Category: New York State

State says Reed has not officially resigned House seat, special election can’t be scheduled

State says Reed has not officially resigned House seat, special election can’t be scheduled

Governor Kathy Hochul says she can’t schedule a special election to fill the 23rd Congressional District seat formerly held by Tom Reed because Reed has yet to submit an official resignation letter. Related: Special election for Rep. Tom Reed’s seat will likely ... MORE
At least 19 children, two adults killed in shooting at a Texas elementary school

At least 19 children, two adults killed in shooting at a Texas elementary school

At least 19 children and two adults were killed in a shooting at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas on Tuesday, according to officials. Police say those killed in the attack were all in one fourth-grade classroom. Yesterday’s attack is now the ... MORE
Woman connected with Yates County midwifery case found guilty

Woman connected with Yates County midwifery case found guilty

A woman connected to a Penn Yan midwife who made national news has been found guilty of felony charges. Related: Penn Yan midwife reaches plea agreement in 2018 case The Finger Lakes Times reports Melissa Carman was found guilty last week of ... MORE
Avian flu now affecting raptor population in the Finger Lakes

Avian flu now affecting raptor population in the Finger Lakes

The Finger Lakes region continues to feel the effect of avian influenza, or bird flu. Related: Sad day for Sampson State Park: Bald eagle infected with avian influenza has been euthanized Montezuma Audubon Center Director Chris Lajewski told us on Inside the ... MORE
NYSED cancels Regents exam in U.S. History & Government, cites Buffalo tragedy as reason behind change

NYSED cancels Regents exam in U.S. History & Government, cites Buffalo tragedy as factor in decision

The New York State Department of Education announced the cancellation of the Regents Examination in U.S. History and Government on Tuesday. NYSED cited the mass shooting in Buffalo as a contributing factor in its decision. NYSED Commissioner Betty Rosa said there is ... MORE
New York’s next lieutenant governor to be sworn in Wednesday

New York’s next lieutenant governor to be sworn in on Wednesday

U.S. Representative Antonio Delgado is scheduled to be sworn in as New York’s next lieutenant governor on Wednesday. Upon Delgado’s resignation from Congress, Governor Kathy Hochul will issue a proclamation declaring a special election for Delgado’s congressional seat to occur around the ... MORE
DEC announces 2021-22 deer harvest estimates

DEC announces 2021-22 deer harvest estimates

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) today announced hunters in New York harvested an estimated 211,269 deer during the 2021-22 hunting seasons. The season’s harvest was down 17 percent last year and data points to a few factors for ... MORE
Incoming Lt. Governor among those opposed to lowering farm overtime threshold

Incoming Lt. Governor among those opposed to lowering farm overtime threshold

The incoming Lieutenant Governor is among those urging that the threshold for paying farmworkers overtime in New York stay at 60 hours. Congressman Antonio Delgado,  who’s being sworn in today, sent a letter recently to Governor Kathy Hochul to express his disapproval regarding ... MORE
New York’s final district maps approved: What does it mean for the Finger Lakes?

New York’s final district maps approved: What does it mean for the Finger Lakes?

New York’s final congressional and state Senate redistricting maps were released on Saturday, resulting in significantly more competitive districts than those originally drawn by the state Legislature. The congressional and state Senate district maps were drawn by special master Jonathan Cervas and ... MORE
Seneca County receives over $1.5 million for the Creating Healthy Schools and Communities grant

Seneca County receives over $1.5 million for the Creating Healthy Schools and Communities grant

The New York State Department of Health (NYSDOH) is investing over 1.5 million dollars into the health of Seneca County residents through the Creating Healthy Schools and Communities grant over the next five years. The purpose of this grant is to implement policies or plans that ... MORE
NYSOFA brings ElliQ proactive care companion technology to older adults, reducing social isolation, supporting independence, connection, and engagement

NYSOFA brings ElliQ proactive care companion technology to older adults, reducing social isolation, supporting independence, connection, and engagement

Building on its comprehensive effort to battle social isolation and support aging-in-place, NYSOFA is delivering voice-operated smart technology into the homes of over 800 older adults. Under the program, NYSOFA will work with local offices for the aging and partners to identify older adults ... MORE
New York State, News
Attorney General James sues to protect St. Clare’s Hospital retirees

Attorney General James sues to protect St. Clare’s Hospital retirees

New York Attorney General Letitia James today took action to protect Capital Region retirees by filing a lawsuit against the Roman Catholic Diocese of Albany, its leadership, and others, for their negligent and intentional actions that deprived more than 1,100 former employees of St ... MORE
Courts, New York State, News
NYS OASAS announces award of more than $475,000 to support addiction prevention workforce

NYS OASAS announces award of more than $475,000 to support addiction prevention workforce

The New York State Office of Addiction Services and Supports today announced the award of $478,874 to 23 prevention providers across New York State to support the creation of paid internship positions. This program is designed to provide individuals a pathway into ... MORE
Health, New York State, News
New York: Number of jobs increased by 23,600, unemployment dropped for fourth straight month in April

New York: Number of jobs increased by 23,600, unemployment dropped for fourth straight month in April

Last Thursday, the New York State Department of Labor released its preliminary monthly jobs and labor force data for April. Let’s take a look at the highlights and break down data most relevant to the Finger Lakes. Private sector jobs According to ... MORE
Fratto calls Claudia Tenney a tourist, says NY-24 needs Finger Lakes representative

Fratto calls Claudia Tenney a tourist, says NY-24 needs Finger Lakes representative

Republican Congressional Candidate Mario Fratto responded to recent news that Claudia Tenney would seek election in the newly formed 24th District. The response comes as candidates jockey for position in the newly defined Congressional lines. Previously, Fratto was running against Congressman Chris ... MORE