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A mailer sent to voters in Sullivan County has labeled a Democratic candidate for county court judge as wanting to “bring socialism” to the county and supporting the legalization of drugs–both claims, the candidate says, are false and a breach of ethics.
The claims were then repeated in an additional eight-page mailer, designed to look like a newspaper, that appeared to offer an endorsement for the candidate’s opponent, the Republican candidate.
Those attacks were directed at Cynthia Dolan, a Democrat running to be the next county court judge in Sullivan County. The position opened up this year when Justice Frank LaBuda reached the mandatory retirement age of 70.
Dolan’s GOP opponent, Sullivan County District Attorney Jim Farrell, has claimed full responsibility for the mailer’s content and said in social media postings that it is justified by what he terms as “spurious” and “false” allegations about his record as the county’s top prosecutor.
ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WROC) – Parents now have to put their children under two in rear-facing car seats. This used to be just a recommendation but it’s now a requirement in New York State.
“The child’s whole head neck, spine, and back is protected by the shell of the car seat. Any crash forces are going to be put onto the shell of the car seat and not onto the child’s body,” said Jean Triest from the Monroe County Office of Traffic Safety.
Triest said in order for the car seat to do its job it needs to be installed properly. Unfortunately, New York State has a 92 percent car seat misuse rate, which is higher than the national average.