Politics

Cuomo Adds Rhode Island to Travel List, Removes Some Others
Another day, another update to the New York Covid-19 quarantine travel list.  Well, actually I think the more formal name is the 'travel advisory list'.
Either way, there's updates.  It seems hard to keep up with since each day it seems like something is changing...
Hard Liquor Now Allowed in Ice Cream Too
Wine, cider, and beer ice creams are already allowed in New York.  But now?  Well, hard liquor got the approval as well.
Governor Cuomo approved the inclusion of hard liquor in ice cream recently.  So instead of just a whiskey drink, a vodka drink, or a lager drink, you can enjoy &apos…
Saratoga Restaurant Sells Out Of 'Cuomo Chips'
You couldn't go anywhere over the weekend without hearing someone mention "Cuomo Chips", the inexpensive menu item added recently to Harvey's in Saratoga.  The cheap chips became a hit after the Governor announced last week that in order to for customers to drink at a bar or restaurant, it…
Local Restaurant Bites Back at Latest Cuomo Mandate
The ever-changing world of pandemic and social distancing rules threw us a bit of a curve ball yesterday during the Governor's press conference.  The latest mandate from Cuomo states that restaurants may not serve alcohol to customers unless they buy food.   Restaurants quickly found a "loophol…
Starting Today, A New Rent Relief Program in New York
As of today, New Yorkers can apply for assistance under a new rent relief program.
2020 has not been the easiest year, for anyone. Financially, it's been a year of extreme difficulty for many.  However, $100 million in federal funds have been set aside to help those with rental assistance t…
Bill Would Ban Local School's 'Race-Based' Name
As pressure builds for professional sports teams like the Washington Redskins to change their longtime team name or nickname, local high schools could be facing the same kind of change.  Many schools in the Capital Region have nicknames or mascots that are linked directly to Native American heritage…

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