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Please stay safe this winter, follow the Covid Guidelines and hope that 2021 brings a brighter future - President Peter Ruszczak.

 

1/6/2021

I Hope you had a restful holiday season. Aa we celebrate our 30th anniversary. Facing a most challenging year with the Covid-Virus spreading like wild fire. Real property taxes are climbing, the latest U.S. Census Bureau estimates, found New York had the largest population drop of any other state from 2010-2020.

 

Empire Center’s Most-Read Items of 2020

This year New York saw, among other things, the beginnings of the worst fiscal crisis since the Great Depression as the coronavirus pandemic and related shutdowns clobbered state tax revenues. The Empire Center worked through the year to help make sense of emerging issues in state government, providing timely analysis on its blog. Here were the Empire Center’s 10 most-read posts from 2020:

 

 

Fossil Fuel Divestment in the Pension Fund... Read below an editorial by S.O.A.R. President Paul Beakman on changes to our state pension system regarding fossil fuel divestment... Read The Editorial Here


ALLIANCE MEETING (OCT 2020)

Read the meeting minutes report (pdf)

 


Joe Day Illness

12/9/2020

In this crazy year of 2020, in dealing with Covid 19, we have another dilemma to tackle. Joe Day of the Utica Fire Dept. is battling a rare form of Lyme disease. His healthcare benefits are not touching his needed treatment and medication. A Go Fund me page, titled "TICKED OFF AT LYME DISEASE, PLEASE HELP JOE DAY." has been established and could use all of our generosity in helping him deal with his issues. This go fund me page is listed on Facebook or just Google the name itself.

Click Here To Donate


10/28/2020

COST OF LIVING ADJUSTMENT INFORMATION for 2021

Social Security and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits for approximately 70 million Americans will increase 1.3 percent in 2021. The 1.3 percent cost of living adjustment COLA will begin with benefits payable to more than 64 million Social Security beneficiaries in January 2021, Increased payments to more than 8 million SSI beneficiaries will begin on December 31,2020 Note: some people receive both Social Security and SSI benefits

 

 

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*** NYS Pistol Permit Recertification is REQUIRED by every pistol permit holder & this is the link ***

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