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Will the City Take Over the Buffalo School District?

02.28.14 | Bob Price

Rumors were swirling at Wednesday night's meeting of the Buffalo School board of a possible city takeover of the district. The idea of a city takeover came from Buffalo Mayor Byron Brown while speaking at a meeting where he talked about a wide ...

Honor Flights from Binghamton airport pay tribute to veterans

02.27.14 | Bob Price

An Elmira woman’s dream of establishing a local hub for Honor Flights as a way to pay tribute to her father and all military veterans is close to becoming a reality. DeAnna Deneen said a $100,000 donation by Jeff Gural, the owner ...

Free Bus Ride Offered To Albany Rally To Save Monterey Shock

02.27.14 | Bob Price

Time is running out to sign up for a bus trip to Albany to rally to keep the Monterey Mhock Incarceration Facility open. The trip is sponsored by the union representing state corrections officers The registration deadline to reserve a free ...

NY senator switches to ruling coalition

02.27.14 | Bob Price

A state Senator from Queens announced Wednesday he is joining the group of breakaway Democrats that share control of the Senate, dealing a blow to the traditional Democrats in the minority of that house. Sen. Tony Avella will become the fifth ...

NY Dream Act passes Assembly, heads to Senate

02.26.14 | Bob Price

New York's Assembly passed a bill Tuesday that would open state tuition assistance programs to students in the country illegally, and now the measure moves to an uncertain future in the Senate. Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver said $27 million will ...

Time Warner Cable Raising Rates

02.26.14 | Bob Price

Time Warner Cable is once again raising rates for its cable customers. The cable giant announced on Tuesday that it will be imposing a new fee for retransmitting broadcast stations that customers could get for free over the air with an antenna. ...

Cuomo Calls Common Core Implementation "Flawed"

02.25.14 | Bob Price

(WBEN) - While in Amherst on Monday, Governor Andrew Cuomo spoke his strongest words on the Common Core curriculum since it was adopted. "I believe it's the right way to go, long term," Cuomo said. "I also believe the implementation has been flawed ...

Hornell, NY Budget Approved

02.25.14 | Bob Price

(WETM-18) - People in Hornell will pay slightly more in taxes after the common council approved next year's budget Monday night. The mayor says city spending isn't changing, but employee healthcare and pension costs are forcing the ...

Likely GOP challenger says he can beat NY's Cuomo

02.24.14 | Bob Price

Rob Astorino's expected run for governor of New York would seem to put him in a mismatch in name recognition, fundraising and party registration against incumbent Andrew Cuomo. But the Republican Westchester County executive, who is setting out an ...

Tuition aid for students in NY illegally gets bump

02.24.14 | Bob Price

Supporters of a bill that would give New York students in the U.S. illegally access to state tuition assistance weren't giving it much of a chance in this election year, planning instead for a push in 2015. But unforeseen support from New York ...

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