List by Category: New York News

NY Gas Drilling Report Tops 4-Thousand Pages; Still No Release Date

08.08.12 | Sarah Harnisch

The Department of Environmental Conservation in New York is getting closer to releasing their report on whether or not to allow gas drilling in New York state. Their report just topped 4-thousand pages this week, but it's still not quite ready for ...

Suncreen No Longer Banned In New York Public Schools

08.07.12 | Sarah Harnisch

Sunscreen is no longer banned in public schools in New York. The State Education Department has ruled kids can apply sunscreen at school activities without a note from their doctor, as long as a parent provides written permission. Previously, the ...

How Would You Like Free Museum Tickets?

08.06.12 | Sarah Harnisch

Museums in the Southern Tier are offering free admission, for 1 day, to honor the Smithsonian Museum's 100th birthday. On September 29th, museums in Ithaca, Elmira, and other towns in upstate New York will join 14-hundred museums, opening their ...

Gas Drilling Supporters Write Letters To A Thousand of Cuomo's Donors

08.02.12 | Sarah Harnisch

How do you get the attention of the Governor? Talk to his friends. In an effort to get the ear of Governor Andrew Cuomo, opponents of hydrauling fracturing in the Southern Tier have penned a letter to 1-thousand of his biggest donors. At a press ...

Does "Moratorium" Mean "Drill" To Natural Gas Drillers In NY?

08.01.12 | Sarah Harnisch

A natural gas company is threatening to sue New York state if it doesn't drop its restrictions on drilling. John Holko, president of Lenape Resources, sent a letter Thursday to the Department of Environmental Conservation Commissioner saying a ...

Chick Fil A Stores Across America Will Be Ground Zero For The Gay Rights Debate Today

08.01.12 | Sarah Harnisch

There's a mass showdown over gay marriage in America today. At least 550-thousand people will be flocking to Christian restaurant Chick-Fil-A today for Chick-Fil-A Appreciation day. The showdown, occurring after a ward in the city of Chicago banned ...

Teens Will Now Need Written Permission To Pierce In NY

07.31.12 | Sarah Harnisch

Governor Andrew Cuomo signed a bill Monday that requires parents to give written permission in order for a minor to obtain a body piercing. Under the new law, anyone under 18 years old will have to get written permission from their parents or legal ...

New York Becoming A Market State For Guns

07.31.12 | Sarah Harnisch

Most guns recovered from crimes in New York State last year came from other states. The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives traced 87-hundred guns, and many came from southern or eastern seaboard states, states with fewer legal ...

Gillibrand, Schumer Looking To Hike National Minimum Wage

07.30.12 | Sarah Harnisch

Both of New York's senators are now weighing in on a possible hike in the minimum wage. They aren't looking to raise in the Empire State, they're looking to change it nationally. Kirsten Gillibrand and Chuck Schumer both said Sunday they support an ...

Just How Many Tornadoes Were Spawned In NY, PA After Last Thursday's Storm?

07.30.12 | Sarah Harnisch

At least four tornadoes dropped from the storm. The National Weather Service has confirmed it was a tornado that touched down in northern Pennsylvania last Thursday that knocked out power to thousands statewide and took the lives of 2 people. The ...

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