If you live in Albany County and you're giving or getting a drone for the holidays, you have time to get it airborne before any "no fly zone" is imposed. A bill before county legislators that would ban the devices has been grounded for the time being.
Federal funding for fire departments looking to buy new equipment or train new firefighters is down, putting pressure on local departments to do more with less. U.S. Senator Charles Schumer recently concluded his annual 62-county tour of New York state in Rensselaer County, where he launched a push to increase grant programs for firefighters.
U.S. Senator Charles Schumer has gone to bat for college students: he's calling on his Senate colleagues to immediately reauthorize and extend a 60-year old financial aid program that he says has enabled millions of students to attend college.