List by Author: Bob Price

Hard hat dispute pits Amish miners against Labor Dept.

03.27.15 | Bob Price

A Republican lawmaker is leading efforts to overturn a requirement that Amish workers wear hard hats at mining sites. In a dispute that pits religious freedom against workplace safety, Rep. Glenn Thompson (R-Pa.) is pushing the Department of Labor ...

State warns Ken-Ton not to boycott testing

03.27.15 | Bob Price

The New York State Education Department is warning the Kenmore-Tonawanda School District not to boycott state-mandated testing after the district passed a resolution saying it would "seriously consider" doing so. In a letter to school board ...

First Ever "Taste NY" Food Truck Competition At State Fair

03.27.15 | Bob Price

The Great New York State Fair will host the first-ever Taste NY Food Truck Competition in September 2015. Commissioner of Agriculture, Richard Ball announced Thursday March 26 the fair will host the competition on Sunday, September 6. As many ...

US defense chief to visit New York's Fort Drum next week

03.27.15 | Bob Price

The U.S. secretary of defense will be in northern New York to visit Fort Drum, where there are concerns the sprawling Army post will be targeted for troop reductions. Officials at Fort Drum say Defense Secretary Ash Carter will visit Monday to ...

Cuomo, lawmakers close in on budget deal

03.26.15 | Bob Price

The fate of a $5.4 billion infusion of cash remains unresolved as Gov. Andrew Cuomo and legislative leaders close in on a final budget agreement. Cuomo and the state Legislature face a Tuesday deadline to have a spending plan in place, but budget ...

Voters upbeat so far about Wolf; 59% polled supporting his tax plan

03.26.15 | Bob Price

Pennsylvania's registered voters are more optimistic about the state's future than they have been in five years, a poll released Thursday shows. Pollster G. Terry Madonna of Franklin & Marshall College's Center for Opinion Research said the ...

Census: NY population growth mainly downstate

03.26.15 | Bob Price

Population growth in New York was mainly downstate over the past five years, new U.S. Census estimates released Thursday showed. Forty upstate counties had an estimated decline in population between 2010 and 2014, particularly in the Southern Tier ...

19 students charged after fight at upstate NY high school

03.26.15 | Bob Price

Authorities say they've charged 19 students, 18 of them girls, in connection with a brawl that broke out at an upstate New York high school. Local media report that the Chemung County Sheriff's Office announced the arrests Wednesday, a week after ...

Cats causing concern in Batavia

03.25.15 | Bob Price

The City of Batavia says it has a cat problem. Hundreds of feral cats are roaming around town and some people living there have had enough. "I would hear them out here at 6am meowing their little hearts out so yeah, you have to bring them in. I ...

Penn State president panned for anti-war activist's visit

03.25.15 | Bob Price

Pennsylvania State University's president got a raft of criticism on Tuesday at a hearing on the university's budget - not over fiscal issues but from lawmakers angry about on-campus appearances by a co-founder of the violent anti-war group the ...

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