by Andrew Henderson The libraries in Phoenix, Parish, Pulaski and Williamstown are recipients of grants from the State of New York, according to Senator Patty Ritchie. Ritchie said she secured special funding for 25 area libraries and two library networks serving local communities. The libraries — 15 in Jefferson County, six in St. Lawrence(…)
Assemblyman Will Barclay
by Nicole Reitz A press conference was held Tuesday outside of the Oswego County Public Safety Building to discuss proposed legislation aimed at improving laws related to synthetic drugs. Assemblyman Will Barclay spoke of a new comprehensive legislation that would increase penalties, penalize chemical swapping, mislabeling and other proposed charges. Barlcay and Senator Patty Ritchie’s(…)
by Nicole Reitz Dr. Ronald Uva, who has been on Oswego Hospital’s active medical staff for more than 30 years, recently received the Distinguished Service Award from the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. Assemblyman Will Barclay presented Dr. Uva with an Assembly Resolution Friday at Oswego Health. The resolution was presented to Dr. Uva(…)
by Andrew Henderson Governor Andrew Cuomo made the first amendment to the controversial NY SAFE Act last week. It was an amendment that Assemblyman Will Barclay called a “joke.” The governor’s first amendment to the controversial gun-control legislation allows Hollywood productions to continue using the weapons banned by the legislation. Barclay has expressed concern that(…)
by Andrew Henderson Governor Andrew Cuomo presented his executive budget earlier this week. Local representatives were cautiously optimistic about the governor’s plan, which does not include new taxes or fees, closes a $1.35 billion budget gap, and increases aid to local school districts. “Taking a first look at Governor Cuomo’s 2013-2014 New York State budget,(…)
by Andrew Henderson Language that would require gun manufacturers to micro-stamp firearms was removed from the budget bill, according to Assemblyman Will Barclay. Micro-stamping places unnecessary and costly burdens on gun manufacturers and has not proven successful, said Barclay.