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New York Kids May Be Able To "Practice" Voting

06.07.12 | Sarah Harnisch

A new package of bills in Albany supported by good-government groups will allow New Yorkers to register to vote over the internet, computerize voter registration, and encourage teenagers to register even before they're eligible to vote.  The ...

NASA's Two New Telescopes Made In Upstate New York

06.06.12 | Sarah Harnisch

The two space-ready scopes were built by Eastman Kodak more then a decade ago, and right now, they're sitting in a clean room at the company's former Elmgrove facility in Gates, New York, awaiting their transfer to NASA. You won't get a chance to ...

Want To Know Every College Fee? You Can If You Attend A SUNY School

06.06.12 | Sarah Harnisch

The community college system in New York state had a meeting with the White House this week. SUNY has 64 college campuses in New York, and they were one of just ten college networks in the country that signed a pledge with the White House to ...

NY, PA Logs As Much Rain In 3 Days Of June As All Of May

06.04.12 | Sarah Harnisch

June has started off soggier then normal. In fact, we may log more rain in the first week then the entire month of May. That's what the National Weather Service is saying for New York and Pennsylvania. In Rochester, 1.38 inches was recorded in the ...

Lawmakers Say 75-Percent of New York's Apple Crop Is Lost

06.04.12 | Sarah Harnisch

The tallies are still coming in as to how much of New York's apple crop was destroyed by frost in April and May. It could be as much as 75-percent, according to New York lawmakers, who have done a survey of the farms across upstate New York. On ...

Toll Hike Pending On The New York State Thruway

05.31.12 | Sarah Harnisch

Truck drivers who use the New York State Thruway may pay a lot more for tolls. Officials with the State Thruway authority plan to hike tolls for trucks by 45-percent, because of the damages inflicted on roadways by massive tractor trailers. The ...

Telemarketers Could Be Banned From New York

05.30.12 | Sarah Harnisch

New York State has struck a blow to telemarketers. All telemarketers could soon be prohibited from using pre-recorded messages to anyone living in the Empire state in a deal struck verbally Tuesday by Governor Andrew Cuomo and lawmakers. The only ...

Storms Cause Hail The Size of Tennis Balls

05.30.12 | Sarah Harnisch

Storms ravaged New York and Pennsylvania last night-- causing car wrecks, sending lightening through homes, and flash flooding. The National Weather Service will be sending out teams to fan both states today, checking for evidence of tornados. ...

NY's Fingerlakes Trail Turns 50

05.29.12 | Sarah Harnisch

The Fingerlakes Trail will have a milestone birthday this week. Called one of the area's best kept secrets, the Finger Lakes Trail is a 558-mile path that meanders through the heart of upstate New York with panoramic views, deep gorges and ...

Want The Government To Watch You? Use These Words Online...

05.28.12 | Sarah Harnisch

'Mail Online' did a story over the weekend of hundreds of words you want to avoid using online, if you don't want the government spying on you. They list includes words like pork, cloud, and Mexico. The agency says it may track you if you use those ...

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