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Invasive insects taking a bite from N.Y. farms, gardens

09.02.14 | Bob Price

Like many berry growers in the Southern Tier, Dave Johnson, of Apple Hill Farms, in Binghamton, was aware of a new Asian pest threatening soft fruit in 2010 on the West Coast. "I thought 'Yeah, in the natural course of things, it could be years, ...

Program trains refugees for work on NY dairy farms

09.02.14 | Bob Price

Every morning, a handful of Bhutanese refugees who have settled in city neighborhoods board a van that takes them past bustling streets and suburbs and into a rural landscape where cows outnumber people. In a setting much closer to the homeland ...

NYS Fair Offers First $1 Day

09.01.14 | Sarah Harnisch

Not only will admission and rides be $1 each at the New York State Fair on Labor Day, but vendors will be offering blowout $1 specials. That's right: Get in the gates, ride a midway ride and eat a snack for $1 each. This is the first time the fair ...

Kirsten Gillibrand Wasn't David Paterson's Top Pick For NY's U.S. Senator

09.01.14 | Sarah Harnisch

Former New York Gov. David Paterson says Kirsten Gillibrand was not his first choice to replace Hillary Rodham Clinton in the Senate after Clinton was confirmed as secretary of state. Paterson wanted to name himself to the seat. "My dream was to ...

Tony Stewart Returns To First Race Since Hitting Ward In Upstate NY

09.01.14 | Sarah Harnisch

Tony Stewart will now start focusing on next weekend's race in Richmond, Virginia. His return to the track Sunday night ended only a little over halfway through his race at Atlanta Motor Speedway. Stewart hit the wall for the second time after his ...

NY Times Slams Cuomo Campaign

08.29.14 | Sarah Harnisch

In another snub to the governor, the Times has endorsed Tim Wu for New York lieutenant governor over Kathy Hochul, forcing Cuomo's running mate to go on the defensive as the primary race enters its final weeks. In an endorsement published online, ...

New York Releases Teacher Evaluations

08.29.14 | Sarah Harnisch

It was supposed to go live last October-- but finally, after much contention, late last night, the State Education Department made its preliminary statewide 2012-2013 teacher evaluation results public,  after putting in place educator privacy ...

News Names on New Yorks FAll Ballot

08.28.14 | Bill Price

New York voters could see as many as 12 parties putting up candidates for governor this fall.State election officials say six independent parties are petitioning to join the more familiar democratic... republican... and green parties on the ballot. ...

Seneca Nation to Have First Female President

08.26.14 | Sarah Harnisch

Darlene Miller announced her candidacy on Monday, saying she wants to unify the nation and get it back to traditional ways and values. The election is November 4th. The 66 year old is the only publicly declared candidate for the 2-year term. ...

Cuomo's Challengers to Debate Next Week

08.26.14 | Sarah Harnisch

Rob Astorino and Zephyr Teachout both want to unseat Andrew Cuomo-- and they'll start talking about it September 4th in New York City. The debate comes 5 days before the Democratic primary on September 9th-- when Teachout, a Fordham Law School ...

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