Monday, October 7, 2019

October 7 is World Day of Bullying Prevention

STOMP Out Bullying Announces World Day of Bullying Prevention and National Bullying Prevention Awareness Month, October 2019
In honor of October's National Bullying Prevention Month, STOMP Out Bullying™, the leading national nonprofit dedicated to changing the culture for all students, calls on the nation to support their mission by raising awareness around the need to develop a society focused on kindness and inclusivity.

"We have always been an organization dedicated to spreading kindness and preventing bullying and cyberbullying. However, this year, we are encouraging communities, youth, students and society to use their voice to make bullying history," said Ross Ellis, CEO and Founder of STOMP Out Bullying™. "This October, we mark 14 years as an organization. I never want to see another child in pain," added Ms. Ellis. "And I never want to hear the words, 'I want to die.'

For more information, click the link above.

Tuesday, October 1, 2019

Second phase of New York's "Raise the Age law" goes into effect

Second phase of Raise the Age law, impacting 17-year-olds, goes into effect
Beginning Tuesday, 17-year-old criminal offenders will no longer be automatically sent into to the adult criminal justice system in New York.

The second phase of the Raise the Age law went into effect at midnight; it applies specifically to 17-year-old offenders.

For more on the law click here.

Monday, September 16, 2019

Schuyler County Honors Sept 17 as Constitution and Citizenship Day

The Schuyler County Legislature has enacted a resolution recognizing Tuesday September 17 as Constitution and Citizenship Day.

The resolution, submitted by County Attorney Steven Getman, urges civil and educational authorities of states, counties, cities and towns to make plans for the proper observance of the day and “for the complete instruction of citizens in their responsibilities and opportunities as citizens of the United States and of the State and locality in which they reside.”

It was unanimously passed by the legislature at its September 9 meeting.

September 17 marks the anniversary of the signing of the United States Constitution, which, the resolution notes, "is the supreme law of the land and the document by which the people of this country self-govern."

In remembrance of the signing of the Constitution and in recognition of the Americans who strive to uphold the duties and responsibilities of citizenship, the Congress, by joint resolution of February 29, 1952 (36 U.S.C. 106), designated September 17 as “Constitution Day and Citizenship Day."


Friday, September 13, 2019

Congressman Tom Reed Endorses Steven Getman for Schuyler County Court Judge!

"I'm proud to support Steven Getman in the November 5th election for Schuyler County Court Judge. While extremists play the part of being pragmatic, Steven Getman is committed to fairness. Steve is a lifelong Republican who stands for our values and principles. He also is exceptionally qualified, and I urge every voter in Schuyler County to support Steven Getman." -Congressman Tom Reed

Monday, September 9, 2019

Schuyler County schedules medication take back days

County residents can bring their old or expired medications to a secure drop off location on the dates listed below.

Monday, September 2, 2019

New York's 'red flag law' drawing mixed reviews

Stepping in before it's too late. That's the goal of New York's red flag law.

With the law now in effect, gun control advocates like Sarah Dumrese say the law could prevent future mass shootings....But not everyone sees it the same way.

"Boom, your guns are gone," Ken Mathison said.

Mathison co-chairs the Monroe County chapter for the gun education group Shooters Committee on Political Education (SCOPE). He says the law is unconstitutional and that it lacks the right protections for legal gun owners.

Monday, August 26, 2019

Happy National Dog Day

About National Dog Day:
National Dog Day celebrates all breeds, pure and mixed and serves to help galvanize the public to recognize the number of dogs that need to be rescued each year, either from public shelters, rescues and pure breed rescues.

National Dog Day honors family dogs and dogs that work selflessly to save lives, keep us safe and bring comfort.

Dogs put their lives on the line every day - for their law enforcement partner, for their blind companion, for the disabled, for our freedom and safety by detecting bombs and drugs and pulling victims of tragedy from wreckage.