List by Category: New York News

RIT Prof wants Climate Change Naysayers to go to Jail !

03.19.14 | Bob Price

An assistant philosophy professor at Rochester Institute of Technology wants to send people to jail who disagree with him about global warming. The professor is Lawrence Torcello and last week, he published a 900-word essay at an academic website ...

Erie County, NY Uses Facebook to Catch Bad Parents

03.19.14 | Bob Price

Erie County Child Protective Services has put in a new policy allowing investigators to access social media like Facebook and Twitter. The social-media policy, believed to be one of the first instituted by a child protective agency in New York ...

College Basketball is Back in Buffalo!

03.17.14 | Bob Price

It’s been 4 years, but the March Madness College Basketball tournament is back in Buffalo. The NCAA men’s basketball tournament is one of the nation’s biggest sporting events and it leaps into the Queen City this ...

Police chase ends at State Police Barracks in Painted Post

03.17.14 | Bob Price

A police chase that started in Pennsylvania and continued into New York came to an end Sunday in a state police barracks parking lot.  42 year-old Dwayne Hatter of Painted Post wouldn't stop for police in Tioga County, Pennsylvania, and he led ...

Southern Tier College prepares students for "Casino" Careers

03.17.14 | Bob Price

Broome Community College in Binghamton is preparing students for careers in the casino industry.  A $300,000  mock casino is the setting for SUNY Broome’s new casino management program, which recently received approval by ...

N.Y. Education Officials Stand Behind Teacher Exam

03.14.14 | Bob Price

The state Education Department says it will support a new portfolio-style exam for prospective teachers, despite pleas from labor unions and some college faculty members to delay the requirement. Student teachers and United University Professions, ...

Cuomo Says It's Time For Serious Budget Talks

03.14.14 | Bob Price

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo says its time for real state budget discussions to begin. The new 2014-2015 fiscal year budget is due April first. Cuomo says the main budget issue is whether lawmakers have the will to attack waste and duplication of ...

Senator Gillibrand Pushes for Affordable Child Care

03.13.14 | Bob Price

New York State is ranked the second least-affordable state for full-time infant day care.Senator Gillibrand is pushing for legislation to make it affordable for working families. Typically in the Southern Tier parents spend eight thousand dollars ...

Blizzard warning canceled in Central and Western NY

03.13.14 | Bob Price

According to the National Weather Service in Buffalo, 15.5 inches of snow has fallen at the Greater Rochester International Airport, as of 11:20 p.m. National Weather Service forecaster Bob Hamilton emphasized, "The airport numbers are 'and ...

Seneca Board of Supervisors endorses Wilmot casino

03.13.14 | Bob Price

The Seneca County Board of Supervisors has unanimously endorsed the proposed Wilmot Casino and Resort in Tyre, a Finger Lakes project that will compete with three Southern Tier bidders for a casino license. “The feedback we’ve received ...

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