Thursday, 18 February 2021 15:32

Assemblywoman Woerner: Transparency and Accountability Required of Governor’s Office

SARATOGA — Gov. Andrew Cuomo is facing accusations that he covered up the true death toll of the pandemic on nursing home residents. 

Local Democrat Assembly-woman Carrie Woerner said that the state Legislature must fully investigate the governor’s actions and take immediate steps to protect vulnerable populations.    

In a statement released last week, Woerner, D-Round Lake, said: “like many of my constituents, I’m outraged by the revelations that the Cuomo administration purposefully withheld critical information about nursing home deaths because they were afraid of the Department of Justice.Regardless of whether such an investigation would have been politically motivated, that doesn’t justify what the governor did.  At this moment of crisis, transparency and accountability are absolutely paramount.  Without it, there can be no basis for trusting our government.”

Earlier this month, Woerner was one of only two Democrats who voted against a bill to rename Donald J. Trump State Park. The justification cited by the assembly measure for the renaming of the largely underutilized park on the border of Putnam and Westchester counties expressed that “the park should embody the goals of uplifting and unifying New Yorkers. For these reasons the Donald J.  Trump State Park should be renamed.”  Despite Woerner’s “nay vote,” the state Assembly opted to move forward with the bill in a 14-7 vote. 

Read 382 times

Blotter

  • COURT  Brandin M. Marble, 30, of South Glens Falls, pleaded Feb. 17 to felony attempted burglary, in Saratoga. Sentencing March 31. Tyler S. Moon, 42, of South Glens Falls, was sentenced to 2 to 4 years in state prison, after pleading to felony grand larceny, in Saratoga Springs.  Justin W. Rodgers-Davis, 37, of Fort Edward, pleaded Feb. 17 to felony DWI, in Moreau. Sentencing April 19.  Melissa R. LaPoint, 42, of Moreau, was sentenced Feb. 16 to 1 year in jail, after pleading to two counts felony DWI, two counts felony aggravated DWI, and endangering the life of a child,…

Property Transactions

  • BALLSTON Matthew Yacowenia sold property at 156 Kingsley Rd to Joshua Dhanai for $222,000. Joshua Crowder sold property at 51 Forest Rd to Jennifer Coleman for $330,000. Cheri Janik sold property at 44 Beacon St to Mary Millington for $275,000. Adele Grasso sold property at Connolly Rd to John Schaffer for $450,000. Traditional Home Builders and Developers sold property at 5 Mallory Way to Gerard OShea for $405,093. Myra Johnson sold property at 69 Cornerstone Dr to National Transfer Services for $266,500. National Transfer Drive Services sold property at 69 Cornerstone Dr to Domenico Cimmino for $260,000. Eastline Holdings LLC…
  • NYPA
  • Saratoga County Chamber
  • BBB Accredited Business
  • Saratoga Convention & Tourism Bureau
  • Saratoga Springs Downtown Business Association