List by Month: 9-2013

NY Homeowners Must Reapply for S-T-A-R Tax Rebates

09.19.13 | Bob Price

Some New York State residents who get STAR tax rebates need to reapply before the end of the year, or lose that tax break. This affects 2.6 million basic STAR recipients in New York State. The need for renewal does not affect seniors, or enhanced ...

New Grading System in PA

09.19.13 | Bob Price

Education officials unveiled a new grading system for Pennsylvania's public schools on Wednesday that they described as a tool for parents, administrators and the public to monitor and improve student achievement. School Performance Profiles will ...

Understanding the Health Care Exchanges

09.19.13 | Bob Price

As part of the Affordable Care Act, health insurance exchanges were mandated for people without insurance. Think of the insurance exchange as a supermarket. Just as there are multiple brands of peanut butter and jelly, this new health market will ...

New York's "Teacher of the Year"

09.18.13 | Bob Price

A Niagara County special education teacher praised for her collaboration with parents has been named New York's 2014 Teacher of the Year. Ashli Dreher, who teaches students with developmental and intellectual disabilities at Lewiston-Porter Senior ...

"Twin Sister" Conflict with PA Attorney General

09.18.13 | Bob Price

Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane's top deputy says he's confident the promotion of Kane's twin sister can withstand scrutiny by the state Ethics Commission. The state's First Deputy Attorney General says the promotion of Ellen Granahan ...

New Hospital Requirements in NY

09.18.13 | Bob Price

New York is requiring anyone who might come in contact with patients at hospitals and other health care facilities to get a vaccine or wear masks during the upcoming flu season. It's an ambitious effort to control the flu in the places it is known ...

PA Dems Want to Ban Gay Conversion Therapy

09.18.13 | Bob Price

Some state Democratic lawmakers want to bar Pennsylvania mental-health providers from trying to change the sexual orientation of gay minors. Reps. Brian Sims of Philadelphia and Gerald Mullery of Luzerne County said Tuesday they plan to introduce a ...

Sandusky To Be Absent In Appeal Hearing Today

09.17.13 | Sarah Harnisch

Will convicted child predator Jerry Sandusky recieve a new trial? The Pennsylvania State Supreme Court will hear arguments this afternoon. Sandusky is hoping to win a new trial. He is serving a sentence that could keep him behind bars the rest of ...

NY Tractor-Collecting Legend To Sell of His Collection This Week

09.17.13 | Sarah Harnisch

A 4th generation farmer from Canandaigua, New York is selling off his legendary tractor collection this weekend. And when he does-- people from all over the world will be watching. Jim Erdle told WHAM news he started his 225 tractor collection in ...

Apple Cider Season Has Arrived In NY, PA

09.17.13 | Sarah Harnisch

Little Tree Orchards In Newfield, New York is bustling; and so is Ritter's Cider Mill in Lackawanna County. It takes 36 apples to make one gallon of cider. Experts say this year is one of the biggest crops in years. If you want to find an apple ...

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