List by Category: New York News

Group Says Minimum Wage Increase In NY Would Cost 22-Thousand Jobs

12.05.12 | Sarah Harnisch

One of the topics sure to come up in the New York State Legislature in 2013 is a minimum wage increase, from 7-25 an hour to 8-50. But a business group said Tuesday the hike would do irreperable damage to small businesses across the state. The ...

Towns In NY, PA See 10-Degree Temperature Drops In 20 Minutes

12.05.12 |

And now, people of Pennsylvania and New York, your regularly scheduled winter has started. It came in with a boom, one moment, towns like Bath, New York were logging temperatures of 72 degrees, then minutes later, the winds rolled in, temperatures ...

Some Are Upset Over the New Approval Process for Hydrofracking in NY

12.04.12 | Sarah Harnisch

Environmentalists are calling for a broader health review of hydrofracking in New York state. Critics said Monday a 3-panel out-of-state review that will take about 90 days is not comprehensive enough and quote "ludicrously short." At a press ...

Cars Are Selling Like Hot Potatoes In NY

12.04.12 | Sarah Harnisch

Auto sales are rising across New York state. They're at their fastest pace in 8 years, due to low interest rates and pent-up demand. People were waiting out the recession before making a large purchase. The local market is due to have its best year ...

PA Woman Creates Website To Find All The Good Christmas Lights

12.03.12 | Sarah Harnisch

A woman in Moosic, Pennsylvania has created a website to help people find the best Christmas lights in the Keystone state. Francene Dudziec catalogued the homes after discovering them by word of mouth or random driving. She says "I have two ...

Small Gas Company Becomes First To Sue New York's D.E.C. Over Drilling

12.03.12 | Sarah Harnisch

A gas drilling company is suing the town of Avon, New York for its ban on high-volume hydrofracking. LeNape Resources, a small natural gas drilling company based in Alexander, sued both the DEC and Livingston County's town of Avon last month, ...

NY To Add 300 Hours of Instruction At 40 Schools

12.03.12 | Sarah Harnisch

New York will be increasing classroom time in thousands of schools across the state. The Empire state is among five states trying the program: Colorado, Connecticut, Massachusetts and Tennessee. Schools will add at least 300 hours of learning time ...

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 ...

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