Gov. Deval Patrick is back on the campaign trail for President Barack Obama, this time with appearances planned in the home state of Republican Mitt Romney's running mate, U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan.
Patrick is scheduled to discuss health care and Ryan's budget proposal with a group of seniors in Madison on Tuesday and later make a stop in Milwaukee before returning to Massachusetts in the afternoon.
Jerry Levine is now the oldest person to hike all of New York's 46 highest mountain peaks.
The membership organization that recognizes those who accomplish the feat says the 82-year-old from Cortlandt Manor in Westchester County became an Adirondack 46er after climbing Esther and Whiteface mountains Saturday.
Levine told the Adirondack Daily Enterprise that it was tough to get up the peaks — Esther is 4,239-feet high while Whiteface, the Olympic ski mountain, is 4,867-feet high.
New York’s junior Senator was in the North Country Friday to discuss cross border economic issues.
Senator Kirsten Gillibrand was in Plattsburgh for a roundtable discussion on Canada-New York border business issues. She was joined by Congressman Bill Owens, officials of the Plattsburgh-North Country Chamber of Commerce and members of the regional business community. Senator Gillibrand noted that the economy of the region centers on the constant flux of commerce at the border.
Conversation included ways to make cross border trade more fluid.
The AARP is holding a series of forums across the region to collect voter input on federal policies affecting Social Security and Medicare.
The AARP has started its “You’ve Earned A Say” campaign, holding forums, town halls, webcasts and meetings to get people to discuss Social Security and Medicare. Launched in March, the AARP will soon hold a series of meetings in New York and Vermont. AARP Senior Vice President for Campaigns John Hishta.
The AARP is holding a series of “You’ve Earned A Say” forums across the region to collect voter input on federal policies affecting Social Security and Medicare.
The AARP has started its “You’ve Earned A Say” campaign, holding forums, town halls, webcasts and meetings to get people to discuss Social Security and Medicare. Launched in March, the AARP will soon hold a series of meetings in New York and Vermont. New York State AARP Executive Council and National Policy Council member Neil Lane says non-partisan voter information will be provided at the forums.
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service says a rare songbird that breeds atop mountains in the Adirondacks and northern New England may need protection as an endangered species.
The Bicknell's Thrush, which overwinters in the Caribbean, has one of the most limited breeding and wintering ranges of any bird in North America. It nests at high elevations in New York, Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont.
The Center for Biological Diversity in Richmond, Vt. launched the endangered petition. Northeast Conservation Advocate Mollie Matteson.
Rallies are being held to celebrate the anniversary of Social Security and call on Congress to protect its benefits. A group of individuals in Plattsburgh were in front of the Social Security office on Monday to highlight the importance of the federal program and express their concerns about the Republican vice presidential selection.
During a visit to the Bombardier Transportation rail car manufacturing plant in Plattsburgh Thursday, New York Senator Charles Schumer called for the extension of a tax credit for businesses that hire veterans.