The New York Sea Grant Launch Steward Program has expanded to include Sodus Bay, the largest sheltered bay on Lake Ontario. A popular recreational and tourism area, Sodus Bay is an excellent place for the New York Sea Grant Launch Steward Program to be educating the public about the importance of preventing and slowing the spread of harmful aquatic hitchhikers.
Throughout the summer, the stewards are offering on-site watercraft inspections and collecting data on boater awareness of aquatic invasive species here and other launch sites along the eastern Lake Ontario shoreline.
Congress is drowning itself—and its constituents—in paper. And life-altering paper at that. The millions of words imprinted on that paper affect all of our lives, often in very profound ways.
If a great picture studs an art show, you pay a visit before the exhibit ends. If a classic car is for sale, you raid the piggy bank before your dream auto vanishes. If a popular broadcaster announces his retirement, you try as long as possible to postpone the inevitable. Tim McCarver is about to leave us. Let us bid him an affectionate farewell.
A new survey shows that a full-two thirds of grown children, if forced to choose, would pick Mom over Dad to move in with them later in life. This is proof that mothers spend years brainwashing their children to prefer them over their fathers, mainly by sneakily doing most of the child rearing while the fathers are watching sports on TV.
With the state legislative session scheduled to end June 20, which means things sometimes move pretty quickly as the session winds down, there is a legislation pending in the state Assembly and Senate known as the Adoptee Bill of Rights.
This town seems to have a love affair with spending money we don't have.
People think building a new library on the front lawn of Town Hall campus will solve our problem and poor image, but it only confirms our town and library boards lack vision.
Government surveillance is like hunger. It can never be satiated for long. It doesn’t end by itself. It only stops if we say “no.” It only ends if we elect new politicians, and hold them accountable for our privacy.
I’m wondering what might be (or should be) the position of the Town of Brighton on this matter and what we, as citizens, might do to tighten either the regulations or, if they already exist, their enforcement.
We are grateful to the voters for their continuing support of excellent library services for our community.
It is a time for all Americans to come together.
Sons and daughters will gather with Dad for a Father’s Day celebration. Fathers also can spend part of the day giving a self-assessment on whether they are properly parenting by using the following suggestions.
Having failed every other way to derail President Barack Obama’s health-care reform, congressional Republicans are determined to block any corrections or modifications in the Affordable Care Act that could be construed as improvements, especially by employers, in the current law.
They hope that by not fixing the errors, inevitable in the drafting of any legislation this size, that employers will be so annoyed by the law that they will stand with the Republicans in repealing it, which the GOP has tried and failed to do 37 times since the law passed.
The recent revelation that China is hacking into U.S. weapons systems represents a major threat to our national security. It should be a belated wake-up call that the government had better confront quickly, unlike 30 years ago, when computing power and agility were just emerging.
We have a library near each town school and libraries in the schools, and I am amazed that anyone thinks that we need another library or a replacement.
Penfield Library volunteers provide countless hours of service to the library in a variety of ways.
So many parts of the nation’s immigration system are rusting, clanking or broken that the situation affords an opportunity for reformers in the Senate: Devise a legislative fix for practically everything and, in the process, forge a broad coalition for a sweeping overhaul that includes legalizing 11 million unauthorized immigrants.
The absurdly dysfunctional agricultural sector is a prime example. Up to two-thirds of the workforce tending to crops and livestock – at least 1 million current workers – are undocumented, up from a third in the mid-1990s. Many are relatively skilled, most have been in the country for a decade or more, and some have moved up to jobs in middle management. Despite their central role in providing the country’s food, they remain subject to harassment, raids and deportation.
June 22 marks the 72nd anniversary of the 1941 invasion of the Soviet Union by Nazi Germany, an event that had a profound impact on world history.
The consensus of historical opinion is that Russian dictator Joseph Stalin was surprised by Adolf Hitler’s attack. Stalin’s daughter, Svetlana, wrote: “He had not foreseen that the pact of 1939 (a non-aggression pact between Stalin and Hitler) which he had considered the outcome of his own great cunning could be broken by an enemy more cunning than himself. ... It was his immense political miscalculation.”
“The chosen spot" will continue to be so, at least in comparison to others. Global warming and climate change will have ever greater impact on agriculture, horticulture and viticulture, but upstate New York may be expected to fare better than other parts of the country.
Ron Wexler, a member of The Climate Reality Project's Leadership Corp., took Canandaiguans on a history, current reality, and projection of our future on Tuesday night, June 4, at the Wood Library in Canandaigua.
Two weekends ago, governors and senior staff of the Great Lake states and the premiers of Quebec and Ontario met for the first time since 2005 to commit to strengthening the region’s economy and protecting the Great Lakes.
In passing resolutions related to a number of trade and water-related issues, these leaders made a solid commitment to work together not only to stop the spread of aquatic invasive species, but to prevent the introduction of new invaders into the Great Lakes ecosystem.