For the first time since 1935 when the state sealed adoption records, adoptees will be able to obtain their original birth certificate when they turn 18 and find out the names
New York law prevented... adoptees to obtain their original birth certificates because the state sealed birth records to protect the privacy of mothers and fathers who gave up their children for adoption.
Supporters of the bill argued that times have changed, and that adoption no longer carries the stigma it did decades ago. It’s also easier to track down relatives through advances in genetic testing and online ancestry sites....
The law will go into effect Jan. 15, 2020. The legislation directs the state Department of Health to develop a process to handle adoptee requests for the records.
Monday, November 18, 2019
Monday, November 11, 2019
The last day for redemption is hereby fixed as February 20, 2020.
Every person having any right, title or interest in or lien upon any parcel of real property described in such petition may serve a duly verified answer upon the attorney for the Tax District setting forth in detail the nature and amount of his or her interest and any defense or objection to the foreclosure. Such answer must be filed in the office of the County Clerk and served upon the attorney for the Tax District on or before the date above mentioned as the last day for redemption.
In the event of failure to redeem or answer by any person having the right to redeem or answer, such person shall be forever barred and foreclosed of all his or her right, title and interest and equity of redemption in and to the parcel described in such petition and a judgment in foreclosure may be taken by default.
Monday, October 21, 2019
Shooter’s Group Grades Schuyler Judicial Candidates. Republican Steven Getman Gets Top Grade with “A.”
Getman, currently the Schuyler County Attorney, received a grade of “A,” based on responses to a written questionnaire and responses to questions presented to all four candidates at a recently held S.C.O.P.E. public forum at the Montour Falls Moose Club.
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recent "Friends of the NRA" dinner
An attorney since 1992, Getman has practiced in each of the courts over which the County Court Judge presides: County Criminal, Civil, Family and Surrogate’s. He has also handled dozens of criminal and civil appeals in the New York State Supreme Court Appellate Division. As Schuyler County Attorney, Getman is the chief legal advisor to approximately 250 county employees, including the County Administrator and County Legislature. He and his staff have handled thousands of cases, prosecuted and defended civil actions, appeared in numerous courts, and drafted legislation. In addition, his office prosecutes family court cases involving child abuse and neglect, juvenile delinquency and child support violations. Beyond his service as an attorney, Getman has taught criminal justice and constitutional law as an Adjunct Instructor at Keuka College for the past eight years.
S.C.O.P.E. is a 501 (c) 4 statewide organization since 1965 dedicated to preserving the 2nd Amendment rights of the citizens of New York State through public education and promoting voter participation.
In addition, to the Republican Party, Getman has been cross-endorsed by the New York State Libertarian Party and will appear on that ballot line as well. The general election is scheduled for November 5.
Friday, October 18, 2019
Tuesday, October 15, 2019
Monday, October 7, 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
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.