List by Month: 7-2020

70 Percent of NY & PA churches are holding in-person services

07.29.20 | Sarah Harnisch

After months of COVID-related restrictions, 7 in 10 protestant churches have cautiously resumed on-campus services across America. Three months ago, less than 10 percent of churches held in-person services. 94 Percent of pastors say they are...

PA pre-schools are getting $3 million worth of personal protective equipment

07.29.20 | Terry Diener

The funding from the Wolf Administration will help to keep students and staff safe and meet the unique challenges of COVID-19.   The program provides support and services to families with children, from ages three to five, with...

Turning point for Kodak?

07.29.20 | Sarah Harnisch, Bill Price

After the mega company downsized for decades--word of a $765 million government contract to fight COVID-19 is fueling hope across the city of Rochester and its businesses. One former employee of 36 years recalls the waves of layoffs. Is this...

NY's 700 public schools have 3 more days to get their reopening plans to the state

07.28.20 | Bob Price

Governor Andrew Cuomo makes his decision on schools next week. Salamanca Superintendent Robert Breidenstein says the "daunting task" requires flexibility while keeping close tabs on what's happening on buses and on school grounds. Governor Cuomo...

The Buffalo Bills open the season today

07.28.20 | Bill Price

And for the first time in 20 years, the team won't be holding its training camp at St. John Fisher College near Rochester. Instead, because of the pandemic, the Bills will be conducting their entire training camp at their team facilities in...

Vice President Mike Pence will be in Pennsylvania this week

07.28.20 | Sarah Harnisch

Pence will visit Westmoreland County on Thursday for a "Cops for Trump" rally at the Greensburg Police Department. While there, he is expected to reaffirm the administration's stance against movements to de-fund law enforcement.  

A police-themed creamery has opened in Snyder Co., PA

07.28.20 | Sarah Harnisch

It's called 5-OH Creamery in Selinsgrove, and it's run by Monty Anders, who was a state policeman for 20 years. He's working in the ice cream shop alongside his teenage son. Anders' son says the shop has been packed since opening day a week ago...

PA public school uncertainly prompts uptick in cyber school interest

07.27.20 | Sarah Harnisch

In-person public school classes are planned to include all-day mask wearing for students. Timothy Eller of Commonwealth Charter Academy, based in Harrisburg with several campuses, says they are seeing four to five times the volume they usually...

Mail in ballots aren't being counted in NY due of the volume

07.27.20 | Sarah Harnisch

Officials say the quest to keep voters safe by letting them vote by mail in June has led to big delays in tabulating results, uncounted ballots, and a question about whether there will be a bigger mess this fall. Election officials say it will...

Republicans fear NY's governor has too much power

07.27.20 | Bob Price

State Senator Patrick Gallivan says the governor is abusing his "unchecked" authority by his response to this national health crisis. Gallivan says Gov. Andrew Cuomo is acting like a "king" with how he's governed during the coronavirus...

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