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Statistics released this week by Gov. Andrew Cuomo's office show the state is now home to 715 businesses that make beer, wine, cider or spirits using New York-grown agricultural products. That's a 150 percent increase from 2012, when the state held its first ever summit for craft alcohol producers.
Plattsburgh's city council voted unanimously Thursday to approve an 18-month moratorium on applications or permits for new commercial cryptocurrency mining operations. Separately, the New York State Public Service Commission said Thursday that electricity costs for "high-density load customers" ...

BINGHAMTON, N.Y. - Broome County has received its annual health rankings from New York State. In 2018, Broome County ranks 53rd out of 62 total counties in the state in terms of overall health. Last year the county ranked 56th. The improvements from last year are attributed to a reduction of falls, ...
GRAND ISLAND, N.Y. (AP) — New York state is preparing to roll out cashless tolling on Grand Island later this month. Governor Andrew Cuomo says March 29 is the day drivers will no longer have to stop and hand over a dollar before crossing the north and south Grand Island bridges. Officials say it ...
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo says an investigation has been launched into the preparations and response of the state's seven major utility companies to the two early March nor'easters that knocked out power to nearly 600,000 homes and businesses. The Democrat announced Wednesday that the ...
PORT JERVIS, NY—The Westchester Medical Center Health Network and the Bon Secours Health System report today that the New York State Department of Health has approved its Certificate of Need for a more than $40-million project at the Bon Secours Community Hospital here. The project named ...

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli announced the members of the state's first-ever Decarbonization Advisory Panel.It was initially proposed by the Governor during his 2018 State of the State address in January. The panel will advise the Comptroller, as trustee of the $209.1 ...
New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo announced approval last week for 26 large-scale renewable energy projects, including 22 solar projects worth 647 megawatts (MW) and 733.58 MW worth of wind energy. At the same time, Governor Cuomo announced that his state has filed to be excluded from ...
Billed as the 'Largest Single Commitment to Renewable Energy by a State in U.S. History' the State of New York announced a US$1.4 billion investment package and over US$3 Billion in direct investment in solar, wind and hydro energy projects, expected to generate around 3,000 jobs. Among the mix are ...
New York lawmakers face a tight schedule and plenty of political crosswinds as they try to hammer out a way to pay the state's bills. When they get back to Albany next week, they'll have less than two weeks to put together a budget before the April 1st deadline. Advertisement – Content Continues Below.
A bill that passed the New York State Senate on Monday could be the answer for a local district that still doesn't have full-day kindergarten. It's an issue that News10NBC has followed for months. Advertisement – Content Continues Below. Pittsford hasn't been able to pass a budget that includes full-day ...
Since the flu was declared prevalent in New York state in December, nearly 108,000 confirmed cases of the flu have been reported, with more than 19,300 hospitalizations. Although the number of confirmed flu cases is declining, health officials say New Yorkers should still take appropriate steps to stop the ...
News10NBC has a follow-up on the push to ban plastic bags in New York State. Nearly 185 environmental and civic groups sent a letter to Governor Andrew Cuomo and state lawmakers. Advertisement – Content Continues Below. The letter urges lawmakers to follow the lead of California, which has ...
ALBANY - A New York state employee who name-dropped Gov. Andrew Cuomo during an airplane tantrum captured on video by a Rochester-area woman has been placed on leave, according to the state. A spokesperson for the state Council of the Arts on Thursday confirmed it has removed an employee ...
The debt per person was $17,528 in New York state, according to the Empire Center. The center is a non-partisan, non-profit think tank based in Albany that calls for policy reforms based on free-market principles, personal responsibility and effective and accountable government. It used data from the U.S. ...
New York State has become the first in the nation to offer a Mental Health Public Awareness license plate. The plate - which features a green ribbon and includes the words, “Healthy Minds, Healthy New York” – can be ordered online on the “Custom Plates” tab at dmv.ny.gov. State Sen. Robert Ortt, R-North ...
NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — In the wake of a shooting that left 17 people dead in a South Florida high school this week, a New York state senator was calling for tighter school security Thursday. As WCBS 880's Rich Lamb reported, New York state Sen. Martin Golden (R-Brooklyn), an ex-NYPD officer, ...

Ray Brook, N.Y. - New York State Police held a press conference in Ray Brook on the latest about Constantinos “Danny” Filippidis of Toronto. Filippidis was reported missing last Wednesday, after being last seen skiing on on Whiteface. Crews searched for Filippidis for multiple days. Filippidis was found ...
The Onondaga County Justice Center has been named one of the worst jails in New York. The State's Commission of Correction issued the report, naming five state jails. Overcrowding, understaffing, and destroying the property of inmates are just a few of the problems listed for the Justice Center. In 2016, a ...
(More? I need to write to more? For some reason, that's not enough? Because it pretty much says everythin– OK, OK…) When Major League Baseball approved Jim Crane's purchase of the Astros in 2011, it was on the condition he move his team to American League. The news enraged many Astros fans ...
Beer boom: New York state says it now has record number of breweries. Updated February 14, 2018 at 4:47 PM ; Posted February 14, 2018 at 2:24 PM ... New York state is now home to more breweries than at any time in its history, Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced today, citing licenses issued by the State ...
A state commission that oversees New York City's jail system may move to close the troubled complex at Rikers Island ahead of the city's 10-year timeline to do so, citing the city's inability to correct longstanding problems there. The Commission of Correction found that despite increased scrutiny from state ...
13 could change the date of the New York state primary from Tuesday, Sept. 11, the second day of Rosh Hashanah, to Thursday, Sept. 13. The bill that was introduced by State Sen. Todd Kaminsky (D-Long Beach) and sponsored by State Sen. Simcha Felder (D-Brooklyn) and by Assemblyman Robert ...
The New York state commissioner of health is launching an investigation into recurring heat and lead paint problems at the New York City Housing Authority. From the Bronx to the Bowery, from the Rockaways and Canarsie to Staten Island, NYCHA buildings, all built around the same time in the same style ...
New York prosecutors have filed a lawsuit against The Weinstein Company, alleging that the studio failed to protect staff from Harvey Weinstein. The film producer is facing dozens of allegations of sexual abuse, including rape, but denies non-consensual sex. The lawsuit alleges Mr Weinstein abused ...
A string of violence led to New York state shutting down five NYC bars in January, with violations varying from stabbings to shootings. Brooklyn Nights in Bed-Stuy was deemed unsafe following three knife attacks in the lounge last year, as were Bronx bars Vapor Lounge, Wish 37, and M & J Flow Lounge.
North Elba, N.Y. - New York State Police say a Lake Placid man was arrested for allegedly sexually abusing an 11-year-old child in North Elba. Police say, Christopher Andersen, 34 is accused of abusing the child sexually on various dates between 2014 and 2017. According to police, Andersen was ...
NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — The parents of a New Jersey man killed in an act of terror on the West Side bike path on Halloween are bringing new legislation to Washington. As CBS2's Ali Bauman reported, they hope to put an end to the types of attacks brought by terrorists. Eight people died when a ...
The New York State Chinese Lantern Festival will be held Friday, May 25, through Sunday, July 1, at the New York State Fairgrounds, 581 State Fair Blvd., Syracuse. Visitors can stroll along a path surrounded by all new lighted lantern sculptures and enjoy live performances, food and drink as well as watch ...
Newsday has the scoop on an elaborate offshore wind energy master plan cooked up by New York State, and it sure is a doozy. ... The funny thing is, New York State's first wind farm is slated to be built in a federal lease area off a coastal part of New York City that happens to be equidistant from part of the ...
Earlier this month, we reported on New York State's drone implementation plans for the year, which consist of allocating 18 unmanned aerial vehicles to law enforcement across the state by April. In a fairly impressive timeframe, New York has gone from Governor Cuomo (D-NY) being eager to foster "the ...
A handful of New York state lawmakers at the rally said they have a plan, legislation that would legalize safe injection sites, similar to locations currently open in Canada. “No one has ever died of an overdose in a safe injection site,” said Liz Evans, who 15 years ago helped establish the Washington ...
ALBANY, N.Y. (NEWS10) – Governor Cuomo is proposing to invest more than $1 billion for economic development this year. With the money pouring in, how many jobs will these projects bring? New York State lawmakers held a hearing Monday to examine whether the money the state has already ...
Despite all that work, the Buffalo River remains one of the unhealthiest rivers in New York State. Only the Lower Bronx River, East Hudson River, the Narrows between Staten Island and Brooklyn, and Flushing Creek ranked worse, according to a first-of-its-kind statewide analysis mapping the environmental ...
Voutour will work with the newly elected president of the Association, Wayne County Sheriff Barry Virts, and sheriffs around the state, to further the efforts of the Sheriffs' Association to enhance public safety in New York state through professional training and accreditation programs, public safety programs, ...
The American Lung Association's 2018 “State of Tobacco Control” shows New York state earned mixed grades on its tobacco policies. The 16th annual report grades states and the federal government on policies to prevent and reduce tobacco use, and finds that while New York has taken significant steps, ...
At first glance, Montana and New York State don't have much in common. New York has a reputation as an urban blue state, though this is partly the result of the general public's conflation of New York City with the entirety of New York State. Montana is known for being rural, lightly populated, and staunchly ...
ALBANY, N.Y. (WIVB) — New York State is the latest state to remove a dangerous type of guardrail, named “X-Lite guardrail systems” from roads. This comes more than a year after a Western New York teen was killed by one of those guardrails in Tennessee. Her father has been urging leaders across the ...
Syracuse, N.Y. -- About a third of New York state is considered "abnormally dry," according to this week's U.S. Drought Monitor report. The abnormally dry status is a step below the first drought level. The dry areas include the Hudson Valley, the Catskills, and the High Peaks region of the Adirondacks, which ...
ALBANY – Governor Andrew M. Cuomo called on all New Yorkers six months of age and over who have not yet received a flu shot to get vaccinated as soon as possible. According to the Department of Health, cases of influenza rose by 54 percent and new cases were diagnosed in all counties of the state ...
At a recent state and local tax conference, the New York State Department of Taxation and Finance (DTF) and the New York City Department of Finance (DOF) addressed the high percentage of corporate tax returns that contain common errors regarding the prior net operating loss conversion (PNOLC).
As president of the Portville Free Library Board of Trustees, I am writing to declare my support for our library — and for all libraries in New York state. Our library in Portville, like so many others, is the cornerstone of our community. We serve not only Portville, but being near the state line to the south and the ...
State lawmakers and good government advocates Tuesday called for a $2 million campaign to promote the coming U.S. Census in New York in order to ensure every state resident is counted. Due to sluggish population growth, the state's representation in Washington could erode even further into the next ...
Andrew Cuomo signed New York state's first phased-in Paid Family Leave program into law. As of Jan. 1, 2018 ... And outside of that you have a lot of employers in the state of New York that don't have very generous benefit packages that [the Research Foundation] offers,” Popielarski said. “So [Paid Family ...
WASHINGTON — A U.S. government shutdown that has forced scores of federal agencies and outposts to close their doors has prompted the New York state government to step in and pay to open the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island for visitors. Democratic New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo says his state will ...
State Sen. Elaine Phillips recently hosted members of a special Korean delegation at the New York State Capitol during a day full of events culminating with the Senate enacting resolutions celebrating the 115th Anniversary of Korean-American Day and commemorating the XXIII Winter Olympics in Korea.
"Hospitals throughout New York are on the front lines in the response to this uptick in influenza cases," said Bea Grause, President of the Healthcare Association of New York State. "HANYS is working closely with the State Department of Health to ensure that hospitals and health systems continue to have ...
ALBANY — So why is it that the State of New York can tell the City of New York what to do with its streets? The question is a natural one in light of a proposal unveiled on Friday to charge drivers who enter Midtown and Lower Manhattan, a congestion pricing plan that would raise money for mass transit.
... Senate, however, Cuomo decided to send it to the state Housing and Community Development and Financial Services departments, as well as the State of New York Mortgage Agency, for further analysis, said Salvatore Prividera, director of communications for the New York State Association of Realtors.
As regular public library patrons, we are writing to publicly declare our support for the Monroe County Library System and Rochester Public Library, as well as for all the libraries in New York State. Our libraries, like so many others, are cornerstones of our communities. Libraries are for everyone; they ...


 

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