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WXXI Public Broadcasting to acquire CITY Newspaper

WXXI Public Broadcasting and CITY Newspaper have announced that WXXI has signed a letter of intent to acquire that weekly publication and its digital platforms. WXXI’s Randy Gorbman has details.. WXXI Public Broadcasting and CITY Newspaper have announced that WXXI has signed a letter of intent to acquire the weekly publication and its digital platforms. The announcement on Wednesday comes after Mary Anna and Bill Towler, founders and co-publishers of CITY Newspaper, approached WXXI with the...

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New York administers $372M in home heating aid

Nov 12, 2018

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York state residents will be able to apply for $372 million in federal home heating assistance starting this week.

The Home Energy Assistance Program, or HEAP, helps lower- and middle-income people heat their homes. HEAP applications will be accepted by local social service departments beginning Tuesday.

Eligible household can receive a one-time regular HEAP benefit of up to $726.

For years the Republican leaders of the state Senate have blocked a bill intended to make it easier for molestation victims to sue their abusers. Now, backers of that proposal are confident the bill could soon pass after Democrats flipped the chamber.

Crews start removing highway 'I Love NY' tourism signs

Nov 9, 2018

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP)  Hundreds of New York interstate highway tourism signs at the center of a years-long spat between the federal government and the Cuomo administration are being removed and relocated, state transportation officials said Thursday. 

The Department of Transportation said crews for the agency and the Thruway Authority have begun removing the ``I Love NY'' signs along the Thruway system and other state highways, including Interstate 87 linking New York City and the Canadian border in northern New York. 


Magic 8 Ball, Uno and pinball have made it into the National Toy Hall of Fame at the Strong.

The three were inducted Thursday in recognition of their staying power and influence. 

Vice President for Collections, Chris Bensch, says this is the first time that three games have been inducted in a single year, and each game is very social in its own way.

Former NY attorney general won't face abuse charges

Nov 9, 2018

NEW YORK (AP & WXXI News) - The prosecutor appointed to investigate allegations that former New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman physically abused women says she has closed the case without bringing criminal charges.

Nassau County District Attorney Madeline Singas announced her decision Thursday.

She said in a brief statement that investigators did an "exhaustive review" and she personally interviewed each woman who had accused Schneiderman of assault.

Singas says investigators also spoke with members of Schneiderman's security detail.

Democrats are claiming control of the New York State Senate, with several seats now leaning toward the party’s candidates.

In a statement late Tuesday night, Senate Democratic Leader Andrea Stewart Cousins said while the results of some elections are still being determined,  “at least 32 Senate Democratic Conference members have already won election tonight.” Elections have not yet been called in many races, but Democrats say they could have as many as 39 seats, several more than the minimum needed to rule the chamber.

Cornell University has found that a prominent professor and researcher violated federal regulations and was “reckless” in his research conduct.

A Cornell faculty committee found “by a preponderance of the evidence” that Brian Wansink falsified data, attributed authorship inappropriately and failed to obtain necessary approval for his research, provost Michael Kotlikoff said in a letter.

Finger Lakes Chef Samantha Buyskes
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Finger Lakes chef Samantha Buyskes joined Morning Edition host Kelly Walker in studio to talk about some of the Fall fruits in the Finger Lakes and a new home for her donuts in Geneva.

CORNING, NY (WSKG) –The ballroom of a Corning hotel was filled with supporters and family to celebrate Reed’s re-election.

As the votes were reported, campaign staff shared the tally on a spreadsheet projected on large screen in the room. Reed won all counties in the district except Tompkins where the majority of voters are registered Democrats.

Ontario County will have a new sheriff next year. That was guaranteed when longtime Sheriff Phil Povero announced he would be retiring.

And in Tuesday's election, Democrat Kevin Henderson of Canandaigua won the race against Silvio Palermo of Victor.

Henderson says he had a prepared speech, but he tossed it away when he took the stage at the Canandaigua Country Club and spoke from his heart.