New York State

35 Years After Binghamton’s Dioxin Disaster
What started as an electrical fire 35 years ago in Binghamton's tallest building, turned into what often is regarded as the nation's first big indoor environmental disaster.
The blaze in the Binghamton State Office Building broke out just before 5:30 a...
Libous Wants Property Tax Cap Retained
Senator Thomas Libous says he wants New York state's property tax cap to be made permanent.
The Republican-controlled Senate has voted in favor of retaining the tax cap which was enacted in 2011.
Libous, a Binghamton Republican, did not vote on the plan to keep the tax cap...
Town Officials Discuss Plan to Divide New York
Some town officials are talking about a plan to divide New York into two autonomous regions.
Members of the Upstate New York Towns Association met with the leader of a group that wants to break away from the nine downstate counties.
Association president Carolyn Price said the session was held Saturda…
NYS to Reassess Building and Fire Codes
The State Fire Prevention and Building Code Council plans to meet next week in Albany to discuss possible updates in New York's codes. The Thursday meeting at Empire State Plaza Convention Center is scheduled for a live web cast starting at 10 a.m., ...
Big Fracking Victory For New York State Environmentalists
In a move that has New York State environmentalists jumping for joy, Wednesday, both the State Health Department and the Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) gave negative reports on hydrofracking in New York State.  Governor Andrew Cuomo said he had no personal position on fracking a…
NYS Health Insurance Coverage Enrollment Deadline Nears!
New York's health exchange is extending its registration deadline for the coming year by five days until Dec. 20. The state Health Department says the extension applies to enrolling or renewing health insurance coverage for the second year of the state-run marketplace...
Remember: As of January 1 You Must Recycle Old Electronics!
The state Department of Environmental Conservation is reminding New Yorkers that as of January 1, old electronic equipment must be recycled, not thrown in the trash. That includes computers, cell phones, televisions, stereos and other devices that plug in or run on batteries...

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