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Fail To Clean Your Boat In NY And You May Face A Fine

09.03.14 | Sarah Harnisch

Boaters who don't wash their boats before entering New York waterways will soon face fines under a bill signed Tuesday by Gov. Andrew Cuomo. The new law, which will take effect in one year, is meant to combat invasive species such as hydrilla, a ...

NY Senate Leader Faces Primary Challenge

09.03.14 | Sarah Harnisch

One of New York's Senate leaders faces a primary challenge next week in a key contest that could help determine which party controls the chamber next year. Senator Jeff Klein heads the five-member independent democratic conference, and is in a ...

PA Releasing Gettysburg License Plates

09.03.14 | Sarah Harnisch

Stone and metal markers honoring the sacrifices of Pennsylvania soldiers at Gettysburg will get a monetary boost this year from some Pennsylvania drivers. Revenue from special Pennsylvania Monuments license plates — with the words ...

PA To Look At Marcellus Cash Flow To See If It Helps Families

09.03.14 | Sarah Harnisch

For the first time researchers are looking at whether money from the Marcellus Shale natural gas boom helps Pennsylvania children and families. Research by a Penn State sociology professor will compare northeastern Pennsylvania communities ...

Study: PA’s debt would cost taxpayers $14,500 each to pay off today

09.02.14 | Bob Price

Pennsylvania is famous for its potholes, but it has an even bigger sinkhole problem that could cost taxpayers way more than minor car repairs caused by pock-marked roads. Truth in Accounting, an economic think tank based in Chicago, released ...

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, ...

Marcellus Shale drillers under-reported waste by nearly 95,000 tons, DEP says

09.02.14 | Bob Price

EQT Corp. told the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection that it sent 21 tons of drill cuttings from its Marcellus Shale wells to area landfills in 2013. But landfills in southwestern Pennsylvania told a different story. Six ...

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 ...

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