Schumer says lead-free rule for fire hydrants would hose municipalities
Will Syracuse and Onondaga County have to throw away all the brand new fire hydrants they keep in inventory? Not if U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer can help it.
Mon Dec 02, 2013
GOP, Dems reject EPA rule on fire hydrants
The House voted Monday to override an Environmental Protection Agency regulation that would require new fire hydrants to be lead-free by early next year.
Sun Dec 01, 2013
Rensselaer train station busy with stranded passengers
Rensselaer, N. Y. - The Amtrak train station in Rensselaer was packed with stranded travelers this morning shortly after the derailment in the Bronx shut down train traffic between Albany and New York City.
Sat Nov 30, 2013
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Small Business Saturday is in full swing
With all the big name stores rolling out special deals this holiday season, Small Business Saturday is a day to recognize and support those mom and pop shops that make our community's unique.
Fri Nov 22, 2013
House bill warns of EPA threat to fire hydrants
Reps. Bill Johnson and Paul Tonko introduced legislation this week to block an Environmental Protection Agency rule that would require fire hydrants to use lead-free pipes starting next year.
Wed Nov 20, 2013
Representative Paul Tonko Healthcare.gov Web Site
Representative Paul Tonko talked about effort to fix ongoing difficulties with the Affordable Care Act's Healthcare.gov Web site.He responded to telephone calls and electronic communications.
Sat Nov 16, 2013
When Vern O'Brien, the owner of Vern's Auto Body in Amsterdam, recently acquired ownership of the Egelston Oil Co., he knew he was in for a challenging business environment.
Albany Times Union
Gibson 'aye,' Tonko 'no' on vote
Somewhat predictably, the Capital Region's two congressmen split along party lines on the just-passed Keep Your Health Plan Act of 2014 , which would allow Americans to keep health insurance plans that don't comply with Obamacare.
Wed Nov 13, 2013
Lawmakers upbeat over chemical safety fix
At a Wednesday House Energy and Commerce subcommittee hearing on the Chemical Safety Improvement Act, legislators were cautiously optimistic that the Toxic Substances Control Act could be overhauled for the first time since it was passed nearly four decades ago.
Mon Nov 11, 2013
WNYT NewsChannel 13
Veterans concerned about slow benefits
But there are continued concerns expressed by veterans: that some benefits promised to them upon entering the service, are slow in coming.
Fri Nov 08, 2013
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The glitches involving the launch of the Affordable Care Act have been well documented.