List by Category: New York News

A major job boom is about to hit upstate New York

10.11.13 | Bob Price

Six high-tech companies will invest one and a half billion dollars in the Mohawk Valley to create more than one-thousand high-tech jobs and help grow a nanotechnology hub upstate. The companies will conduct research and development at the SUNY ...

Bird-watchers in Buffalo are buzzing over the sighting of a brown booby

10.11.13 | Bob Price

Buffalonians flocked to the city's Lake Erie and Niagara River waterfronts this week to get a glimpse of the gull-like tropical diving bird normally found along the coasts of Central America.  It’s the first time a brown booby has ever ...

NY has Worst Tax Climate in Country

10.10.13 | Bob Price

The winless Giants aren't the only New Yorkers having a tough time. A report out today by a national tax watch group put New York in the cellar among states when comparing the complexity of tax codes and tax rates. The national Tax Foundation ...

Court could Rule on Casino Issue in NY

10.09.13 | Bob Price

A court could decide this Friday if a referendum to expand casino gambling in New York was uncommonly reworded to include rosy benefits and whether that language as it appears on the ballot was approved illegally in secret. The referendum, that ...

State police issue "field guide" over SAFE Act

10.08.13 | Bob Price

New York State Police have issued a field guide for its troopers on how to handle the controversial gun-control law.  The 20-page guide quietly issued last month notes that police officers have been concerned about enforcing the SAFE Act, ...

Sexual crime a problem for U-S teens

10.08.13 | Bob Price

Almost one in 10 teens today admit to having coerced or forced someone into an unwanted sexual act.  A new study in the Journal of the American Medical Association finds nine percent of youths report having committing some sort of sexual ...

Gambling dollars flow in NY

10.08.13 | Bob Price

NY politicians are raking in the campaign contributions from gambling interest groups.  Governor Cuomo alone has received more than a quarter million dollars from the casino industry in the run-up to a November 5th ballot initiative that could ...

2013 shaping up as a good year for grapes

10.07.13 | Bob Price

Cornell Cooperative Extension agents throughout New York are reporting that 2013 could end up being a very good year for New York grapes and wine if favorable weather patterns continue. In a weekly newsletter, Extension agent Alice Wise said Long ...

Rochester Prof in running for Nobel Prize

10.07.13 | Bob Price

A University of Rochester physics professor will be sleeping with his cell phone by his bedside tonight. It's because he will find out sometime overnight-- whether or not he has won the Nobel Prize for physics. Carl Hagen is one of 5 living ...

NY officials monitor health insurance site

10.04.13 | Bob Price

  New York State Officials are investigating why their new health insurance marketplace website is getting much more traffic than expected.  The site struggled under the surge of nearly 30-million hits in two days. This despite the ...

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