FLN News Articles

President Obama Visits the NYS Capital

05.08.12 | Bob Price

President Barack Obama will deliver a speech on the economy Tuesday, using the backdrop of a high-tech facility in Albany created out of a partnership with private enterprise and bipartisanship.

NY Boy seeks to remain on Girl's Hockey squad

05.07.12 | Bob Price

He's too good, and that's too bad. A 13-year-old New York boy who played field hockey growing up in Ireland has been told that after two years as a member of the Southampton High School girls' team, he is now too skilled to qualify for an ...

Environmentalists say NY gas drilling regs are too Lax

05.04.12 | Bob Price

A new report from an environmental group says New York's oversight of waste disposal from existing natural gas-drilling operations is too lax, making it virtually impossible to track how much waste is produced and how drillers dispose of it.

Smokers Fighting Back Against Bans In New York State

05.02.12 | Sarah Harnisch

Empire State smokers are revolting against a new state law that bans them from lighting up in public parks. Smokers are hopping map about a new rule that prohibits them from using New York's nearly 200 state parks, and as historic sites as ash ...

New N.Y. Lawyers May Have To Work For Free Before They Can Land A Job

05.02.12 | Sarah Harnisch

New lawyers in the Empire state are going to have to provide hours of free legal work before they can join the bar. A New York Court of Appeals chief judge unveiled new licensing regulations requiring new lawyers to donate 50 hours of pro-bono work ...

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.

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 ...

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.

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