Media Coverage

Forest Rangers warn of fine during burn ban

Tuesday, May 07, 2013

Posted: May 06, 2013 2:56 PM EDT

EAST GREENBUSH, N.Y. - New York State Forest Rangers were back on the scene of a now contained brush fire that started on Best Road in East Greenbush Sunday.

Forest Rangers believe a bon fire is what started the brush fire, though they continue to investigate and have been trying to contact those they believe to be responsible.

Numerous fire departments fought the fire for five hours on Sunday as it burned through more than four acres of wooded area.  The burn pile was still smoking when fire fighters arrived on scene Monday.

Forest Rangers warn that it is crucial during this high-risk time for fires to follow a burn ban in effect until May 14th.  They say it is illegal to burn brush during this time. 

Violators could face a minimum $500 fine if ticketed for not keeping the fire under control and endangering others, according to State Forest Rangers.

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The University at Buffalo must consider public safety in its planning

Thursday, April 11, 2013

The PBA is committed to fighting for the members, and that fight will take many different forms.  One of the more unconventional means to fight for our members is to submit op-ed pieces to major newspapers so we can publicize our members’ good work, or in some cases our agencies’ mismanagement.  

You saw that last year when we exposed the State Park Police’s severe staffing shortages in a Long Island Newsday piece.  

In today’s Buffalo News (click Read More to view), we had an op-ed piece outlining how the University at Buffalo is needlessly endangering the public by its failure to provide University Police coverage on its property at the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus.   

Feel free to enter your comments at the end of the article.  Please ensure they are professional in nature. 

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Police union files improper practice charge against UB

Friday, March 22, 2013

UB Spectrum

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State PBA files labor charges against UB over downtown campus security

Friday, March 22, 2013

Buffalo News

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SUNY Brockport accused and criticized

Thursday, November 29, 2012

Published this week in 'the stylus', The College at Brockport's newspaper, are two articles. Each a result of attention drawn to the college for failure to implement recommended protective measures to ensure the safety of its students. 

Brockport Accused of Clery Violation and Safety Precautions: Locked and Loaded.

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Governor Cuomo includes all PBA titles under Statewide Unified Police Command

Monday, October 29, 2012

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Union Cites SUNY Safety Issues

Thursday, October 04, 2012

Albany Times Union

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Police Searching for Murder Suspect, 73, in Park

Tuesday, October 02, 2012

Today Show/MSNBC

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SUNY Police Union Issues Safety Tips

Tuesday, October 02, 2012

Gannet News Service

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Complaint: Beau Said He Killed NY College Freshman

Monday, October 01, 2012

Associated Press 

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Vilar: State Park Police Need Protecting, too

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Newsday 

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Hiker Rescued from State’s Highest Mountain

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Albany Times Union 

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Missing Setauket Man Found Alive at Caleb Smith State Park

Saturday, September 08, 2012

Hauppauge Patch Newsletter 

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State to Resume Park Police Training Class

Thursday, July 19, 2012

Newsday (subscription may be required)

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Breathing Life Into Air Quality

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Albany Times Union 

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‘Poison’ Ivory Duo

Friday, July 13, 2012

New York Post 

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2 Manhattan Jewelers Admit Illegal Ivory Trading

Thursday, July 12, 2012

Wall Street Journal

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Phish Fest Tests Cops

Saturday, July 07, 2012

Albany Times Union

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Fun Time and Tight Security at Phish Concert

Friday, July 06, 2012

WTEN - TV 10 (Capital Region ABC Affiliate) 

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Saratoga Springs busy with Phish Frenzy & 4th of July crowd

Friday, July 06, 2012

WXXA - TV 23 (Capital Region Fox Affiliate)

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