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State Sen. Joseph Griffo Weekly Column: A Library Card Can Open Up the World...

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By New York State Senator Joseph A. Griffo, R-Rome, 47th District  Local public libraries play a critically important role as centers of learning, culture and civic activity.   These institutions have continued to adapt and expand...

State News: Attorney General James Cracks Down on Tenant Blacklisting

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NEW YORK – New York Attorney General Letitia James today continued her efforts to protect New York tenants by cracking down on “tenant blacklisting,” or when landlords use housing court records as a basis...
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Griffo: State Should Consider Providing Protection to Qualified Gubernatorial Candidates

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Following a recent attack on Congressman Lee Zeldin at a campaign event, New York State Sen. Joseph Griffo, R-I-C-Rome, is urging the state to consider providing security to gubernatorial candidates of state-recognized political parties...

Candidate Forum for the Democratic Primary

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Register now for the Democratic Congressional Candidate Forum, which will be this Wednesday, July 27, at 6:00pm!  Then vote for one of them in the primary election, August 23!  Pre-registration (to make sure everyone is a...

Sen. Joe Griffo Weekly Column: Before disposal, New York Must Consider all Options for...

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By New York State Senator Joseph A. Griffo, R-Rome, 47th District  700,000 gallons.  That’s how much unused NYS Clean sanitizer is reportedly sitting on pallets at the New York State Preparedness Training Center in Oriskany.  Just what...
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Sen Griffo Weekly Column: Charitable Groups will Finally have Additional Tool to Help them...

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By New York State Senator Joseph A. Griffo, R-Rome, 47th District   The Charitable Gaming Act was signed into law on Dec. 18, 2017.   The legislation (S4329/A6095), which I cosponsored, allowed non-profit charitable groups to sell raffle tickets...

MAYOR PALMIERI APPOINTS VENICE ERVIN TO SERVE ON UTICA COMMON COUNCIL

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Utica Mayor Robert Palmieri today announced his appointment of Venice Ervin to fill the vacancy of the 5th Ward Common Council seat. The seat was vacant due to the recent resignation of former Councilman Delvin Moody....

Schumer Brings Top Brass for Roundtable CNY and MoVa for Tech Leadership and Semiconductor...

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 Last Month, Following A Personal Call, Letter, & Advocacy To Secretary Raimondo, Schumer Secured CNY & Mohawk Valley’s Spot On The Shortlist To Compete For Up To $100M Through The BBB Regional Challenge Competition;...

Bosnian Americans Fear Return of Violence in the Balkans

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As much as people want historical conflicts to simply die off in the past and no longer trouble them, the conflicts find a way of lingering on. The motives, biases, and hatreds that spawned...