WXXI News http://wxxinews.org en Growers Expect Another Solid Year For Apples In NYS http://wxxinews.org/post/growers-expect-another-solid-year-apples-nys <p>ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Apple-picking season is underway in New York and growers are expecting another good year, following 2013's record crop.<o:p></o:p></p><p>New York Farm Bureau spokesman Steve Ammerman tells <a href="http://www.saratogian.com/lifestyle/20140901/apple-growers-expect-bumper-crop">The Saratogian</a> that growers in the state are expected to harvest more than 30 million bushels this fall. Last year, they picked a record 32 million bushels. The average is around 29 million bushels.<o:p></o:p></p><p>The 2014 harvest officially started on Aug. 15.<o:p></o:p></p> Mon, 01 Sep 2014 21:24:17 +0000 22748 at http://wxxinews.org Growers Expect Another Solid Year For Apples In NYS More Speculation About What Happens In The NYS Primaries http://wxxinews.org/post/more-speculation-about-what-happens-nys-primaries <p>There are some big questions about what will happen in the race for Governor and Lieutenant Governor and the New York State gubernatorial primary &nbsp;may play a more significant role than some people originally thought.</p> Mon, 01 Sep 2014 21:15:45 +0000 Randy Gorbman 22747 at http://wxxinews.org More Speculation About What Happens In The NYS Primaries NYS Comptroller Cautiously Optimistic The State's Economy http://wxxinews.org/post/nys-comptroller-cautiously-optimistic-states-economy <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span></p><p>Although consumer spending in the U.S. fell slightly in July for the first time in six months, New York State's top fiscal officer is still sounding hopeful about the overall impact on the state budget.</p><p>State Comptroller Tom DiNapoli, who is running for re-election, was in Rochester recently for the Labor Day parade. When asked by WXXI News about the impact of any slowdown in consumer spending on state sales tax revenues, DiNapoli says he is still cautiously optimistic.</p> Mon, 01 Sep 2014 15:52:28 +0000 Randy Gorbman 22746 at http://wxxinews.org NYS Comptroller Cautiously Optimistic The State's Economy A Challenge To "Eat Local" In September http://wxxinews.org/post/challenge-eat-local-september <p>ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) &nbsp;New York state residents are being challenged to eat local in September.&nbsp;</p><p>The Northeast Organic Farming Association of New York launched its fifth annual month-long Locavore Challenge &nbsp;on Monday. &nbsp;</p><p>Participants are encouraged to buy local fruits and vegetables, sip local wines and make bread from local organic grains. People can choose which local challenges to take up at the web site <a href="http://www.nofany.org/events/locavore-challenge">www.nylocavorechallenge.com</a></p> Mon, 01 Sep 2014 13:50:16 +0000 22745 at http://wxxinews.org A Challenge To "Eat Local" In September Judiciary Committee Takng Up Terrorism Lawsuit Bill http://wxxinews.org/post/judiciary-committee-takng-terrorism-lawsuit-bill <p>NEW YORK (AP) — The Senate Judiciary Committee is marking the 13th anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks by focusing its attention on a long-deliberated bill that would allow victims to recover monetary damages from foreign sponsors of terrorism.</p><p>Sen. Charles Schumer, D-N.Y. says the committee will take up consideration of the Justice Against Sponsors of Terrorism Act as the nation pauses &nbsp;to remember the victims of the 2001 attacks.</p> Mon, 01 Sep 2014 12:25:51 +0000 22744 at http://wxxinews.org Judiciary Committee Takng Up Terrorism Lawsuit Bill New NYS Casinos May Be Scaled Back A Bit http://wxxinews.org/post/new-nys-casinos-may-be-scaled-back-bit <p>ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Less may be more when it comes to opening casinos in New York amid an increasingly competitive gambling environment.<o:p></o:p></p><p>More than a dozen contenders are proposing upstate casino projects. Developers say they've carefully studied the local market to ensure they don't overbuild.<o:p></o:p></p> Mon, 01 Sep 2014 11:12:48 +0000 22743 at http://wxxinews.org New NYS Casinos May Be Scaled Back A Bit Tony Stewart's Return To Racing Ends Early http://wxxinews.org/post/tony-stewarts-return-racing-ends-early <p style="background-image: initial; background-attachment: initial; background-size: initial; background-origin: initial; background-clip: initial; background-position: initial; background-repeat: initial;">HAMPTON, Ga. (AP) —<span class="apple-converted-space">&nbsp;</span>Tony<span class="apple-converted-space">&nbsp;</span>Stewart's return to the track has ended only a little over halfway through his race at Atlanta Motor Speedway.<o:p></o:p></p> Mon, 01 Sep 2014 03:30:38 +0000 22742 at http://wxxinews.org Tony Stewart's Return To Racing Ends Early American Cancer Society Says NYS Needs To Do More To Prevent Smoking http://wxxinews.org/post/american-cancer-society-says-nys-needs-do-more-prevent-smoking <div><p style="background-image: initial; background-attachment: initial; background-size: initial; background-origin: initial; background-clip: initial; background-position: initial; background-repeat: initial;"><span style="color: #333333">&nbsp;</span></p> Sun, 31 Aug 2014 20:30:36 +0000 22741 at http://wxxinews.org American Cancer Society Says NYS Needs To Do More To Prevent Smoking State Fair Hits An Attendance Record http://wxxinews.org/post/state-fair-hits-attendance-record <p style="background-image: initial; background-attachment: initial; background-size: initial; background-origin: initial; background-clip: initial; background-position: initial; background-repeat: initial;"><span style="color: #333333">GEDDES, N.Y. (AP) — Officials say good weather and popular concerts helped boost New York State Fair attendance to a record single-day high of 120,617.<o:p></o:p></span></p> Sun, 31 Aug 2014 18:06:35 +0000 22740 at http://wxxinews.org State Fair Hits An Attendance Record Couple Hit By Falling Tree http://wxxinews.org/post/couple-hit-falling-tree <p>A woman from Long Island is being treated at Strong Memorial Hospital for serious injuries after she was hit by a falling tree.</p><p></p><p>Carol Savio, 51, and Robert Savio, 48, of Seaford in Nassau County were visiting Letchworth State Park Saturday evening when the tree fell on them.</p><p>Park police say the two were near the Lower Falls in area not open to the public.</p> Sun, 31 Aug 2014 11:22:18 +0000 Brad Smith 22739 at http://wxxinews.org Couple Hit By Falling Tree