List by Author: Bob Price

NY names new Education Commissioner

05.27.15 | Bob Price

The state Board of Regents on Tuesday named its first woman education commissioner amid a tumultuous time in New York education policy. MaryEllen Elia, 66, who was born in Rochester and started her career in the Buffalo area, was tapped as the ...

Poll Says Gov. Cuomo's Performance Rating at Lowest Point

05.27.15 | Bob Price

Another poll says New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo's favorability and job performance ratings have hit the lowest point of his tenure as governor. Tuesday's Siena College survey put the Democratic governor's favorability rating at 53 percent, down from ...

NY attorney general to submit broad ethics reforms bill

05.27.15 | Bob Price

New York's attorney general soon plans to submit broad and detailed legislation aimed at ending public corruption in Albany, which he said lawmakers need to enact during a year when their leaders were both arrested on federal charges. The ...

Pennsylvania teen ordered to tear down treehouse after neighbor complains

05.27.15 | Bob Price

An ambitious Pennsylvania teen who built a deluxe two-story treehouse in her front yard has been ordered to tear it down after a neighbor complained. Elisa Truchan, 14, built the elevated fort in the front yard of her family’s home in Leet ...

Kennedy Introduces Bill to Crack Down on Child Porn

05.27.15 | Bob Price

State Senator Tim Kennedy unveiled legislation today aimed on cracking down on the promotion and possession of child pornography. "Right now in New York State, possession of child pornography is classified as a Class E felony, and the maximum ...

Bridge for "JoePa"

05.26.15 | Bob Price

Pennsylvania Representative Michael Regan is preparing to propose a bill that will rename a bridge after legendary Penn State football coach Joe Paterno. If passed, the bill would rename the Pennsylvania Turnpike bridge, that goes over the ...

Algae in upstate lakes

05.26.15 | Bob Price

The first reports of blue-green algae have already been spotted in 140 lakes across upstate New York. That's the stuff that can close beaches for toxicity. But experts say the lack of rain so far is expected to keep this year's blooms under ...

Nonprofits in Pa. barely break even

05.26.15 | Bob Price

Six years since the official end of the Great Recession, demand for community-based nonprofits in Pennsylvania and nationwide continues to climb even as government support dwindles, a national survey found. “We're still seeing a lot of unmet ...

Charter near $55B deal for Time Warner Cable

05.26.15 | Bob Price

Charter Communications (CHTR) is nearing agreement to acquire Time Warner Cable (TWC) for $195 a share in a cash and stock deal valued at $55.1 billion, a person familiar with the talks said Monday. The prospective combination of the nation's ...

New York State Fair picks vendor for vegan/vegetarian stand

05.25.15 | Bob Price

The New York State Fair has chosen a vendor for its first ever all-vegan and vegetarian stand. Acting fair Director Troy Waffner says Syracuse's Strong Hearts Cafe was chosen from among four proposals. Strong Hearts says it will serve vegan fare ...

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