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NYS Fair Wants You To Name The Theme This Year

02.25.13 | Sarah Harnisch

Agriculture officials are asking New Yorkers to come up with a theme for this year’s state fair. It's a first for the Great New York State Fair. Past themes have included “Discover America in the Heart of NY” and “It Just ...

New York Sets Up Phone Line For Unfair Gas Prices

02.22.13 | Sarah Harnisch

New York state has set up a hotline to report suspected gas gouging.  They're watching for unfair pricing at the pump. The hotline number is1-800-214-4372. Meanwhile, gas prices are continuing their steady and nonstop climb.  The the ...

NY's Minimum Wage Hike In Jeopardy

02.21.13 | Sarah Harnisch

New York's minimum wage may not pass after all. It seemed to be almost a sure thing a few weeks ago, but lawmakers return from recess on Tuesday, and suddenly, favor is swinging against a hike. Senate Republican leader Dean Skelos said it's a ...

The Lights Are Back On In Bath, NY

02.20.13 | Sarah Harnisch

It took over 3 days, but the city of Bath, New York, population 56-hundred, finally has all its lights back on. Work crews completed repairs at the damaged Wilson street substation Tuesday afternoon. They say everything is now back to normal. Up to ...

Groups Demand Details On Cuomo's Abortion Bill

02.19.13 | Sarah Harnisch

Groups across the state of New York are calling on Governor Andrew Cuomo to make his abortion bill public. Until now, the bill, which falls under the Women's Equality Act, hasn't been fully laid out. Conservative groups across the state, the ...

Fill Out NY SAFE Act Opt-Out Form Here

02.18.13 | Sarah Harnisch

People are inundating sheriff's offices across upstate New York to fill out a form that keeps your personal information out of the public record, if you own a weapon. The records are impacted by New York's new Safe Act. The Chemung County Sheriff ...

Marijuana Laws Changing In NY

02.15.13 | Sarah Harnisch

There's a new policy in New York for people caught with small amounts of marijuana. Beginning next month, suspects will be given a desk appearance rather then spend the night in jail. The governor has said he aims to make marijuana fully legal in ...

Judge Wants Cameras In Courtrooms In NY

02.14.13 | Sarah Harnisch

New York State's top judge wants courtrooms open to camera coverage so New Yorkers can see for themselves how justice works. Chief Judge Jonathan Lippman is calling for a change in state law so people can know how laws are being interpreted, rights ...

Another Small Upstate NY Town Up For Coolest Small Town

02.13.13 | Sarah Harnisch

Watkins Glen, New York aims to be the next coolest small town. Hammondsport, New York won it last year. Right now, the Glen is in 2nd place in the national competition. The contest ends Friday. You can vote by going ...

NY Shale Drilling Decision Delayed

02.13.13 | Sarah Harnisch

The New York Department of Environmental Conservation says the long-awaited regulations for shale gas drilling will be delayed after the state's health commissioner said his office needs more time to study the possible health impacts.  ...

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