NY already bans high-capacity magazines, such as these displayed on an Arizona gun shop wall. The legislature is now adding assault rifles to the list of banned assault weapons. Photo: Mike Saechang CC some rights reserved
Albany, NY, Jan 15, 2013 — UPDATE: The New York State Assembly took up the gun control package late this morning.
The New York state legislature is passing the toughest in the nation gun control laws, laid out by Gov. Andrew Cuomo. The Senate voted late Monday evening, with the Assembly expected to act Tuesday morning. Go to full article
Washington, DC, Jan 15, 2013 — Bill Owens has only been in Congress for three years, but he recently rose to a point his predecessor, eight-term Congressman John McHugh, never reached: membership on the House's influential Appropriations Committee which oversees virtually all federal spending. It's considered to be one of the House's most powerful committees.
Owens, a Democrat from Plattsburgh, will be a minority member, but he's likely to be heavily courted by lobbyists from all corners of the country. He represents New York's 21st Congressional District, a vast region which includes most of the North Country. Go to full article
Watertown, NY, Jan 15, 2013 — It's an eerie sight: Every winter, around dusk each night, a flock of between 20,000 and 30,000 crows gathers in the trees around the Black River in Watertown.
They can be a neat sight against the white winter landscape, but the city wants them gone. That's because they squawk and poop and generally annoy a lot of city residents. The city has hired a wildlife management company to disperse the birds. Go to full article
Glens Falls, NY, Jan 15, 2013 — New York Electric Motor Service, a small motor company based in Glens Falls, changed hands at the beginning of the year, and additional hiring is likely to follow. Go to full article
Saranac Lake, NY, Jan 15, 2013 — Record numbers of bird species were counted recently during the Christmas Bird Count in the Saranac Lake area. Larry Master, longtime birder and wildlife photographer, says... Go to full article
Jan 15, 2013 — Serious birders spend a lot of time looking for birds -- not just during the annual Christmas Bird Count. Joan Collins led a trek through St. Lawrence County on Sunday... Go to full article