Nov 15, 2013 — The state is once again shelving a plan to split up the 315 area code. New York's Public Service Commission announced yesterday a revised forecast finds there will be enough phone numbers to last until the second half of 2016. An earlier forecast put the date at the beginning of 2015. Go to full article
Nov 15, 2013 — A coalition of unions and government reform groups are calling for a ban on standardized testing for New York's schoolchildren in second grade and younger.
In a teleconference, United Federation of Teachers President Michael Mulgrew said it's "absurd" that the groups are even in the position of calling for a ban on standardized testing for children in pre-kindergarten through the second grade. Mulgrew and others say that the tests are inappropriate for four to seven-year-olds, and should never have been implemented in the first place. Go to full article
Nov 15, 2013 — It can be expensive and time-consuming for farmers, especially small farmers, to go through the organic certification process. But there's another option. It's called certified naturally grown. The grassroots organization that offers this label uses organic standards, has farmers conduct inspections for their peers, and provides marketing materials. Go to full article
Nov 15, 2013 — Over 200 teachers, parents, students, and administrators gathered at SUNY Plattsburgh last night to talk about the new Common Core curriculum and testing in public school.... Go to full article
Nov 15, 2013 — For the last year musicians Tom Akstens and Neil Rossi have been traveling around the region celebrating their 50th year of performing together. They first started playing... Go to full article