Parents of biracial students at Bainbridge-Guilford High School said their children regularly experience racist bullying and the video was not a one-off incident.
Parents of biracial students at Bainbridge-Guilford High School said their children regularly experience racist bullying and the video was not a one-off incident.
“One of these bills has the resources for these emergency baby bundles in every emergency room where deliveries are being done.”
In Central New York, warmer temperatures could lead to more lake effect snow.
The House and Senate’s top GOP budget negotiators say the state’s $7.76 billion in extra relief and tax money can’t be stretched too thin.
The City of Ithaca has been looking at new requirements for lease renewals. The proposed measure is intended to give renters more time before they must decide whether to stay in their home.
Some Ithaca residents say they worry about another potential spike in the county’s COVID-19 positivity rate. So far, that increase hasn’t materialized.
The request will be reconsidered Friday by a panel of judges from the court, and could ultimately be reversed.
Proponents of privatization want to pass a constitutional amendment.
“That’s the steepest population drop of any state in the nation,” said Hochul, who called it “an alarm bell that cannot be ignored.”
“Part of my frustration is that when anything bad that happens, it’s got to be bail reform’s fault.”
Inspired by a successful effort to unionize a location in Buffalo in December, Starbucks workers at three locations in Ithaca said they want to follow suit.
A lot of state money hasn’t been spent, because many families don’t know it’s out there.
The state Senate voted Monday to approve a Republican-backed plan that nonpartisan analysts say has a clear GOP advantage.
New district lines for Congress, the State Senate, and the Assembly for this year’s elections will be drawn by the state Legislature after members of the state’s Independent Redistricting Commission called it quits on Monday.
Former New York Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver, one of the most powerful figures in state government for two decades before his conviction on corruption charges, has died in federal custody.
“If they were to take a taste of it accidentally, not a problem, could be a little bit irritating, but not a real big issue.
State election law and Dept. of State guidance show ballots are counted and re-counted, a process that’s open to a representative for each candidate and party.
“I think that our work moving forward is to dispel the sort of lies about Jewish people.”
New Yorkers can again choose to vote by absentee rather than face the risk of catching COVID-19 at polling sites through the rest of 2022 under a bill that Gov. Kathy Hochul signed Friday.
The clock is ticking for the state’s Independent Redistricting Commission to come up with a set of new proposed maps for congressional and state Senate and Assembly districts, after it failed to reach agreement earlier this month.
“Our maternal mental health conditions are largely underreported, and symptoms often go unaddressed.”
Movie theaters have long lobbied for a change in the rules, but word of the development came as a surprise to many theater owners.
Gov. Tom Wolf is expected to veto the bill.
“We’re kind of hoping, and we’re being promised that these test kits — over the counter test kits and antigen test kits — are going to become more readily available.”
The state Senate on Thursday confirmed Gov. Kathy Hochul’s choice of Dr. Mary Bassett as New York state’s new health commissioner.
The mayor’s office urged residents to call the 211 helpline to start an application.
Small metro areas in upstate New York like Ithaca and Utica are also still struggling to recover with Ithaca only recovering so far by roughly .3%.
The Pennsylvania Supreme Court temporarily blocked the inspection.
Broome County legislators voted along party lines Tuesday night to adopt a new legislative district map, favored by Republicans. Last week, many residents voiced their concerns about the map in a public hearing.
Gov. Kathy Hochul is having a very good week.
The New York attorney general’s office late Tuesday told a court that its investigators had uncovered evidence that President Donald Trump’s company used “fraudulent or misleading” asset valuations to get loans and tax benefits.
According to the Siena poll, three in 10 New Yorkers think it’s very likely that the U.S. will remain the world’s oldest continuing democracy.
With the Jan. 30 deadline imposed by Pa. Commonwealth Court approaching, the Republican-controlled state Senate is trying to cobble together a compromise.
“Even though the funding is on pause, the legal protections remain for folks.”
Gov. Kathy Hochul holds a sizable lead in this year’s race for governor, according to a new poll from Siena College, and that margin could grow after former New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio said he wouldn’t run for the office on Tuesday.
New York Gov. Kathy Hochul on Tuesday released a $216 billion state budget that includes what she said are “pandemic recovery” programs.
Already, conservatives including former President Trump are applauding the news.
“Blood donor turnout has really plummeted because of the variant that has affected this region and across the country.”
WSKG Radio will broadcast Gov. Hochul’s budget address at 11 a.m. Tuesday.
While lanternflies can stress trees, it appears they only kill grapevines and tree of heaven, also an invasive species, directly by feeding on them.
“We’re not disparaging, we’re not throwing anybody under the bus, but I think we can do a little bit better.”
Communities across New York are strategizing ways to keep residents in quality housing. In Broome County, that effort has taken the form of a housing trust fund.
Heating equipment is the second-largest cause of home fires nationally. They tend to occur in winter as people try to get the chill out of their homes.
A highly infectious disease that has spread internationally was detected in New York state late last year, and it has ignited a movement for widespread vaccination — of rabbits.
The state’s eviction moratorium put in place at the beginning of the pandemic is set to expire on Saturday.
Central New York Rep. John Katko (R-Camillus) announced Friday that he will not seek reelection in 2022, leaving Congress after first being elected in 2014.
“The litigation has absolutely complicated matters, slowed things down, and I think kind of dragged out the division in the community and the hurt.”
A nationwide survey sheds light on how self-reporting can predict infection rates.
Survivors of sexual harassment, including one of the accusers of “Sex and the City” star Chris Noth, held a virtual news conference Thursday to urge legislators to pass a bill that would give victims the right to their day in court against their alleged abusers.
The Broome County Legislature postponed adopting a new map of the county’s 15 legislative districts, Thursday night, following a public hearing. The map would allow many Republican incumbents to keep their current seats.
The proposed congressional redistricting map passed along party lines.
The National Federation of the Blind says inaccessibility is keeping millions of Americans from proactively protecting their own health.
Troutman is the second Black woman to serve on the high court.
Residents can use their county’s online portal to report at-home COVID-19 test results, and access isolation order paperwork to provide to their employer.
The Pennsylvania House plans to pass a Republican-drawn draft of the map.
So far, neither the Biden administration nor leaders in Congress have said that they plan to send more rent relief funding to New York.
“I would argue that the victims of all of these crimes we’re talking about, they are victims of color and minorities in many, many cases.”
Protesters rallying against the end of New York’s eviction moratorium blocked one of the entrances to the State Capitol as Gov. Kathy Hochul confirmed that the tenant protection law will expire on Jan. 15.
“The big change for New Yorkers is that if you test positive, you should no longer expect a call from your health department.”
A Pennsylvania House committee is moving forward a number of measures.
If the commission fails to agree on a new set of maps to send to the Legislature for consideration, lawmakers will then take over the process.
The New York State Senate approved a package of bills to expand voting access after two ballot proposals to make it easier to vote were rejected in November.
There’s been a high demand for snow plow drivers this season, and the New York State Department of Transportation has had challenges finding enough of them.
Two Binghamton restaurants, whose owners are part of an ongoing police investigation, reopened over the weekend.
Mastriano was filmed walking past police barricades with protestors at the U.S. Capitol on January 6th.
“Ideally, every visitor would be vaccinated and boosted, but we don’t have the authority to create that restriction.”
Students at Binghamton High School returned to class last week to a few changes.
New York Gov. Kathy Hochul told reporters Friday that she has not yet determined whether the state will extend the soon-to-expire eviction moratorium. Some housing advocates are disappointed the governor failed to address the moratorium in her State of the State agenda.
“We want this for people especially with the food prices raising,” said General Manager Kinya Middleton. “This will definitely stretch someone’s budget.”
A city court judge in Albany has dismissed a charge of forcibly touching a former staffer against former New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo after the Albany County district attorney declined to prosecute, citing a lack of evidence to meet the burden of proof at a trial.
Broome County continues to see record numbers of COVID-19 cases, with 3,250 new cases in the past week. But County Executive Jason Garnar says for now, hospitalizations don’t seem to be increasing at the same rate.
“This would be such a vast improvement over the disaster that is JCOPE.”
“Consensus among voters is really clear. Most voters do not want to see that happen again.”
“We are going to be urging in some cases that things go a little bit stronger and faster. But this is a really exciting start.”
A student at Binghamton High School was shot Thursday morning in an altercation near school grounds, according to a statement released by the Binghamton City School District.
The Jan. 6, 2021, insurrection was the culmination of deliberate lies and misinformation that involved dozens of Pennsylvanians.
Thousands of cars lined the streets leading into Otsiningo Park on Wednesday. County officials had set up a drive-thru site to distribute 10,000 at-home COVID tests.
New York Gov. Kathy Hochul delivered her first State of the State speech Wednesday to a strictly limited audience with the pall of the pandemic casting a shadow over the proceedings.
“Being the 44th mayor of the City of Ithaca has been the honor of my lifetime.”
“It’s an effort to say, ‘What are the actual needs that we’re seeing in the community, and what are innovative ways that we can address them?’”
New York Gov. Kathy Hochul delivered her first State of the State address Wednesday, outlining an agenda for an economic comeback from the coronavirus pandemic and new government investments in health care, housing and renewable energy.
Just over 70% of voters cast ballots in favor of adding language to the New York Constitution guaranteeing “clean air and water, and a healthful environment.”
Campuses across New York state will begin hosting free COVID testing for the general public this week.
The team found that most cities and boroughs in the state are projected to face higher flood risks by the year 2099.
WSKG Radio and World Television broadcast Governor Hochul’s first State of the State Address today at 1:00 P.M.
Schumer said New York’s current allocation of anti-viral drugs used to treat COVID-19 will not be enough to meet current needs.
Albany’s top prosecutor said Tuesday he is dropping a criminal charge accusing former New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo of fondling an aide.
A New York bill allowing air ambulances to carry blood for emergency transfusion was signed into law last week. Local officials say the measure is a crucial step toward saving lives.
The Binghamton City Council voted Tuesday to earmark $3 million for renovations at the Town and Country Apartments, which serves low-income residents on the city’s North Side. But the decision has faced pushback.
Gov. Kathy Hochul will propose term limits for statewide elected officials in New York, and seek to ban outside income for those individuals while in office, she said Monday.
Cayuga Lake has struggled with harmful algal blooms or HABs in recent years, but in 2021 unseasonably warm temperatures and heavy rainfall may have extended their prevalence late into the year.
A commission designed to independently draw new statewide congressional and legislative districts based on the 2020 census data succumbed to politics Monday when members divided along party lines and presented two opposing plans to the state Legislature.
A debate over cryptocurrency mining on Seneca Lake turned into a broader test of the state’s climate law. That test is likely to come to a head in 2022.
“The next month will likely be the most difficult month that we’ve ever seen in the pandemic.”
As the New Year approaches with, once again, uncertainties about the coronavirus, New York Governor Kathy Hochul on New Year’s Eve unveiled plans to cope with COVID-19 in the first weeks of 2022.
Gov. Kathy Hochul said New Yorkers should prepare for a “January surge” in COVID-19 cases.
The housing market in Schuyler County is hot. Land investment firms pay cash for land in mostly rural places. But some are worried residents could be taken advantage of.
As the new variant spreads, rapid at-home COVID tests are becoming more important in the fight against the virus.
New York Gov. Kathy Hochul said she’s committed to seeing students return to school next week as planned, as state health officials are pushing for more children to be vaccinated against COVID-19.
Flight cancellations that disrupted holiday travel stretched into Monday, with major U.S. airlines each canceling dozens of flights.
Even though students are back in person again, school leaders say 18 months of remote learning has taken a toll on students’ social and emotional development.
The new law is aimed at cutting down on litter from the non-biodegradable material, better known by its brand name, Styrofoam.
The YWCA of Binghamton and Broome County is expanding its footprint. The organization plans to build a new child care facility and affordable housing complex over roughly five acres downtown.
Some people in the Southern Tier say supervised drug-injection sites can save lives. Others say it enables drug use.
New York continues to break records for residents testing positive for the coronavirus, even though there is a shortage of at-home tests and there can be long waits at testing centers.
Given the spike in COVID-19 cases, county officials are advising residents to make sure they stay safe during holiday gatherings.
Candidates are declaring their intentions to run for State Senate across the Southern Tier and Finger Lakes.
“The state ethics commission, was completely politicized and undermined by Andrew Cuomo as a deliberate strategy to keep them out of his own hair.”
Critics say the one year timeframe for creating new regulations is especially unworkable. New regulations often take up to two years to develop.
“The better environment we can create for raising our children, that’s going to pay dividends in terms of innovation, in terms of entrepreneurship.”
“Of course she is vaccinated and boosted, so this would be a breakthrough case, but she is feeling fine.”
The holiday travel season is underway and Transportation Security Administration officials expect crowds at airports across upstate New York.
Binghamton police and the Broome County District Attorney’s office are continuing to investigate allegations of sexual assault involving the owners of three downtown restaurants. Binghamton Mayor Rich David is acknowledging his ties to the owners of those restaurants.
Counties will have broad authority to decide where the money goes.
“We need the state aid from the state to increase. We have to use it to try and drive down property taxes for people.”
SUNY Oswego President Deborah Stanley was set to retire at the end of December. She has led the campus since 1995.
The governor gave updates on the current mask mandate, hospital capacity and testing, in the midst of a surge in COVID-19 cases across the state.
Former President Donald Trump is suing New York Attorney General Letitia James in an attempt to halt her office’s investigation into his past business practices by framing the probe as politically motivated.
Concerns about the spread of the omicron variant of the coronavirus are growing, as the more contagious strain is beginning to take hold in New York.
New York’s bail reform law does not allocate any additional funds for treatment centers and similar programs, which has been a bipartisan critique of the 2019 policy.
White students at the game imitated certain Black stereotypes, donning durags, chains and low-hanging pants. Others appear to be flashing gang signs.
The House Republican caucus blasted out a press release deriding the House proposal as an “extreme partisan gerrymander in favor of Democrats.”
For New Yorkers experiencing so-called “COVID fatigue,” a sense of hopelessness as the pandemic wears on, there’s more bad news: there’s no end in sight.
“Our main focus is public safety, protecting people where they live, and finding all of the opportunities to do that, and make sure it makes sense.”
The board agreed to look into a plan to provide additional security at the building that houses the health department. Currently, visitors to the building must pass through a metal detector and a security guard.
“We are racing against the clock now. It’s important that when people want to get vaccinated or they want to get boosted, that they can do that immediately.”
The map approval process drew criticism from fair district advocates, Democrats, and at least one Republican.
“We’re going to lose farms, the weaker ones first.”
“The demands of parents and providers for meaningful action on child care have been ignored for far too long.”
Students at Binghamton High School will move to remote learning and it’s not because of COVID-19. The shift online is in reaction to recent behavior issues among students.
Since the statewide mask mandate was announced last week, New York’s counties have grappled with how to implement it. Certain counties have embraced the mandate. Others have refused to carry it out.
Students at Binghamton High School were evacuated Wednesday morning after a small fire was discovered in a restroom.
As of Monday, no other Democrats had filed to run against her, other than those who’ve now dropped out of the race.
“Our investigation evidences that the Book was the product of significant work performed by Executive Chamber staff.”
Hemp processing licenses are once again moving forward with New York state certification, after some were delayed for months following the overhaul of the state’s cannabis law, earlier this year.
Tompkins County currently has more than 1,100 active COVID-19 cases. The vast majority of them, nearly 900, can be attributed to Cornell University students. But the county only has nine hospitalizations.
“We have to get a point of rational discussion about this, and it’s not about scoring political points or getting headlines to call out the governor on an issue.”
The new congressional map must account for the loss of one seat, dropping the state’s D.C. delegation from 18 to 17 starting with the 2022 races.
“I’m going to monitor what’s going on in the various counties, but I’m not attempting to be heavy-handed.”
The City of Norwich in Chenango County and the Village of Endicott in Broome County will each receive $10 million for downtown improvements.
“We don’t have the staff…they have Covid overload. We don’t want to send the sheriff’s out after anybody, we don’t want to send probation after anybody.”
Gov. Tom Wolf created the panel, known as the State Law Enforcement Citizen Advisory Commission, in July in the wake of racial justice and police accountability protests.
“Some of these programs will be going on for years without the kind of review that they should be having.”
More than 100 protesters rallied in Binghamton Saturday night, after allegations surfaced online, accusing the owners of several downtown businesses of sexual assault.
Facing a winter surge in COVID-19 infections, New York Gov. Kathy Hochul announced Friday that masks will be required in all indoor public places unless the businesses or venues implement a vaccine requirement.
Officer Cory Minor with the Binghamton Police Department said no arrests have been made in relation to the allegations as of Friday morning.
Both would likely be better for Republican candidates than the current, court-drawn map is, but lawmakers say neither will be their final draft.
“There are a number of important investigations and cases that are underway, and I intend to finish the job.”
The Ithaca Tenants Union has been sitting in on weekly city eviction proceedings for several weeks, to put pressure on landlords, as well as the court, to prevent or stall evictions.
State University of New York Chancellor Jim Malatras will resign effective Jan. 14, acknowledging in a letter to the SUNY Board of Trustees that “recent events surrounding me over the past week have become a distraction.”
The state House GOP selected a map submitted by a former Republican commissioner in Lehigh County emphasizes equal population above all else.
The move comes as the DEC is considering renewal of the air pollution permits for Greenidge Generation, a power plant and cryptocurrency mining operation in Yates County.
The City of Ithaca will soon begin a guaranteed income pilot program. It’s intended for lower and middle-income residents who are primary caregivers.
“[For] the things that have some veracity, we’ll do some additional digging and if it’s worthy of being presented before the committee.”
The poll finds that 36% of registered Democrats back Hochul, who is seeking election to the job she ascended to after Cuomo resigned in disgrace in August.
A total of 12 cases have been detected in New York state so far. Nineteen states across the U.S. have reported cases of Omicron.
“The plants literally drowned and died because the roots couldn’t get any oxygen.”
Last week, a month after lawmakers introduced the tool, not a single constituent map was shown on the website.
“Help is on the way for literally thousands of families hurt by the pandemic.”
“The first tenet in medicine is to do no harm. Suing people, filing liens on their homes, ruining their credit… that’s doing harm.”
Last week, investigators released emails and text messages from Malatras mocking Lindsey Boylan, an ex-aide to former Gov. Andrew Cuomo, after she called the work environment toxic in 2019.
An investigation by the New York State Attorney General’s Office of Special Investigation (OSI) found the shooting of Tyler Green by police was justified to prevent the death of his child.
Southwest winds of 25 to 35 mph are forecast for Monday afternoon with gusts of 50 to 55 mph possible.
“We knew the Omicron variant was coming and we expect to see more cases. But let me be clear: We are not defenseless.”
Wolf has said it is a top priority to address what he says is a gun violence crisis affecting largely minority communities.
The 470-acre parcel includes the largest piece of undeveloped shoreline on Cayuga Lake.
Across the state about one in every seven positive COVID-19 tests is sent to a lab to be screened for variants. But some counties, like Tompkins, are able to screen nearly all of their tests.
The National Guard will be deployed to fill staffing shortages at Willow Point Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Vestal.
“It would be an act of insanity to touch a woman’s breast and make myself vulnerable to a woman for such an accusation.”
“I’m not prepared to shut down schools or the economy at this time. That would be considered an overreaction.”
The findings are contrary to messaging from the Ithaca Police Department and its labor union, the Ithaca Police Benevolent Association.