List by Author: Bob Price

The Seneca Park Zoo in Rochester is undergoing a $60 million rennovation

02.20.17 | Bob Price

The nearly century-old zoo is in serious need of an overhaul. The most immediate need is to update the giraffe, rhino and zebra exhibits. The zoo will also be adding a new restaurant, bigger education space and a new gift shop. Phase one of...

PA Representative Marty Causer is sponsoring legislation to beef-up depleted first responders

02.20.17 | Bob Price

He says ambulance services are in a state of crisis due to "a lack of personnel and a lack of financial resources." Causer's bill would increase the fine on speeding tickets to pay for efforts to upgrade equipment and training for ambulance staff.

Gov. Cuomo says cashless tolls on the upstate Thruway will be phased in over the next several years

02.17.17 | Bob Price

The governor was in Buffalo yesterday and gave no time-line for when those cashless tolls will become reality.While the initial cost will be significant, Andrew Cuomo says, "long-term it's efficient."Cuomo claims cashless tolls would go a long...

State law in PA says teachers must get 10 paid sick days a year

02.17.17 | Bob Price

But Senator John Eichelberger wants to eliminate those guarantees and let each school district negotiate that benefit with individual teachers’ unions.The Pennsylvania School Boards Association is on board noting that each district knows...

First Arena in Elmira, NY is skating on thin ice

02.17.17 | Bob Price

The home of the Elmira Jackals minor league hockey team is in jeopardy after the city said it will not pay for renovations to the facility.Chemung County Executive Tom Santulli says if First Arena does shut down "it's going to have a very...

The largest electric steam turbine ever transported on a flat-bed truck arrives at it's destination near Scranton

02.17.17 | Bob Price

It began it's slow journey nearly a month ago in Schenectady, New York. The massive General Electric turbine moved along at top speeds of 5 to 10 miles per hour.  Traffic detours were set up in the areas where this massive piece of...

Pro-life lawmakers in PA are trying to muster enough votes to over-ride a promised veto by the governor

02.16.17 | Bob Price

It hasn't happened in more than 25 years. The state House is close to the 2/3rds super-majority needed to over-rule Governor Wolf's striking down of Senate Bill 3.   The measure bans late-term and dismemberment abortions.   Wolf...

Upstate NY Democratic lawmakers want to spend $12 million in tax dollars to fund refugee resettlement efforts

02.16.17 | Bob Price

One lawmaker remarked, "We are a land of immigrants."Lawmakers say it'll cost $950 to re-settle each refugee.Upstate cities like Buffalo, Albany and Utica take in the vast majority of refugees who come into New York each year.

Ithaca College in upstate NY could be dealing with a faculty strike as soon as this month

02.14.17 | Bob Price

Professors have been negotiating with the college for more than a year on wage and job security issues.The union representing the Ithaca College professors says it is committed to avoiding a strike. More talks are scheduled for next week.

The company that's building a 300-mile pipeline across southern PA has gotten the greenlight to begin construction

02.14.17 | Bob Price

Sunoco received the permits yesterday from the state Department of Environmental Protection for it's Mariner 2 Pipeline. It'll transport propane and natural gas from southwestern Pennsylvania's Marcellus shale gas fields to a distribution...

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