Part memoir, part history by a lawyer who fought foreclosures on family farms in the 1980s. "The Farmer's Lawyer: The North Dakota Nine and the Fight to Save the Family Farm" by Sarah Vogel; Bloomsbury Publishing (432 pages, $28) ——— Farming has never been an easy profession. The work is physically demanding and at times dangerous, commodity prices are capricious, agribusiness giants control ...
Dropping the overtime threshold would be taking a sledgehammer approach to a nuanced issue. It would strain the finances of New York farms and lead to workers making less money, not more.
"Affordability is as much an obstacle for many New York State residents as a lack of access," writes The News' Editorial Board.
Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo has designated three cities and 11 Erie County towns as part of a "yellow zone" that will set new limits on public gatherings.
It’s time for the state Legislature to hold public hearings and task force meetings on this issue, Rickey Armstrong Sr. says.