Although we are grateful that the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has partially okayed the disaster declaration so that local and state governments have the green light to make much-needed repairs to infrastructure, the federal government’s job is only half done.
ALBANY – With emotions continuing to run high as the state’s dairy farmers face an escalating crisis, Senator Catharine Young (R,I,C- Olean), ranking member of the Senate’s Agricultural Committee, today unveiled the “2009 Dairy Inv
Join The Fight - Repeal the Utility Tax
Starting July 1st, individuals and businesses will have to pay a 2% State Assessment Fee on top of their monthly utility bills as part of the 2009-10 New York State Budget.
By Maki Becker BUFFALO NEWS STAFF REPORTER August 21, 2009, 6:43 AM / 0 comments Sylvia Rethmel’s heart fell to the floor when she picked up the phone at 6 a. m. on June 21. It was the Army calling. “Mrs. Rethmel,” they asked the 20-year-old Olean native. “Have you heard from your husband?” Spec. Brandon Rethmel, 22, had been severely injured in a mortar attack on his base in Afghanistan, just two weeks after being deployed. Sylvia Rethmel would later learn that her husband — and father of their year-old daughter Mariah — had been on duty on a guard tower when it was hit by a mortar.
“This news is shocking and tragic, and I’m deeply saddened by the loss of my friend. My heart goes out to Denny’s entire family. He was a son, husband, father, and grandfather who was loved dearly. My sympathies also go to the Sheriff’s Department, other county employees and Denny’s countless friends.
(Kiantone, NY) -- A number of communities in Chautauqua County were hard hit by recent, devastating floods, and Executive Gregory J. Edwards toured flood ravaged areas in the Town of Kiantone Sunday afternoon.
Here are some numbers to direct people in Chautauqua Co. to get help depending on what you may need:- If your home was damaged or destroyed, you should contact DSS in Dunkirk (716-363-3500) as well as Chautauqua Opportunities (716-363-3333).- If you are Seniors and need to be relocated due to unsafe conditions, you should contact one of the local offices for Office of the Aging. The Dunkirk office is 716-366-4465 (ask for Katie Finch).
Millions of women across New York State are on the verge of winning an historic victory at the State Capitol, but we need YOUR help!
The State Senate recently approved approved a landmark new "Women's Equality Package," which includes a key reform to ensure that women receive equal pay for equal work.
I was proud to vote for this package in the Senate, but our job isn't done yet. That's why I'm launching a new petition drive designed to encourage the State Assembly to take final action on these bills without delay.