Daily Archives: December 20, 2014

Paul Harvey “Policeman” One of His Best Narrations


“Policeman” by Paul Harvey.This is a tribute to the many police officers who risk their lives daily. (Click on image)

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Fracking decision may keep Cuomo in New York


Letter to the Editor http://rochesterdemocrat.ny.newsmemory.com/ Fracking decision may keep Cuomo in New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s latest pandering to his liberal base, the banning of large-scale hydrofracking in New York, may shore up his political position in the state, which … Continue reading

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NYC’s communist mayor in tough position of his own making


JONATHAN LEMIRE http://rochesterdemocrat.ny.newsmemory.com/ ASSOCIATED PRESS NEW YORK — Mayor Bill de Blasio was elected last year after making promises to keep crime low while improving relations between police and the community. As the tensions between those promises continue to mount, … Continue reading

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NYS Voters don’t want a pay raise for NY lawmakers


JOSEPH SPECTOR http://rochesterdemocrat.ny.newsmemory.com/ ALBANY BUREAU CHIEF ALBANY — New Yorkers strongly opposed giving the state Legislature its first raise since 1999, and they remained split over whether the state should have moved forward with hydraulic fracturing, a Siena College poll … Continue reading

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NYS Thruway Authority OKs an unbalanced $1.7 billion 2015 budget


SEE VIDEO, READ MORE: http://www.democratandchronicle.com/story/news/local/2014/12/19/thruway-oks-unbalanced-budget/20668387/ Joseph Spector, 11:45 p.m. EST December 19, 2014 (Photo: Shutterstock) ALBANY – The state Thruway Authority on Friday passed a 2015 budget that leaves a funding gap, and the agency refused to answer questions about … Continue reading

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The Mesopotamian Venice: The Lost Floating Homes of Iraq


743141 Select Language​▼ There’s a lot of talk nowadays about how to live more sustainably, but what surprises me is how complicated people choose to make this process. If you really want to live in a sustainable home and lead … Continue reading

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