American schools are lacking in playtime, according to new research in the American Journal of Play.
American schools are lacking in playtime, according to new research in the American Journal of Play.
“They haven’t kept up with the backlog, and one other reason — this is a good reason — we’re living longer.”
When a guest books a trip to New York through an online platform, these taxes would be automatically charged and collected.
“Without strong direction or oversight from the state education department, the school districts will likely continue to fall short of these requirements and that possibly puts lives at risk.”
“We’re working with willing landowners who are interested in selling their property to acquire these and dedicate them to conservation rather than development.”
The community center in Seneca Falls was buzzing as Vietnam veterans, residents of the town and everyone in between gathered to discuss the induction of Jane Fonda into the hall of fame. WXXI’s Caitlin Whyte has more.
By this time next year, single use plastic bags will be officially banned in New York State. But this new rule has some wondering, will we just end up with a paper bag problem?
They say these cuts would eliminate millions in Medicaid funding that supports Graduate Medical Education at five academic medical centers across the state.
“Two thirds, 67 percent say it was bad for the state. It’s across the board. 64 percent of city voters, 69 percent of downstate suburban voters.”
With budget negotiations continuing in Albany, activists from around the state gathered Tuesday in the capital to demand that legislation be included to expand access to driver’s licenses for undocumented immigrants.
Lawmakers in the State Assembly have voted to raise the smoking age from 18 to 21.The legislation would prohibit the sale of tobacco, as well as electronic cigarettes, to anyone younger than 21.
It’s budget season in Albany, and advocates were in the capital Tuesday to ask that more funding go towards helping aging New Yorkers stay in their own homes.
Renovations on the Erie Canal have been causing a rift between some canal side residents and the state’s Canal Corporation for about a yearnow.A final set of public meetings will be held Monday & Tuesday ahead of the last phase of the project.
A language can tell you a lot about a culture. There are some words that just don’t translate into English, or any other language. This is especially true for Native Americans, who are working to preserve their languages after decades of being told by the U.S. and Canadian governments they were wrong to speak them.
There are about 20 people in a basement conference room at the Wyoming County Agriculture and Business Center, sipping coffee and playing an introductory name game. Today, participants will learn to recognize the signs and symptoms of depression, suicidal thoughts and more in a course called Mental Health First Aid.
Advocates and lawmakers in Washington, D.C. are rallying to launch a renewed fight for the equal rights amendment in Congress.
Six states and the District of Columbia allow physicians to assist terminally ill patients who want to die, and supporters of these bills are working to add New York to that list.
Bridging the internet access gap in the Finger Lakes is the focus of a summit today in Geneva. The Finger Lakes Digital Inclusion Coalition is meeting to discuss how a lack of internet access at home can affect communities in the region.
“Women Empowered: Fashions From the Frontline,” is an exhibit at Cornell University chronicling the ways women have used fashion throughout history to collectively uplift themselves.
If you’re a federal employee willing to open up your home to visitors, Airbnb wants to help you make some extra cash. Any executive branch employees who share their home for three nights, anytime over the next three months will get paid an extra night from Airbnb, up to $110.
Job seekers now have a new tool for finding local work. The website ShiftDiff, is a locally focused job search site, listing only career opportunities across the Finger Lakes region.
Airbnb hosts in the Finger Lakes region earned almost $10 million through the app in 2018.
Scientists from Cornell have a few tips for those of you who cut down Christmas trees, now that the holiday is behind us. Brian Eshenaur is the lead arborist for Cornell Botanic Gardens and says there are plenty of ways to recycle those trees.
Cheaper to produce winter blend gas, a low demand and low oil prices have all contributed to pump prices reaching their lowest point of the year.
Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand is calling for the implementation of a law that would allow airports to stop using toxic chemicals that are said to poison local waterways.
Elizabeth Burakowski, Deputy Director of Upstate Revitalization for New York State Homes and Community Renewal says she’s been traveling around the state working on these sessions and says one of the big takeaways is that many people are scared to answer in today’s political climate.
ROCHESTER, NY (WXXI) – Governor Andrew Cuomo was in town Wednesday for a ribbon cutting at the Rochester Airport.
ROCHESTER, NY (WXXI) – A major disaster declaration has been issued for seven counties that sustained serious damage during severe storms and flash flooding in August.
ROCHESTER, NY (WXXI) – A series of roundtable discussions was hosted Monday by the NYSAC (New York State Association of Counties) Women’s Leadership Council, a statewide program focused specifically on providing support to women in county government.
ROCHESTER, NY (WXXI) – The National Toy Hall of Fame here in Rochester has announced the 12 finalists for this year’s induction.
ROCHESTER, NY (WXXI) – What happens to the butter sculpture at the New York State Fair once the event is over? Well, for the third year, it will be recycled and used for electricity.
ROCHESTER, NY (WXXI) – Countless parents across New York are purchasing new school supplies for students.
ROCHESTER, NY (WXXI) – Between the 25 cent milk and funnel cake, Narcan training will also be available at the New York State Fair.
A new report from the New York Equity Coalition shows that many black and Latino students don’t have the same access to high level and advanced placement courses as their white peers.
ROCHESTER, NY (WXXI) – With over 2,000 zombie homes plaguing Rochester, Senator Chuck Schumer is calling on the federal government to renew vital approvals needed to continue work on these vacant homes.
ROCHESTER, NY (WXXI) – Aug. 7 is observed as Black Women’s Equal Pay Day. It is the date in 2018 when a black woman catches upto what the average white, non-Hispanic man already earned by the end of 2017.
ROCHESTER, NY (WXXI) – Gov. Andrew Cuomo is currently leading Cynthia Nixon for the governor nomination 2-to-1 in polls among likely Democratic primary voters in New York.
ROCHESTER, NY (WXXI) – New York Senator Kirstin Gillibrand is taking on pharmaceutical companies, in an effort to keep prescription costs low. She made a stop in Canandaigua Monday morning to talk about price gouging on many brand name medicines.
ROCHESTER, NY (WXXI) – A first of its kind “pilgrimage” brought both Republican and Democratic leaders to Western New York this weekend to explore two significant freedom movements in the state, the abolitionist movement and women’s suffrage.
ROCHESTER, NY (WXXI) – As temperatures remain steady about 90 degrees, some emergency rooms in the region have seen more patients coming in with heat related illness.
ROCHESTER, NY (WXXI) – Senator Kirsten Gillibrand has announced legislation that would designate manufacturing hubs across New York State and the country.
ROCHESTER, NY (WXXI) – No policy should be built on the backs and hearts of children. That was Senator Kirsten Gillibrand’s response to the immigration policies running under the Trump administration.
ROCHESTER, NY (WXXI) – Congressman Tom Reed declared his adamant opposition to the use of heroin injection sites recently.
ROCHESTER, NY (WXXI) – The New England Journal of Medicine has released a new study suggesting some women with breast cancer might be able to skip chemotherapy safely.
The Center for Leading Innovation and Collaboration or CLIC hosted the daylong session of meetings, to discuss how to best address opioid misuse and abuse through translational science.
ROCHESTER, NY (WXXI) Governor Andrew Cuomo was in Geneva Wednesday to help debut the new Finger Lakes Welcome Center.
ROCHESTER, NY (WXXI) – Senator Kirsten Gillibrand is traveling the state promoting bipartisan legislation that would support small businesses. The Main Street Employee Ownership Act would help companies transition to employee stock ownership plans (ESOPs), or cooperatives.
ROCHESTER, NY (WXXI) – A new poll from Siena College shows that 90% of New Yorkers say the current opioid crisis is worse than previous public health crises. An overwhelming majority of New Yorkers also supports strengthening prescription monitoring services; 82% say doctors should be punished for over prescribing.
The latest Siena College poll on opioids says 24% of New Yorkers were prescribed opioids in the last two years. Don Levy, Research Institute Director at Siena College says in the third part of their polling series on the epidemic, they wanted to know what happens in the doctor’s office.
ROCHESTER, NY (WXXI) – If you’re heading down to the Erie Canal trail to enjoy some of the nicer weather, you might notice a small detour in the Perinton section of the path.
ROCHESTER, NY (WXXI) – Senator Chuck Schumer visited a farm in Avon to call on US trade officials to fix trade between Canada and the US regarding dairy products during upcoming NAFTA negotiations.
ROCHESTER, NY (WXXI)- A new study in the Journal of the American Medical Association had researchers look into how the impact of diseases varies from state to state.
ROCHESTER, NY (WXXI) – A new Siena Poll addressing the state’s opioid epidemic shows that 54% of New Yorkers are personally touched by opioid abuse. Director of the Siena College Research Institute Don Levy says there is no argument that this is an epidemic.
ROCHESTER, NY (WXXI) – Members of MetroJustice and the Out Alliance are calling for the end of what they say is a discriminatory legal defense. Gay or Trans panic is a legal defense in New York and most states. After a violent crime, defendants can argue that the discovery of a victim’s sexual orientation or gender identity sparked a panic that caused them to react with violence.
ROCHESTER, NY (WXXI) – Local game developers are spent the weekend creating video games based on kindness at the Rochester Institute of Technology. The event, or “game jam” was hosted by iThrive Games, a company who aims to empower and inspire teens through video games. They hold these weekend long brainstorming sessions across the country, based on different elements such as kindness, or empathy. Senior Creative Director for iThrive Games, Heidi McDonald, McDonald says she’s noticed a trend in young developers wanting to make deeper, more compassionate games. “Pew-pew is fun, vroom vroom is fun, but I think we are at a place where both the player base and the developers want something deeper, they want something more.
ROCHESTER, NY (WXXI) As the invasive species the Hemlock Woolly Adelgid continues to spread across New York, our neighbors to the North are trying to get ahead of the problem.
ROCHESTER, NY (WXXI) – With recent emergency repairs announced along parts of the Erie Canal, already disgruntled neighbors are speaking out again.
GREAT LAKES TODAY – Just off Lake Ontario in Irondequoit Bay, Dave Hulburt is doing some work at the BayCreek Paddling Center. The shop is closed in winter, but it’s unusually warm and sunny by the water. A few cars drive by, a flock of geese flies overhead, but other than that it’s quiet on the dock.
ROCHESTER, NY (WXXI) – Unique winter sports aren’t over now that the Olympics are done. Scrolling through the list of the 67 mushers signed up to run the 2018 Iditarod, most are from Alaska. A few are from Canada or Norway, but among the list of arctic places, you’ll spot two people who list their hometowns in New York.
ROCHESTER, NY (WXXI) – Thousands of athletes participated in the Special Olympics New York State Winter Games Saturday. The second floor of the convention center was packed with volunteer’s coaches and athletes getting ready for a full day of floor hockey.
ROCHESTER, NY (WXXI) – Senator Chuck Schumer was in Rochester Tuesday defending the old federal Historic Tax Credit program. The recent tax bill reduced the value of these credits.
ROCHESTER, NY (WXXI) – Pittsford native and Olympic skier Jon Lillis made it to the championships Sunday morning in men’s aerials at the Olympics, but was out after 2 rounds. The finals began at 6:00 Sunday morning. After two rounds only the top six qualified for the final run, and Lillis came in at eighth. He was the only American to make the men’s aerials finals.
ROCHESTER (WXXI) – Changes proposed by the Trump administration would reduce the amount of choice those who use SNAP benefits to buy food would have. Currently, people who use SNAP benefits get money loaded onto an EBT card, which they can take to a grocery store and shop with, buying items that fall under certain guidelines.