List by Author: Bob Price

Ken Ton Schools To Prepare Boycott of NYS Standardized Tests

03.25.15 | Bob Price

Kenmore Tonawanda Schools took a step toward defying state law and scrapping standardized tests last night with a vote to develop a boycott plan that could cost the district millions. After delaying a boycott vote earlier this month, school board ...

N.Y. Senate Votes To Legalize M.M.A. In New York

03.25.15 | Bob Price

If the New York State Senate gets its way you might be able to see Mixed Martial Arts competitions in Elmira. For the sixth consecutive year the Senate voted to legalize M.M.A. in New York. This year there is a better chance of getting the bill ...

Corman: Pa. budget must include pension reform

03.24.15 | Bob Price

No pension reform, no state budget. A top Senate Republican said Monday that if Gov. Wolf doesn't address the state's skyrocketing pension costs during budget negotiations with the legislature, there will be no budget. Majority Leader Jake ...

Cuomo stands by ethics ultimatum as NY budget talks heat up

03.24.15 | Bob Price

Gov. Andrew Cuomo is so far holding firm to a promise not to sign a state budget without legislative ethics reforms - but also signaling that other priorities may not be included as budget talks intensify before an April 1 deadline. The Democratic ...

Police chief placed on leave amid sexual harassment claims

03.24.15 | Bob Price

The head of the Binghamton Police Department has been placed on administrative leave amid accusations that he sexually harassed a female officer. Mayor Rich David announced Monday that the city is conducting an internal investigation into the ...

Frozen Food Products Recalled Over Listeria Risk

03.24.15 | Bob Price

Supermarkets around the country are pulling Amy's Kitchen frozen food products from their shelves over concerns of possible listeria contamination.The nationwide recall affects nearly 74,000 cases of Amy's Kitchen products, according to the Food ...

Potent form of meth coming to WNY from Mexico

03.23.15 | Bob Price

Recently we've told you about the increased amount of arrests of suspects at labs making methamphetamine in the area. But it turns out that law enforcement is also worried about an imported form of meth that may be even more dangerous, and it's ...

Wolf's nominee for state police commissioner in political trouble

03.23.15 | Bob Price

Gov. Tom Wolf has doubled down on his support of state police commissioner nominee Marcus Brown amid growing pressure from Senate Republicans to withdraw the nomination. Noting that Col. Brown is under investigation on allegations of misdemeanor ...

Local church changes marriage definition

03.23.15 | Bob Price

After three decades of debate, members of the Presbyterian Church voted last week to change the definition of marriage in the church's constitution. That’s from a definition of a man and woman to between "two persons.” A majority of the ...

Northeast gas pipeline progresses, to some landowner dismay

03.23.15 | Bob Price

The 124-mile Constitution Pipeline will likely bring some relief from high natural gas prices to residents of New York City and New England, but it will also bring anguish to some landowners in the wooded hills and valleys in its path. It will ...

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