List by Category: New York News

Conservative May Take Final Seat In NY Senate

12.18.12 | Sarah Harnisch

The final seat in the New York Senate race may be officially decided today, and the odds look good for Republican Assemblyman George Amedore.  Amedore has already claimed victory, but his democratic opponent Cecilia Tkaczyk, says his victory ...

No White Christmas For PA

12.18.12 | Sarah Harnisch

Things are looking good for New York, but the likelihood of a white Christmas in Pennsylvania is slim. While it's too early to know for certain a full week out, the forecast for the bulk of the state shows no snow for Pennsylvania. The forecast ...

Schools In Upstate NY Teach Students Safety Procedures

12.18.12 | Sarah Harnisch

Schools went through lock down drills yesterday to teach kids what to do in case of an intruder. At least five schools in Elmira were among those practicing. Broadway Middle School student Rachael Kelly said, "we would have to shut off all the ...

Mailed Medicaid Prescriptions Not Getting To NY Patients Swiftly

12.17.12 | Sarah Harnisch

Medicaid patients in New York State are angry over mailed drugs. A change in the state policy requiring Medicaid recipients who take certain drugs to get them through the mail has led to delivery problems, leaving patients without life-sustaining ...

Thruway Meets Today; No Word On Tollway Increases

12.17.12 | Sarah Harnisch

The New York State Thruway meets today, but they are mum on a 45-percent toll hike for trucks on the state's longest tolled road. The Thruway board is set to discuss a bridge in the lower Hudson Valley, but the toll hike was left off their agenda. ...

Republican NY Senator Who Voted For Gay Rights Is Out

12.14.12 | Sarah Harnisch

The Republican who cast the last vote for gay marriage in New York is out. Veteran State Senator Steven Saland's defeat means 3 of the 4 Republicans who cast crucial votes for gay marriage in 2011 won't be returning to the Senate. Saland's ...

NY Again Trying To Ban Smoking In State Parks

12.14.12 | Sarah Harnisch

This, after a previous attempt was thwarted by a smoker's rights group. The State Office of Parks and Recreation has proposed regulations that would prohibit smoking near playgrounds, athletic fields, swimming pools, and other highly used areas at ...

Non-Profits Political Giving To Be Watched In NY

12.13.12 | Sarah Harnisch

New York's top law enforcement official is going after not-for-profits.  Attorney General Erik Schneiderman wants to force charities and ministries to disclose their political spending on state and local races, starting next year. He said "the ...

Stem Cell Research Center Opens In NY

12.13.12 | Sarah Harnisch

The University of Rochester has opened the first stem cell research clean room in New York State. It means stem cell research will be expedited in a brand new 3.5 million dollar facility. The room opened Wednesday at the University of Rochester ...

NY To Sue Environmental Protection Agency Over Methane In Gas Drilling

12.12.12 | Sarah Harnisch

New York and six other states plan to sue the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency over methane emissions from oil and gas drilling. Attorney General Eric Schneiderman claims in a release Tuesday that the EPA is violating the Clean Air Act by ...

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