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National Guard Provides Opportunity to Serve Community along with Tuition Benefits, Career Path

When serving in the National Guard, guard soldiers and airmen never know when they will be called to serve the state or country.  On the morning of 9-11, two pilots were on alert duty at the Otis Air National Guard Base in Cape Cod, Massachusetts when...

Backdoor Borrowing Drives New York into Debt Overload

Each quarter the state’s Division of Budget releases updates to the state’s financial plan.  The latest report which was published earlier this month included, once again, details on state debt.  As one might guess—with our state’s reputation for spending—the...

‘Tithe My Shoes’ Drive Kicks Off

Assemblyman Will Barclay (R,C,I-Pulaski) has announced he will participate in the fifth annual “Tithe My Shoes” drive, an effort to collect shoes and boots for the Rescue Mission.  Shoes will be collected until Dec. 4. “Tithe My Shoes” was started...

Volunteer Efforts Brighten Holidays, Provide Health Benefits

Volunteers are the backbone of any community organization. The causes our local volunteers support help ensure that fewer people spend Thanksgiving alone, that children have gifts to open for the holidays, and that people have warm coats and boots for...

State Archive Site Provides Online Link to the Past

One thing we should be proud of in New York is our history and because of technology, it has never been easier to learn about our past.   With the advent of online archives and searchable databases, what once required a trip to the local court house or...

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