Day: September 20, 2019

Schumer wants federal ban on flavored e-cigarettes

Schumer wants federal ban on flavored e-cigarettes

The sale of flavored e-cigs is banned in the state of New York. Gov. Andrew Cuomo and top state health officials cite concerns in the wake of a huge increase in the number of young people who are vaping and are attracted ... MORE
Schumer backs legislation aimed at fighting ransomware

Schumer backs legislation aimed at fighting ransomware

After sophisticated ransomware attacks across New York, Senator Chuck Schumer is calling for legislation to help potential victims of the crime. The DHS Cyber Hunt and Incident Response Team Act is a bipartisan bill that’s being sponsored by the New York senator ... MORE
New York State, News, Politics
Vaping illnesses continue to spread as THC risks revive marijuana legalization debate

Vaping illnesses continue to spread as THC risks revive marijuana legalization debate

As the number of cases of lung illnesses associated with vaping continues to rise, advocates on both sides of the marijuana legalization debate have seized upon the possibility that Americans were sickened by illegal products containing tetrahydrocannabinol to bolster their arguments. “We are leaving ... MORE
Health, New York State, News
$11M training center, with talking mannequins, opens at Upstate Medical University

$11M training center, with talking mannequins, opens at Upstate Medical University

A new simulation center has opened at Upstate Medical University in Syracuse to train professionals on how to better react to all kinds of medical emergencies and patient needs. The $11 million dollar facility resembles a mini-hospital with patient rooms. In the ... MORE
Health, News, Syracuse Area
Hammondsport’s Glenn H. Curtiss Museum celebrates transportation pioneer

Hammondsport’s Glenn H. Curtiss Museum celebrates transportation pioneer

There is a great museum located on the southern edge of Keuka Lake in Hammondsport that you may not have known about. It’s the Glenn H. Curtiss Museum, named after the Hammondsport native who founded the aviation business and who was also a ... MORE
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Inmates answer to contraband charges from time in Auburn Correctional Facility

An Auburn Correctional Facility inmate pleaded guilty Thursday in Cayuga County Court to attempted possession of dangerous contraband, while another man was sentenced for possessing dangerous contraband while incarcerated in Auburn last year. Edwin Hernandez, who turned 25 on Thursday, admitted that ... MORE
Auburn, Cayuga County, Courts, News
Cayuga Community College makes changes in administration

Cayuga Community College makes changes in administration

Cayuga Community College introduced its acting chief financial officer and treasurer Thursday. At a board of trustees meeting Thursday, CCC president Brian Durant officially welcomed Marie Nellenback, who was assigned to the role earlier this month. Durant, Nellenback and many other employees ... MORE
Marcus Whitman voters OK addition to project

Marcus Whitman voters OK addition to project

Marcus Whitman school district voters approved a referendum Tuesday adding $5 million to an already approved $29 million capital project. The referendum passed 242-99. The project was approved in 2017 by a 236-156 margin. It consisted of about $19 million in work ... MORE
Ithaca will join global climate strikes Friday

Ithaca will join global climate strikes Friday

Millions of people across the globe are expected to take to the streets and strike Friday to draw attention to the international climate emergency. Many Ithacans are expected to join the strike at two events planned Friday. The strike comes a few ... MORE
Bath man pleads guilty to federal child pornography charges

Bath man pleads guilty to federal child pornography charges

A Bath man has pleaded guilty to possessing child pornography after being arrested in January. WENY News reports 50-year-old Daryl Sumeriski was initially charged with possession of a sexual performance by a child under the age of 16 following a joint investigation involving ... MORE
Bath, Courts, News, Steuben County
Yankees clinch AL East title with win over Angels

Yankees clinch AL East title with win over Angels

When the Yankees gathered seven months ago, Aaron Boone padded to the center of their clubhouse carpet and outlined his expectations for the season ahead. Their first objective would be to secure the American League East title, the manager instructed, and once ... MORE
New York Yankees, Sports
Enhanced STAR changes causing confusion

Enhanced STAR changes causing confusion

Recent changes to the state’s STAR rebate program are causing headaches for the people it’s supposed to help. Enhanced STAR was implemented to cut the cost of living for those 65 and over, saving them money on school taxes. However, Wayne Pickering, the Perinton ... MORE
New York State, News, Politics
Debt collection proposal could mean harassing calls/messages via email, social media

Debt collection proposal could mean harassing calls/messages via email, social media

State Attorney General Letitia James is calling on federal regulators to stop a proposal that would give debt collectors more ways to reach people. Under the proposed collection rule, debt collectors could contact consumers using social media and email instead of just phone ... MORE
New York State, News, Politics
25th NYS RV and Camping Show kicks off at NYS Fairgrounds

25th NYS RV and Camping Show kicks off at NYS Fairgrounds

The 25th NYS Annual RV and Camping shows starts as summer ends in Central New York. Located on the New York State Fairground’s Midway outside of the Exposition Center, the event features dozens of RV’s and campers for first time buyers and ... MORE
Events, Life, Syracuse Area
Study finds there are 3 billion fewer birds since 1970

Study finds there are 3 billion fewer birds since 1970

A new Cornell study is painting a startling picture of the wild bird population across North America. Researchers found there are nearly three billion fewer birds now than in 1970. Scientists projected population data using weather radar, 13 different bird surveys going ... MORE