P.M. NEWS MONDAY 5-12-14

General Clinton Canoe Regatta chairman John Harmon announced that the last day to get tickets for Hall of Fame dinner has been extended to May 15th, for the ceremony on May 24th:


(John Harmon 5-12-14)


Other inductees along with Dave Price & Ed Ray are Paddlers Gary Aprea, Willis Hackett, Jeff Kolka & Blaise St. Pierre.


State Police arrested 41-year-old Albert Schultes of Windsor for driving with a blood alcohol content of more than four times the legal limit. Schultes was charged with Aggravated Driving While Intoxicated, with a BAC result of .35.   Police said the arrest followed a motor vehicle accident investigation on Cresson Hill Road in Windsor; Schultes was arraigned in the Town of Windsor Court and remanded to the Broome County Jail in lieu of $2,500 cash bail.


Yonkers Republican John Cahill announced his intentions to run for the state Attorney General position this year, against incumbent Democrat Eric Schneiderman. Cahill formerly served as a top aide to former Governor George Pataki, who joined Cahill at his press conference yesterday.


Governor Cuomo signed legislation that adds an additional 5 days to the period to gather signatures for designating petitions for the 2014 State and local primary elections. The extension takes into account the time for a Jewish festival, and helps ensure that all interested New Yorkers may participate in the State’s political process. Extending the deadline moves the first day to sign up to May 29th, 42 days before the day to file candidate petitions.


US Senator Charles Schumer is pushing a plan in the Senate that would allow undergraduate borrowers, with outstanding student loan debt, to refinance at today’s lower rates. Schumer outlined the proposal at Hofstra University today. The Bipartisan Student Loan Certainty Act of 2013 set the undergraduate student loan interest rate at 3.86 percent for the 2013-2014 school year. But he said borrowers who took out loans before 2013 are paying nearly 7 percent or higher. Schumer announced new legislation that will allow them to pay back their outstanding loans at the same rates as new borrowers


New York State a new scholarship program for those who seek degrees and jobs in a STEM field. The New York State STEM Incentive Program will pay the full, 4-year undergraduate tuition for high school seniors who graduate in the top 10% of their class, and enroll at any State University of New York college campus. Scholarship recipients will have to work in a STEM field, science, technology, engineering or math. Applications are due August 15th; more information is available at HESC.ny.gov.


State lawmakers are looking at whether to include electronic cigarettes in the state’s indoor public smoking ban. The Senate Health Committee is holding a hearing on the matter today. The panel will consider whether the existing ban on public indoor smoking should be applied to e-cigarettes, and review current regulations on liquid nicotine, which is used in the devices. The committee will take testimony from supporters and opponents of increased regulations


The Unatego Central School District will hold the annual school budget hearing tonight at 7pm at the school in Wells Bridge. The public is welcome



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