List by Category: New York News

New Exibit at Buffalo Zoo

02.19.14 | Sarah Harnisch

The Buffalo zoo is opening a new polar bear exhibit today. The 14 million dollar exhibit, set to open next year, will feature underwater viewing and more space for the zoo's 1 year old polar bear cub, Luna, and her visiting playmate Kali. The ...

Madoff Collegue on Trial

02.19.14 | Sarah Harnisch

A former co-worker of Bernie Madoff appeared in federal court Tuesday. He testified that he trusted his boss for decades before Madoff was convicted of orchestrating a massive Ponzi scheme. Daniel Bonaventre is on trial himself, accused of changing ...

Plans to Split NY State into Two Regions

02.18.14 | Jeremy Miller

 A movement is afoot to split New York into two regions - upstate and downstate - to acknowledge the gaping philosophical differences and improve representation.         The state would remain united for ...

NY Lawmakers On Break

02.18.14 | Sarah Harnisch

New York lawmakers get a break this week, after just a month of work. The state legislature is not scheduled to go into full session until February 25th. Lawmakers have been in session in Albany two or three days a week since January 13th.

Grape Damage Worst In 30 Years In NY

02.18.14 | Sarah Harnisch

Help is on the way for New York state grape-growers. After sub-zero temperatures damaged grape crops, Senator Chuck Schumer is asking the Department of Agriculture to assist upstate vineyards come spring. Farmers won't know the full affect this ...

Winter Weather Costs NY State

02.18.14 | Sarah Harnisch

The winter weather is taking a financial toll on towns across the Empire state. State Comptroller Tom Dinapoli says paying for extra supplies and employees has been really tough on municipal budgets. While the state can help towns and villages buy ...

College For Prisoners

02.17.14 | Sarah Harnisch

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo announced a new plan Sunday to help those in state prisons earn college degrees. He said 4 in every 10 prisoners in the state end right back up where they started, and this would help keep them out of prison. The ...

NY officials: Agreement for $8B Medicaid waiver

02.14.14 | Bob Price

New York reached an agreement Thursday with federal officials for a waiver that would allow the state to reinvest $8 billion in Medicaid savings that officials say will be used to support hospitals and improve health care. Gov. Andrew Cuomo, who ...

United Lands at Elmira Corning Regional Airport

02.14.14 | Bob Price

If the snow is just too much for you and you want to get away from it all, Twin Tiers neighbors now have a new option at the Elmira-Corning Regional Airport. United Airlines has arrived with two non-stop flights a day to Chicago.Frank Sinatra once ...

Hornell Hospital to Cut Services, Look for Long-Term Plan

02.13.14 | Bob Price

Hornell's St. James Mercy Hospital leaders say if they don't reduce services, they won't be able to stay open. Wednesday night, they asked the community for ideas while they develop a long-term plan.The hospital’s CEO told people at the ...

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