Politics

Mayors Meet to Discuss Marijuana
The New York State Conference of Mayors recently got together for a summit on legalizing marijuana.
CBS6 reported on the summit, which including New York politicians and policy makers, and some from other states who spoke.  Albany Mayor Kathy Sheehan did make some comments on marijuana and …
One Major NY Group is Speaking Out Against Legal Marijuana
There’s been a lot of talk recently about legalizing recreational marijuana in New York.  However, one major group is speaking out about it.
The Times Union recently posted about the New York State Association of Chiefs of Police speaking out about legalizing marijuana,…
Local 106 Year Old WWII Vet Gets A Promotion
Talk about the ultimate birthday gift!
A local Delmar man and World War II veteran received a 'promotion' on his 106th birthday.  As reported by the Times Union, Robert Carlyn had a dream come true when he was unofficially promoted to Air Force colonel, and also received multiple …
Free Cab Program Returns to Capital District for New Year's Eve
One too many on New Year's Eve? As cliche as it sounds, better safe than sorry, because a free cab program is returning to the Capital District for New Year's Eve!
The Free Cab Ride Home program is returning to the Capital District, courtesy of Martin, Harding, & Mazzotti, LLP.…
New York is Number One for Population Loss in the Country
Looks like people are leaving New York... more than any other state nationally, to be accurate.
Apparently, New York tops the states for population loss, with the highest rate nationally.  According to cbs 6 Albany, 48,510 people left New York from July, 2017 to July, 2018...
Local College Campuses Are Going Smoke-Free in 2019
While there's a push to make recreational marijuana legal in 2019, some local colleges are getting more strict and going completely smoke-free in the new year.
Cigarettes, vaping, marijuana, Ecigarettes, hookahs- doesn't matter if it's legal or not,  it's all not allowed on t…
Marijuana Offenders Can Now Get a 'Clean Slate'
Some marijuana offenders are now being offered a 'Clean Slate' in New York.
The District Attorney's Office of Albany County is offering a "Clean Slate" program according to news 10 abc.  This program can help get rid of a ton of low-level marijuana cases alr…
Cocaine, Cash, and More Seized Near Capital District School
Talk about a bust.
A reported $4,000 in cash, cocaine, pot, and steroids were seized near a Capital District school according to the Times Union.  The contraband was found near the Schuylerville school campus, and on top of the $4000 included about two pounds of marijuana, high grade cocain…
Drug Takeback Day This Saturday in the Capital Region
This Saturday, U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency is hosting it's annual Prescription Drug Takeback Day.
For the 16th year in a row, the Drug Takeback Day is being held to help people safely get rid of old, expired, or not-used prescription medications...

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