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New York area travel bans lifted, mass transit resumes
Tue, 27 Jan 2015 09:05:27 -0800

Drivers are back on the roads in New Jersey, New York City and across most of New York after the winter storm that did not dump as much snow as feared.

Unemployment Rate Rises In North Country
Tue, 27 Jan 2015 10:17:46 -0800

Although the jobless picture has improved over the past year, the north country continues to see some of the highest unemployment rates in the state.

Blizzard Of 2015 Hits Long Island, Suffolk County 'Right On The Chin' With 2 Feet Of Snow [PHOTOS]
Tue, 27 Jan 2015 11:00:20 -0800

More than 500 pieces of snow-fighting equipment and 100 National Guard members were headed toward Suffolk County after parts of Long Island got more than 20 inches of snow and counting, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Tuesday. While Monday night's much-hyped blizzard wasn't as severe in New York City as forecasters and Mayor Bill de Blasio had warned, the snowstorm pummeled Suffolk County ...

Long Island digs out from blizzard that dumped 2 feet
Tue, 27 Jan 2015 08:15:51 -0800

FARMINGDALE, N.Y. (AP) - While much of the New York City region breathed easier after eluding serious damage from a deadly blizzard, highway crews helped eastern Long Island residents recover Tuesday from a storm that dumped more than two feet of snow in some places and left two people dead. ...

Excellus BlueCross BlueShield awarding $85,000 in Community Health Awards
Mon, 26 Jan 2015 11:05:21 -0800

UTICA – Organizations can now apply for Excellus BlueCross BlueShield Community Health Awards, which give a total of $85,000 to help fund health and wellness programs in upstate New York.

No Unnecessary Travel and travel advisory still in effect for Jefferson County
Thu, 08 Jan 2015 13:05:18 -0800

Update: 12:30pm Saturday: Lake effect band moving , now also north of Watertown

Cities, towns worried that constitutional amendment would erode tax base
Tue, 27 Jan 2015 18:43:37 -0800

In just a few months, state voters could find themselves picking sides in a long-running dispute about who decides which charities should be exempt from taxes — a decision with significant financial implications for the charities and the cities and towns where many of them are based.

Mass transit running again, with some changes, after snow shutters city
Tue, 27 Jan 2015 05:12:35 -0800

NEW YORK (PIX11) – After an unprecedented closure, the New York City subway system has resumed service on a modified schedule. Trains began running at 9 a.m. Tuesday with the system operating on a Sunday schedule, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said in morning news conference. The system is expected to return to a normal weekday schedule on Wednesday, MTA chairman Thomas Prendergast said. Though snowfall ...

New Pa. House GOP leader talks taxes, medical marijuana
Mon, 26 Jan 2015 17:55:25 -0800

YORK, Pa. (AP) - A central Pennsylvania man is under arrest after police say he brought a gun to a snowball fight. York police say Jerquan Shaquille Dickson shot a 15-year-old boy in the right arm and left thigh Saturday after the teenager allegedly threw snowballs at his car.

County Executive Bellone Says Suffolk ‘Hit Hard’ By Storm
Tue, 27 Jan 2015 19:10:58 -0800

Highway crews passed over wind-whipped snowdrifts multiple times, as residents slowly began digging out from as much as two feet of snow following a blizzard.