Nursing unions are celebrating the recent passage of New York’s “safe staffing” bill, which will mandate nursing homes provide residents an average of at least 3.5 hours of direct nursing care each day. But two groups unhappy with the legislation are nursing home operators, who claim the bill was too harsh on their industry, and advocates for nursing home residents, who say the bill didn’t go far enough.
As local Muslims conclude of the holy month of Ramadan, one of the area's most important mosques is celebrating completion of a major addition to its facility in Amherst.
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Some 40 years after chemicals were first observed bubbling from the ground at Love Canal, the health risks resulting from the poisoning of the Niagara Falls, N.Y., neighborhood are still making headlines today . Yet we sometimes forget that the Love Canal disaster might have amounted to little more than a footnote, were it not for the relentless defiance of a group of average citizens. Without the efforts of those citizens – most of them housewives -- the modern environmental movement as we know it today might not exist.