New York U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand toured the Trudeau Institute in Saranac Lake earlier this week. The research center is famed for its study of lung diseases, but a new arm of the institute will be dedicated to immuno-engineering studies of Lyme disease.
A century-old community center in the heart of an inner-city neighborhood in Springfield, Massachusetts is facing an uncertain future. Officials fear the center may be sold at a foreclosure auction before the summer is out.
The basketball gym at the Dunbar Community Center, where countless youngsters – including future NBA stars Travis Best and Vinny Del Negro – learned the game, could soon go quiet and dark. Community leaders have been trying for months to stave off the forced sale of the historic center, which they now believe is imminent.
Governor Andrew Cuomo’s opponents in the November races are stepping up accusations over the ethics commission scandal, and citing sections of state law that they say might have been broken by the governor’s aides.
Lieutenant Governor candidate Tim Wu, who along with Zephyr Teachout is challenging Cuomo and Kathy Hochul in the state Democratic primary, teaches New York State criminal law at Columbia University.
With Election Day inching closer, Democrats living farthest from the state capital of Boston are without a party office. That could present a challenge for a group that has strengthened its roots over the past few years.
House and Senate negotiators late Monday approved a compromise bill to spend about $17 billion to overhaul the Department of Veterans Affairs. Vermont’s junior U.S. Senator was a key part of the negotiations.
Residents of downtown Albany living in the shadow of the Port and its infamous oil trains now have a way to report strong odors, which have become commonplace during the summer months.
Peter Iwanowicz, Chairman of County Executive Dan McCoy’s Expert Advisory Committee on Crude Oil Safety, says those living or working near oil transport facilities – rail terminals and siding areas near the Port of Albany can call the “Uncommon Scents” hotline to report nefarious odors. Dial 2-1-1.