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Proposed liquor law change would enable movie theaters to sell craft beer

The Little Theatre and other movie theaters would be able to sell alcohol beverages to moviegoers under a proposal from Gov. Andrew Cuomo. (Provided)

Two companies with movie theaters in Brooklyn and Yonkers offer full meals — with alcohol — for customers to consume while they watch their movies. Alamo Drafthouse Cinema, a chain based based in Austin, Texas, and Brooklyn’s Nitehawk Cinema are ...

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Advocates rally in support of legislation allowing drivers’ licenses for migrant workers

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The day before the state’s extravaganza recognizing agriculture opened, a group of farm workers, advocates and Rochester City Council members rallied on the steps of City Hall to call for legislation to allow migrant workers to once again have drivers’ ...

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Senators reach deal to reduce prison time for some offenders

WASHINGTON — A bipartisan group of senators unveiled legislation on Thursday that would overhaul the nation’s criminal justice system, allowing some nonviolent drug offenders to get reduced prison sentences and giving judges greater discretion in sentencing. “This historic reform bill ...

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Who gets online accounts after you die?

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WASHINGTON — You’ve probably decided who gets the house or that family heirloom up in the attic when you die. But what about your email account and all those photos stored online? Grieving relatives might want access for sentimental reasons, ...

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Booker, Paul team up to scrub criminal records

KEANSBURG, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey Sen. Cory Booker and Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul are teaming up on a bill aimed at helping low-level offenders wipe their criminal records clean. The Democrat and Republican odd couple introduced legislation Tuesday that ...

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Bill would allow larger ATVs on NY trails

ALBANY (AP) — Larger off-road vehicles would be allowed on New York’s public trails under legislation advancing in the state Assembly, which has raised an alarm among environmentalists who say it will lead to more erosion and pollution. Bill sponsors ...

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‘Zombie property’ legislation considered

Although the number of so-called “zombie properties” in Brighton is not high, proposed legislation combatting the problem would still prove helpful and aid in maintaining the quality of life in neighborhoods, said Brighton Supervisor Bill Moehle. That is one of ...

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Seeking help for abandoned homes

ALBANY (AP) — The mayors of Buffalo, Rochester and 14 other New York cities have written to lawmakers asking them to pass legislation to require mortgage lenders to maintain so-called “zombie properties.” The measure crafted by Attorney General Eric Schneiderman ...

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Ban the Box legislation OK’d

Rochester City Council on Tuesday evening unanimously approved legislation that would require the city of Rochester, its vendors and any employer in the city to eliminate the box that asks job applicants if they have been convicted of a crime. ...

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