Last month, Essex County’s Animal Cruelty Task Force seized forty-one severely malnourished horses from property owner Shelley Wing. Now, some attorneys say this should not have been handled at the town level. One attorney believes Wing was denied the right of due process, and that the animals are still legally hers.
It didn’t take long after Apple released its new iPhone 5S, which features a fingerprint scanner, for critics to point out that the scanner can be easily hacked into. One response to that criticism comes from the Potsdam-based NexID Biometrics, which develops software that distinguishes fake fingerprints from real ones.
On Monday, a Washington County committee heard a proposal to start a push for state legalization of the growing of industrial hemp. The committee didn’t move forward with the proposed legislation, but are researching how the ability to grow industrial hemp in the agricultural county could affect the local economy. “I think it’s worth investigating,” said Sara Idleman, chairwoman of the Agriculture, Planning and Tourism Committee.
And today Governor Cuomo launched the Start-Up NY program, an initiative that will create tax-free zones to attract and grow new businesses across the state.