Giuliani banned from practicing law in NYS
An appeals court has suspended former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani from practicing law in New York State on the grounds that there was “uncontroverted evidence” that Giuliani had made false statements to courts, the public and lawmakers in attempts to get the courts to overturn former President D onald Trump’s loss in the 2020 Presidential Election as Trump’s lawyer. The ruling will prevent Giuliani from representing clients as a lawyer in New York State.
Brindisi not to seek re-election in 2022
Former New York 22nd Congressional District Congressman Anthony Brindisi announced Thursday he will not seek re-election in 2022. The status of the 22nd and 23rd districts remain up in the air, as redistricting is a possibility and Congressman Tom Reed announced he will not seek re-election amid sexual assault claims. Chemung County Executive Christopher Moss, a Republican, said he is considering running for the 23rd District, and Steuben County Republican Party Chairman Joe Sempolinski says he is also considering a 23rd Congressional District bid.
Cuomo signs into law the Gender Recognition Act
Governor Andrew Cuomo announced today in a press conference that he has signed into law the Gender Recognition Act, which adds a gender-neutral option for birth certificates and other state-issued identification cards for those who wish not to specify their gender. The act comes 10 years later to the day that the Governor signed the Marriage Equality Act into law, which allowed same-sex couples the ability to enter into civil marriages in New York.
EPD Animal Control responds to dead dogs in Grove Street home
The Elmira Police Department Animal Control unit responded today to a home on 112 Grove Street in Elmira. It is alleged that two women lived in the house for an extended period of time, allegedly with a child as well, and the house was not well kept. Per the neighbors, Animal Control allegedly removed two dogs from the premises that are believed to have been deceased since October 2020. The supposed residents are believed to work in the dietary department of the Chemung County Nursing Center. Elmira Code Enforcement have placed a violation notice on the home.
Saturday marks beginning of charity football tournament
Starting Saturday, teams from throughout New York State will take the field at Highmark Stadium, home of the NFL’s Buffalo Bills, for a 6-on-6 flag football tournament. All funds raised by these teams will benefit the athletes of Special Olympics New York. The action continues Sunday as well. Now in its fourth year, this year’s Sun Bowl includes an additional day of games featuring amateur, co-ed, first responder, and school-age divisions. There are 57 teams competing in this tournament with over 50 volunteers each day. In total, this year’s Sun Bowl has raised over $143,000 to support more than 4,000 local Special Olympics NY Athletes and Unified Partners in Western New York.