Norb's Corner


BY NORBERT RUG The opinions written here reflect those of the writer only. They do not necessarily reflect those of this newspaper, or its employees. This newspaper does not endorse these opinions nor recommend them. Do not try this at

The Clintons

FBI uncovers new Clinton emails

Judicial Watch today released a court filing that reveals the FBI found more of former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s emails, and it has turned them over to the State Department for review. In the November 15, 2019 filing, the

State Budget

Double-dippers increased by 10% last year

BY CAITLIN GILLIGAN The number of state and local government early retirees collecting both a paycheck and public pension grew by 10 percent last year, according to data posted today on, the Empire Center’s transparency website. The increase was largely driven by

US Senate

Schumer calls for ban on flavored e-cigarettes

With More And More Young People All-Out Addicted To Flavors, Schumer Says Close Loophole Now & Finalize Rule ASAP Just as the administration wavers on a possible ban on flavored e-cigarettes, U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer, standing at Depew High


Stefanik releases FEMA damage assessment following devasting floods

Following the letter Congresswoman Stefanik and Congressman Brindisi sent to Governor Cuomo earlier this month requesting a Joint Preliminary Damage Assessment (PDA), this week FEMA will begin working with state and local officials to conduct a thorough assessment of the

NY Assembly

Miller:  HEAP can help you stay warm this winter

BY MICHAEL MILLER New Yorkers are no strangers to the frigid temperatures, lake-effect storms and walloping Nor’easters that define winter here in the Empire State. Whether upstate or downstate, we aren’t fazed by slush-covered streets and subway entrances or the

NY Assembly

Santabarbara announces military banner program

The City of Amsterdam in conjunction with local partners will be announced details of its’ new Military Banner Program at Amsterdam City Hall on Tuesday.  The program gives residents the opportunity to honor both active military and veterans who served in


Good help is hard to find

BY NORBERT RUG I ran a handyman type business part-time for 35 years until health problems caused me to quit. I put an ad in the paper for just one week and was as busy until the day I closed