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Hochul: $50 million to expand inpatient mental health services for children and adults
Thu, Jan 11th 2024 08:15 pm
Gov. Hochul has announced the availability of $50 million to help community-based hospitals expand access to mental health treatment for children and adults across New York.
DEC encourages anglers to safely enjoy ice fishing this winter
Thu, Jan 11th 2024 08:15 pm
New York State Department of Environmental Conservation Commissioner Basil Seggos reminds anglers to be safe when venturing onto the ice this season - especially given recent variations in weather conditions.
Hochul proclaims January 'Human Trafficking Awareness Month'
Thu, Jan 11th 2024 08:15 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul today issued a proclamation designating January as Human Trafficking Awareness Month in New York state, and directed landmarks across the state be illuminated blue to honor victims and survivors.
More winter weather and high winds on the way
Thu, Jan 11th 2024 08:15 pm
A mix of wintry weather is in the forecast following a windstorm across the region earlier this week. AAA is offering advice to both motorists and homeowners as they recover from one storm and prepare for what's next. For those out driving, be prepared:
Hochul updates New Yorkers on state plans for April total solar eclipse
Wed, Jan 10th 2024 05:10 pm
With less than 100 days to go before the state's first total eclipse in nearly a century, Gov. Kathy Hochul updated New Yorkers - and the state's expected hundreds of thousands of visitors - on "plans to ensure a safe, enjoyable and awe-inspiring experience."
State landmarks to be illuminated in recognition of Law Enforcement Appreciation Day
Tue, Jan 9th 2024 07:20 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul today announced 13 state landmarks will be illuminated dark blue on the evening of Tuesday, Jan. 9, in honor of National Law Enforcement Appreciation Day.
NYSEG crews responding as strong winds impact Western New York
Tue, Jan 9th 2024 05:30 pm
New York State Electric & Gas (NYSEG) is responding as strong winds impacted portions of its service area Tuesday. Currently, more than 25,000 customers are without power in the company's Lancaster division, which includes Cattaraugus, Chautauqua, Erie and Wyoming counties.
State Parks Niagara River Greenway Standing Committee announces 2024 meeting dates
Tue, Jan 9th 2024 04:35 pm
The New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation Niagara River Greenway Standing Committee has announced its meeting dates for 2024: Feb. 14, April 10, June 12 and Sept. 11. Meetings will all be held as needed at 11 a.m. at DeVeaux Woods State Park, 3160 DeVeaux Woods Drive, Niagara Falls.
Consumer alert: With employment scams on the rise, NYS DCP offers job seekers tips on how to spot imposters
Tue, Jan 9th 2024 11:50 am
For this week's "Tuesday's Tips," the New York Department of State's Division of Consumer Protection (DCP) is warning job seekers to avoid common employment scams.
NYSEG and RG&E preparing for approaching windstorm
Tue, Jan 9th 2024 08:50 am
New York State Electric & Gas (NYSEG) and Rochester Gas and Electric (RG&E) are preparing for a winter storm expected to bring strong wind gusts, rain and some snow across New York state on Tuesday.
National Grid preparing for winter storm to impact regions across upstate New York
Mon, Jan 8th 2024 04:50 pm
National Grid is preparing for another round of winter weather expected to deliver a mix of rain, and heavy, wet snow along with gusty winds beginning Tuesday and continuing through Wednesday. Forecasts indicate the storm may have the most immediate impact along the Lake Erie and Lake Ontario shorelines, and parts of the Adirondacks.
Hochul urges New Yorkers to prepare as state braces for heavy rain, flooding & strong winds
Mon, Jan 8th 2024 04:45 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul urges New Yorkers to prepare as a storm system with heavy rain and very strong winds will likely cause flooding and power outages throughout the state beginning Tuesday and lasting through Wednesday.
Taste NY program wraps up yearlong 10th anniversary celebration
Mon, Jan 8th 2024 02:50 pm
New York State Agriculture Commissioner Richard A. Ball on Monday highlighted milestones the Taste NY program reached during its 10th anniversary year, 2023, as the state celebrated with a series of events and special promotions.
NYS Department of Labor announces broadened workplace violence prevention law is now in effect
Fri, Jan 5th 2024 03:20 pm
The New York State Department of Labor (NYSDOL) announced the expansion of the workplace violence prevention law (section 27-b of labor law) to elementary and secondary public education facilities is now in effect. These facilities must complete a workplace violence policy statement, a workplace risk evaluation, and a workplace violence prevention program by May 3.
State Parks to provide seasonal dock permits along West River Shoreline Trail
Thu, Jan 4th 2024 07:30 pm
The Niagara Region of the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation will issue seasonal dock permits along the West River Shoreline Trail for the 2024 season, on a first-come, first served-basis.
First Powerball jackpot of 2024 delivers $38.4 million for state schools
Wed, Jan 3rd 2024 10:10 pm
The first Powerball jackpot of the new year, while won in Michigan, brought a combined $45 million for New York public schools and New York Lottery retailers.
New York State Department of Labor reminds New Yorkers 1099-G forms to be mailed automatically
Wed, Jan 3rd 2024 10:20 am
The New York State Department of Labor is reminding New Yorkers that unemployment tax forms will be automatically mailed to those who claimed benefits in 2023. The 1099-G provides the total amount of money a customer received in benefits during the year, as well as any adjustments or tax withholding made to those benefits.
Hochul: New York's 2024 tribute to legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. to air on PBS stations
Tue, Jan 2nd 2024 04:00 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul announced New York state's annual commemoration of the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. will be presented as a statewide broadcast event, "New York State Celebrates Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.," airing on PBS stations throughout New York beginning MLK weekend.
New year sees drop in gas prices
Tue, Jan 2nd 2024 12:15 pm
Today's national average price for a gallon of gasoline is $3.10, down 3 cents from last Tuesday. One year ago, the price was $3.22. The New York state average is $3.35, down 3 cents from one week ago. A year ago, the NYS average was $3.40.
Hochul signs legislation to expand patient access, tackle cost of prescription drugs
Tue, Jan 2nd 2024 12:00 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul recently signed two pieces of legislation aimed at lowering the price of prescription drugs and making the administration of pharmaceutical drugs safer.
New York state takes steps to protect animals
Tue, Jan 2nd 2024 11:55 am
Gov. Kathy Hochul recently signed legislation to protect wildlife in New York.
NYS Department of Labor reminds New Yorkers of decrease in farm worker overtime threshold
Tue, Jan 2nd 2024 11:55 am
The New York State Department of Labor is reminding New Yorkers that the phased-in, gradual reduction in the overtime pay threshold for farmworkers began Jan. 1, with the threshold set at 56 hours per week. The process will continue with the overtime threshold limit reducing by four hours every other year until reaching 40 hours per week in 2032.
DEC releases final New York state solid waste management plan
Tue, Jan 2nd 2024 11:55 am
Last week, New York State Department of Environmental Conservation Commissioner Basil Seggos announced the finalization of the 2023-2032 New York State Solid Waste Management Plan, "a milestone in the state's ongoing efforts to ensure New York is at the forefront of rethinking waste."
New York National Guard provided honors at 9,000 veteran funerals in 2023
Tue, Jan 2nd 2024 09:50 am
New York National Guard soldiers and airmen projected providing military funeral honors for the families of 9,000 veterans by the end of 2023.
NYS: Enhanced security measures ahead of New Year's holiday weekend
Fri, Dec 29th 2023 02:20 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul today announced enhanced security measures being taken this weekend by state agencies ahead of New Year's Eve.
New Yorkers can start 2024 outdoors with 'First Day Hike'
Wed, Dec 27th 2023 07:00 am
Gov. Kathy Hochul encourages New Yorkers to spend time in the outdoors this holiday season and celebrate the new year at state parks, historic sites, wildlife areas, canal trails and public lands across the Empire State on Jan. 1, 2024. The 13th annual "First Day Hikes" program is offering varied hike options for people at more than 80 locations across the state to enjoy.
Consumer alert: NYS DCP provides tips to help consumers navigate return & refund policies
Tue, Dec 26th 2023 10:55 am
For this week's "Tuesday's Tips", the New York Department of State's Division of Consumer Protection (DCP) reminds shoppers of New York state laws that protect consumers so they can make informed decisions about holiday returns. To avoid surprises, DCP recommends that consumers carefully review and understand what to look for when reviewing return and refund policies.
Hochul signs voting rights legislation to expand access to ballot box & improve voter participation; Ortt: Hochul 'effectively ends local elections in New York state'
Sat, Dec 23rd 2023 03:05 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul on Friday signed legislation to "expand access to the ballot box and make it easier for New Yorkers to vote in local elections that impact their lives," her team said.
Hochul signs legislation to protect low-income New Yorkers from fraud
Thu, Dec 21st 2023 07:40 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul has signed legislation S.6088/A.4023-A to protect low-income New Yorkers from fraud by requiring stores accepting electronic benefit transfer cards to warn of skimming.
2024 New York State Parks Centennial Challenge
Wed, Dec 20th 2023 03:10 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul announced a year-long celebratory challenge that all New York state residents and visitors can participate in to explore state parks, learn about New York history, and give back to New York State Parks for the next generation of adventurers.
New York Power Authority, NYS Canal Corp.'s 'Reimagine the Canals Iconic Lighting Program' internationally recognized for illumination of canal infrastructure
Wed, Dec 20th 2023 03:10 pm
The New York Power Authority (NYPA) and the New York State Canal Corp. announced a program of the "Reimagine the Canals" initiative has been internationally recognized with a LIT Lighting Design Award for the illumination of infrastructure along the New York State Canal System.
Hochul signs Lead Pipe Right to Know Act
Wed, Dec 20th 2023 03:05 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul signed legislation S.5112/A.6115, also known as the Lead Pipe Right to Know Act, to "protect New Yorkers from the extraordinary public health risk posed by lead pipes," her team said.
Hochul directs flags on all state buildings lowered to half-staff for fallen police officer
Tue, Dec 19th 2023 06:35 pm
On Tuesday, Gov. Kathy Hochul stated, "I am devastated by the news of the passing of Town of East Fishkill Police officer Daniel P. DiDato, a 22-year law enforcement veteran who died in the line of duty on Dec. 18 after a motor vehicle accident."
$25 million in capital funding available to support volunteer fire departments
Tue, Dec 19th 2023 03:05 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul announced $25 million in capital grants is available to help volunteer fire departments across the state upgrade their facilities and equipment. In total, $25 million was secured in the fiscal year 2023-24 state budget for this initiative, along with $10 million to offset the costs of training courses volunteer firefighters are required to complete.
Consumer alert: NYS DCP reminds New Yorkers how to avoid losing money with gift cards & gift certificates this holiday season
Tue, Dec 19th 2023 11:55 am
For this week's "Tuesday's Tips," the New York State Department of State's Division of Consumer Protection (DCP) reminds New Yorkers of their consumer rights and scam prevention tips related to gift cards and gift certificates, so they avoid losing money this holiday season.
State Agriculture Department announces updated food product recall book for food businesses
Mon, Dec 18th 2023 03:55 pm
The New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets' division of food safety and inspection announced it has updated its food product recall book to provide New York retail food stores, food manufacturers and food businesses with "an easy-to-follow protocol to use should they need to initiate a product recall at their facility."
Thruway Authority award to develop 'comprehensive safety action plan to improve roadway safety'
Mon, Dec 18th 2023 03:55 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul announced the Thruway Authority received an award of a $1.2 million federal grant as part of the U.S. Department of Transportation's Federal Highway Administration's Bipartisan Infrastructure and Jobs Law - Safe Streets and Roads for All Grant.
Hochul celebrates opening of Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Welcome Center, announces additional investments in Niagara Falls
Mon, Dec 18th 2023 03:55 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul on Monday joined elected and community leaders to officially open the Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Welcome Center at Niagara Falls State Park.
NYS: Nearly $3 million in backpay to state employees who worked overtime during pandemic
Mon, Dec 18th 2023 03:55 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul, Public Employees Federation President Wayne Spence, and Civil Service Employees Association President Mary Sullivan announced an agreement to award nearly $3 million in backpay to more than 2,100 New York state employees who worked overtime during the COVID-19 pandemic.
NYS Council on Developmental Disabilities, NYS Office of New Americans celebrate International Migrants Day
Mon, Dec 18th 2023 11:20 am
In recognition of International Migrants Day on Dec. 18, the New York State Council on Developmental Disabilities (CDD) and the New York State Department of State's Office for New Americans (ONA) are celebrating their partnership on "a unique initiative assisting new Americans with developmental disabilities (DD) and their families to connect with vital resources, information and services."
 

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