List by Category: New York News

Chat And Drive This Week In NY, Pay The Price

11.19.12 | Sarah Harnisch

Operation Hang Up is on its way this week for New York. Use the phone while driving, and you could face a 150 dollar fine and 85 dollars in court fees. Starting Wednesday, police will be specifically hunting for those of us that like to talk or ...

5 in 7 School Districts Across The State Still Have No Approval For Teacher Evaluations

11.19.12 | Sarah Harnisch

One in every seven New York state school districts haven't submitted their evaluation plans to Albany yet. But it's not the new evaluations that are holding things up.  The sticking point is actually salary and benefits. Schools that haven't ...

Elmira Documentary To Make Global Premiere This Weekend

11.16.12 | Sarah Harnisch

This Sunday at 9 p.m., a documentary film made in Elmira, New York will air in 200 nations around the world. The film is called "Shattered Silence", and it chronicles the stories of families that have lost someone to suicide, or battled it and ...

Old Gas Drilling Leases Won't Be Honored In Tioga, Broome Counties In NY

11.16.12 | Sarah Harnisch

There was a victory for land owners who hold high volume hydrofracking leases in New York yesterday. In separate but similar decisions Thursday, a judge ruled Chesapeake Energy and Inflection Energy could not continue leases with 65 landowners in ...

The Travel Lowdown For Thanksgiving Week

11.16.12 | Sarah Harnisch

45-million Americans will be traveling over the Thanksgiving Day week. The numbers are down slightly this year, but not by much. The average family is doling out about 500-dollars this week to travel, spending a little less then last year. Experts ...

More Math Classes For Tech Majors In New York High Schools

11.15.12 | Sarah Harnisch

New York Senator Chuck Schumer proposed creating two new high school diplomas across the empire state Wednesday, one in math and one in science. New york's senior senator said he wants to connect teens with jobs in manufacturing, nanotechnology, ...

Woman Sues Wegmans Over E.Coli Poisoning From Spinach

11.14.12 | Sarah Harnisch

The first lawsuit has been filed over Wegman's tainted organic spring mix. The salad sicked at least 19 people with e.coli poisoning. On Tuesday, a woman from Ontario in Wayne County filed a lawsuit in federal court, accusing Wegmans of not ...

Deadline Looms For New York DEC's Hydrofracking Review

11.14.12 | Sarah Harnisch

With a key deadline just 16 days away on high volume hydrofracking in New York State, seven representatives from the Southern Tier went to Albany yesterday. Elmira Mayor Susan Skidmore and Binghamton Mayor Matt Ryan were among those that traveled, ...

Gas Prices To Drop In NY and PA; Prices of Used Cars To Spike

11.13.12 | Sarah Harnisch

Gas prices here haven't been affected by Hurricane Sandy. It's business as usual in upstate New York and Pennsylvania. Patrick DeHaan of Gas Buddy.com says both states get their gas from different pipelines then New York city and the Jersey Shore. ...

Funeral Information For Three Soldiers Killed In Upstate NY

11.12.12 | Sarah Harnisch

Upstate New York has a solemn Veteran's Day this year. The state lost three veterans from the same unit, out of Oswego, New York. All three were killed by a roadside bomb after their platoon was attacked in Afghanistan November 3rd..   ...

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