List by Category: New York News

Binghamton Zoo mourns loss of Red Panda

01.10.14 | Bob Price

Officials at the Ross Park Zoo in Binghamton are expressing sadness at the sudden death of a rare red panda. The body of 6-year-old Xiao-li has been sent to Cornell University to determine the exact cause of death. The rare panda survived lymphoma ...

After speech, Cuomo looks to get agenda approved

01.09.14 | Bob Price

Gov. Andrew Cuomo offered the opening shot of his election-year agenda with a State of the State speech that touched on a broad array of economic development, education and social initiatives. Now, he will have to shepherd his proposals through a ...

Newly released NY energy plan mum on fracking

01.09.14 | Bob Price

New York’s newly released energy plan calls for increased use of renewable energy and clean technology and anticipates reduced utility bills and a more flexible distribution grid, but takes no position on hydraulic fracturing for natural gas ...

Congressman Reed Wants More LIHEAP Funds for NY

01.08.14 | Bob Price

Congressman Tom Reed says he thinks New York State should get more federal funds for the state's Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program. The Congressman announced this week he'll introduce a bill in the coming days that seeks to direct more ...

Cuomo lays out his agenda for NY in election year

01.08.14 | Bob Price

Gov. Andrew Cuomo is expected to deliver an election-year State of the State address touting tax breaks and economic successes. The annual speech Wednesday marks the start of the legislative season in Albany and Cuomo has used the days leading up ...

Wind chills could set records in region

01.07.14 | Bob Price

A wind chill warning through 7 p.m. Tuesday for Central New York and northeastern Pennsylvania has led to the closure of most area schools, and the bitter cold could be one for the record books. The National Weather Service forecasts wind chills as ...

Cuomo tax plan calls for property tax freeze, corporate tax cut

01.07.14 | Bob Price

Gov. Andrew Cuomo has proposed cutting taxes by $2 billion a year, including a two-year freeze on property taxes and an elimination of corporate income taxes for manufacturers in upstate New York. Cuomo will make the tax-cutting plan a key piece of ...

Spending, medical pot likely focus of Cuomo speech

01.06.14 | Bob Price

Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Wednesday will lay out a vision for the last year of his first term and is expected to push for state spending limits, propose new property tax relief and announce a surprise reversal on medical marijuana. With both high poll ...

Photo in newspaper helps locate missing WNY man

01.06.14 | Bob Price

A Western New York man missing since last Wednesday has been located in Washington, D.C. 20 year Nicholas Simmons was last seen leaving his home in Greece, a suburb of Rochester, on New Year's Day. Family members began a search for him by ...

Snowstorm hits Central NY ...bitter cold follows

01.03.14 | Bob Price

The first storm of the new year prompted cancellations and kept emergency officials and highway crews busy Thursday as they responded to numerous traffic accidents and worked to keep the roads clear. More than 8 inches of snow are expected to fall ...

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