List by Category: New York News

NY Gets Waiver to Eliminate Double Math Test

01.03.14 | Bob Price

Some New York seventh- and eighth-grade students will have one less math exam to take after the state received a waiver from the federal government. New York Education Commissioner John King Jr. sought the waiver so that advanced students who take ...

King defends the Common Core

01.02.14 | Bob Price

NY Education Commissioner John King is once again defending the controversial Common Core learning standards. In a letter to school superintendents and principals, King knocked what he called “misinformation” being circulated at ...

Gun-Rights groups plan to appeal SAFE ACT decision

01.02.14 | Bob Price

Gun rights groups vow to appeal a judge’s ruling this week that upholds most provisions of the SAFE Act. Judge William Skretny in Buffalo concluded the ban on large capacity magazines and sale of semi-automatic weapons is constitutional ...

Winter Storm brings snow and cold

01.02.14 | Bob Price

5-to-8 inches of wind-blown snow and bitter cold are settling in on the region.  The National Weather Service says most the accumulation will happen in the central Finger Lakes region and the lake belts.  Some areas near Rochester could ...

Tougher NY gun law results in 1,146 felony charges

12.30.13 | Bob Price

Nearly a year after passage of the state's new gun law, dealer sales of popular AR-15 semi-automatic rifles have ended in New York and arrest data show more than 1,000 gun possession charges in New York City were boosted from misdemeanors to ...

Time running out for NY homeowners to apply for STAR savings

12.27.13 | Bob Price

New York homeowners have until December 31st to apply for the STAR property tax exemptions. The average rebate check is $700 for a family making less than $500,000 a year.  There's also the enhanced STAR exemption for seniors who earn under ...

NY scores “average” for smoking cessation efforts

12.26.13 | Bob Price

A national anti-smoking group ranks New York 21st in the nation in funding for smoking cessation programs. The Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids includes New York among that states that it says broke promises to use all or most of the money from ...

Speaker Silver wants to put the breaks on "data mining"

12.20.13 | Bob Price

New York Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver is calling on the state Education Department to suspend plans to create a controversial website that will post personal student data. The letter to state Education Commissioner John King is the latest ...

Golfing legend gives back to community

12.20.13 | Bob Price

How’s this for class....Horseheads native and Southern Tier golfing legend Joey Sindelar, a PGA Champion and (all around great guy) .... took part in the fifth annual Christmas Shopping Trip with the Boys and Girls Club of ...

Flood Watch for WNY

12.20.13 | Bob Price

A flood watch is in effect for all of western New York on the first official weekend of winter. A warm front will stall over the Great Lakes today - bringing significant rain and milder temperatures to western and central New ...

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