This Group Says They’re Ready To Run A Supervised Injection Site If New York, Ithaca Say OK

Discussions are continuing in Ithaca about opening a supervised injection site. A place where drug users are able to inject heroin under medical supervision with the goal of reducing the spread of HIV and Hepatitis C, infections, and overdose deaths. The Southern Tier AIDS Program believes they could run it. They already operate three syringe exchanges in Ithaca, Norwich and Johnson City.

Former Vice President Dick Cheney Speaks At Cornell

Most of his remarks were about events of the early 2000s. Attendees asked him about some current issues, like how mistakes of the past could inform the current situation with Iran and North Korea.

“Who’s going to teach this administration?” he responded.

Finger Lakes Lawmakers Introduce Law to Stop Romulus Incinerator

Opposition is growing against a proposed trash incinerator in the town of Romulus. In recent months several Finger Lakes municipalities have voted resolutions opposing the proposed incinerator in the town of Romulus. Article Ten allows for state review for proposals like this. Now, lawmakers have proposed a law eliminating trash or waste incinerators from the Article Ten process. When the project faces strong local opposition the company withdrew it’s application for local permitting. They said they would bypass local permission and seek a permit from the state under Article Ten instead.

Southern Tier Lawmakers, Restaurant Owners, Employees Oppose Governor’s Proposal To End Tip Wage Credit

CORNING, NY (WSKG) – Southern Tier lawmakers are voicing their opposition to Governor Andrew Cuomo’s proposal to eliminate the minimum wage tip credit. Corning Assemblyman Phil Palmesano joined fellow Assemblyman Chris Friend and State Senator Tom O’Mara, both of Big Flats, at a press conference on Wednesday in Corning. The Republicans were joined by restaurant owners and employees. The tip credit is part of the phase-in of the $15 per hour minimum wage. In upstate New York this means employers may pay their tipped workers $7.50 per hour with a $2.90 per hour tip credit for a total equalling the current upstate minimum wage of $10.40 per hour.