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NY Board of Regents Considers Easing Requirments

10.21.14 | Bob Price

The state board of regents is considering allowing students to "opt out" of the social studies regents exams currently required for a diploma. They would instead take an exam in technical education, STEM-- which is math and science, the humanities, ...

New York Could Redraw Political Lines

10.21.14 | Bob Price

The gerry-mandering process has long been criticized by good government groups as too politicized. The group Common Cause is urging voters to reject the proposal on November 4th, Noting that the legislature would appoint most of the commission's ...

34,000 Deemed Too Mentally Unstable To Own Guns In NY

10.20.14 | Sarah Harnisch

A new report shows 34-thousand people are listed as too mentally unstable to have guns in New York state. After the 2012 massacre in Newtown, Connecticut, the Empire state launched one of the nation's toughest laws concerned mental health and ...

U.S. Rep Tom Reed To Debate Martha Roberston This Week

10.20.14 | Sarah Harnisch

U.S. Representative Tom Reed (R, Corning), will take part in a televised debate this week against Ithaca Democrat Martha Robertson. The debate will be broadcast live by our news partner, WETM TV at 7 pm. Thursday in Elmira. Reed spars twice more ...

HarborCenter Nearing Completion: Says Goodbye to Crane

10.17.14 | Bill Price

As HarborCenter prepares to open its doors in the next two weeks, a sort of milestone was reached at the end of Thursday's workday. It was the last day on the job for the site's crane operator. "The crane you'll see start to come down early next ...

Cuomo says New York Is Ready If Ebola Arrives

10.17.14 | Bill Price

Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Thursday that New York state is ready to tackle the Ebola virus - even if it never arrives. Cuomo said eight hospitals across the state are especially prepared with go-to teams that have been drilled in anti-Ebola protocols. ...

US Panel Hears Appeal On NY Stop And Frisk Case

10.16.14 | Bill Price

Police unions should be able to appeal a federal judge's ruling that the New York Police Department's stop and frisk policy violated civil rights even though the city no longer wants to fight, union lawyers argued Wednesday. A lower court judge ...

Candidates For NY Comptroller Square Off In Debate

10.16.14 | Bill Price

New York Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli said Wednesday night in a candidates' debate that his office is continuing to review expense payments to state legislators, like the audit that led to criminal charges against an assemblyman two weeks ...

Pittsford Tops Local School District Rankings

10.15.14 | Bill Price

The Pittsford Central School District is once again the highest-rated district in the Rochester area, according to a recent analysis of New York State Education Department data. The list factors in graduation rates and test scores, and has been ...

Buffalo Public Schools Urging Vigilence

10.15.14 | Bill Price

As Buffalo Police work on finding the suspected couple in a series of attempted abductions, Buffalo Public Schools are reminding parents to be vigilant. The district is reminding parents and students of three things: 1) Parents--know where your ...

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