List by Category: New York News

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 ...

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 ...

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