A registry of stolen cell phones will launch the end of this month. New York U.S. Senator Charles Schumer says the database is intended to crack down on the black market for cell phones. He wants to go a step further, with legislation.
New York’s senior senator recently visited the City of Poughkeepsie police station where he referred to this year’s statistics on cell phone theft.
Captain Steven Minard is with the City of Poughkeepsie Police Department.
The New York State Assembly minority leader appeared in front of a New York City council committee this week, urging officials to halt a proposal that would ban plastic foam containers in the city. He says such a ban would cost his district jobs. Environmentalists say turning away from such a ban would cost the land and sea.
Two New York state legislators from the Hudson Valley say they will push legislation at the beginning of the year that would regulate e-cigarettes the same way as regular, tobacco cigarettes. Meanwhile, the Food and Drug Administration is expected to issue proposed regulations on the vapor cigarettes soon.
New York U.S. Senator Charles Schumer Monday stood alongside the Hudson River waterfront in Peekskill, calling for the Department of Homeland Security to review riverfront security at the Indian Point nuclear power plant.
New York’s senior senator urged the U.S. Coast Guard, which is under the jurisdiction of the Homeland Security Department, to quarterback the effort to provide a maritime security plan for Westchester County-based Indian Point.
He says federal, state, and local resources in the form of boat patrols are available.