List by Author: Traci Lynn Woolsey

NY launches probe into distribution of KKK materials in several counties

08.07.18 | Traci Lynn Woolsey

Andrew Cuomo is directing state police to investigate white supremacy flyers--most recently distributed in central New York's Oneida County. Law enforcement is now tracking down the sender of the propaganda. Cuomo notes the state will also...

Border agents have stopped the abduction of 2 Canadian children

07.30.18 | Traci Lynn Woolsey

U.S. customs officers turned away a Canadian man trying to cross into Buffalo with two children—one of them visibly upset. Canadian law enforcement has confirmed the kids were picked up yesterday from a sports camp in Toronto without...

The Niagara Falls Water Board shows off improvements

07.24.18 | Traci Lynn Woolsey

Earlier this year, the board received $20 million to upgrade wastewater facilities. Last year, the board made national headlines following several leaks of "black sludge" into the Niagara River during peak tourism.  

New York state has launched new steps to fight financial hardships

07.23.18 | Traci Lynn Woolsey

A $25 million state program will address poverty in multiple communities around the Empire State. Three initiatives will focus on training low-income Albany residents for jobs with an emphasis on veterans and former inmates. Last week, the...

Some say Gov. Cuomo's small-dollar donations are a ploy

07.18.18 | Traci Lynn Woolsey

New York's governor has a long record of fundraising success. But recent so-called grassroots efforts are not so clear. For example, one Long Island man, who shares an address with a Cuomo staffer,  donated to the governor's campaign 69...

Carson Long Military Academy in PA will be shutting its doors this fall

07.18.18 | Traci Lynn Woolsey

Board members have also let the school's president and CEO go after he claimed the school would remain open. The academy in Perry County is closing due to low enrollment. Carson Long, founded in 1836, is the nation's oldest military boarding...

Gov. Cuomo calls to keep the food stamp program in place at farmers markets

07.16.18 | Traci Lynn Woolsey

New York’s governor is urging feds to continue the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program that allows low-income households access to fresh produce and other locally produced items at farmers markets. Governor Cuomo says the federal...

A couple of NY lawmakers are not happy with the state's cashless tolling system

07.12.18 | Traci Lynn Woolsey

Assemblyman Tom Abinanti and Senator David Carlucci want the state thruway authority to rip-up its 72-million-dollar contract with operator Conduent. A new audit released by State Comptroller Tom DiNapoli shows the bulk of unbilled tolls, worth...

PA is asking for input on a plan to boost its solar energy development

07.11.18 | Traci Lynn Woolsey

Pennsylvania’s Department of Environmental Protection is asking for public review and comments on a draft plan of 15 recommended strategies that could increase in-state solar energy development to supply 10% of electricity in the state by...

The GOP nominee for PA governor kicks off town hall events this week

07.06.18 | Traci Lynn Woolsey

When it comes to the issues, the candidates are showing the biggest differences on healthcare, business regulations, and funds for education. Scott Wagner vows to eliminate school taxes on homes. His running mate for lieutenant governor, Jeff...

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