Albany, NY, Jan 16, 2013 — Governor Cuomo swiftly signed New York's new sweeping anti-gun measures into law on Tuesday, just minutes after the State Assembly voted "yes" on the bills, after a debate lasting more than four and a half hours. Go to full article
Senator Patty Ritchie of St. Lawrence County says she would have voted yes for individual bills, like the one known as Mark's Law. That will impose tougher sentences on people who shoot first responders. It's named after a Cape Vincent EMT who was shot and killed when responding to a call in 2009. Go to full article
"I think itís more symbolic than anything. Iím not really convinced that anything will change."
In the weeks since the deadly shooting in Newtown, Conn., New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo has pushed lawmakers to act quickly - to ban the sale of assault rifles, as well as clips that carry more than seven rounds of ammunition.
Speaking yesterday, Cuomo called gun violence "a scourge" but reactions to the measure across New York state were mixed. Go to full article
Albany, NY, Jan 16, 2013 — The unique new governing coalition in the New York State Senate passed its first test, on the first full day of session, when Senators approved a sweeping gun control package. Go to full article
Waterloo, ON, Jan 16, 2013 — An Ontario environmental studies professor has created a website to track outdoor rink conditions across North America. It's called RinkWatch, where backyard rink creators... Go to full article
Brooklyn, NY, Jan 16, 2013 — Musician Christopher Battles is hoping to make his mark as an acoustic singer/songwriter in the big city. He grew up in Oswego, graduated from the Crane School of Music and... Go to full article