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More Parents Opting Kids out of Standardized Tests

09.09.13 | Bob Price

"The opt-out” movement, as it is called, is small but growing. It has been brewing for several years via word of mouth and social media, especially through Facebook. It's unclear if things will change when the Common Core Curriculum and the ...

Poll Shows NY Incumbents in Lead for Fall Election

09.09.13 | Bob Price

The incumbent mayors of Buffalo and Rochester are among candidates ahead in a Siena College poll of likely upstate Democratic mayoral primary voters released Sunday. Buffalo Mayor Byron Brown has a 63-30 percentage-point lead over Bernie Tolbert as ...

Motrin Infant Drops Recalled

09.09.13 | Bob Price

The makers of Motrin are voluntarily recalling about 200,000 bottles of concentrated drops for infants over potential contamination with tiny plastic particles. The manufacturer, Johnson & Johnson, is asking customers to stop using the infant ...

“Fill The Bus” Food Campaign

09.09.13 | Bob Price

From now until September 21st, Wegmans will sponsor the 6th annual “Fill the Bus” Campaign to benefit The Food Bank of the Southern Tier’s Backpack Program.A yellow school bus will be parked in front of Southern Tier Wegmans ...

School Spirit Only Goes So Far in PA

09.06.13 | Bob Price

The Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic Association has voted to limited the amount of body paint students can wear while cheering on their teams at indoor sporting events.  The PIAA’s rule is mostly about security concerns and ...

"Land Banks" Help Solve Foreclosure Crisis

09.06.13 | Bob Price

As the foreclosure crisis swells the ranks of abandoned properties across the U.S., local governments are adopting a new strategy to acquire and return to the tax rolls tens of thousands of empty houses and vacant lots. In the past year, cities ...

Bills Explain Bag Policy

09.06.13 | Bob Price

When the Buffalo Bills kick off the regular season Sunday against the New England Patriots, it will be the first game for many Bills fans since new N-F-L bag and purse policy took effect.  The Bills are trying to clear the air on clear ...

Private Eyes "ARE" Watching YOU !!

09.06.13 | Bob Price

The National Security Agency has been secretly unraveling encryption technology that billions of Internet users rely on to keep their electronic messages and confidential data safe from prying eyes.  The “New York Times” ...

Earthquakes and the Fracking Industry

09.05.13 | Bob Price

In what’s sure to be a controversial study, researchers say all the earthquakes in one Ohio community can be blamed on the storage of fracking waste-water deep underground. New scientific data published in the Journal of Geophysical ...

Coverage Under "ObamaCare"

09.05.13 | Bob Price

Coverage under President Obama's health care law won't be cheap but two private studies suggest premiums “could” be lower for young adults and the elderly ...if they’re willing to take a chance on higher deductibles and ...

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