The Hudson Valley is home to many beautiful ruins. They’re easy for New Yorkers to miss or overlook. But this past Saturday, the New York State Museum unveiled a photography and architecture exhibit dedicated to these sites: Hudson Valley Ruins features over 80 photographs by Robert Yasinsac and Thomas Rinaldi documenting forgotten historic sites and cultural treasures in the Hudson River Valley.
by Larry M. Elkin
Puppet shows can be great fun, but most of us prefer it when the marionettes are wooden dolls rather than elected officials.
In New York, however, Gov. Andrew Cuomo is a deft puppeteer, while other elected officials seem content to let him pull the strings.
by Cliff Weathers, NYaltnews.com
Grant Valentine, who ran for NYS Senate two years ago but failed to secure enough petition signatures to get his name on the ballot, is again challenging State Senator David Carlucci for the Democratic nomination. Carlucci went on to be the Democratic nominee and defeated Rockland County Executive C. Scott Vanderhoef, a Republican, for the open seat in 2010.
by Cliff Weathers
Albany, Dec 8 — Almost in the blink of an eye, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo called for tax-code reform, got support from key State Senate Republicans, and had his plan approved in an extended session Thursday morning.
Late Wednesday night, the Republican controlled NYS Senate unanimously passed Cuomo’s plan to jumpstart New York’s economy. Soon after, the Assembly debated the legislation, overwhelmingly passing it at about 1a.
by Larry M. Elkin
The new ethics law passed by the New York State Legislature last week promises to clean up Albany once and for all. Then again, so did the ethics reform laws of 2010, 2007, 2005 and 1987.
Suffern, January 30 — When Rockland County’s NYS Senator re-enacts his swearing in ceremony today at 12n at SUNY-Rockland (RCC), he will have a lot to celebrate. This month David Carlucci became the youngest senator in New York state history, left the Democratic caucus, joined three other bolting Dems to form a new caucus, was named to a committee chairmanship and was voted by CityHallNews.com to be one of the “winners” in NYS politics. He also managed to slip away from Albany long enough to get married, too.
by Dave Zornow Rockland County, May 11 (update 10:50a) — Rockland County Executive C. Scott Vanderhoef is denying published reports that he will run for the NYS Senate seat representing Rockland County. According to Elizabeth Benjamin of Capital Tonight, a NY state political talk show on Albany’s Time-Warner Cable, Vanderhoef[…]