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Nov 17, 2015

Opponents of casino rally at Capitol

ALBANY — Opponents of a casino planned for New York’s Finger Lakes have gathered at the state Capitol to urge gambling regulators to reject the project. Speakers at Tuesday’s protest of the Lago Resort and Casino called on the state’s Gaming Commission to withhold a casino license from the facility in Tyre, arguing it will […]

Jun 17, 2013

Anti-fracking groups rally outside Capitol

ALBANY — About 2,000 opponents of a natural-gas drilling process that involves blasting chemical-laden water deep into the ground rallied outside New York’s Capitol on Monday as a new statewide poll showed a slight increase among voters who are against it. The Siena College poll of about 800 registered voters showed 44 percent opposed to […]

Mar 21, 2013

Two sides clash over NY SAFE Act

Sheriee Jones said gun violence has claimed the lives of some of her friends. Instead of sitting on the sidelines, she attended a rally Wednesday at City Hall in support of New York’s stricter gun laws, carrying a sign reading “SAFE Act = Common Sense.” “A lot of youths have been taken down because of […]

Feb 28, 2013

Opponents of gun law gather in Albany

ALBANY — Thousands of opponents of New York’s new gun control law gathered Thursday at the statehouse to lobby lawmakers and rally against measures they say infringe on their constitutional right to bear arms. Two lines in the morning stretched through the underground concourse of Empire State Plaza in downtown Albany, with a mass of […]

Feb 21, 2013

Reilich to host Second Amendment Day

Assemblyman Bill Reilich, R,C,I-Greece, is inviting Second Amendment advocates, sportsmen, businesses and constituents to join him at NY2A Day in Albany on Feb. 28 for a rally to protect the Second Amendment. Throughout the day, participants from across the state will meet with their representatives regarding provisions of the NY SAFE Act and attend a […]

Oct 25, 2012

Governor stumping for Slaughter

Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo was to be in Greece this morning to join Rep. Louise Slaughter for a special event rally at 10 a.m. at Local 13 Plumbers & Pipefitters Hall, 1850 Mt. Read Blvd. N. The event is free and open to the public. Doors open at 9:15 a.m.  

Oct 22, 2012

Officials vow fight to save Hickey Freeman jobs

While company leadership was in bankruptcy court Monday morning, Hickey Freeman workers, joined by U.S. Sen. Charles E. Schumer, D-N.Y,, and U.S. Rep. Louise Slaughter, D-Fairport, for a rally in support of the high-end suit maker. The parent company, HMX Group, announced last week it was seeking Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection. Although he wouldn’t name […]

Oct 16, 2012

Clinton to rally Friday with Slaughter, Hochul

Former President Bill Clinton will hold a rally Friday in Rochester in support of Reps. Louise Slaughter and Kathy Hochul. Clinton and Slaughter have worked closely together on a number of landmark initiatives. “I’m excited to welcome my friend President Clinton to Rochester and Monroe County,” Slaughter said in a release. “His visit will remind […]

Oct 15, 2012

‘Fracking’ supporters demonstrate in Albany

ALBANY — Supporters of using hydraulic fracturing to produce natural gas have staged a rally and march in Albany. Hundreds of people gathered at the Corning Preserve on the Hudson River and then marched to a park near the Capitol for speeches by elected officials and labor leaders at midday Monday. The technology known as […]

Nov 30, 2011

Fracking foes rally before hearing

NEW YORK CITY — Gas-drilling opponents are lined up to tell state regulators what they think of proposed rules for natural gas development using hydraulic fracturing. They were rallying Wednesday in Manhattan, where the last of four public hearings on proposed regulations was being held. It’s a hot issue in New York City, which gets […]

May 9, 2011

NY advocates rally to legalize gay marriage

ALBANY — A New York state senator who is a high-profile advocate of legalizing gay marriage told supporters Monday that there are still not enough votes in the Republican-controlled Senate to pass the bill. Manhattan Democrat Thomas Duane said all Republican senators ...

Apr 11, 2011

Rally against ‘fracking’ draws hundreds to Albany

ALBANY — Environmental groups from across New York rallied at the state Capitol on Monday, calling on lawmakers to protect the environment and the public against potential hazards related to high-volume hydraulic fracturing for natural gas in the Marcellus Shale region ...

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