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    Bill Seeks to Classify COVID-19 as a Line-of-Duty Condition for First Responders

    By Michael Barasch

    First responders have rightfully earned praise and appreciation for their efforts in behalf of victims of COVID-19. Despite a potentially lethal exposure risk and problems securing ample personal protective equipment, these men and women have been reaching out to assist people afflicted by the coronavirus while nearly everyone else has been told to stay at […]

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    New York State Law Requires Upgrades to Home Smoke Detectors

    By Michael Barasch

    Residential property owners looking to sell their homes and landlords must make sure that their smoke detection systems comply with a new state law that takes effect April 1, 2019. Smoke alarms now must run either on 10-year sealed batteries or be hardwired to the home. This measure was actually passed in 2015, but New […]

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