Albany, NY, Nov 19, 2012 — The Obama administration is giving states an extra month to decide if they plan to create their own health care exchanges, the core of the new federal health care law. States were initially supposed to decide by last Friday. In states that don't do it themselves, the federal government plans to create exchanges.
The deadline isn't an issue in New York. Peter Constantakes is spokesman at the state department of health. He says New York is far ahead, and submitted its application to move forward with the exchange last month. Go to full article
Albany, NY, Nov 19, 2012 — A new report from a union-funded think tank finds that New York has the greatest income disparity in the nation. The Fiscal Policy Institute says that trend is continuing, with the top one percent gaining more financial resources, while the middle class falls behind and the numbers of poor increase. Go to full article
Watertown, NY, Nov 19, 2012 — Marital fidelity is a sensitive subject for many in the military. Relationships are stressed by distance, frequent moves and the dangers of war. Gen. David Petraeus's admission that he had an extramarital affair has led some Fort Drum families to reflect on the difficulties of keeping their personal relationships whole - and their image among a public that often doesn't understand their culture. Go to full article
Canton, NY, Nov 19, 2012 — Food is on many a mind as Thanksgiving approaches. Of course, there will be potatoes, squash, and green beans for the big meal. But what about something different? ... Go to full article
Saranac Lake, NY, Nov 19, 2012 — An investment banker and securities broker from Saranac Lake has been barred from the securities industry for defrauding his customers out of hundreds of thousands of... Go to full article