List by Category: New York News

NY To Offer Free Associates Degrees For Some High Schoolers

09.03.13 | Sarah Harnisch

We have some more information on free associates degrees for 6-thousand high schoolers in New York. The program is called P-tech, and the Empire state is rolling out a pilot program of it in September 2014 in 10 different regions. It would be an ...

N-Word Unacceptable In The Workplace, NY Court Rules

09.03.13 | Sarah Harnisch

A federal jury in New York has rejected the argument that the use of the n-word among blacks can be a culturally acceptable term of love and endearment. Jurors awarded 250-thousand dollars to a black employment agency worker who was target of an ...

Not As Many NY Teachers At The Start Of The School Year

09.02.13 | Sarah Harnisch

When students return to school this week in New York state, it'll be with 12-and-a-half thousand fewer teachers than just a couple years ago. The state's teachers' retirement system said the pension system had more than 273-thousand active members ...

Memorial Service For 4 Children Killed In Elmira Fire

09.02.13 | Sarah Harnisch

Elmira, New York continues to mourn the deaths of 4 children in a house fire.  More than a hundred people gathered for a candlelight vigil over the weekend for the victims of Friday night's deadly house fire on Morrow street. Those who came ...

Gas Drilling Bans In Dryden, Middlefield to Be Heard In NY's Highest Court

08.30.13 | Sarah Harnisch

New York's highest court has agreed to decide on an appeal from a drilling company and a farmer challenging municipal bans on high-volume hydro-fracking. The court of appeals, without comment, has accepted two cases where lower courts upheld bans ...

Spitzer Loses His Lead

08.30.13 | Sarah Harnisch

Scandal-tarnished former New York Governor Eliot Spitzer has tumbled into a tie in the race for New York City Comptroller. There's less then two weeks before he faces off against democratic rival Scott Stinger in the city primary.

13th and 14th Grade For NY High School Students... Free

08.29.13 | Sarah Harnisch

16 schools across the state have announced a partnership with colleges and private businesses that will allow students a chance to get an associates degree-- at no cost. It's called the "Pathways in Technology College High School Program"-- and it ...

Chicken Wing Festival Coming to Buffalo

08.28.13 | Bob Price

Tons of chicken wings have arrived by truck into downtown Buffalo in preparation for the city's annual chicken wing festival. National Buffalo Chicken Wing Festival founder and organizer Drew Cerza says 40 tons of wings have been delivered Tuesday ...

Some School Districts Quit Healthier School Lunch Program

08.28.13 | Bob Price

After just one year, some schools around the country are dropping out of the healthier new federal lunch program, complaining that so many students turned up their noses at meals packed with whole grains, fruits and vegetables that the cafeterias ...

Some School Districts Quit Healthier School Lunch Program

08.28.13 | Bob Price

After just one year, some schools around the country are dropping out of the healthier new federal lunch program, complaining that so many students turned up their noses at meals packed with whole grains, fruits and vegetables that the cafeterias ...

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