List by Month: 4-2012

PA Schools let students bring mobile technology into the Classroom

04.30.12 | Bob Price

As they enter the classroom that serves as the newsroom for Lower Dauphin High School’s student newspaper, The Falcon Flash, each student grabs a laptop from a cart. The school allows students to use their electronic devices in the classrooms. ...

PA towns that rely on State Police Protection may have to fork over more money

04.30.12 | Bob Price

There’s a secret tucked in the rolling green hills east of Middletown, in the farmland outside Carlisle and throughout the rural areas that still comprise most of the midstate. You’re helping to pay for the police protection that residents who ...

Gas-drilling Job Training programs pop up in NY

04.30.12 | Bob Price

Rick Allen moved to upstate New York to escape the rat race and tension of Washington, D.C., but when he arrived in his hometown, the 49-year-old electronics technician couldn't find a job.

Most NY Schools will comply with Tax Cap Law

04.30.12 | Bob Price

Most school districts in New York have complied with new state-imposed taxing limits in the budgets they'll put before voters next month.

Obama Flips on Farm Chore Rules

04.27.12 | Bob Price

Under pressure from farming advocates in rural communities, the Obama administration withdrew a proposed rule Thursday that would have applied child labor laws to family farms.

Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Yankees Agreement

04.27.12 | Bob Price

It is either the end of an era for local minor league baseball in our area or the beginning of a whole new one. On Thursday Lackawanna County officials ended their more than 20-year ownership of the Triple-A franchise that has been playing in the ...

NY Seeks Action Over Verizon Service

04.27.12 | Bob Price

State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman is asking a state regulator to take action against Verizon New York over mounting complaints of poor repair service for land-based telephone service that serves millions of New Yorkers.

DEC May Let Towns Decide For Themselves If They Want To Allow Gas Drilling

04.27.12 | Sarah Harnisch

There are nearly a hundred towns across upstate New York that have banned hydraulic fracturing, the process used in extracting natural gas from the Marcellus Shale. On Thursday, the head of the D.E.C. signaled he may allow each town to decide for ...

Voter Turnout Low in PA

04.26.12 | Bob Price

Pennsylvanians voted with their feet in Tuesday’s primary. The silence of their shuffle was deafening.

Senator wants Goose Kills near NY Airport

04.26.12 | Bob Price

The problem of birds living near some of the nation's busiest airports is coming under renewed scrutiny after two emergency landings in a week and more than three years after the famous ditching of a jetliner in the Hudson River.