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NEW YORK, June 16, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, NY-based craft spirits brand Barking Irons announces their new apple-based gin. Known for their award-winning applejack brandies, Barking Irons Gin begins with the same distilled apple base, before being blended with neutral spirits and a citrus-forward botanical blend that includes orange peels. When asked what makes this craft New York gin different from the others, the brand's co-founders Elliott Phear and Casey McGrath answer cheekily, "it's apples and oranges, really." 

Crime

Jun. 15—The 2021 session of the New York State Legislature ended last week with a rush of bills winning passage, but several significant ones left on the table. Some were better left undone pending further review. In criminal justice reforms, the Less is More Act made it through the Legislature, sending it to Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo's desk. The law will reduce incarceration due to technical ...

Law

Jun. 9—STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. — District Attorney Michael E. McMahon on Monday called on members of the New York State Assembly to vote against a pair of bills that would grant certain criminals an automatic parole hearing based on time served and fundamentally change the standards of parole release. One of the bills, known as the Elder Parole Act, would enable incarcerated individuals over the ...

DRESDEN, N.Y., June 8, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- A new study released today outlines the significant positive economic impact on the Finger Lakes Region and New York State being made by Greenidge Generation.  The study, conducted over the last several weeks by Appleseed, a highly regarded economic consulting firm, included a detailed analysis of Greenidge's impact on job creation, state and local taxes, and support for New York State and local businesses.  It details the company's considerable private investment to transform its facility into a clean, reliable source of power for thousands of homes and businesses in New York State and innovative data processing center mining cryptocurrency. 

(The Center Square) – New York officials plan to move away from requiring masks at schools and camps and switch to a policy that “strongly encourages” students, campers, teachers, counselors and staff who are not fully vaccinated to use them.

Immunology

May 30—About 70 people gathered Saturday afternoon on Bidwell Parkway in Buffalo to voice their opposition to state-issued Covid-19 vaccine passports that can be used as proof of being vaccinated. Nancy Orticelli of the Constitutional Coalition of New York State questioned the state's decision to allow businesses to require that people be vaccinated to attend ordinary events. "Why does the ...