In The News
The Battle of the Mansions is over, at least for now.
Critics of a $6 million plan to convert a languishing Delaware Avenue mansion property into nine townhouses, condos and apartments failed to sway the Buffalo Planning Board to their view.Read more >
After the Republican mid-term election victories last November, labor unions and other worker advocates can expect virtually nothing but trouble from Congress over the next two years. With their ongoing attempts to undermine the National Labor Relations Board and the strong likelihood that they will bury any effort to increase the minimum wage, the Republicans’ grand plan calls for fewer rights and no pay increase for the working poor.Read more >
TARRYTOWN, N.Y. -- Parts of a floating concrete batch plant being used to build the new Tappan Zee Bridge collapsed Tuesday.Read more >
MCGUIRE AFB — President Barack Obama stood in front of a sea of U.S. troops here today and heralded the end of the war in Afghanistan, commended America’s military for “leading the fight against terrorist groups” in places like Syria and Iraq, and announced his support of a new $1.1 trillion spending bill, passed by Congress last week.
Construction permits statewide would be extended another two years, under the third version of a bill known as the Permit Extension Act.
TRENTON — Construction projects with permits originally issued in the 1990s would still be in play and buildable, under a bill advancing in the state Legislature.Read more >
ALBANY — The Cuomo administration announced Wednesday that it would ban hydraulic fracturing in New York State, ending years of uncertainty by concluding that the controversial method of extracting gas from deep underground could contaminate the state’s air and water and pose inestimable public-health risks.Read more >
Winners of the YearRead more >
Northeast Regional Council of Carpenters Local 254 volunteer there time to aid Developmental Challenged Residents at Visitation Home in Hamilton, NJ.