Upstate NY couple stars in new HGTV series, featuring ‘gorgeous’ Hudson Valley towns
Upstate New York has a starring role in a new Home & Garden Television network (HGTV) series, hosted by a couple living in the Hudson Valley. “Small Town Potential,” hosted by real estate agent Davina Thomasula and her life partner, contractor Kristin Leitheuser, will premiere on HGTV at 9 p.m. on Sunday, March 3.
25 to Life for Upstate New York Driveway Murder
A young woman is dead and an upstate New York man is headed to prison after authorities say he shot her for mistakenly pulling into his driveway. In a trial that captivated New York state, a jury returned a guilty verdict for second-degree murder for Kevin Monahan of Hebron, NY back in January. Now, a judge has officially ruled on his sentence.
Pharmacy Closing 77 Stores Including 12 in New York
One of the biggest names in pharmacies in the U.S. has announced another round of store closures with 12 New York locations expected to close in 2024. The last couple of years have been tough for the popular pharmacy chain Rite Aid. In 2023 they filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy and announced they would be closing more than 154 underperforming stores across the country with more than 20 stores being New York locations.
Cheapest Gas Stations UNDER $3 in Western New York
This is some seriously cheap gas in Western New York. It is so cheap that you might actually want to plan on going out of the way to go to these gas stations. Gas prices are still way too high. We can all agree that anything over 3 bucks is pricey. Here are the absolute least expensive gas stations in Western New York. Most of them might cause you to take a little drive, but it definitely seems like it could be worth it.
The Top 3 Fastest Growing Towns In New York
We always hear about people leaving New York State, but there are still areas that growing. A-Z-Animals conducted a study about the fastest growing towns in New York State. Their data shows that not all towns in New York are shrinking. There are a lot of reasons New York's population is shrinking - climate, taxes, cost of living, politics, etc. But, it's not all bad. There are still places in the state that are actually seeing population growth.
It’s Illegal To Do This With E-Z Pass in New York?
If you use an E-Z Pass to pay the tolls you incur while driving in New York State be aware that doing this could lead to a hefty fine. Here is a perfect example of learning something the hard way for one New York driver! The driver, who asked to remain anonymous told us that after driving up and down the New York State Thruway for a few weeks using his E-Z Pass to pay the tolls each time he exited, he's been notified that he's been doing it all wrong and could be fined.
New York Lottery Scratch-Off Games In March 2024 That Have The Top Most Prizes
New York Lottery scratch-off tickets have plenty of grand prizes that are well over a million dollars. Which ones are on the shelves for March 2024?. These tickets offer the chance to turn dreams into reality. If you ended up winning over a million dollars on a ticket, how would you spend it? Would you blow it all in one shot, or would you invest and save?
No More Loud Lawn Mowers In Parts Of New York State
Welcome to a brand new month! March has arrived here in New York State and the spring will be here officially in just three weeks! Soon the grass will start growing and the lawn mowers will start cutting. In portions New York State, there will be less noise as gas powered lawn machines will be eliminated.
New York Waitstaff Say Your 20% Tip Isn’t Cutting It
Have you ever sat in a restaurant and wondered what's going on inside the mind of your server as they recommend the most expensive dish on the menu? Luckily for you, a new survey has the answer. According to Deputy, a surprising 70 percent of servers have endorsed the tastiness...
2023 ties 2019 as NY’s second safest hunting season on record
There were 12 hunting-related shooting incidents during the 2023 hunting seasons, according to the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation in a report issued today. This ties with 2019 for the second lowest number of HRSIs since record-keeping began more than 70 years ago. Four of the last five...
Extending the school calendar
March 1, 2024 – Assemblyman Keith Brown, a Long Island Republican, wants to address the annual learning loss experienced by most students when they return to school in the fall by shrinking summer vacation. He has proposed legislation extending the school year in New York to at least 200 days.
Seniors Unite Over the Love of Cookie Pie
The annual cookie pie-eating contest united the senior class for an unforgettable night of suspense and friendly competition on Thursday, Feb. 22. Organized by The Senior Class Giving Committee, the contest also contributed to a charitable cause and all proceeds were donated to financial aid. Seven valiant contestants were given a glass of water, milk and two minutes to consume as much of a cookie pie as possible.
8,000 Deaths Happened From This in New York State
If you do this still, there have been tons of deaths in New York State over the past couple of years. 8,000 deaths a year in New York are attributed just to these few cancers alone. New York State released this on Facebook yesterday and the numbers are scary. There...
From Texas To New York: States Paying The Most In Exonerations
Recently, I did a story about cases from the Satanic Panic era in Texas. In those cases, the individuals accused and found guilty of outrageous and heinous crimes were later exonerated. Their records were wiped clean. Unfortunately, this was decades after their lives had been completely ruined. A new study recently determined which states rank highest in payouts to individuals who have been wrongfully imprisoned. Texas is near the top.
Western New York Spots On Yelp’s Top Restaurants List
When it comes to great food, the Buffalo area knows its stuff. Whether it’s a pricey steakhouse, a Mom and Pop café, or your corner dive bar, Western New York is full of great places to grab a delicious bite. There’s not much that local foodies don’t like...
Housing 2024: Let’s make a deal
After state lawmakers and Gov. Kathy Hochul emerged from the 2023 legislative session without a grand compromise on housing, there is growing optimism – at least on the left – that the 2024 budget process has the potential to result in some new action on housing. But if...
Study: The Most Miserable City in Our State is in Upstate New York
Admit it: we all have days where, try as we might, we're miserable from start to finish. Of course, most everybody strives to be happy and cheerful during every waking moment of their lives. Some days, however, that is extremely hard to do, and at a certain point, we just have to accept our fate for the day.
How To Collect Your Unclaimed Funds In New York State
New York State has billions of dollars of unclaimed funds and some of that money might be yours. The best part is that it is really easy to claim the money that is owed to you in New York State. Currently, the Office of the New York State's Comptroller has...
New York State Woman Crashes Vehicle Into Indoor Swimming Pool
We've heard wild stories about motor vehicles crashing into structures, or even into a body of water before. A number of cases such as these may involve the driver suffering from a medical issue, or perhaps it was just a simple user error. Sometimes that accelerator may get confused for the break pad. Other incidents could even center around drugs or alcohol, or even police pursuits.
Norovirus outbreak 2024: How to avoid stomach bug spreading across northeast, NY
The 2024 norovirus outbreak hitting the Northeast, including nearly 70 cases now being investigated in an upstate New York college town, has health officials scrambling to contain the stomach bug's spread. The norovirus outbreak linked to Colgate University in Hamilton sickened at least 15 students and 54 other people living or working in...