Tue March 17, 2015

WATCH: NY med schools seek more investment to retain top biomedical researchers

Credit AMSNY


Medical Schools in New York State are asking the legislature to include $50 million for faculty development in the state budget. University leadership calls the NYSTAR Faculty Development Program an investment needed to grow programs that will attract high-profile entrepreneurial biomedical researchers.

Jo Wiederhorn, president of the Associated Medical Schools of New York - AMSNY- says state medical schools can’t keep world-class researchers without the most up-to-date research lab technology and talented support staff.

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Mon January 5, 2015

Culinary program connects farm and kitchen

Originally published on Mon January 5, 2015 8:10 am

Coltivare's professional restaurant staff also plays a role in teaching, supervising students' hands-on learning.

Tompkins County has New York state’s lowest unemployment rate, at less than four percent. In Ithaca, restaurant jobs have grown by seven percent over the last five years. Now a culinary education program at Tompkins Cortland Community College is training workers for the “farm to table” side of the restaurant industry.

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Wed December 31, 2014

New York workers earning minimum wage get a raise today

Originally published on Wed December 31, 2014 6:58 am

Workers rally for a higher minimum wage in 2013. (file photo)
Daniel X. O'Neil Flickr

Workers in New York who earn the minimum wage are getting a raise today. The state's minimum wage is now $8.75 an hour, up from the $8 it stood at before. It will fatten the paychecks for 284,000 employees across the state, according to the labor department.

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Wed December 17, 2014

New York deals 3 regions 1 casino each

Rendering of Montreign Resort and Casino
Credit Montreign Media / Innovation Trail

It may not have taken place around a roulette wheel,  but there was a palpable air of suspense as the state Gaming Facility Location Board announced the 3 of the nearly 20 communities hoping to get a piece of the gaming action on Wednesday.

The board was entitled to grant up to four licenses.

Some came up winners and while others crapped out.

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Wed November 12, 2014

Another 126 layoffs hit gunmaker Remington Arms

Originally published on Wed November 12, 2014 10:16 am

Ryan Delaney WRVO

Triple-digit layoffs have again hit the century-old firearm maker Remington Arms, which employs over a thousand people in the Mohawk Valley.

State Assemblywoman Claudia Tenney confirmed 126 layoffs at the plant yesterday on her Twitter feed. The news was first reported by WKTV in Utica. Calls to the company and a union representative from WRVO were not returned.

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