List by Category: New York News

PA Woman Creates Website To Find All The Good Christmas Lights

12.03.12 | Sarah Harnisch

A woman in Moosic, Pennsylvania has created a website to help people find the best Christmas lights in the Keystone state. Francene Dudziec catalogued the homes after discovering them by word of mouth or random driving. She says "I have two ...

Small Gas Company Becomes First To Sue New York's D.E.C. Over Drilling

12.03.12 | Sarah Harnisch

A gas drilling company is suing the town of Avon, New York for its ban on high-volume hydrofracking. LeNape Resources, a small natural gas drilling company based in Alexander, sued both the DEC and Livingston County's town of Avon last month, ...

NY To Add 300 Hours of Instruction At 40 Schools

12.03.12 | Sarah Harnisch

New York will be increasing classroom time in thousands of schools across the state. The Empire state is among five states trying the program: Colorado, Connecticut, Massachusetts and Tennessee. Schools will add at least 300 hours of learning time ...

Public Comment Period For Hydrofracking In NY To Open Again

11.30.12 | Sarah Harnisch

You have one more chance to weigh in on high volume hydrofracking in New York State. Beginning December 12th, the Department of Environmental Conservation will open yet another public comment period, to comply with the rules when the extended they ...

New York State Sells Year-Long State Park Passes For 40 Bucks

11.29.12 | Sarah Harnisch

It's not usually something you think of as a gift, but apparently, it was a pretty hot deal on Cyber Monday. In fact, the Department of Parks, Recreation, and Historic Preservation is calling it a "roaring success." On that one day, the state sold ...

NY Senate Control May Head To The Court System

11.28.12 | Sarah Harnisch

Looks like there's another court challenge coming as the battle for control of the New York State Senate, continues. There are challenges to more than 500 paper ballots in a race that could determine whether Republicans or Democrats hold the ...

Fracking Deadline Will Likely Be Extended By 90 Days In NY

11.28.12 | Sarah Harnisch

The wait for high-volume hydro-fracking may not be as long in New York state.  The New York state DEC has signaled it will extend the fracking deadline by 90 days, which buys it time to get a 3-panel out of state review done without scrapping ...

Three Weeks Since The General Election, And NY Still Doesn't Know Who's In Charge At The Senate

11.27.12 | Sarah Harnisch

There are still no answers yet on who controls the New York State Senate, but we're getting closer. The count of the last 43-hundred absentee ballots in the Senate race entered its final stretch Monday, with election officials tallying the results ...

Heritage Christian Services Founder Steps Down

11.26.12 | Sarah Harnisch

The head of one of the largest and most well-known Christian care centers in the Fingerlakes for disabled adults is stepping down. Bob Pieters started Heritage Christian Services in Webster in 1984, after his son was diagnosed with a developmental ...

Shop Local In NY, PA Saturday To Support Small Businesses

11.21.12 | Sarah Harnisch

Wedged between Black Friday and Cyber Monday is Small Town Business Saturday. It's designed to steer holiday shoppers toward mom and pop shops. American Express founded the event in 2010 to drive shoppers to smaller stores, and now it takes place ...

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