List by Category: New York News

NY Health Dept Shows Drop in State Abortion Rate

04.15.14 | Bob Price

 New vital statistics from the New York State Health Department show the abortion rate has never been lower. Jim Harden, CEO of Compass-Care, a pregnancy help center in Rochester, says that 2012 represented the lowest rate of abortions since ...

NY Budget Increases Pay for Caretakers of Disabled, Elderly

04.15.14 | Bob Price

      New York's new budget will increase pay 2 percent for about one hundred thousand caretakers of the disabled. They'll get a second cost of living adjustment next April, too along with about 30,000 caretakers, nurses ...

NY Legislature Allocates $40M for Pot-Hole Repair

04.14.14 | FL News Team

The state budget approved last month included $40 million extra funding to repair potholes across New York after a brutal winter. The money is in addition to the $438 million in the budget for local transportation infrastructure and the extra ...

NY S.A.F.E. Act Requires Registration of "Assault Weapons"

04.14.14 | FL News Team

Starting Tuesday, owners of guns considered assault weapons by New York will be faced with a choice: Register those firearms with the state, or potentially face a felony charge. But strict enforcement of the new law in the region appears ...

Federal Prosecutors Seize NY Commission Files

04.11.14 | FL News Team

 Federal prosecutors in Manhattan say they're taking the remaining files from the state anti-corruption commission now shutting down and plan to complete its investigations. U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara requested the Moreland commission's ...

NY Health Commissioner's Resignation Earlier Than Expected

04.11.14 | FL News Team

 The impending resignation of New York’s top health official comes at a crucial time for the state Department of Health.Under Commissioner Nirav Shah’s lead, the agency has been working on issuing recommendations on hydraulic ...

"Operation Hang Up" to Begin in NY Thursday

04.10.14 | FL News Team

State and local police will begin a crackdown on distracted driving Thursday, with the state starting a six-day blitz on drivers using their cell phones.Increased patrols will be on highways and streets looking for drivers who are texting or ...

NY Health Commissioner to Resign

04.10.14 | FL News Team

 The state’s health commissioner is resigning at the end of June amid criticism over his drawn-out review of whether New York should move forward with hydraulic fracturing.Nirav Shah, who was first appointed in 2011, is leaving to become ...

Record Bear Kills in NY State

04.09.14 | Bob Price

The State Department of Environmental Conservation says most of the bear kills came in the Catskills. Commissioner Joe Martin says New York has an ideal bear habitat and vast accessible public lands that offer ideal hunting conditions. The Southern ...

Chatauqua Town Considers Huge Tax Increaes

04.09.14 | Bill Price

The financial fiasco facing Forestville and its village 700 residents is daunting to say the least. The village's third mayor in two years is proposing a budget that increases property taxes by 445%! A homeowner whose house is assessed at $50,000 ...

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