The Weekend That Was
Jeremy J. Zellner is the new Erie County Democratic chairman. He was viewed as the candidate of Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz and was supported by outgoing chairman Len Lenihan.
Former Gov. David Paterson and his wife of 19 years, Michelle Paige Paterson, have separated.
A longtime Paterson said the split was not a surprise. The couple has not yet filed for divorce.
Rivals of embattled Brooklyn Assemblyman Vito Lopez are now taking aim at the $120 million social-services empire that has served as his power base.
Alan Chartock once thought the fix was in on hydrofracking, now he’s not so sure.
Cuomo is facing increasing anger from shale drilling companies frustrated over costly regulatory delays that have stunted natural-gas production in New York.
New York’s fracking debate has reached an apparent crescendo just in time for election season, opening what may be the most well-defined rift between candidates running for some prominent local, state and federal offices representing Broome County.
The DEC has signaled it anticipates missing a little-noticed deadline for its proposed fracking regulations—a move that would force the agency to restart its rule-making process and reopen the regulations to public comment.
The Kingston Freeman says the Cuomo administration’s track record has “poisoned the well”, making it hard for the public to believe its claims of independence in reviewing fracking.
RIP Arthur Ochs Sulzberger, who transformed The New York Times in a turbulent period of expansion and change.
Cuomo remembered Sulzberger and offered condolences to his family.
Glens Falls Post-Star editor Ken Tingley is disappointed in Sen. Roy McDonald for quitting the 43rd Senate race.
Why is NYC spending millions to build a golf course to be operated by Donald Trump in the Bronx – a borough where more than 30 percent of residents live below the poverty line?
NYC Comptroller John Liu has begun looking at cost overruns and delays at the golf course.
A federal judge dismissed a libel lawsuit against former Gov. Eliot Spitzer and the online magazine Slate for a column Spitzer wrote in 2010 about an insurance bid-rigging scandal.
Tom Dadey was unanimously re-elected to another two-year term as Onondaga County GOP chairman.
New York farmers and ranchers who’ve had to sell livestock because of the drought are getting some leeway to avoid paying taxes on the sales.
NYC Councilman Charles Barron is considering a campaign for public advocate in 2013.
Rep. Nan Hayworth and Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand are among Entergy PAC’s top campaign contribution recipients in New York. (Subscription required).
Post-election special session? What post-election special session?
The proposed Staten Island ferris wheel project has some big backers.
Assemblyman Dov Hikind’s opponent is demanding a “no retirement” pledge from the veteran Brooklyn lawmaker.
A federal judge gave the FDNY the all-clear to hire its first class of new recruits in four years.
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