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State & Nation
September 30, 2015
New York governor assembles panel to review Common Core

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo has assembled a panel of educators, lawmakers and parents to review the Common Core learning standards and the way schoolchildren are tested on them. Cuomo has been critical of the state's rollout of the standards and earlier this month promised a review and changes. On Monday, he […]

September 26, 2015
Billions needed to fix New York’s aging water pipes

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) The water main burst early on a Monday morning, cutting off water service to a high school and forcing administrators to cancel class. Once his team dug it up, Henry Rosado could tell the age of the cast-iron pipe with one look. “It’s from the ‘40s,’’ said Rosado, whose job leading a […]

September 12, 2015
“Town Hall Meeting” on Common Core hosted by 13WHAM News

“Opt out” was the popular stance on Thursday at a town hall meeting to discuss the Common Core State Standards Initiative. The Town Hall on Common Core was held by 13WHAM News Rochester in the theater at The Strong Museum. The event was live streamed on the 13WHAM website, and the news station invited people […]

June 6, 2015
Sparklers ahoy! 31 NY counties now allow sparkler sales

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - Fourth of July weekend is just over a month away, and upstate New Yorkers can celebrate this year with sparklers without worrying if it's OK. The state legislature passed a bill last June making New York the 47th state to allow the sale of sparklers. The bill requires each county to […]

June 6, 2015
STOP-DWI! US Sen. Schumer pushes to continue funding program

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer is urging the Senate Commerce Committee to protect funding for New York state's program against drunk driving. Schumer calls New York's STOP-DWI program one of the most effective in the country because it pairs prevention efforts with law enforcement activities. It's currently in jeopardy because it relies […]

May 29, 2015
Cuomo tours NY state prison as he pushes sentencing reform

By MICHAEL VIRTANEN Associated Press COXSACKIE, N.Y. (AP) New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo visited a state prison in the Hudson Valley on Thursday, met with three 17-year-old inmates and ended the tour by repeating his call for keeping the youngest law breakers from adult prisons. During two hours at the medium-security Greene Correctional Facility, about […]

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Recent Obituaries

Camp, Beverly Jane

WOLCOTT: Age 86, passed away October 14, 2021 at the Wayne County Nursing Home in Lyons, NY. She is survived by her brothers, Richard (Suzanne) Camp of Virginia and Donald (Karen) Camp of Wolcott; 2 nieces, Elizabeth (Thomas) Servoss and Katherine (Eric) Schwarzkoph; and nephew, Donald (Elizabeth) Camp. Beverly is predeceased by parents, Richard and Winifred Camp and […]

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McRorie, Ann

WOLCOTT: Age 86, of Waxhaw, NC, passed away October 10, 2021, with her family by her side. She was born to the late Joseph and Viola Fox, Mar. 26, 1935, in Hilton, New York. Ann graduated from Honeoye Falls-Lima High School in 1953.  She married Richard McRorie in 1964, and they lived together in Wolcott […]

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