Monthly Archives: January 2017

  • McQuaid, East tied in city hoops standings

    McQuaid, East tied in city hoops standings Same goes for Leadership Academy and Early College in Division B            Source: Rochester New York Latest News McQuaid, East tied in city hoops standings

  • Former Erie Co. executive pushes for recreational marijuana legalization

    Former Erie Co. executive pushes for recreational marijuana legalization BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB)- This time last year, New York was just getting its feet wet in the medical marijuana industry. The group New York Grows now wants lawmakers in Albany to consider a bill that would legalize recreational pot for those…

  • William J. Conboy, Albany attorney, has died at 66

    William J. Conboy, Albany attorney, has died at 66 Officials from around Albany County are mourning the death of William J. Conboy II of Albany, an attorney who spent three decades in public service at the local and county levels. Conboy, 66, the Albany County attorney from 1984 to…

  • CDC: Antibiotic resistance ‘critical threat’ to human health

    CDC: Antibiotic resistance ‘critical threat’ to human health BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) – According to the U.S Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, antibiotic resistance is a “quickly growing, extremely dangerous problem.” In fact, world health leaders have described antibiotic-resistant bacteria as “nightmare bacteria” that “pose a catastrophic threat” to…

  • Public will vote to strip pensions of convicted politicians

    Public will vote to strip pensions of convicted politicians ALBANY, N.Y. (WIVB) — Lawmakers in Albany cleared the final hurdle this week in providing the public the opportunity to strip politicans convicted of corruption of their pensions. The votes Monday at the state capital were supported nearly unanimously and…

  • State lawmakers push for ride-sharing upstate, introduce legislation in Albany

    State lawmakers push for ride-sharing upstate, introduce legislation in Albany ALBANY, N.Y. (WIVB) – Some lawmakers took to the state capital Tuesday to once again push for ride-sharing in Western New York. Local assemblyman Ray Walter is the first member of the Assembly to introduce his own legislation about ride-sharing in Albany.…

  • Airbnb bookings surged last year in Capital Region

    Airbnb bookings surged last year in Capital Region Airbnb, the online home sharing service, said bookings and revenues surged in the Capital Region in 2016, with the number of guests and revenues of hosts both more than doubling. The increases came as hotels in the Capital Region reported lower…

  • Patrick A. Newton Jr.

    Patrick A. Newton Jr. BOONVILLE – Our beloved brother, Patrick Arthur Newton Jr., Lil’ Pat, 58, died peacefully in Boonville, New York surrounded by love. He was born March 30, 1958, in Syracuse, New York to Yvonne and Patrick Arthur Newton, Sr. He is survived by his sister, Linda…

  • Donald S. Podkowka

    Donald S. Podkowka LYONS FALLS – Donald S. Podkowka, 68, sadly died Friday, January 27, 2017 at his home with his faithful dog, Pork Chop at his side. Don was born July 9, 1948 in Lowville the son of the late Ludolf S. and Winnie Mae (Mackey) Podkowka. He…

  • Frances L. Fowler

    Frances L. Fowler Lorraine- Mrs. Frances L. Fowler, age 84, of County Rte. 93, died Sunday at the Samaritan Medical Center. There will be no services at this time. The family will have a Celebration of Life in the Spring to coincide with the burial at a time and…