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Stepinac H.S. brings new technology into classrooms

Archbishop Stepinac High School in White Plains has turned two classrooms into cutting-edge, high-tech learning centers with more to follow. Rev. Thomas Collins, the school’s...

Peekskill looking for downtown revitalization proposals

The city of Peekskill is getting $10 million from the state and it is looking for suggestions on how to spend it. The city was...

New York targets retailers selling e-cigarettes to minors

The state police and the Health Department will join forces to conduct undercover investigations under The Adolescent Tobacco Use Prevention Act.

New York state seeking $2B from opioid industry

The Department of Financial Services wants the money to make its way into the pockets of businesses and individuals, perhaps in the form of health insurance premium discounts.

N.Y. strengthens laws used to prosecute certain corporate misconduct

Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo has signed into law legislation that restores the statute of limitations for bringing prosecutions which rely on those aspects of the law to six years.

New NY law to protect domestic violence victims from employment discrimination

One goal is to help make sure victims never have to worry about losing their jobs as they deal with the aftermath of what they’ve experienced.

New NY state law to combat workplace sexual harassment

Copyright (c) 2019 by Westfair Communications Inc. Legislation expanding worker protections against sexual harassment and other unlawful or discriminatory practices was signed into law today...

New state law expands employee religious expression protections

Whlle the existing law already included worker protections against discrimination based on religion, the new law was designed to specify that those protections include religious attire.

New NY law gives more protections for pets sold through stores

"If pet dealers are going to profit from the sale of living animals, they should at the very least adhere to basic standards of decency,” Gov. Andrew Cuomo said in signing the legislation.

Cuomo plans to spend $355.3M for cashless tolls on Thruway

Once toll collection has been switched to cashless equipment, existing toll plazas and barriers will be removed.

Romania’s largest spirits producer plans Hudson Valley distillery

Alexandrion Group is the second major international alcohol producer drawn to the region this year.

Study: Small percentage of SUNY and CUNY students receive Excelsior Scholarship

An analysis from the Center for an Urban Future found that a large percentage of applicants for New York's "free-tuition" scholarship were rejected last year for not taking enough credits.

Regional affordable housing initiatives receive $37 million in state funding

Cuomo's office said $37.2 million will fund the project in the region as part of a $200 million state effort that will build more than 2,8000 affordable apartments across New York.

Gov. Cuomo touts airport investment, sake partnership in Marist College speech

Gov. Andrew Cuomo's speech promised better traffic flow at Woodbury Common, a new sake brewery and more funding for Stewart International Airport.

New York Obamacare exchange touts record 4.3 million people enrolled

New York State of Health boosted sign ups for the state's Medicaid and Essential Plan offerings, as well as in the commercial plans sold on the exchange.