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Health panel approves ban on flavored e-cigarettes sales in New York

09.18.19 | Traci Lynn Woolsey

The Empire State is now the first to officially enact the "flavor" ban following a vote by the Public Health and Health Planning Council. The ban takes effect immediately, and retailers will have two weeks to remove merchandise from their...

Elmira school starts year with "Rachel's Challenge" focus on kindness

09.11.19 | Traci Lynn Woolsey

The challenge is named after Rachel Scott, one of the students killed in the Columbine shooting. Scott often journaled about the impact she wanted to make on the world. School leaders at Broadway Academy have seen the benefit from past...

NY's decriminalization law for marijuana now in effect

08.29.19 | Traci Lynn Woolsey

Democratic Governor Andrew Cuomo calls the move to allow possession of up to two ounces of marijuana “long overdue.” The new law does away with fines of $50 and $200 and allows some past cannabis conviction records to be...

Time is winding down for NY employers to execute "anti-harassment" instruction

08.28.19 | Traci Lynn Woolsey

To comply with Empire State laws companies face an October 9th "instruction deadline." The broad changes to New York's harassment laws include workplace protections for domestic violence victims, employees wearing religious clothing and even...

A Supreme Court justice makes a pit stop in Upstate NY today

08.26.19 | Traci Lynn Woolsey

Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg is slated to receive a SUNY honorary degree at UB.    Her visit to the Queen City comes days after news that she just completed three weeks of radiation treatment after a tumor was found on...

Gov. Wolf takes steps to protect the vulnerable in Pennsylvania

08.01.19 | Traci Lynn Woolsey

Governor Wolf has signed an order setting up a 25-member group that has three months to propose upgrades for care systems in the commonwealth. The move is aimed at protecting at-risk populations including older citizens in nursing homes...

Empire State will bump the tobacco and e-cigarrette age

07.17.19 | Traci Lynn Woolsey

Starting in mid-November the minimum age to buy e-cigs or other tobacco products in New York will be 21 instead of 18. Governor Cuomo signed the measure into law on Tuesday.  He says his aim is to "prevent an entire generation of New...

The first-ever female NY education commissioner is calling it a career

07.16.19 | Traci Lynn Woolsey

Commissioner Mary Ellen Elia tells the Board of Regents she'll vacate the top education job in New York to fill a role with a national education group. She plans to serve through August, and is not giving additional details. 70-Year-old Elia...

Well-known grocery chains in NY and PA is warning of a Facebook voucher scam

07.12.19 | Traci Lynn Woolsey

Officials for the Rochester-based Wegmans says the webpage includes the chain logo and wrongfully claims the company is giving away free $80 vouchers for store locations. Wegmans is urging folks not to click on or share the bogus posts. The...

Monroe Co. movement attempts to repeal NY's abortion expansion tonight

07.09.19 | Traci Lynn Woolsey

Marla Parsons says one effort to revoke the "Reproductive Health Care Act" started in Putnam County and has spread to the Rochester area. She notes a representative "is willing to draft the resolution and bring it up for a vote if there is...

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