Advocates for nursing home workers say the New York State Department of Health is trying to undermine a law meant to establish minimum staffing requirements.
Advocates for nursing home workers say the New York State Department of Health is trying to undermine a law meant to establish minimum staffing requirements.
Gov. Kathy Hochul gathered with members of the Tompkins County Democratic Committee and experienced Ithaca’s annual front porch music festival.
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.
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 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.
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.
“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.”
“People have been without personal contact from a loved one for over two years now.”
Ryan will run in the new 18th Congressional District for a full term. Sempolinski will not seek reelection.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Gov. Kathy Hochul also said that the state continues to make progress in terms of the COVID infection rate.
Program envisions massive investment in workforce development, scaling up of battery-manufacturing supply chain in the Southern Tier.
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.
Workplace safety and wage law changes, both perennial issues, are top of mind during Labor Day weekend.
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 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.
Property developers are planning to build a $24 million apartment complex and commercial space across from Mirabito Stadium in Binghamton.
As the new school year is about to get underway, it will begin with fewer incumbent school board members.
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.”
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.
Common Cause New York executive director says spotty voter turnout a result of split primary dates.
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 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 two Democrats are seeking the party’s nomination to take on former GOP Binghamton Mayor Rich David in the general election.
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.
DEC Commissioner Basil Seggos presented the community garden organization with a grant from the state’s environmental protection fund.
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.
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.
Hadi Matar, a 24-year-old from Fairview, N.J., was charged with attempted murder and assault, New York State Police said.
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.
The winner of the Aug. 23 primary will face Republican Marc Molinaro in one of the nation’s most competitive districts.
Democratic candidate Josh Riley wants to return to Washington to buck corporate special interests.
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.
“We’re taking these [properties] and viewing them as opportunities.”
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.
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.
Hochul is stepping up efforts against monkeypox with a new supply of vaccines and intensified education efforts.
Last week, Gov. Kathy Hochul declared monkeypox a state disaster emergency.
The police department’s sign on bonus for lateral transfer hires has grown significantly since it was introduced last November in the city budget.
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.
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.
“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.”
Progress on creating the new commission has been slow, leaving the state without any ethics panel at all.
“Everyone takes 911 for granted, but it actually took 10 years to get 911 up and functioning across the United States.”
This year’s inductees included David Ortiz, Buck O’Neil, Minnie Miñoso, Gil Hodges, Jim Kaat, Tony Oliva and Bud Fowler.
U.S. Rep. Lee Zeldin, the Republican candidate for New York governor, was attacked by a man with a knife at an event Thursday night in Fairport but was uninjured, his campaign said.
Some historians believe the status quo of how early baseball players, especially Black players, are judged needs to be reconsidered.
The proposal would prohibit landlords from renting to groups of four or more students in areas zoned as single-family and two-family residential.
The city launched the program as part of the Ithaca Green New Deal initiative, which aims to completely eliminate the city’s net carbon emissions by 2030.
A lawsuit filed in Tompkins County seeks to force Dr. George Maylin to turn over any communications with Bob Baffert, as well as details into a research study being conducted by his lab.
Four Tioga Borough officials, as well as Timothy Loehmann, the former Cleveland, Ohio officer who shot and killed Tamir Rice in 2014, resigned at a special meeting Tuesday night.
Company officials say Bluestone wind project on track to go online later this year.
Leslie Danks Burke and Lea Webb are competing for the Democratic nomination in the race for New York’s 52nd State Senate District, which covers Ithaca and Binghamton.
New York Governor Kathy Hochul said the state has generated more than $302 million in tax revenue from mobile sports wagering since the practice became legal in January.
News of the reopening came Monday, the same day that there was a White House ceremony to mark the passage of recent gun control legislation.
Langworthy and Paladino are running in the new 23rd Congressional District, which runs from Buffalo to Chemung County.
The city would likely demolish the plaza and the adjoining property area before taking public input on a plan to redevelop the land moving forward.
Pennsylvania’s new fiscal year began last Friday, but state lawmakers and the Wolf Administration have yet to agree to a new spending plan. Both Republicans and Democrats appear hopeful a deal will be finalized this week.
Josh Riley and Jamie Cheney are running for the Democratic nomination in the 19th Congressional District. Both candidates are making strong financial gains.
New York Governor Kathy Hochul signed three bills Tuesday to create clean energy jobs, building the infrastructure needed to switch away from fossil fuels.
The judge cited a section of law suggesting the court may consider trying to revive the state’s Independent Redistricting Commission.
The measures include new restrictions on carrying a concealed weapon and a constitutional amendment protecting abortion.
The DEC maintained its previous position that the facility did not comply with New York’s statutory climate goals.
New York Gov. Kathy Hochul outlined her plan for a Thursday special session of the Legislature to address the U.S. Supreme Court decision that struck down New York’s restrictions on carrying a concealed weapon.
“We anticipate that people will find us if they need us.”
New York Governor Kathy Hochul won Tuesday’s Democratic primary, her first contest in seeking a full term as governor. She’ll now face the Republican primary winner, Long Island Rep. Lee Zeldin, in the November election.
While Governor Hochul is favored to win, her running mate, Lieutenant Governor Antonio Delgado, does not hold the same level of support.
“[The ruling], especially, is making me not want to go far away from here,” said 11th grader Samantha Kager. “Especially if I can’t have free choice of what I want to do with my own body.”
The city’s Common Council plans to vote next week on an ordinance that would make it more difficult for other states to investigate abortions in Ithaca.
Writing for the court majority, Justice Samuel Alito said that the 1973 Roe ruling and repeated subsequent high court decisions reaffirming Roe “must be overruled.”
The resolution passed committee on a four-to-one vote. The full council will vote on the resolution on July 6th.
The U.S. Supreme Court, in a 6-3 opinion, ruled that New York’s restrictions on the concealed carry of firearms in public violates the Second Amendment.
The winner of the June 28 primary will face off against incumbent Democratic Assemblywoman Donna Lupardo (D-123) in the general election this fall.
“We run 24/7, we have cars on all the time.”
Congressional primary elections take place Aug. 23.
Twice in the past 15 years, a lieutenant governor in New York found themselves suddenly elevated to governor.
Ana María Archila dismissed Antonio Delgado’s union endorsements.
Harry Wilson’s allegations against Rep. Lee Zeldin were dismissed by a judge.
“Before, if you walked in Johnson City, you would just hear kids laughing and giggling. Now you don’t hear that. All you hear is construction.”
“Your clients are more than your clients, because you probably know them. They’re people in your community, and so they feel more like family.”
The former New York City mayor doesn’t believe Trump’s endorsement is “necessary” pre-primary.
“In order to really encourage STEM education, we need to focus and start early.”
Bud Fowler’s contributions to the sport predate the establishment of baseball’s color line.
“It’s just the way that we’ve seen people cook all of our lives. It’s not even written.”
Wilbur Reid’s home in Elmira was always full of family. But as he built his family legacy and made his mark on the surrounding community, he was estranged from some friends and alienated by colleagues.
New York Gov. Kathy Hochul said she’s told her Cabinet they might have to be careful about state spending next year, as inflation continues to rise and Wall Street drops.
Nick Langworthy’s entrance to the race sets up a potentially contentious primary in the Republican-leaning district.
The court kept the existing Assembly maps to stay in place for the 2022 elections.
It’s less than three weeks until New York state’s primary for governor, and so far, it seems the contest is Gov. Kathy Hochul’s to lose.
The lawsuit asks the court to bar Zeldin from spending campaign funds ahead of the June 28 primary election.
“We still don’t know if we’ll have jobs after Friday and we’re bargaining for the store and we’re not going to give that up.”
Governor Kathy Hochul defended her record against her two primary opponents in a debate Tuesday night, where topics ranged from abortion rights to cryptocurrency mining.
Hochul signed 10 gun control bills into law, including raising the age to buy a semi-automatic rifle from 18 to 21.
Whoever wins the special election for the 23rd Congressional District will serve out the remainder of Reed’s term, which ends in December.
Former hedge fund CEO David McCormick conceded the Republican primary in Pennsylvania for U.S. Senate to celebrity heart surgeon Dr. Mehmet Oz.
State lawmakers concluded their 2022 session by working to pass several gun control and abortion rights bills, as well as a first-in-the-nation two-year ban on cryptocurrency mining.
Two-and-a-half weeks after a mass shooting in Buffalo killed 10 people, the New York State Legislature passed measures to close loopholes in the state’s gun laws and to prohibit anyone under the age of 21 from buying a semi-automatic rifle.
The Council voted Wednesday to “accept” a policy proposal on the issue. That did not, however, put any legislation into law.
With the prospect of the U.S. Supreme Court overturning Roe v. Wade, the New York Legislature has approved several measures to protect abortion providers.
The clinic is part of a larger effort to make access to preventative care easier in Elmira.
New York Gov. Kathy Hochul and legislative leaders have agreed on a package of gun control measures that includes banning the purchase of assault-style weapons to New Yorkers under the age of 21.
The legislative session is scheduled to end on Thursday. New York Governor Kathy Hochul and the Legislature hope to accomplish several major issues, including further protecting abortion rights and more gun safety measures.
“It’s my first time here. So bro, like my inner childhood self is trying to burst out of my chest right now.”
Pfc. Morris Swackhammer will be buried in Arlington National Cemetery.
The land bank will use the money to save roughly a dozen properties on Broome County’s tax foreclosure list.
The move paves the way to hold a special election for his seat on Aug. 23, the same date as the congressional and state Senate primaries.
Hochul said she would like to see the state raise the age of purchase for AR-15 rifles, “at minimum,” but that other guns could be included as well.
New York Gov. Kathy Hochul said Tuesday that she’s putting together a team of independent experts to look into the state’s nursing home policies during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic, when thousands of elderly residents died.
At an emotional event following an agreement in the New York State Assembly to pass the Adult Survivors Act, victims of sexual harassment and abuse say now they and others can finally have their day in court.
Across the region, 483 people either stayed in shelters or on the street on a single night this year.
“We are well beyond anything that anyone ever contemplated as far as levels of uncertainty. So obviously, more certainty sooner is better.”
Over 100 people gathered in downtown Binghamton to light candles and ready supplies to send to Buffalo.
The district attorney insisted that law enforcement had followed proper procedure, and that nothing else could have been done to intervene, under current law.
Broome County District Attorney Mike Korchak said the alleged shooter did not make any direct threats to the Susquehanna Valley High School or students.
Conklin residents say they are shocked one of their own is the suspect of the shooting in Buffalo. But some Black residents in nearby Binghamton are less surprised.
The new lines create several new competitive districts, and lower the amount of Democratic-leaning districts overall.
The small, mostly white town is just outside of Binghamton. Conklin residents are trying to make sense of the shooting.
An 18-year-old white male allegedly killed 10 people and injured three others at the grocery store located on the city’s predominately Black East Side, in an attack that authorities say was a hate crime.
A lone gunman, said by witnesses to be heavily armed, entered a Tops Supermarket in Buffalo Saturday and opened fire.
The city received $1 million from the New York State Attorney General’s office in 2020 to address some of the root causes of homelessness.
Judge Patrick McAllister wrote in his decision that he believes the Assembly lines are unconstitutional, but the attempts to intervene in the lawsuit came too late.
Several parties argued their reasoning to intervene in the ongoing legal proceedings over New York’s legislative maps.
Reed is leaving the House to join a Washington lobbying firm, Prime Policy Group.
“It’ll make homes less affordable than they already are, and that’s already an issue that we have in the city.”
James said it’s even more urgent after the leaked draft opinion suggesting the U.S. Supreme Court will overturn Roe v. Wade.
Alderperson Jorge Defendini said the law will help workers advocate for more equitable pay.
A lower court judge in Steuben County is overseeing the redrawing of the congressional and state Senate maps by an independent redistricting expert.
If conservative judges on the U.S. Supreme Court follow through with a draft opinion leaked earlier this week striking down abortion rights, then as many as 26 states may also outlaw the procedure.
New York lawmakers and abortion-rights supporters hope to push three bills through the state Legislature that aim to protect health care practitioners who provide abortions for patients from out of state.
More than 50 protesters rallied in downtown Binghamton Tuesday in support of abortion rights.
Delgado had been running for re-election against Republican Dutchess County Executive Marc Molinaro.
New York Governor Kathy Hochul reacted to the Politico report that the U.S. Supreme Court has voted to overturn the landmark abortion rights decision Roe v. Wade, saying New York will help women from states where the procedure is outlawed.
Environmental regulator issues violation notice to the Village of Johnson City.
The New York State Legislature is poised to vote as early as Monday on a bill that would remove disgraced former Lt. Gov. Brian Benjamin from the primary election ballot.
According to the proposal, the Ithaca Dedicated Encampment Site would house up to 50 residents experiencing homelessness.
Alderperson Cynthia Brock said she’s working with the Tompkins County Ethics Board to open an investigation into the former mayor.
The virus is spread through bird droppings, especially from migratory waterfowl like ducks and geese.
New York’s highest court has struck down the state’s new district lines for Congress and the state Legislature, throwing the June 28 primary into potential chaos.
New York’s new district lines for Congress and State Senate, drawn by the state Legislature, were thrown out on Wednesday by the state’s highest court, which said in a decision that they were drawn “to discourage competition.”
“We had one call, [the dispatcher called] 23 agencies, and no ambulance was available. To the point where the dispatcher called the house back and said, ‘We’ve got nothing. You have to find your own way to the hospital.’”
“We seriously disagree with the proposition that this was an egregious gerrymander. We don’t believe it was a gerrymander at all.”
Cornell University is expanding a massive underground research facility. A partnership with the U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory is developing new lightweight materials for use in military aircraft.
Many wells were abandoned over the last century and are difficult to find and properly plug.
Households must report the loss to their county Department of Social Services within 10 days of losing power.
Reed touted his work to promote bipartisan consensus building in Congress, but he also painted a grim picture of the growing hyperpartisanship and cynicism he has witnessed on Capitol Hill.
Gov. Kathy Hochul and her opponents have just over two months left to campaign for governor before the June primary.
NYSEG customers in Broome and Chenango counties are getting their power turned back on. NYSEG estimates that 95% of Broome County will have power restored by Friday evening. Remote areas should be restored by the weekend.
“There is a dry ice shortage, so we’re fighting through that as well,” Broome County Executive Jason Garnar said. “We’re doing everything we can to get extra dry ice.”
The Southern Tier region will receive about $4.8 million from the settlement in 2022. The initial payout on Tuesday totaled about $759,000 for the region.
Gov. Kathy Hochul said the storm affected 11 counties, from the Southern Tier to the North Country.