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Heritage Christian Services Founder Steps Down

11.26.12 | Sarah Harnisch

The head of one of the largest and most well-known Christian care centers in the Fingerlakes for disabled adults is stepping down. Bob Pieters started Heritage Christian Services in Webster in 1984, after his son was diagnosed with a developmental ...

Shop Local In NY, PA Saturday To Support Small Businesses

11.21.12 | Sarah Harnisch

Wedged between Black Friday and Cyber Monday is Small Town Business Saturday. It's designed to steer holiday shoppers toward mom and pop shops. American Express founded the event in 2010 to drive shoppers to smaller stores, and now it takes place ...

Small Stores In NY To Stay Closed For "Black Thursday"

11.21.12 | Sarah Harnisch

Even though Walmart, Target, Toys R Us and Kmart are opening Thanksgiving Day, a number of mom and pop stores across upstate new york are bucking the trend, and will not be open Thursday. One example is Jim Hoffman is owner of Netzmann's Appliances ...

No High-Volume Hydrofracking In NY Until At Least 2013

11.21.12 | Sarah Harnisch

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo says the state is going to miss the deadline on high volume hydrofracking. The DEC had until November 29th to wrap up its report on fracking, but last week, it unveiled an out-of-state panel of three experts to take a ...

Busiest Travel Week of the Year In Full Force In NY, PA

11.20.12 | Sarah Harnisch

Thousands are heading out today for the Thanksgiving holiday. 44 million of us will travel this week, 14 percent of the population. Experts say "carving turkey with family and friends still trumps pinching pennies." 90 percent of us are driving ...

Natural Gas Industry Sends Irritated Letter To NY Governor

11.20.12 |

The natural gas industry is growing weary of New York State. The Independent Oil and Gas Association of New York sent a letter to Governor Andrew Cuomo Monday, urging him to release the long-awaited report on high-volume hydrofracking, and move ...

Thanksgiving Present: An Additional 4500 Calories

11.19.12 | Sarah Harnisch

How much damage does Thanksgiving dinner do to your waistline? According to the team at the Calorie Control Counsel, Thanksgiving day meals average 45-hundred calories, by the time appetizers, entrees, side dishes and dessert are counted. The ...

Chat And Drive This Week In NY, Pay The Price

11.19.12 | Sarah Harnisch

Operation Hang Up is on its way this week for New York. Use the phone while driving, and you could face a 150 dollar fine and 85 dollars in court fees. Starting Wednesday, police will be specifically hunting for those of us that like to talk or ...

5 in 7 School Districts Across The State Still Have No Approval For Teacher Evaluations

11.19.12 | Sarah Harnisch

One in every seven New York state school districts haven't submitted their evaluation plans to Albany yet. But it's not the new evaluations that are holding things up.  The sticking point is actually salary and benefits. Schools that haven't ...

Elmira Documentary To Make Global Premiere This Weekend

11.16.12 | Sarah Harnisch

This Sunday at 9 p.m., a documentary film made in Elmira, New York will air in 200 nations around the world. The film is called "Shattered Silence", and it chronicles the stories of families that have lost someone to suicide, or battled it and ...

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