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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 ...

“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 ...

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 ...

Cuomo Rewards GOP Lawmaker for Gay Marriage Vote

09.04.13 | Bob Price

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has given a former Republican senator who was a key to the legalization of gay marriage a $90,000-a-year job in a move a religious conservative group called payback for the critical vote. "The moral of this story ...

NY To Offer Free Associates Degrees For Some High Schoolers

09.03.13 | Sarah Harnisch

We have some more information on free associates degrees for 6-thousand high schoolers in New York. The program is called P-tech, and the Empire state is rolling out a pilot program of it in September 2014 in 10 different regions. It would be an ...

N-Word Unacceptable In The Workplace, NY Court Rules

09.03.13 | Sarah Harnisch

A federal jury in New York has rejected the argument that the use of the n-word among blacks can be a culturally acceptable term of love and endearment. Jurors awarded 250-thousand dollars to a black employment agency worker who was target of an ...

Not As Many NY Teachers At The Start Of The School Year

09.02.13 | Sarah Harnisch

When students return to school this week in New York state, it'll be with 12-and-a-half thousand fewer teachers than just a couple years ago. The state's teachers' retirement system said the pension system had more than 273-thousand active members ...

Memorial Service For 4 Children Killed In Elmira Fire

09.02.13 | Sarah Harnisch

Elmira, New York continues to mourn the deaths of 4 children in a house fire.  More than a hundred people gathered for a candlelight vigil over the weekend for the victims of Friday night's deadly house fire on Morrow street. Those who came ...

Gas Drilling Bans In Dryden, Middlefield to Be Heard In NY's Highest Court

08.30.13 | Sarah Harnisch

New York's highest court has agreed to decide on an appeal from a drilling company and a farmer challenging municipal bans on high-volume hydro-fracking. The court of appeals, without comment, has accepted two cases where lower courts upheld bans ...

Spitzer Loses His Lead

08.30.13 | Sarah Harnisch

Scandal-tarnished former New York Governor Eliot Spitzer has tumbled into a tie in the race for New York City Comptroller. There's less then two weeks before he faces off against democratic rival Scott Stinger in the city primary.

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