List by Category: New York News

Services Announced for Johnson City Officer

04.02.14 | Bill Price

Calling hours for slain Johnson City police officer David Smith will take place Thursday from 4-7 pm at chase funeral home in Port Dickinson.The funeral will take place Friday at 11 am at Sarah Jane Johnson Memorial Church in Johnson City.  ...

Gun Rights Advocates Rally in Albany

04.02.14 | Bob Price

Thousands of gun rights supporters rallied tuesday afternoon at the New York State Capitol against gun control measures championed by Governor Andrew Cuomo.          Celebrity businessman Donald Trump ...

Johnson City Police Officer Shot

04.01.14 | Bob Price

Binghamton police chief Joe Zikuski says officer David Smith was responding to a reported disturbance at the southern tier imaging facility in Johnson City when we was attacked. 43-year-old MRI-technician James Clark struggled with smith outside ...

New York Lawmakers Approve Budget

04.01.14 | Sarah Harnisch

The 140-billion-dollar election year-budget expands pre-kindergarten statewide, but the tax credit for homeschoolers was yanked from the final version. It provides tax relief for businesses and property tax relief for homeowners. The senate passed ...

Vote set Monday on late-night N.Y. state budget deal

03.31.14 | Bob Price

Governor Andrew Cuomo and the state Legislature have reached a budget deal that would increase school aid by $1.1 billion, enact a public-campaign-financing system for the comptroller’s office and provide tax breaks to homeowners and ...

Ithaca Mayor Svante Myrick appears on NBC’s 'Meet the Press'

03.31.14 | Bob Price

Ithaca Mayor Svante Myrick used his appearance on the national NBC news and politics program “Meet the Press” on Sunday to tout the city’s college-graduate talent pool and Democrats’ focus on helping solve problems. Myrick, ...

Common Core Won't Impact Test Scores In NY; State Education Board Says

03.28.14 | Sarah Harnisch

Waves of anxiety pulsed across New York last year when only one-third of elementary and middle school students hit state standards on new, Common Core-based tests in math and English. But the state Education Department does not want to see similar ...

NY's Budget To Be Finalized Today

03.28.14 | Sarah Harnisch

Legislative leaders and Governor Andrew Cuomo are moving toward a budget agreement that would increase school aid by $1.1 billion, install a two-year property-tax freeze and delay implementation of new testing standards for students. The agreement ...

NY Common Core Testing May Be Delayed

03.27.14 | Sarah Harnisch

Legislative leaders say they are negotiating a set of changes to the Common Core education standards with Governor Andrew Cuomo, as closed-door talks about the state budget enter their final stretch. With a spending plan for the state due before ...

Former Bills Quarterback Jim Kelly Isn't Getting Cancer Surgery Today

03.27.14 | Sarah Harnisch

Jill Kelly stated Wednesday that, after consulting with doctors in NYC and Buffalo, her husband’s surgery will not go ahead, saying it “is not the best option for Jim.” Hall of Fame quarterback Jim Kelly had been scheduled to ...

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