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NYSNYS NEWS headlines posted on Friday, October 22, 2021.
NYSNYS NEWS headlines posted on Friday, October 22, 2021


Paul Smith's College students stage walkout protest over complaints about Title IX handling of gay issues, sex assaults, bigotry.


Skidmore College campus in an angry uproar after grievances about race, alleged sexual abuse are aired on Instagram and Yik Yak social media platforms. 300 students walked out of class.

Police seizure of marijuana plants drops sharply in NYS.

Stefanik votes with GOP minority against holding GOP operative Bannon in contempt of Congress for refusing to testify about January 6 Trump mob attack on the Capitol.

Decaying hulk of former First Prize meat packing plant being demolished in Albany, where it was feature of city skyline for decades.

Misconduct at Adirondack animal refuge described. Facility now shutdown by Encon.

Albany editor and writer Shawn Stone dies of cancer at 57. He was fixture at now defunct Metroland arts weekly.

Times Union editorial opposes Senate GOP proposal to suspend gasoline tax.


Outside money flowing into Buffalo mayor campaign.

Economic recovery stalled in Buffalo Niagara region.

Erie County Comptroller Stefan I. Mychajliw injects raw racism into his race for Hamburg Town Supervisor, accusing Democrat of saying town is 'too white' in questionnaire about getting more minorities to live there.

Tonawanda cleaning business owner Adriane D. Roman, 37, charged after 1.5 kilos of cocaine found in home during drug raid. Cash, money counting machine also seized.


Possibility Attorney General James may challenge Hochul in primary has led Brooklyn District Attorney Gonzalez to make calls about running for AG in 2022. Gianaris, Melinda Katz also interested.

De Blasio covid19 vaccine mandate for city workers now extends to nonprofits with city contracts.


Trump acolyte Rep. Tenney spent $100,000 in campaign money on rent, utilities, printing with companies she controlled.


Ramapo mansion under scrutiny as unsafe and illegal dormitory, apparently for Jewish yeshiva. Town has history of unpermitted and unsafe buildings.

Secret recording of back room deal making for endorsement upends race for Putnam County sheriff.

Former Cuomo SEMO aide Michael Kopy, a retired state trooper, gets $220,000 patronage job as city of Rye public safety commissioner. City also still paying its former commissioner for same job.


Empire Center reports 31,887 teachers and staff in Nassau and Suffolk schools are paid $100,000 or more, or 53 percent of total workforce. At the top, Christine O'Malley of Lawrence Union Free Schools, making $766,781.

Hauppauge voters reject plan to sell school to developer for senior housing. Whiporwil School was closed 40 years ago after cancer causing chemical from landfill were detected in the cafeteria. EPA said school is safe, but it didn't reopen.


Op-ed by former prosecutor Zirin defends Cuomo, attacks women and says he was smeared by Attorney General James. 'Letís face it, Cuomo has been hounded out of office like his predecessor Eliot Spitzer, for the crime of sexual misbehavior.'

Man attacks girl, 11, and boy, 15 in Stuyvesant Park in Manhattan.


Mount Sinai staff enraged by bedbug infestation at the hospital rehab center, comparing it to Rikers Island jail.

Schumer endorses India Walton for Buffalo mayor.

Pedophiles and sex offenders put in a homeless shelter next to NYC Financial District schools. Parents outraged.

Photos show filthy, inhuman conditions inside Rikers Island jail.

Lame ducks De Blasio, Stringer hold press conference to announce $8 billion in NYC pension funds will go towards Green New Deal investments identified by AOC Ocasio Cortez.

Sliwa promises to end NYC's 'war on vehicles' by eliminating bike lanes, speed cameras.

NYC workers and teachers who got the covid19 vaccine not happy that de Blasio is now paying $500 to those that have refused if they change their mind. Total cost of incentive to get a shot is $23 million in bonuses.

Two more teens arrested for carrying guns in NYC schools.

DiNapoli says Wall Street profits remain high, but industry is shedding 4,900 jobs in NYS because of technology, offices moving out.


Supply chain problems won't end for the foreseeable future. Pretty much anything that is produced or manufactured is now in short supply, thanks to consolidation of production and scant inventories.

NYT profiles Breon Peace, new federal prosecutor in Eastern District of NY.

Pfizer reports covid19 vaccine highly effective for kids aged 5-11.

Lyft reports more than 1,800 sexual assaults on app users during trips in 2019. Another 4 were killed in assaults, 49 died in crashes.


Conservatives drop endorsement of GOP Niskayuna Town Board candidate Susan Walker after Facebook post comparing covid19 vaccine to Nazis. Other bizarre posts cited.


9 arrested in Oneida County drug raids. Heroin, fentanyl, cocaine, crystal methamphetamine. 10 guns seized, including AR-15 and Uzi. $20,000 in cash, $100,000 in jewelry, $500,000 in luxury cars.

CNY school districts ban Halloween costumes from the 'Squid Game' Netflix show about violent competitions among people deeply in debt.


Trooper Christopher Baldner could face charges in Thruway crash that killed Monica Goods, 11, in 2020. He was involved in similar chase crashes in 2017 and 2019. Attorney General James investigating.