The Republican candidate for governor, Lee Zeldin, said Friday that even though he is opposed to abortion rights, he respects the views of those who disagree with him and would not make big changes in the state’s abortion rights laws.
The Republican candidate for governor, Lee Zeldin, said Friday that even though he is opposed to abortion rights, he respects the views of those who disagree with him and would not make big changes in the state’s abortion rights laws.
That bond act would, among other things, fund projects to fight climate change including efforts to make communities more resilient to major weather events, such as floods.
The new stance contrasts with one of the key tactics of his campaign — to relentlessly criticize Fetterman for supporting the early release of prisoners.
Drop is consistent with statewide averages, but lack of data still leaves questions unanswered.
New York’s attorney general is seeking to bar former President Donald Trump, his children, and certain associates from doing business in the Empire State, and $250 million in restitution over allegations of fraud related to his business dealings over a decade.
New York’s attorney general sued former President Donald Trump and his company on Wednesday, alleging business fraud involving some of their most prized assets, including properties in Manhattan, Chicago and Washington, D.C.
The Binghamton Philharmonic welcomes guest soloist, pianist Andrew Russo for a performance of George Gershwin’s Concerto in F. Also on the program is music by Aaron Copeland, Valerie Coleman, and Mexican composer Arturo Marquez. We get some background from Music Director Daniel Hege.
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The leaves are starting to change color across New York. But this year, the fall foliage may come sooner and be less vibrant because of drought conditions around the state.
New York State has no limits to how much of this substance can be dumped into the drinking water sources, and no way to find the source of the chemicals.
In recent months, the specter of crime has been a central talking point in Republican state Sen. Doug Mastriano’s campaign for governor.
About a hundred Spanish-speaking police officers from New York are heading down to Puerto Rico this week to help deal with the devastation caused by Hurricane Fiona.
Mayor Jared Kraham’s first budget would also keep property tax rates about even with 2022.
This November, voters across the U.S. will participate in the midterm election. New Yorkers will have a chance to vote in contests for state executive offices, the U.S. House and Senate, the state Legislature, and more. We’ve answered some key questions about the elections.
Wild brook trout are one of the most prized species of fish in the Adirondacks, but they’re also one of the hardest to catch, in part because their populations have plummeted in recent decades.
Supporters say letting private companies mint their own designs could bring in millions of dollars for road projects, State Police efforts, and more.
A tentative labor agreement between freight rail operators and unions brought relief to Pennsylvania industries Thursday.
“We had kids that came to ninth grade who hadn’t been in school for two years. So they didn’t develop the social skills that they needed.”
Downtown Binghamton will be packed with people enjoying ten hours of music as the city sponsors Blues on the Bridge. Music Coordinator Don Wilkins joins us to talk about the twenty year anniversary, and the logistics of gathering 14 bands for the celebration.
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“People have been without personal contact from a loved one for over two years now.”
$30 million to be used for terminal, other upgrades
Spare Productions is celebrating its 10th anniversary with a gala concert. We hear from Mike Ferguson and Abigail Bennett about the history of the group and what to expect at the concert that takes place at 205 Dry on State Street in Binghamton.
Photo credit: Spare Productions
Ryan will run in the new 18th Congressional District for a full term. Sempolinski will not seek reelection.
Commonwealth Court judges are mulling whether the Republican-led probe into Pennsylvania’s election system can move forward.
“The benefit to us is that right now we have a great reliable service when people are having a medical emergency. The downside of that is that it is very, very expensive.”
The parties agreed to settle with days remaining before the case went to a jury trial.
Lawsuit had sought to order the state’s failed redistricting panel to redraw congressional maps for elections after 2024.
The Cider Mill Stage presents the comedy Murder at the Howard Johnson’s from BLAST Productions. Director Kate Murray and actor John Montgomery join us to talk about the plot twists and surprises that keeps the audience guessing and laughing.
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Practice Resources LLC. hosts the data from 28 different medical practices across New York.
With opioid settlement money in hand, midstate counties are getting ready to take grant applications.
Gov. Kathy Hochul doesn’t plan to renew a set of emergency powers granted to her office through executive order that has allowed her administration to waive certain spending oversight procedures during the COVID-19 pandemic.
This year, almost every K-12 student in Pennsylvania will receive a free school breakfast paid for by the commonwealth.
Dared to venture away from comedy, David Lindsay-Abaire created the drama Rabbit Hole. We hear from director Tim Gleason and actor Joanna Patchett about Know Theatre’s latest production, and trying not to give away the many surprises in this play.
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New York Gov. Kathy Hochul says the declaration increases the availability of resources to deal with the disease, which has now been confirmed in wastewater samples in Nassau County in addition to previously turning up in Rockland, Orange and Sullivan counties and New York City.
Lawyers for Pennsylvania Senate Republicans are weighing in on an election-related case before the U.S. Supreme Court. The case, known as Moore v. Harper, could impact how future elections are conducted.
U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) has requested that Congress provide at least $1 billion in funds for community health workers in the upcoming COVID-19 supplemental funding package.
The LUMA festival will run Friday and Saturday evening with projections and installations throughout Downtown Binghamton.
Despite differences in their opinions, members are still able to pray together afterward.
Pennsylvania is putting $90 million into more than 330 parks and nature conservation projects across the state.
Gov. Kathy Hochul also said that the state continues to make progress in terms of the COVID infection rate.
Wage board recommends lower overtime threshold for farm workers.
Pennsylvania’s U.S. Senate race will play a big role in deciding which party controls the chamber next year, and one of the big policy areas affected by that control is workers’ rights.
The Empire State Poll, conducted between May and mid-August, found that 28% of respondents ranked the cost of living first, followed by crime at just over 20%.
All three detainees are related to a woman whose home was demolished last month on orders from the tribe’s controversial leader, Clint Halftown. The detainees are outspoken critics of Halftown.
“We had about four or five on the grounds, even before the fair started. So there were a number of workers who overdosed.”
State legislative leaders say they’ll take a procedural vote on the proposal early next year. 2023 primary voters would then get to weigh in.
The look is part of a deliberate strategy by drug cartels to target young children.
Water intake and pollution permits for the controversial power plant and cryptocurrency mining facility expire at the end of September.
The Republican candidate in the 19th Congressional District race shared his views with voters in Endicott Wednesday.
The decision to strike down the state’s 1911 laws governing concealed carry, came after a challenge by New York State Rifle and Pistol association.
The new laws were passed after the U.S. Supreme Court threw out the state’s 100-year-old concealed carry laws in June.
The entire statewide Republican ticket and several other electoral hopefuls stumped in Vestal Tuesday.
The new 988 system launched in mid-July, and one early estimate says calls went up 45% nationally during the first week.
The man accused in the mass shooting in Buffalo allegedly threatened to commit a murder-suicide at his high school near Binghamton.
Property developers are planning to build a $24 million apartment complex and commercial space across from Mirabito Stadium in Binghamton.
In sweltering heat Monday, the names of fallen officers were read during Law Enforcement Day at the Fair.
Research shows those borrowers carry $20,000 or less in federal student loan debt – which the Biden administration wants to eliminate.
As the new school year is about to get underway, it will begin with fewer incumbent school board members.
A new poll shows a majority of Pennsylvania voters surveyed are confident in the outcome of the 2020 presidential election.
If Mastriano, who got about 44% of the vote in the crowded GOP primary, wants to expand his reach beyond dedicated supporters, it might take some money.
New York’s Democratic Party leaders had been criticizing Republican gubernatorial candidate Lee Zeldin for a planned fundraiser with Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis. DeSantis had to pull out because of an “unforeseen tragedy.”
Off The Page from WSKG · Episode 17 – Journalist Keri Blakinger on her memoir “Corrections in Ink”
We may call it shu, or segregation, or medical observation, but whatever words we use are a shorthand for the truth: a coded way of saying you are nothing and now you have nothing. Your world is only a tangle of dreams and realities, drifting through the sterile air of nine by six coffin. ~from CORRECTIONS IN INK, by Keri Blakinger
Keri Blakinger is the author of CORRECTIONS IN INK, a memoir that details her life from being a figure skating competitor with an eating disorder, to her life as an addict. In 2010, while she was attending Cornell University, she was arrested for drug possession and spent the next two years incarcerated: first, in the Tompkins County jail, and then serving a sentence in upstate New York. After she was released, she finished her degree and went on to become a journalist.
New York Gov. Kathy Hochul celebrated the one year anniversary of becoming governor Wednesday at the New York State Fair near Syracuse.
New York state has begun the application process for licenses to run retail cannabis stores, nearly a year and a half after the drug became legal for adult recreational purposes.
Broadband internet access has been slow to reach rural communities, but the Town of Nichols in Tioga County is part of a new initiative to address the inequity; an open-access fiber network.
The claim remains a component of former President Donald Trump’s suite of false election fraud talking points.
Wednesday marked a year since Kathy Hochul became New York’s governor.
Pennsylvania Lt. Gov. John Fetterman spoke publicly in Pittsburgh for the first time since he suffered a stroke in May on Tuesday, as his Republican opponent in the U.S. Senate race, Dr. Mehmet Oz, pressed Fetterman to commit to debates – and sharpened his criticism of Fetterman’s health problems.
Common Cause New York executive director says spotty voter turnout a result of split primary dates.
Four stories play out in the same room in A.R. Gurney’s The Wayside Motor Inn. Southern Tier Actors Read perform it in the ballroom of the Phelps Mansion Museum in Binghamton. Director Judy McMahon tells us how these contrasting stories coalesce into a complete play.
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Webb, a former Binghamton council member, defeated Ithaca lawyer and political action committee founder Leslie Danks Burke by over 20 points.
Democrat Pat Ryan will fill out the remaining four months of the term in the 19th Congressional District.
Josh Riley will go on to face Republican Marc Molinaro in the general election for New York’s 19th Congressional District.
Tuesday was election day for many voters in the Southern Tier and Catskills. Here are some of the results.
Gov. Kathy Hochul said Monday that COVID-19 rules will be eased for New York’s schoolchildren this year, and masks and social distancing will no longer be required.
Carl Heastie says he wants a court to allow redistricting commission to redraw the Assembly and congressional maps.
The second of New York’s two primary voting days is being held on Tuesday August 23, with some hotly contested races. Turnout is expected to be low.
Carl Paladino is running in a primary for the Republican nomination in the new 23rd Congressional District. His primary opponent in the race is Nick Langworthy.
The newly drawn 22nd Congressional District includes all of Onondaga, Madison, and Oneida counties and a small portion of Oswego County,
The Washington Post reported the Justice Department is particularly interested in a scheme to appoint slates of illegitimate Republican electors.
The state predicts over 116,500 students across New York state could see support through this funding.
There is data to back up the progressive groups’ concerns.
Lea Webb is running in a primary election for the Democratic nomination in the newly drawn 52nd state Senate District. Her primary opponent is Leslie Danks Burke.
Danks Burke is running in a primary election for the Democratic nomination in the newly drawn 52nd state Senate District. Her primary opponent is Lea Webb.
One contributor to the spending increase is Hochul’s plan to pump $10 billion into the state’s health care workforce.
Inflation is pushing the Pa. legislature’s annual cost-of-living adjustments even higher; base salaries could exceed $100,000 in 2023.
If you’re looking to head to the polls, we have the basics covered.
Della Pia is running as the Republican in the special election to fill out the term for New York’s current 23rd Congressional District. His Republican opponent is Joe Sempolinski.
Sempolinski is running as the Republican in the special election to fill out the term for New York’s current 23rd Congressional District. His Democratic opponent is Max Della Pia.
Steuben County Republican Committee Chairman Joe Sempolinski and Tioga County Democratic Committee Chairman Max Della Pia are running to fill out the vacant seat representing New York’s 23rd Congressional District.
Historic Hyde Hall in Glimmerglass State Park hosts a concert by folk duo Robin and Linda Williams on August 20 at 6:30pm on the South Lawn. We hear from Robin Williams about Linda and his long career, their travels, and how they used the COVID shutdown as an opportunity to write and record more music.
Photo credit: Hyde Hall
DEC Commissioner Basil Seggos presented the community garden organization with a grant from the state’s environmental protection fund.
Community unemployment groups still want answers for issues that have come up over the last two years.
“I’m sorry to say this, I thought I was an old slave begging to not die.”
Molinaro is running as the Republican in the special election to fill out the term for New York’s current 19th Congressional District. His Democratic opponent is Pat Ryan.
New York state overall, still has an average price of $4.34 a gallon, while the national average is $3.96 per gallon.
Arguments continue over who will draw the new state Assembly lines after a court ruled that those lines were unconstitutionally gerrymandered.
Cities are planting trees as one way to try to check the escalating temperatures. But there can be obstacles to that solution.
Pat Ryan is running as the Democrat in the special election to fill out the term for New York’s current 19th Congressional District. His Republican opponent is Marc Molinaro.
If you are regular listener to Performance Today, you are probably familiar with violinist Danbi Um and guitarist Jiji. They are performing together for the Friends of Music of Stamford, NY. We hear about how they started playing together and how they rehearse while living on opposite coasts.
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Hadi Matar, a 24-year-old from Fairview, N.J., was charged with attempted murder and assault, New York State Police said.
“I want to be in the business of preventing crimes more so than trying to solve crimes. A red flag (law) allows us to do that.”
A banner on one of the tents reads “Halftown Must Go.” It’s a reference to a dispute between a faction of Gayogo̱hó꞉nǫʼ and the tribe’s de facto leader.
The state senate candidate touts Trailblazers as a testament to her record of promoting good government, but former associates say the PAC’s ideals were bent as Danks Burke campaigned.
“I always run like an underdog up until the very last minute. That’s why I am successful.”
The group is targeting Oz’s medical treatment recommendations and health product promotions during his time as host of “The Dr. Oz Show.”
The winner of the Aug. 23 primary will face Republican Marc Molinaro in one of the nation’s most competitive districts.
“I committed to New Yorkers that we will confront the scourge of domestic terror head-on.”
In July, multiple allegations of racial discrimination were mounted against Sesame Place.
Democratic candidate Josh Riley wants to return to Washington to buck corporate special interests.
A court will decide how to redraw state Assembly districts for 2024 elections.
Mastriano said he never entered the Capitol, that he left before any violence occurred, and never crossed police lines “as they existed.”
“It takes so much out of you to be taking care of anybody, but a dementia patient who is changing all the time, it’s just so hard. It takes so much.”
Democratic candidate Jamie Cheney wants to be a voice for agriculture and mothers in the new 19th Congressional District.
A month in, The Turning Point recovery and community center in Oneonta is distributing as much naloxone in a day as they used to in a week.
“Our farmers, our farmworkers are all getting collectively screwed right now by one-party Democratic rule.”
The biggest concern is the pest’s potential economic impact on New York’s $300 million dollar wine and grape industry.
Wastewater from oil and gas drilling has been used as a cheap dust suppressant in rural Pennsylvania for years.
It helps veterans with mental health issues through peer-to-peer support.
“We’re taking these [properties] and viewing them as opportunities.”
The bill is seen as a mandate that municipal leaders and environmental groups call a solution in search of a problem.
One Gayogo̱hó꞉nǫ’ family said they believe the surprise demolition of their grandmother’s home was an act of retaliation for their past criticism of Halftown.
While there are more reported cases of COVID-19 this summer than the two previous summers, the incidences of hospitalization and death are much lower.
Explore the Science of Homes with Grace and Corbett Lunsford, Home Diagnosis TV
Thursday, September 8
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A few of those districts are reaping tens of millions more dollars from the state budget compared to last year
Her opponent has called for a full repeal of the state’s bail reform laws, which ended most forms of cash bail.
Registered voters have until August 11 to change their party affiliation for the upcoming congressional and state Senate primaries.
There was a lot on the docket during the most recent meeting of the Tompkins County Legislature, plus some debate not tied to any specific motions. Here’s a recap.
The five-member Turnpike Commission approved an across-the-board fee hike for the 15th time in a row.
Hochul is stepping up efforts against monkeypox with a new supply of vaccines and intensified education efforts.
The justices rejected the GOP argument that the legislature did not have the power to allow Pennsylvanians to vote by mail without an excuse.
“Independent voters (are) closely divided, 44% with Zeldin, 42% with Hochul.”
Last week, Gov. Kathy Hochul declared monkeypox a state disaster emergency.
Ada “Bricktop” Smith may not be a familiar name today, but during the Jazz Age she seemed to know everyone, was always in the right place at the right time, and made things happen. We hear from Gabrielle Lee, who portrays Bricktop in a one-woman show with the Franklin Stage Company. Director Rodney Hudson is also with us to tell about Bricktop’s international career.
Photo credit: Franklin Stage Company
“Only 6.2% of residents at high risk for lung cancer have received a low dose CT scan.”
Gov. Tom Wolf is launching a review of the conventional drilling industry.
The police department’s sign on bonus for lateral transfer hires has grown significantly since it was introduced last November in the city budget.
Amtrak said that alternative bus transportation will be provided on the Lake Shore Limited, Maple Leaf and Ethan Allan express.
No mandatory restrictions are in place under a drought watch.
The Democratic governor claims legislative Republicans unconstitutionally lumped together five pieces of their “failed” agenda.
The official declaration means local health departments will be able to access additional state reimbursement to help with the response and prevention activities related to the virus.
Broome County detected its first case of monkeypox. Health officials say it was only a matter of time. The risk of exposure remains low and there is no cause for panic.
After 2021’s last minute cancellation due to COVID concerns, the Cooperstown Summer Music Festival is back. We hear from Artistic Director Linda Chesis about the star-studded festival, and get news about another concert scheduled for October.
Photo credit: Cooperstown Summer Music Festival
Public safety issues are dominating the governor’s race in New York in recent days.
One of the leading opponents to the bill is Pennsylvania Sen. Pat Toomey (R-PA) who argues the legislation allows for unrestricted spending.
“These companies are gonna need this bill to help them with dollars, and I’ll help to push to allocate those dollars.”
“Within the United States, I consider it containable, but we have to act and we have to think about prevention as well as vaccination.”
“If you embrace antisemites and racists and homophobes and xenophobes, then you are one of them.”
Advocates for the change said farm workers should have the same overtime standard as other workers.
The petitioners have been arguing Pennsylvania’s school system is so underfunded, it violates the state constitution.
Progress on creating the new commission has been slow, leaving the state without any ethics panel at all.
The Munson Williams Proctor Arts Institute presents an exhibit of work by beloved artist Norman Rockwell. We hear from curator Stephen Harrison about these illustrations that remain forever fresh and exciting, and we hear some surprising facts about this well-known figure, whose sense of humor and humanity remain undimmed by time.
Photo credit: Munson Williams Proctor Arts Institute: New Kids in the Neighborhood, 1967, Norman Rockwell (American, 1894–1978), Norman Rockwell Museum Collection. Licensed by Norman Rockwell Family Agency.
“We will use it as a basis to continue to provide supports and resources to those schools and districts that most need them.”
New York Gov. Kathy Hochul said Monday that the state will spend $70 million for improving child care services, as part of a plan that also ends the state sales tax on baby diapers.
“Everyone takes 911 for granted, but it actually took 10 years to get 911 up and functioning across the United States.”
The Ithaca Shakespeare Company presents Antony and Cleopatra and Two Gentlemen of Verona in the upper part of Robert Treman State Park. We hear from Artistic Director Stephen Ponton about 20 years of Shakespeare outdoors in Ithaca.
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State troopers issued 10,000 Move Over tickets last year, and 4,000 already this year.
Most schools under the PASSHE umbrella will be getting a several million dollar funding boost this year.
“She can transform the direction of the court, she can transform the leadership of the court…she could make a pretty dramatic change in our high court.”
A Fairport man now faces a federal charge in addition to the state charge already filed against him earlier in the week, after he allegedly tried to attack New York gubernatorial candidate Rep. Lee Zeldin.
This year’s inductees included David Ortiz, Buck O’Neil, Minnie Miñoso, Gil Hodges, Jim Kaat, Tony Oliva and Bud Fowler.
“I was not aware that this was a company that had been supportive of me. I don’t keep track of that.”
“The motivation here may be to…keep encouraging voters to believe there is something suspect about the way elections run in Pennsylvania.”
The district is now considering renovating the aging schools and keep them all open.
More like a song cycle than a musical, Fugitive Songs tells stories of many people trying to change their lives. Singers Jarod Hinton and Mike Ferguson from Spare Productions join us to give a taste of these varied stories of escape, or just the need to escape.
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Eligibility will be limited to individuals in high-risk communities such as gay or bisexual men, transgender, gender non-conforming, or gender non-binary.
“Make sure you’re tipping over those flower pots and items that fill up with water when it rains.”
County election workers say they should have more time to open and sort mail-in ballots, but lawmakers have so far failed to approve such a change.
“We don’t currently, based on today’s numbers, anticipate the need for masks in classrooms, but I’m going to reserve the right to return to this policy.”
Some historians believe the status quo of how early baseball players, especially Black players, are judged needs to be reconsidered.