List by Category: New York News

NY agrees to sweeping reforms in disabled care

06.18.12 | Bob Price

Some of New York's most vulnerable citizens will be protected by a hotline, special investigators and other measures aimed at improving a system marked by years of abuse and death among the disabled in state facilities.

Hydrofracking Could Be Approved In The Southern Tier Only

06.14.12 | Sarah Harnisch

Hydrofracking could be coming to New York, if you live in the Southern Tier. The "New York Times" reports Governor Cuomo is considering a proposal that would allow the controversial drilling method to take place only in certain counties along the ...

Kids Start Skipping School In Kindergarten, Study Shows

06.13.12 | Sarah Harnisch

When do kids start choosing to miss school? Rochester, New York did a study, and they learned it's as early as kindergarten. The city has the lowest attendance rate in the state; some 4-thousand kids a year miss classes. District officials say they ...

Documentary Marks 40 Years Since Hurricane Agnes

06.13.12 | Sarah Harnisch

This month marks the 40-year anniversary of Hurricane Agnes, also called the "Flood of '72."  The storm killed 128 people nationwide, caused 2-billion dollars in damage, and destroyed 43-thousand structures in New York and Pennsylvania. In ...

NY To Protect Families of the Dead At Funerals

06.12.12 | Sarah Harnisch

There are new rules in the works in New York that could affect who can attend your funeral. State politicians are closing the "burial loophole". Governor Cuomo and legislators have agreed to a package of bills that bars anyone that has killed a ...

NY Lawmakers Working On Bill To Counter the James Corasanti Trial

06.08.12 | Sarah Harnisch

The doctor was given misdemeanor charges, not a felony, for driving drunk and killing an 18-year-old last July in Amherst. He said he didn't know he'd hit her. Now, Senator Patrick Gallivan is proposing to close a so-called loophole in the current ...

Time Lapse Video Of Space Shuttle Enterprise

06.07.12 | Sarah Harnisch

Just in case you missed seeing a crane unload the 174-thousand pound Enterprise space ship onto the deck of the Intrepid Space Museum in New York city, NASA has you covered. They taped the whole thing and made a time lapse video. You can check it ...

NY Strikes Down The Defense Of Marriage Act

06.07.12 | Sarah Harnisch

A federal judge in New York has ruled the Defense of Marriage Act, which protects traditional marriage, is unconstitutional. The ruling by Manhattan federal court judge Barbara Jones followed a decision last week from a U.S. appeals court in ...

New York Kids May Be Able To "Practice" Voting

06.07.12 | Sarah Harnisch

A new package of bills in Albany supported by good-government groups will allow New Yorkers to register to vote over the internet, computerize voter registration, and encourage teenagers to register even before they're eligible to vote.  The ...

NASA's Two New Telescopes Made In Upstate New York

06.06.12 | Sarah Harnisch

The two space-ready scopes were built by Eastman Kodak more then a decade ago, and right now, they're sitting in a clean room at the company's former Elmgrove facility in Gates, New York, awaiting their transfer to NASA. You won't get a chance to ...

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