Just after Essex County legislators passed an earlier closing time for bars there 15-1, Warren County has rejected a similar measure in a close vote by a county Board of Supervisors committee, the Glens Falls Post-Star reports. This topic has been...
Mar 19, 2004 — Proponents of easing the state's strict anti-smoking laws say allowing air filtration machines in bars and restaurants could create a compromise between smokers and non-smokers who worry about health dangers. Anti-smoking groups say the devices don't work and create a false sense of safety. Karen DeWitt reports from Albany. Go to full article
Jan 06, 2004 — The state health department has fined half a dozen North Country businesses for violating the smoking ban that went into effect in July, according to recently released records. Some bar owners are meeting next week to plan a strategy to fight back. David Sommerstein reports. Go to full article
Nov 26, 2003 — Controversy over New York's sweeping smoking ban continues, as anti- and pro-smoking groups argue over how local health departments should grant waivers to the four-month old law. Go to full article
Jul 24, 2003 — The smoking ban which took effect at midnight last night was a big topic of conversation yesterday. David Sommerstein talked with people at bars and on the street in Potsdam and Colton to see what they think of the new law. Go to full article