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Two Top New York State Thruway Officials Have Resigned

01.02.15 | Sarah Harnisch

Two more top Thruway Authority officials have resigned at a time when the agency is under scrutiny for how it will pay for the new Tappan Zee Bridge.   Thruway Authority Board of Directors Vice Chair Donna Luh announced the resignations of ...

New NY Law Requires Electrontic Recycling

12.31.14 | FL News Team

On January 1, 2015 a New York State law will make it illegal to throw electronics in the trash. It's the last potion of the state's Electronic Equipment Recycling and Reuse law to take effect. Regional Computer Recycling & Recovery, RCR&R, ...

Snowy New Year's Eve Conditions Expected for Western NY

12.31.14 | FL News Team

A Lake Effect Snow Watch has been issued for Erie, Wyoming and Genesee counties from Wednesday afternoon through early Friday morning.Blowing and drifting of snow will be a major concern during this time resulting in hazardous travel and reduce ...

NY Residents Claim Drilling Ruined Water Supply

12.30.14 | Sarah Harnisch

A federal judge has ruled against 9 homeowners in the Southern Tier who said their tap water was tainted by gas drilling. U.S. District Judge Charles Siragusa in Rochester said the homeowners failed to prove the silt and methane that befouled their ...

NY to Reimburse Lost Wages From Nov Snow Storm

12.30.14 | FL News Team

Now that the federal government has officially declared the November snowstorm a disaster, state officials say that those who missed one to four days of work may be eligible for reimbursement. This is a change from the normal weather protocol, in ...

NY Lawmakers Consider $5B Windfall Spending

12.29.14 | FL News Team

Lawmakers returning to Albany in January are expected to focus on financial matters such as how to spend New York's $5 billion bank settlements windfall. Legislative leaders and Governor Cuomo are considering using the $5 billion from bank ...

Governor Cuomo Backs Southern Tier Casino

12.29.14 | Sarah Harnisch

Governor Andrew Cuomo has officially given his support behind a plan for a casino in the Southern tier. In a letter to the state gaming commission, the governor pressed for bidding to reopen for a 4th and final casino in New York State. The ...

City In Upstate NY is the First To Ask The State For Cash To Get Rid of Deer

12.22.14 | Sarah Harnisch

The city of Syracuse is asking the State of New York for 100-thousand dollars—to take out deer. And it could revolutionize the way cities across the state handle deer removal. There are about 19 deer per every square mile in the city of ...

35-Thousand Stand In Support of the Family of 5 Year Old Kenneth White In NY

12.22.14 | Sarah Harnisch

More then 35-thousand people across New York state kept their porch lights on over the weekend in honor of a 5 year old from the town of Berne, who was killed last week. The effort was organized on the "Lights for Kenneth White" Facebook page. ...

3 in 4 Students Graduate In NY State

12.19.14 | Sarah Harnisch

New data released Thursday by the State Education Department shows 76.4 percent of students who entered 9th grade in 2010 graduated with a diploma before June of 2014, up slightly from the previous year. The state's 5 largest school districts ...

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