Your Turn: feedback on farm workers bill, school vaccinations & mall plans

wwny Your Turn: feedback on farm workers bill, school vaccinations & mall plans

WATERTOWN, N.Y. (WWNY) - Next year, farm workers in New York will have new protections like overtime pay. It’s part of the new farm workers bill signed by the governor. Local farmers worry if they can afford it:

Clearly this decision was made by those who have zero experience in farming.

Melissa Travis Forney

This will be the end of the small farm.

Dennis Tousley

Dairies need grants to diversify to other income producing ventures.

Lorne Fairbairn

There is no longer a religious exemption for school vaccinations in New York. Some parents have a decision to make - get shots for their kids or educate them at home:

I am fully in favor of this law. Public health outweighs personal objections. Vaccines are safe and proven effective.

Jane Schofield

This is an infringement on our religious rights...Try telling a Muslim they have to eat pork

Sandra Sue Johnson Main

Proposed plans briefly posted at the Salmon Run Mall showed possible future tenants including a Hobby Lobby store, a fitness area and an ax throwing facility . The mall declined comment:

This would be amazing and hopefully revitalize, regenerate the area and bring in much needed jobs.

Fiona McCaskill

The mall is going to become something of the past. Shopping on-line is cheaper and faster.

Patricia Farrell

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