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Every NY school district has turned in plans to reopen schools

08.14.20 | Brandon Dickson

All 750 school districts in the Empire State have submitted their reopening plans, according to the New York Education Department. Today was the deadline to do so. Governor Cuomo threatened those that failed to meet the deadline would not be...

The Pennsylvania ag dept. gives millions to buy surplus farm products

08.14.20 | Terry Diener

Agriculture Secretary Russell Redding says the $10 million contract with Feeding Pennsylvania will allow those extra products will be funneled through the charitable food system to put fresh, local foods into the hands of Pennsylvanians in need...

A war on weddings in the Empire State

08.14.20 | Brandon Dickson

New York state has appealed last week’s ruling that shot down Governor Cuomo’s order which restricted weddings to 50 or fewer guests. In an unusual move, the state attorney general’s office asked for an expedited hearing that...

PA mayors challenge Congress members for direct federal funds

08.12.20 | Terry Diener

Mayors warned of severe consequences on services and the economy without an injection of federal aid to cover slackening tax collections. They also pointed out that they received little in trickle down from a prior round of aid to cover...

So what happens if a student tests positive for coronavirus at school?

08.12.20 | Brandon Dickson

That's the question many districts are wondering as they prepare to reopen. In New York's second largest school district, Dr. Darren Hall says Buffalo school employees plans to supply county health officials with names of others who have been in...

"Happy Valley" saddened after delay of Penn State's football season

08.12.20 | Brandon Dickson

The Big 10 Conference, along with the PAC-12, both decided to "punt" on "fall ball," instead eyeing a spring season. That's going to put an economic strain on businesses in State College, Pennsylvania. Nittany Lions Coach James Franklin, and...

PA parents, athletes & coaches plan to "huddle in Harrisburg" for fall sports

08.11.20 | Brandon Dickson

They're calling on Governor Wolf to rescind the recent recommendation to push back all sports to January. The "Let our Kids Play in PA" rally is scheduled for August 20th on the capitol steps. The event's Facebook page shows more than 1,300...

NY's Gov. Cuomo points fingers at Pres. Trump for exec. orders on virus relief

08.11.20 | Bob Price

Cuomo says the executive order digs the financial hole "deeper." The president wants states, like New York to cover 1/4th of the cost of providing $400-a-week unemployment checks. Congresswoman Elise Stefanik says the governor has no one to...

Onondaga Co., NY's health dept. is taking the lead on COVID testing for schools

08.11.20 | Brandon Dickson

The health department will also set up voluntary testing sites for school teachers who are concerned about catching the virus. Onondaga County Executive Ryan McMahon says coronavirus is extremely rare in school-aged kids. McMahon insists kids...

Nearly 5K PA businesses will benefit from COVID-19 relief

08.11.20 | Brandon Dickson

This is the first of two rounds of coronavirus relief. The statewide Small Business Assistance grant program is intended to help companies recover their pandemic-related losses and reopen their doors. Businesses in all 67 counties were awarded...

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