List by Category: New York News

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.

NY Boy seeks to remain on Girl's Hockey squad

05.07.12 | Bob Price

He's too good, and that's too bad. A 13-year-old New York boy who played field hockey growing up in Ireland has been told that after two years as a member of the Southampton High School girls' team, he is now too skilled to qualify for an ...

Environmentalists say NY gas drilling regs are too Lax

05.04.12 | Bob Price

A new report from an environmental group says New York's oversight of waste disposal from existing natural gas-drilling operations is too lax, making it virtually impossible to track how much waste is produced and how drillers dispose of it.

Smokers Fighting Back Against Bans In New York State

05.02.12 | Sarah Harnisch

Empire State smokers are revolting against a new state law that bans them from lighting up in public parks. Smokers are hopping map about a new rule that prohibits them from using New York's nearly 200 state parks, and as historic sites as ash ...

New N.Y. Lawyers May Have To Work For Free Before They Can Land A Job

05.02.12 | Sarah Harnisch

New lawyers in the Empire state are going to have to provide hours of free legal work before they can join the bar. A New York Court of Appeals chief judge unveiled new licensing regulations requiring new lawyers to donate 50 hours of pro-bono work ...

Gas-drilling Job Training programs pop up in NY

04.30.12 | Bob Price

Rick Allen moved to upstate New York to escape the rat race and tension of Washington, D.C., but when he arrived in his hometown, the 49-year-old electronics technician couldn't find a job.

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