New York State Senate

Michelle Hinchey

Michelle Hinchey of Saugerties announced Sunday she has formed a committee to explore a run for State Senate.

Survivors of child sex abuse say they will continue to press the New York State Senate to allow a vote on the Child Victims Act — which would extend the statute of limitations, giving child victims more time to process their abuse and come forward. The Act has passed with bipartisan support in the Assembly, but has been stonewalled in the Senate.  ​

Abortion and climate change were two of the issues that the candidates most stridently disagreed on during a well-attended debate Tuesday night. Each wants to represent the critical 46th District in the State Senate.

The law passed both houses without any opposing votes. It was a minor adjustment to the social services law that deals with access to private records during an investigation of a missing child.

In conjunction with National Lymphedema Awareness Day, Senator George Amedore read a resolution passed by the Senate the day before it was visited by Emma Detlefsen, a 6-year-old from Berne who has helped to raise funds to research the disease that she has.

The Rotterdam developer, George Amedore, and the Duanesburg sheep farmer, Cecilia Tkaczyk,  will square off again, but this time Tkaczyk has a two-year Senate record to run on.

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