List by Category: New York News

Action Needed To Prevent Rail Disasters In NY

05.01.14 | Bill Price

Several New York agencies are recommending action at the state and federal levels to help prevent rail disasters during shipments of crude oil like the accidents that have occurred in other states and Canada. Gov. Andrew Cuomo sent the agencies' ...

NY Extends Contract With Law Firm To Retain Buffalo Bills In NY

05.01.14 | Bill Price

New York’s economic-development arm has extended a contract with a law firm for legal advice on retaining the Buffalo Bills in New York. Foley and Lardner, LLP, quietly had its contract extended April 16 at a meeting of the state’s ...

Soldier From Upstate NY Killed In Afghanistan

04.30.14 | Bill Price

The family of a Fort Drum soldier from eastern New York says he has been killed while serving his second tour in Afghanistan. Relatives of 24-year-old Sgt. Shawn Farrell tell local media that he was shot Monday during an attack in an eastern ...

NY Raises Tuition Assistance Maximum

04.30.14 | Sarah Harnisch

New York has raised the state’s maximum college tuition grant for the coming academic year to $5,165. The $165 increase is the first in 14 years. Nearly 400,000 state residents received Tuition Assistance Program, or TAP, awards last ...

Ny Regents Approve Safety Net For Teaching Hopefuls

04.30.14 | Bill Price

New York’s education policymakers on Tuesday agreed to temporarily ease certification requirements for new teachers, after a number of colleges and labor unions publicly raised concerns about a new exam. The state Board of Regents ...

Changes to Compassionate Care Act Could Make Vote Likely

04.29.14 | FL News Team

 Recent changes to the State Senate's version of the Compassionate Care Act, which would legalize marijuana for medical purposes, make a vote likely, according to several legislative sources.The medical marijuana bill has been stalled in the ...

NY Regents Set to Make Cheerleading a Sport

04.29.14 | FL News Team

A state Board of Regents committee on Monday unanimously approved making competitive cheerleading an official interscholastic sport, which would make New York the 35th state to do so.The regulation change would subject cheer teams to limits on ...

NY Lawmakers Aim to Delay Teacher Tests

04.28.14 | FL News Team

 A much-discussed new state test for would-be teachers will be in the Albany spotlight this week, with many observers pulling for the video-based assessment to be delayed as a certification requirement.As of May 1, teachers-in-training cannot ...

New York Casino Applicants Expected to Dwindle

04.28.14 | FL News Team

 A generous refund policy and the potential for partnerships means the number of applicants seeking New York casino licenses will likely be whittled down in the months to come.The state has received 22 application fees of $1 million each from ...

Judge Okays Partial Release of Attica Riot Papers

04.25.14 | FL News Team

 A New York judge has approved public disclosure of two remaining volumes from an investigation into the 1971 Attica prison riot and aftermath, but is excluding grand jury excerpts.Justice Patrick NeMoyer says it's now up to New York Attorney ...

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