List by Author: Traci Lynn Woolsey

Teacher absenteeism is becoming a problem at NY public schools

09.21.17 | Traci Lynn Woolsey

Recent stats from the Thomas Fordham Institute show 30% of New York state public school teachers missed more than 10 days of work compared to 7% of charter school teachers. The study links unions to the higher days of missed work in historic...

September is Hunger Action Month

09.15.17 | Traci Lynn Woolsey

The Food Bank of the Southern Tier is fighting against food insecurity. Food bank President Natasha Thompson invites people in the community to "educate themselves about the issue of hunger, roll up their sleeves, get involved." The food bank...

NY's attorney general warns residents in W NY about a fake batch of oxycodone

09.08.17 | Traci Lynn Woolsey

Attorney General Eric Schneiderman visited Buffalo Thursday urging caution about a potentially lethal new batch of fentanyl that's made its way into western New York. Schneiderman says the pills look just like oxycodone. Investigators with a...

A watchdog group is suing NY for the way it purges names from voter roles

09.07.17 | Traci Lynn Woolsey

The Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights under Law filed the federal lawsuit against state elections officials this week on behalf of the government-accountability group Common Cause-New York. The suit claims federal law is violated when state...

Members of a former Penn State frat learn today if they'll be tried in the death of a pledge

09.01.17 | Traci Lynn Woolsey

Following closing arguments yesterday, District Judge Allen Sinclair said he would render his decision this morning at 11. Beta Theta Pi and 18 of its members were charged after the February 4th death of sophomore engineering student Tim...

Tesla starts solar-cell production in Buffalo

09.01.17 | Traci Lynn Woolsey

It looks like the wait is over. project leaders from Tesla and Panasonic meeting at the plant this week to start production of sun-powered panels. The roof-tiles are made of glass,  and up til now, they've been made in California. Tesla's...

One in-state university will give away bike helmets at the New York State Fair

08.31.17 | Traci Lynn Woolsey

On Friday, Upstate Medical University will hand out 800 bike helmets to kids at the fair. The giveaway starts at 10 in the morning until supplies last. Children need to be present with an adult just outside the Science and Industry Building's...

A federal judge is weighing whether to allow voting booth selfies in New York

08.30.17 | Traci Lynn Woolsey

Judge Kevin Castel has listened to testimony from both sides, but has yet to rule on the lawsuit brought by voters who want to share pictures of their ballots on social media. Before last year's election, Castel refused to shut down the 1890...

A PA university worker has filed an age discrimination suit

08.30.17 | Traci Lynn Woolsey

Former clerk Pattiann Merrifield says Lock Haven University is forcing older employees out to avoid paying retirement benefits they'd get at age 60. Merrich, at age 58, claims the university fired her and replaced her with a...

Dozens of Red Coss volunteers from NY and PA are on the gulf coast ready to help

08.29.17 | Bob Price, Traci Lynn Woolsey

Several local television outlets will be taking part in a "Help for Houston" telethon today. And a church in Syracuse is doing it's part by putting together hygiene kits for flood victims. The Park Central Presbyterian Church is accepting items...

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