The Deadline for Residents in 13 New York Counties to Apply for Federal Emergency Management Agency Aid is Now March 29
Business Council board member, Alphonso O’Neil-White, announced he will soon retire earlier this week. The following op-ed, which appears in this morning’s edition of The Buffalo News, refers to his excellent leadership and devotion to community, which we saw first hand. It’s wonderful editorial. Here’s a snippet: His broad experience and expertise could fill pages, but perhaps what will be missed most is his excellence in leadership that has translated into corporate and community responsibility.
It’s Unclear if Anyone Will Make 7-shot Gun Magazines
Jessica Alaimo, reporter for Democrat & Chronicle, writes that although New York will have the smallest gun magazine limit in the country starting April 15, there are no gun manufacturers who make clips with fewer than 10-rounds, at least as far as the paper has found.
Quinn Close To 40% In New York City Dem Primary, Quinnipiac University Poll Finds; Voters More Comfortable With Gay Than Biz Exec Mayor
New York City Council Speaker Christine Quinn is closing in on the 40 percent target needed to avoid a runoff election as she leads the Democratic primary for mayor with 37 percent, more than three other candidates combined, according to a Quinnipiac University poll released today.
Public Advocate Bill de Blasio has 14 percent, with 11 percent for 2009 Democratic mayoral candidate William Thompson and 9 percent for Comptroller John Liu, the independent Quinnipiac (KWIN-uh-pe-ack) University poll finds. Another 27 percent are undecided.
There is a small reverse gender gap as Quinn gets 40 percent of men and 34 percent of women.
In this morning’s edition of The New York Times [subscription publication] reporters Danny Hakim and William K. Rashbum write about a special prosecutor’s request that the New York Legislature not release a report drafted by the state ethics commission which looked into the Vito Lopez harassment scandal. You may recall that last August the Assembly censured Lopez after it had determined he “verbally harassed, groped and kissed two of his staff members.”
The Leader-Herald reporter Levi Pascher reports on the Fulton-Montgomery Regional Chamber of Commerce & Industry’s strong opposition to a proposal to extend an energy surcharge on utility bills. He quotes chamber president Mark Kilmer: “Right now, one of the biggest impediments to economic development in the state is the high energy costs,” Kilmer said. “We pay about 51 percent more than the national average for residential, and commercial is more than that and is like 65 percent more than the national average.”