List by Category: New York News

NY teacher evaluations delay removed from Regents changes

02.12.14 | Bob Price

The state's Board of Regents approved changes to implementing Common Core educational standards on Tuesday while backing off on a plan to delay a teacher evaluation measure. The board put off a decision on whether to allow teachers to use the ...

Flight 3407 Disaster: Five Years Later

02.12.14 | Bob Price

After a commuter flight fell from the sky onto a western New York home five years ago, the relatives of the passengers killed were too grief-stricken to appreciate the outpouring of support they received from strangers. At Wednesday's memorial ...

Common Core Vote Today

02.11.14 | Sarah Harnisch

The Board of Regents votes today on whether or not to delay testing for the Common Core standards. If passed, it means kids won't be held back from graduation if they test poorly until 2022.  There are 19 recommendations being discussed ...

More New York students taking AP exams

02.11.14 | Bob Price

More public high school graduates in New York and around the country are taking Advanced Placement exams than a decade ago, according to a report. The College Board, which runs the exams, is issuing its annual report Tuesday on the AP Program, ...

Lake Snows Possible Along Ontario Shore Today

02.11.14 | Bob Price

The National Weather Service has a LAKE EFFECT SNOW ADVISORY in place until 1 this afternoon for Niagara & Orleans Counties, with poor visibilites and as much as 6 inches of snow possible.  Visibility could be reduced to as low as half a ...

Bomb Threat Prompts Lockdown, Evacuation at Niagara County Schools

02.10.14 | Bob Price

A bomb threat triggered evacuations at one Niagara County school and a lockdown at another. The all clear has been issued at Niagara Falls High School, and students are expected to return to the classrooms in Niagara Wheatfield late Monday morning. ...

Great Lakes Ice Cover At Highest Level Since 1996

02.10.14 | Bob Price

One effect of the persistently cold winter of 2013-2014 is showing up on the world's largest group of freshwater lakes.According to a recent analysis by the Great Lakes Environmental Research Laboratory, ice covered 78.7 percent of the Great Lakes ...

NY foresters wary of oak wilt, latest tree threat

02.09.14 | Bob Price

Terry Phillips will be sorry to see the last two massive oaks in his yard reduced to wood chips this spring, but he knows it has to be done to keep a devastating fungus from getting a root-hold in New York. Phillips' home in the woodsy subdivision ...

NY mum on thousands of reports of disabled abuse

02.09.14 | Bob Price

The agency established last year to protect the disabled in state-funded institutions has received nearly 25,000 reports of significant incidents, abuse, neglect and deaths in its first six months, though the public knows little about how many of ...

Penguin Books Plant To Close in Kirkwood, NY

02.07.14 | Sarah Harnisch

The Penguin Random House distribution center in Kirkwood, New York is closing by January 2015, as part of a merger. It will cost 300 people their jobs. The plant in Pittston, Pennsylvania is also closing because of the closure of the Kirkwood ...

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