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.

Monday, August 19, 2019

New York's new Domestic Violence laws take effect

New York state officials have enacted three new pieces of legislation that aim to expand protections for victims of abuse and domestic violence.

These measures are intended to:

broaden the definition of domestic violence to include forms of economic abuse, including identity theft;
give victims the choice to vote by mail-in ballot, even if they remain within the county where they are registered to vote; and
allow victims to report abuse to any law enforcement agency in New York State, regardless of where the violence originally took place.

For more on these new laws, click here.

Monday, August 12, 2019

New York State passes law allowing emergency responders to remove distressed pets left in cars

Under the new law, firefighters and other emergency personnel will be allowed to remove pets from unattended cars under conditions that endanger the animals' health or well-being, such as extreme temperatures.

The law goes into effect immediately.