Music

Rachael Sage releases cover of Ani DiFranco’s ‘Both Hands’

​​​Rachael Sage has released the first single from her forthcoming album Character: a string quartet version of the classic Ani DiFranco song “Both Hands“. The accompanying music video premiered on PopMatters. Sage has also just been confirmed as support on the Howard Jones Acoustic Trio‘s Winter 2020 U.S.

Opinion

Blame Cuomo for the state budget crisis

BY BILL HAMMOND In spite of a growing and healthy economy, New York is facing a multibillion-dollar budget shortfall, and concerned citizens deserve a straight accounting of what went wrong. Gov. Andrew Cuomo has blamed a surge in Medicaid spending—but

NY GOP

Walsh appointed Assistant Minority Leader Pro Tempore

Assemblywoman Mary Beth Walsh (R,C,I-Ballston) today announced that she has been appointed the Assistant Minority Leader Pro Tempore by Assembly Minority Leader Will Barclay (R,C,I,Ref-Pulaski). In this new role, Walsh will be instrumental in preparation of legislative debates and managing

Transportation

State Route 77 may be renamed in honor of Vietnam hero

Assemblyman Steve Hawley (R,C,I-Batavia) announced today that he has introduced legislation that designates State Route 77 between Pembroke Town Park and the intersection of Indian Falls Road in the town of Pembroke as the “Specialist Four Clarence ‘C. Jay’ Hall Memorial

Prime Minister

Trudeau releases mandate letters

The Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, today released ministerial mandate letters to guide Cabinet. “On Election Day, Canadians chose to continue moving forward. People have been clear that they want progress on the issues that matter most, from fighting climate change