List by Author: Bob Price

Enrollment at New York's 64 SUNY schools is up 6% on average from last year

07.20.17 | Bob Price

Officials credit the Excelsior Scholarship program which offers free college to most students. Some private schools, however, are seeing a noticeable dip in enrollment Bill Cheetham, the admissions chief at Le Moyne College in Syracuse, says...

Health officials have confirmed a second case of a rare tick-borne virus in NY

07.19.17 | Bob Price

This is the same virus that killed a 74-year-old Albany area man earlier this year. The Powassan virus was last detected 20 years ago. It's spread mostly by deer ticks.

Hundreds of veterans will be making their way to Syracuse tomorrow

07.19.17 | Bob Price

Every year, vets from all over New York gather to talk about ways to improve the lives of those who've served. Members in New York logged in over 600,060 volunteer hours in 2016. This year marks the 99th American Legion Convention, which runs...

Efforts to end PA's 18-day stalemate over how to pay for spending plan has hit another wall

07.19.17 | Bob Price

House Republicans have abruptly retreated from talks over raising taxes to help stitch together the "bare-bones" spending package. The GOP says Pennsylvanians are already taxed too much.  They're exploring other revenue sources, including...

The deadline for free SUNY and CUNY tuition this fall is quickly approaching

07.18.17 | Bob Price

With about a month left before classes begin, the deadline to apply for the Excelsior Scholarship is this Friday, July 21. College financial aid advisors say when you apply, you'll need copies of last year's New York state tax returns, a college...

Gov. Cuomo says the state has settled on a developer to restore the historic Hotel Niagara

07.18.17 | Bob Price

The 12-story structure hosted its last guests a decade ago. Since then it has become an abandoned eyesore. Built in 1924, the Hotel Niagara was once the grandest of places to stay in Niagara Falls. In its heyday, the hotel provided lodging for...

The 2016 Little League World Series champs will not be making a return trip to Williamsport this summer

07.17.17 | Bob Price

The Maine-Endlwell team was ousted from the tournament by Union-Endicott over the weekend. Union-Endicott was beaten by red-hot Horseheads which enters sectional play undefeated. Horseheads pitching ace Alex Chrisman says he's getting his arm...

An important privacy protection lawsuit heads to court today in Pennsylvania

07.17.17 | Bob Price

Four students are suing the Boyertown Area School District over it's transgender bathroom policy. The students argue that policy amounts to harassment. Boyertown made national headlines last year when it eliminated sex-specific restrooms and...

Senator Chuck Schumer says Amtrak needs to reconsider it's shrinking seat idea

07.17.17 | Bob Price

Amtrak is talking about downsizing it's seats in order to cram more passengers on trains. The U.S. senator from New York says that would be a mistake. Schumer says Amtrak needs to find other ways to save money without burdening passengers.

There is a new push to enact new anti-hazing legislation on college campuses

07.14.17 | Bob Price

Pennsylvania congressman Patrick Meehan says his Reach Act has never been more needed than now. Earlier this year, a Penn State student died in a tragic hazing episode.   The Reach Act requires colleges and universities to track hazing...

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