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Stanton statue to be unveiled Aug. 26

The unveiling of the statue of Elizabeth Cady Stanton will take place at a ceremony in the Sir William Johnson Park on W, Main St., on Aug. 26 from 4 to 7 p.m. The location of the statue which depicts the women’s rights activist in her early years was chosen since she was born and raised in ...

Will eviction relief efforts be enough?

By MARINA VILLENEUVE The Associated Press ALBANY — A federal freeze on most evictions enacted last year is scheduled to expire today, after President Joe Biden’s administration extended the original date by a month. The moratorium, put in place by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control ...

A prayer of protection

By JOHN SIRTOLI Psalm 91. This beautiful psalm was composed if I am not mistaken by King David. The psalm is basically a prayer of protection. I have memorized it and pray it aloud the vast majority of time. We especially need to pray this prayer in this crucial time of the United States ...

Indian hoteliers test clout in lawsuits against big chains

By SUDHIN THANAWALA The Associated Press ATLANTA — Hotel owner Vimal Patel has traced a familiar path to success in the U.S. hospitality industry. Patel is part of the Indian diaspora, which owns a sizeable share of the hotels and motels in the country. Like others in the community, his ...

Crispy chicken, boy bands and dining in; McDonald’s rebounds

By DEE-ANN DURBIN The Associated Press McDonald’s posted better-than-expected sales in the second quarter as dining rooms reopened and new chicken sandwiches generated customer traffic. Revenue jumped 57 percent to nearly $5.9 billion in the April-June period. That beat Wall Street’s ...

Crowdfunding can revive small businesses

By TINA OREM NerdWallet A pandemic-fueled boom in crowdfunding has small businesses flocking to capital-raising platforms that experts say could help many companies get back to normal — as long as small-business owners are able to launch effective campaigns. Regulation crowdfunding, in ...