List by Category: New York News

NY High Schoolers May Be Able To Count Culinary, Construction Classes Toward Graduation

05.21.12 | Sarah Harnisch

Students in New York could soon count classes in construction, culinary arts, and engineering toward their graduation requirements. The Board of Regents is considering a plan that would allow kids to forego some traditional subjects so they can ...

The Problem with Prayer in Greece, NY

05.18.12 | Bob Price

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit ruled Thursday the Town of Greece violated the Establishment Clause through a prayer practice that “identified the town with Christianity.” The decision reversed a previous ruling in a lower ...

Reigning in NY Lobbyists

05.18.12 | Bob Price

The state's ethics commission may soon determine if the biggest lobbying group in Albany will have to name at least some of the donors behind an unprecedented $10 million TV campaign it funded to help boost Gov. Andrew Cuomo's poll numbers and ...

Eric Smith Denied Parole

05.16.12 | Bob Price

Convicted child killer Eric Smith has been denied parole. Smith was 13 years old in 1993 - when he killed 4-year-old Derrick Robie in Savona in Steuben County.

Lennon's Killer Transferred to another NY Prison

05.16.12 | Bob Price

John Lennon's killer has been transferred to another maximum-security state prison in western New York after spending more than 30 years in Attica Correctional Facility.

Ivy League School Janitor Graduates with Honors

05.14.12 | Bob Price

For years, Gac Filipaj mopped floors, cleaned toilets and took out trash at Columbia University. A refugee from war-torn Yugoslavia, he eked out a living working for the Ivy League school. But Sunday was payback time: The 52-year-old janitor ...

Kodak Kept Nuclear Reactor Secret

05.14.12 | Jeremy Miller

New York officials are still scratching their heads after learning that Kodak had an active nuclear reactor in a basement at Kodak Park and failed to tell local authorities.  Kodak revealed that the reactor, which contained t...

Poll Gives Romney A 50 Point Lead Over Obama With Evangelicals

05.11.12 | Sarah Harnisch

A poll out Thursday from the Public Religion Research Institute shows that, despite his troubles with the demographic during the primary, Mitt Romney is getting a strong support from white evangelical voters. Romney is carrying the Catholic and ...

Low Property Values, High Taxes In Upstate NY

05.10.12 | Sarah Harnisch

Think you're paying too much in taxes in New York? You are not alone. The conservative think tank "Empire Center for New York State Policy" came out with a report Wednesday that shows many upstate New York communities with low property values have ...

President Obama Visits the NYS Capital

05.08.12 | Bob Price

President Barack Obama will deliver a speech on the economy Tuesday, using the backdrop of a high-tech facility in Albany created out of a partnership with private enterprise and bipartisanship.

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