List by Category: New York News

Public Comment Period For Hydrofracking In NY To Open Again

11.30.12 | Sarah Harnisch

You have one more chance to weigh in on high volume hydrofracking in New York State. Beginning December 12th, the Department of Environmental Conservation will open yet another public comment period, to comply with the rules when the extended they ...

New York State Sells Year-Long State Park Passes For 40 Bucks

11.29.12 | Sarah Harnisch

It's not usually something you think of as a gift, but apparently, it was a pretty hot deal on Cyber Monday. In fact, the Department of Parks, Recreation, and Historic Preservation is calling it a "roaring success." On that one day, the state sold ...

NY Senate Control May Head To The Court System

11.28.12 | Sarah Harnisch

Looks like there's another court challenge coming as the battle for control of the New York State Senate, continues. There are challenges to more than 500 paper ballots in a race that could determine whether Republicans or Democrats hold the ...

Fracking Deadline Will Likely Be Extended By 90 Days In NY

11.28.12 | Sarah Harnisch

The wait for high-volume hydro-fracking may not be as long in New York state.  The New York state DEC has signaled it will extend the fracking deadline by 90 days, which buys it time to get a 3-panel out of state review done without scrapping ...

Three Weeks Since The General Election, And NY Still Doesn't Know Who's In Charge At The Senate

11.27.12 | Sarah Harnisch

There are still no answers yet on who controls the New York State Senate, but we're getting closer. The count of the last 43-hundred absentee ballots in the Senate race entered its final stretch Monday, with election officials tallying the results ...

Heritage Christian Services Founder Steps Down

11.26.12 | Sarah Harnisch

The head of one of the largest and most well-known Christian care centers in the Fingerlakes for disabled adults is stepping down. Bob Pieters started Heritage Christian Services in Webster in 1984, after his son was diagnosed with a developmental ...

Shop Local In NY, PA Saturday To Support Small Businesses

11.21.12 | Sarah Harnisch

Wedged between Black Friday and Cyber Monday is Small Town Business Saturday. It's designed to steer holiday shoppers toward mom and pop shops. American Express founded the event in 2010 to drive shoppers to smaller stores, and now it takes place ...

Small Stores In NY To Stay Closed For "Black Thursday"

11.21.12 | Sarah Harnisch

Even though Walmart, Target, Toys R Us and Kmart are opening Thanksgiving Day, a number of mom and pop stores across upstate new york are bucking the trend, and will not be open Thursday. One example is Jim Hoffman is owner of Netzmann's Appliances ...

No High-Volume Hydrofracking In NY Until At Least 2013

11.21.12 | Sarah Harnisch

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo says the state is going to miss the deadline on high volume hydrofracking. The DEC had until November 29th to wrap up its report on fracking, but last week, it unveiled an out-of-state panel of three experts to take a ...

Busiest Travel Week of the Year In Full Force In NY, PA

11.20.12 | Sarah Harnisch

Thousands are heading out today for the Thanksgiving holiday. 44 million of us will travel this week, 14 percent of the population. Experts say "carving turkey with family and friends still trumps pinching pennies." 90 percent of us are driving ...

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