List by Category: New York News

Broome County launches online resource for natural gas drilling issue

01.28.14 | Bob Price

While the natural gas drilling debate continues in New York state, officials in Broome County have launched a website designed as a hub for resources related to the industry. The new site, www.broomenaturalgas.com, launched Tuesday after a year of ...

Astorino says GOP, Conservatives will unite

01.27.14 | Bob Price

Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino said Monday he’s confident the Republican and Conservative parties will agree on a candidate to run for governor this year, even as former candidate Carl Paladino threatens a run of his own. Astorino ...

Teachers Union Pulls Common Core Support

01.27.14 | Bob Price

New York's largest teachers union has withdrawn its support for the new Common Core learning standards until the state agrees to make what the union calls "major course corrections" to the way they were implemented.    The New York State ...

Million dollar incomes rise in N.Y.

01.26.14 | Bob Price

They might not look like millionaires. They might not dress like millionaires. They might not smell like millionaires. Yet there they are, the stealthy wealthy, walking among us, and more often than you might realize, according to a Gannett Albany ...

Feds urge more talks on NY Medicaid application

01.26.14 | Bob Price

New York has revised its request for a $10 billion Medicaid adjustment, which would allow using that money in related health care programs, after federal officials concluded capital investment and some other programs are ineligible. The ...

Fundraiser for Tyler Doohan's family exceeds $50K

01.24.14 | Bob Price

An online fundraising campaign online fundraising campaign that was set up to pay for the funeral of an 8-year-old boy who died Monday in a fire in Penfield has more than tripled its goal. As of 6 p.m. Thursday, the campaign on YouCaring.com ...

NY senators urge delay in Common Core rollout

01.24.14 | Bob Price

A dozen state senators urged New York's education commissioner on Thursday to delay the further rollout of the new Common Core learning standards, citing frustration and complaints by parents, teachers and administrators. They also threatened to ...

Monterey Shock to Graduate Final Class Thursday

01.23.14 | Bob Price

On Thursday, the Monterey Shock Incarceration Facility in Schuyler County will graduate its final class of inmates. In July of last year, the Cuomo administration unveiled a plan to shutdown the facility due to downsizing and consolidation.There is ...

Double Murder in Cattaruagus County

01.23.14 | Bob Price

Cattaraugus County Sheriff's Deputies are investigating an apparent double murder-attempted suicide Wednesday. Sheriff Tim Whitcomb says the shooting happened on NIchols Run Road. The suspect was injured in an apparent suicide attempt, says ...

NY boy killed in fire hailed as hero for saving 6

01.23.14 | Bob Price

An 8-year-old boy who died while trying to rescue his disabled grandfather from a burning mobile home had saved the lives of six relatives after being awoken by a burning blanket, authorities said. Tyler Doohan was being called a hero by ...

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