night: Ben Bernanke--who oversaw the collapse of not only the United States, but pretty much the entire world’s financial system, and brought our economy to its knees--has been reappointed as head of the Fed. Does this give... Read more


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