List by Category: New York News

Cornell Selects First Female President

10.01.14 | Bob Price

University of Southern California provost Elizabeth Garrett was selected yesterday to lead the Ivy League school. She'll officially take over in July of next year. The 51-year-old takes over for David Skorton, who will become the next secretary of ...

Boating Study Planned for Lake George

09.30.14 | FL News Team

  A new study is being planned on boating and recreation on Lake George. The Lake George Association says it is working with the Lake George Park Commission to conduct a recreation study of the Adirondack lake next year. The study will update ...

Cuomo Pushing for Medical Marijuana from Out of State

09.30.14 | Bill Price

New York has requested federal permission to import out-of-state marijuana so children and young adults with epilepsy can get medication soon instead of waiting for the state to develop its own program. That program isn't scheduled to start until ...

NY Governor In Afghanistan

09.29.14 | Sarah Harnisch

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo made a surprise visit to Afghanistan over the weekend, to attend an invitation from the U.S. Department of Defense. The Democratic governor flew in Saturday, to get briefings from U.S. Officials on counter-terrorism ...

More Details On NY's $350 Rebate Checks

09.29.14 | Sarah Harnisch

We are learning a bit more about the $350 dollar New York State rebate check that was sent to a million taxpayers last week. Everyone gets the same amount-- whether you have 1 kid or 10-- but you have must have a child under the age of 17 as of ...

Prison Health System to Pay Big for Poor Inmate Care

09.26.14 | Bill Price

Correctional Medical Care of New York State will pay $200,000 in settlements. Attorney General Eric Schneiderman made the announcement today after completing an investigation into six inmates' deaths from 2009-2012. A probe found serious ...

NY Bill Protects Jobs of Volunteer Emergency Workers

09.26.14 | FL News Team

A new bill, backed by Governor Andrew Cuomo will protect volunteer's paid jobs in the face of declared disasters. The legislation would eliminate the choice many volunteers have of responding to an emergency or staying at their paid jobs. According ...

Casino Hearings Draw Crowds in Ithaca

09.25.14 | FL News Team

Over 100 people spoke in front of the gaming facility board in the all-day public hearing on casinos in Ithaca yesterday.Hotel Ithaca's ballroom remained full for most of the day, from 9 a.m until 7 p.m, with standing room only. For the three ...

Racer Tony Stewart Not Facing Criminal Charges

09.25.14 | Sarah Harnisch

Nascar driver Tony Stewart isn't facing criminal charges after his car struck and killed fellow driver Kevin Ward Jr. at a dirt-track race last month in Canandaigua, New York. A grand jury looking into the matter has declined to indict the ...

Solar Panel Construction in Buffalo to Bring Jobs to Region

09.24.14 | Terry Diener

The State has pledged $750 Million dollars to build a massive solar panel plant in Buffalo, the largest in the western hemisphere. The panel, built by the SolarCity company, is expected to create 5 thousand jobs in the region. State officials call ...

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