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Will public meetings in New York adjust in new COVID era?

The COVID-19 pandemic altered public meetings in New York, making government participation for elected officials and members of the public in an era of remote video conferencing and social distancing. Now, as the state’s emergency orders for the pandemic fall away, but concerns over rising cases and the delta variant linger, good-government organizations in New… Keep Reading

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NY Fire Chief Wants Answers from State in LODD

WATERTOWN, NY—Fire Chief Matthew Timerman is not satisfied that state fire administrators have not initiated an internal investigation into how city firefighter Peyton L.S. Morse died after he suffered a medical emergency while training at the state fire academy in early March. Stressing it’s been five months since the young firefighter died, Chief Timerman said Wednesday he’s requesting that the state Office… Keep Reading

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New York launches revamped rental assistance application process

BUFFALO, N.Y. — The application process for New York’s Emergency Rental Assistance Program has been harrowing for many people struggling to make their payments. State Senate Housing Committee Chair Brian Kavanagh said the online portal has had numerous issues including glitches, a complex application and inability to save and resume at a later time. “Even though… Keep Reading

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