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New York’s new budget

Gas tax holiday, drinks-to-go a part of New York’s new state budget It appears drivers fueling up in New York will get at least a partial break from the state’s gasoline tax beginning June 1. The gas tax holiday looks like it will be part of a new state budget lawmakers expect to approve beginning later in the evening of April 7. Under the details available Thursday afternoon, it appears the deal will knock 16 cents off the price of…


‘Reefer Madness’ Goes Mainstream

EDITORIAL ‘Reefer Madness’ Goes Mainstream Maybe when marijuana vendors appear at Disney World, or when the venerable theme park comes up with a Marijuana Mile theme ride, or maybe Marijuana Maelstrom. Then, perhaps, the Village of Cooperstown – “the pinnacle” of youth baseball camps, according to Lunetta Swartout, Cooperstown Stays proprietor, (and she ought to know) – should approve pot shops, or a “recreational cannabis dispensary,” or whatever, along Main Street in Baseball’s Mecca. Maybe then, but now the debate…


Legislature Toughens NY’s Tough Gun Laws

Legislature Toughens NY’s Tough Gun Laws The state Legislature in Albany today passed a package of legislation making New York State’s tough gun laws even tougher. As described in U.S. News & World Report: • Bump stocks used in the Las Vegas massacre are banned. • No one except a law-enforcement officer, school resource officer or security personnel can carry a gun in a school. Until now, schools could allow teachers or other employees to do so.…



HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for TUESDAY, DEC. 6 Meeting To Discuss Career Politicians In State Legislature To Learn How You Can Help Area Families This Holiday Season CLICK HERE. LWVNY MEETING – 7-9 p.m. League of Women Voters plans consensus study on issues in state legislature of outside income and full vs part time legislature. Presbyterian Church House, 25 Church St., Cooperstown. Info, Maureen Murray, President, (607)547-2853 or email or Martha Clarvoe, Membership Chair, (607)293-6654 or email ELEMENTARY WINTER CONCERT – 7…