List by Category: New York News

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 ...

Rally to Save Monterey Shock

03.12.14 | Bob Price

Supporters of the Monterey Shock incarceration camp protested in Albany yesterday. They were joined by hundreds of others at the State Capital for a rally to save four juvenile detention facilities.  Monterey Shock, near Watkins Glen, is ...

WNY Teen Suspended for wearing NRA T-Shirt

03.12.14 | Bob Price

A Sophomore at Grand Island High School in Western New York has been suspended for wearing a t-shirt bearing the NRA logo and guns.  Shane Kinney was ordered to report to the principal's office after he says a teacher spotted him wearing a ...

Common Core Panel Releases New Recommendations

03.11.14 | Bob Price

A panel looking at the way the “Common Core” educational standards were implemented in New York State has issued a series of new recommendations.The panel, formed by Governor Andrew Cuomo in early February, unveiled the recommendations ...

Winter storm to strike region early Wednesday

03.11.14 | Bob Price

Spring break is over, at least according to Mother Nature’s schedule. After a weekend respite from an unrelenting winter, forecasters say a winter storm is bearing down on the area and should arrive by midweek. Snowfall predictions are ...

Cornell president named new head of Smithsonian

03.11.14 | Bob Price

A heart doctor and Ivy League university president who also plays the saxophone and flute was named the next leader of the Smithsonian Institution on Monday, combining his love of the arts and sciences at the world's largest museum and research ...

Tribes seek to hold ground ahead of new NY casinos

03.10.14 | Bob Price

With New York state about to take bids for its first non-Indian casinos, tribes looking to hold their ground have been upgrading their existing casinos and exploring new ones. The Seneca Indian Nation, which operates three casinos in Buffalo, ...

State to Launch Ski Bus Service From NYC, Toronto

03.10.14 | Bob Price

The state will launch a bus service to take skiers from New York City and Toronto to some of the state's most popular slopes, Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced Sunday. The "I Ski NY" bus service will launch next winter and service 13 New York ski areas ...

Benefit For Ben Sauer

03.07.14 | Sarah Harnisch

A Christian family from Clarence, New York has learned one of their 4-year-old sons, Ben Sauer, has brain cancer. Two months ago, Ben was fine. And now, he has weeks to live. The tumor has tripled, despite treatment. The family believes Ben's story ...

Buffalo Celebrates Chicken Wing at 50 !

03.07.14 | Bob Price

Happy 50th birthday, chicken wings.    The milestone is being celebrated Thursday at the Anchor Bar, the Buffalo tavern that's credited with inventing the dish on a March night a half century ago. "When you look at the beginnings of it, ...

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