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  • 2nd District: Manchester (R) 69% Saglibene (Con) 30%
  • 3rd District: Sweet (R) 53% Lynch (Dem) 40%
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    Gov. Andrew Cuomo got steamed up Monday while discussing the recent water-bucket attacks on NYPD cops who walked away from the abuse — saying their timid, caught-on-camera responses made the officers appear “impotent.”

    But while he called the cops’ behavior “one of the most disturbing and embarrassing actions I’ve seen,” Cuomo placed the blame entirely on Mayor de Blasio and the NYPD.

    “I look to the training and the policies of the police department that would’ve instructed them to act that way,” Cuomo said on Albany’s WAMC radio.

    “The training has to be, you don’t turn around and get back in the car and drive away. You literally make law enforcement ineffective and impotent and that hurts everyone.

    “You’re assaulted, you take the perpetrator into custody. That’s what you do.”

    Cuomo also claimed that the state troopers under his command would never tolerate such mistreatment.

    “If that ever happened to the state police, I would bet you my bottom dollar that you would not see state police officers assaulted and they turn around and get back in the car,” he said.


    Read the rest at https://nypost.com/2019/08/05/disturbing-and-embarrassing-cuomo-slams-nypd-cops-over-response-to-water-dousing/

  2. There's been a lot of activities and events in our area over the years. 

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    From July 25, 1991

    Race Week, Arts In The Park, etc., what are some of the local events from the past you enjoyed? Maybe would like to see return? 

    Or do you have new ideas you'd like to share? ( Our local leaders read this site, so you never know, it could happen! )

  3. We may have tried this once before but it's worth another shot. 

    This is an open and ongoing thread to share books you're currently reading and what you thought of them. 

  4. Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today signed legislation limiting an educational institution's ability to authorize any person who is not primarily employed as a school resource officer, law enforcement officer or security guard to carry a firearm on school grounds (S.101/A.1715), and directing State Police to establish statewide regulations aimed at strengthening existing gun buyback programs and create new programs for the safe removal of illegal, unsecured, abandoned or unwanted firearms (S.2449/A.2685). 

    "The answer to the gun violence epidemic plaguing this country has never been and never will be more guns, and today we're expanding New York's nation-leading gun safety laws to further protect our children," Governor Cuomo said. "These measures will help slow the proliferation of guns by keeping unneeded firearms out of school zones and helping to ensure unwanted or illegal guns don't fall into dangerous hands."

    The governor's office says that in the wake of a rising number of deadly school shootings occurring across our nation, many have suggested that teachers and other school employees should be trained and armed to help deter and prevent future school shootings, even though educators nationwide have disapproved of the idea of carrying guns. This legislation stipulates that educational institutions can't issue written authorization to carry a gun to any teacher, professor, administrator or other person who is not primarily employed as a school resource officer, law enforcement officer or security guard.

    The bill takes effect immediately.

    QUESTION: Do you think those with a license to carry concealed weapons, including teachers, should be allowed to do so on school grounds?

  5. Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today signed legislation (S.2680A/A.1108B) to allow state and local candidates to use campaign funds to pay for child care expenses, enabling more parents to run for public office.

    "Women face too many barriers when it comes to running for office and frankly child care expenses shouldn't be one of them," Governor Cuomo said. "By signing this measure into law, we will build on the historic progress we've made toward gender equality and empower more parents - and mothers in particular - to seek public office to ensure the decision makers in Albany reflect the people they are elected to represent."

    "We are committed to continuing to break down barriers for women in New York," said Lieutenant Governor Kathy Hochul, Co-Chair of the NYS Child Care Availability Task Force. "I know firsthand the challenges mothers, and all parents, face running for office and balancing responsibilities at home, work, and on the campaign trail. Despite more women being elected in the state and nationwide, women are still underrepresented at all levels of public office. This legislation will make it easier for women to run for office and advances our efforts to achieve full equality for all."

    Specifically, the bill amends state election law to allow campaign funds to be used to pay child care expenses that are "incurred in the campaign or in the execution of the duties of public office or party position." The bill's provisions are effective in 60 days.

    In New York, about 33 percent of the state's executive and legislative officials are women, compared with a national average of 29 percent of state executive and legislative officials, according to the Center for American Women and Politics.   

  6. In the site's new "Guest View" column, Mr. Anthony Pucci gives his thoughts on the recent meeting held by the Chemung County Legislature's ad hoc Compensation and Benefits committee. The committee's aim is to evaluate the salary and benefits package offered to Chemung County  legislators and make recommendations regarding any changes. 

    Mr's Pucci's column can be found HERE

    Open discussion regarding this matter. 

  7. You've probably seen those books, "100 Things To Do Before You Die", "100 Places To Travel To Before You Die", etc. 

    While maybe not as extravegant as others, nearly everyone has a list of things they'd like to do someday. What would be your top 3 things?

    Conversely, what are three things that you had on a bucket list and have accomplished?

  8. At 10:56 p.m. EDT, American astronaut Neil Armstrong, 240,000 miles from Earth, speaks these words to more than a billion people listening at home: “That’s one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind.” Stepping off the lunar landing module Eagle, Armstrong became the first human to walk on the surface of the moon.

    For those of us who were around, what do you remember most about that moment? What do you think about the space program now?

    Any other space comments welcome. 

  9. Christina Sonsire posted a new blog on her site, titled "Oral Argument In Moss v. Legislature To Be Heard On July 19th". Looks like they're set to start here in the next few minutes as this is posted. 

    Christina posted all the legal documents for the public to review. There's a lot of "whereas" and "thereto", but you can look it over. 

    The most interesting takeaway from this post is the following:



    It is interesting to note that New York State’s Appellate Division for the Third Department issued a unanimous ruling today in the case of Krusen v. Moss. The case stems from allegedly defamatory statements made by Moss during last year’s campaign involving Krusen’s use of a county-issued gas card. 

    Aside from upholding Krusen’s claims, the Third Department found Moss was not acting in his official capacity when he made the statements, meaning he is not protected from being sued and arguably cannot ask taxpayers to cover his attorney’s fees.


    That document is also available on her site to be read. 

  10. You just won the Powerball, a big one. Not only are you rich, you are now "f**k you" money rich. 

    What's your plan? You moving or staying put? Maybe doing some renovations? Getting new car? Giving it away to family down to the fourth cousin or disconnecting your phone and forgetting they exist?

  11. There's a show on Axess TV called, "The Very, Very Best Of The 70's". A weird decade, for sure. but cool to look back and see what was big then. 

    For those of us old enough to do so, pick a decade, any decade, and list what you think was the best of the following:



    TV Show

    Fiction Book

    Non-Fiction Book




    Fashion Trend

    Or conversely, what do you think was the WORST of those for the decade you picked?

  12. To quote Bob Dylan, The times, they are a-changin'.

    I've found it quite interesting, and somewhat sad sometimes, to watch how things have changed over the past 20-30 years. The barns and farms are mostly gone, people are more isolated thanks to "social" media, less people out hunting, etc. 

    FOCUS: What traditions or "historical activities" have you seen go by the wayside? What do you think the impact will be? For the better, or for the worse? Are you starting any new traditions? If so, what are they, and how did they come about?

    ALT-FOCUS: What aspects of society are changing (or have changed), and what are the repercussions as you see them?

  13. Life takes us on the strangest journeys and in ways we never expected. 


    What's something you said you'd never do when you were younger that, 20 or so years later, you found yourself doing? Or not even 20 years. Like maybe "I'm never playing Candy Crush" and you're now on Level 800. 


  14. Life hack (or life hacking) is any trick, shortcut, skill, or novelty method that increases productivity and efficiency, in all walks of life. The term was primarily used by computer experts who suffer from information overload or those with a playful curiosity in the ways they can accelerate their workflow in ways other than programming.

    For example:

    What are some "life hacks" you've come up with, or ways to reuse or dispose of stuff?

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    Democratic Florida Rep. Frederica Wilson asserted that people who mock members of Congress online should face prosecution.

    "Those people who are online making fun of members of Congress are a disgrace, and there is no need for anyone to think that is unacceptable [sic]," Wilson said during comments made Tuesday outside of the Homestead Temporary Shelter for Unaccompanied Children in Homestead, Florida.

    "We're gonna shut them down and work with whoever it is to shut them down, and they should be prosecuted," she continued. "You cannot intimidate members of Congress, frighten members of Congress. It is against the law, and it's a shame in this United States of America."

    ProPublica on Monday publicized posts made by Border Patrol agents in a private Facebook group that disparaged migrants and some members of Congress, such as Democratic New York Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.

    Wilson then went on to blame President Trump for causing people to lose respect for Congress, the media, and the White House.

    A May 2019 Gallup poll recorded a 20% approval rating for Congress, whose approval rating has not hit 30% in 10 years.


    See the rest at https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/rep-frederica-wilson-demands-prosecution-for-those-who-mock-congress-online