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G.L. Middle School Kicks Off Kindness Campaign
Education, Features, New York

G.L. Middle School Kicks Off Kindness Campaign

Reprinted The Greenwood Lake Middle School kicked off their kindness campaign entitled, “Choose Kind” on Tues., Oct., 10. The campaign focuses on making kind decisions. As part of the #choosekind campaign, all students and staff members were given a copy of the book “Wonder” by R.J. Palacio to share and read with their families, along…

Supreme Court to Take Another Crack at Banning ‘Fair-Share Fees’
Education, Features, Labor News Briefs, Law and Politics, Municipal Government, National

Supreme Court to Take Another Crack at Banning ‘Fair-Share Fees’

Washington—The Supreme Court announced Sept. 28 that it would take another crack at ruling that public-sector unions can’t charge nonmembers fees for representing them—and the unions don’t like it one bit.  “The Janus case is a blatantly political and well-funded plot to use the highest court in the land to further rig the economic rules…

College Savings Program Upgraded
Education, Features, New York

College Savings Program Upgraded

New York’s 529 College Savings Program will now offer more investment options, lower costs, raise the maximum allowable balance and eliminate the $25 minimum contribution. “Now’s the time to take advantage of the improvements we’re making to New York’s 529 College Savings Program,” said State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli.  “We’re making it easier for New Yorkers…

The dangers of A Constitutional Convention
Education, New York

The dangers of A Constitutional Convention

New Yorkers entering the voting booth on Nov. 7 will face a choice on the back of their ballots: whether or not to allow a costly and open-ended state constitutional convention to rewrite the state’s highest law, putting public-employee pensions and other cherished rights and benefits at risk. “In an off-year election, this ballot question…

Unions are Essential for Working People

Education, Health and Safety, New York

Unions are Essential for Working People


Labor Day isn’t just about cookouts and mattress sales, it’s about American workers—like you, your colleagues and me—who serve our communities every day, who make up the middle class, and who just want a chance at the American dream. We’re living in a time of great anxiety. Just last month, the violence in Charlottesville, Va.,…

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