Rochester http://wamc.org en Jury Selection For WNY Woman In 2012 Webster Ambush http://wamc.org/post/jury-selection-wny-woman-2012-webster-ambush <p>Jury selection is set to begin Wednesday for a woman charged with buying the guns a western New York man used to shoot four suburban Rochester firefighters on Christmas Eve 2012.</p><p>Prosecutors say Dawn Nguyen lied on a gun purchase form in 2010 when she claimed the rifle and shotgun she bought were for her, when they were really for ex-convict William Spengler.</p> Mon, 31 Mar 2014 22:08:00 +0000 Dave Lucas 87109 at http://wamc.org Jury Selection For WNY Woman In 2012 Webster Ambush Mayors Of Albany, Saratoga Springs, Rochester Discuss Political Issues, Women In Leadership http://wamc.org/post/mayors-albany-saratoga-springs-rochester-discuss-political-issues-women-leadership <p>Albany Mayor Kathy Sheehan, Saratoga Springs Mayor Joanne Yepsen and Rochester Mayor Lovely Warren — all new officeholders — participated Wednesday in an Albany Law School forum called &nbsp;“Leading a New Era in City Government: Women Mayors of Upstate New York.”</p><p></p><p>The public event at the school’s Dean Alexander Moot Courtroom gave attendees a personal glimpse into not only the day-to-day challenges faced by the three Democrats and their municipalities, but also their individual governing styles and the paths they took to leadership.</p> Fri, 21 Feb 2014 17:32:00 +0000 Dave Lucas 84343 at http://wamc.org Mayors Of Albany, Saratoga Springs, Rochester Discuss Political Issues, Women In Leadership Bidens Speak In Western NY On Education http://wamc.org/post/bidens-speak-western-ny-education <p></p><p></p><p>Recalling his days as an upstate New York college student, Vice President Joe Biden says it seemed back then that companies like Kodak, Bausch and Lomb and Xerox would go strong forever. But at a community college campus Wednesday, he said times and jobs have changed, and pushed for educational programs that train students for today's higher tech jobs.</p> Wed, 29 Jan 2014 21:37:38 +0000 Dave Lucas 82847 at http://wamc.org Bidens Speak In Western NY On Education Mayor's Driver Topped 80 mph On Thruway http://wamc.org/post/mayors-driver-topped-80-mph-thruway <p></p><p></p><p>The public information officer for Rochester's new mayor says her driver was traveling at more than 80 mph when pulled over by a state trooper on the Thruway while heading to Gov. Andrew Cuomo's State of the State speech last week.</p><p>Christine Christopher, spokeswoman for Lovely Warren, tells the Times Union of Albany that Reggie Hill was "exceeding 80" when he was pulled over last Wednesday in a 65-mph zone on Interstate 90 in the Mohawk Valley while driving the mayor to Albany. Hill wasn't ticketed.</p> Mon, 13 Jan 2014 21:55:03 +0000 Dave Lucas 81772 at http://wamc.org Mayor's Driver Topped 80 mph On Thruway NY rewards 4 districts for efficiency savings http://wamc.org/post/ny-rewards-4-districts-efficiency-savings <p>On Tuesday Gov. Andrew Cuomo held the districts up as models for the rest of the state, while promising them $12 million in competitive grants over the next three years.</p><p>Rochester is the biggest winner, receiving $4.5 million for identifying $9.5 million in savings. Newburgh and Kenmore-Tonawanda will each get $3.6 million for finding nearly $6 million in savings and Queensbury is being awarded $561,000 for finding $624,000 in savings.</p> Wed, 06 Mar 2013 13:31:19 +0000 Jaired Crofut 59213 at http://wamc.org NY rewards 4 districts for efficiency savings