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New York's New Fall Foliage Map Is Out

09.12.14 | Sarah Harnisch

The multi-colored leaves draw millions of tourists around the world to upstate New York each year-- fall, considered one of the area's biggest draws. And each year, the state leans on what they all "field observers" to put out a map with weekly, ...

Common Core Comment Period Rolls Out Next Month In PA

09.12.14 | Sarah Harnisch

The head of the Pennsylvania Department of Education says a website should be up next month to collect public comment on aspects of the state's new Common Core reading and math standards. Acting Education Secretary Carolyn Dumaresq to the State ...

U.S. Capitol Flag From 9-11 Donated To Pennsylvania

09.12.14 | Sarah Harnisch

Former House Speaker Dennis Hastert has donated the flag that flew atop the U.S. Capitol on 9/11 to the Flight 93 National Memorial in Pennsylvania. At a ceremony in Shanskville on Thursday, Hastert says the Capitol may not have remained standing ...

Cuomo Spent $60 Per Vote Tuesday; Teachout, $1.57

09.12.14 | Sarah Harnisch

The Washington Post has found New York Governor Andrew Cuomo spent 60 dollars on each vote in Tuesday's primary, while Zephyr Teachout, his opponent-- who ended up with more then a third of the vote-- spent just a 1 dollar-57 each vote. Cuomo won ...

PENNDOT, StateFarm Collaborate to Offer Motorists Safety Patrols

09.11.14 | Terry Diener

PennDOT officials have announced a three-year deal with State Farm to sponsor the agency's roving safety patrol. It offers motorists free assistance on select roads in the state. Officials did not give a specific amount on how much State Farm would ...

The State Museum of Pennsylvania to Offer "Homeschool Day"

09.11.14 |

The State Museum of Pennsylvania’s is offering its first “HomeSchool Day” in 2 weeks. They'll offer a backstage pass to history, archaeology, paleontology and fine arts. The event, tailored for families that teach in a home ...

In Spite of Primary Loss, Teachout Still Success

09.11.14 | Sarah Harnisch

When the numbers were fully tallied Wednesday, Fordham Law Professor Zephyr Teachout ended up stealing 31 of New York's 62 counties from Andrew Cuomo. Most were upstate. If you figure in downstate voters too, she still took a third of all ...

Senator Schumer Pushing for $15 Million Job Training Grant

09.11.14 | Bill Price

The U.S. senator says the money would be used to establish training programs in mecha-tronics and advanced manufacturing at 30 community colleges in the SUNY system. He says there could be 20-thousand new jobs in the field in Upstate New York by ...

Funeral Services Today for Slain Rochester Police Officer

09.10.14 |

As many as 4,000 police officers from across the country are expected in Rochester for the funeral for officer Daryl Pierson.Pierson was killed last week in the line of duty by a man who was just released from prison.The funeral will take place at ...

Study to Show How Water Labs Analyze Drill Water

09.10.14 | Terry Diener

State environmental regulators will participate in a gas industry-funded study aimed at developing standards for testing groundwater near drilling sites for the presence of methane.  The study will examine how a dozen laboratories — ...

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