New York Department of Health en Loss of Medicaid transport funding threatens some county public transit <p></p><p>It’s a drizzly day in Cortland. Joyce Dowd is leaning against the bus stop shelter in front of the courthouse waiting for the number 5.</p><p>Today’s like every day – Dowd catches the 2:30 bus to head about 15 miles down the road. &nbsp;</p><p>"My daughter lives at the trailer park there," says Dowd. "But I go to Cincinnatus because she works at the dollar store and I go out there and see her a lot.”</p> Thu, 03 Apr 2014 10:15:12 +0000 Monica Sandreczki 53684 at Loss of Medicaid transport funding threatens some county public transit Cuomo faces difficult choice on fracking <p>Gov. Andrew Cuomo faces a tough choice as he continues to ponder the decision on whether to allow hydro fracking in New York, and it seems there’s no easy way to win for the governor. Mon, 04 Mar 2013 14:14:21 +0000 Karen DeWitt 34201 at Assembly hearing on fracking paints a dark picture <p>Public commenting on the state’s revised hydrofracking regulations closed on Friday. Final regulations are due to be released at the end of February. The Democratic-controlled state assembly held a public hearing on Thursday that included some heated exchanges. Mon, 14 Jan 2013 17:53:58 +0000 Matt Richmond 31842 at Assembly hearing on fracking paints a dark picture DEC: no fracking decision before health review is done <p>The Cuomo Administration says it will not be ruling on whether to allow hydrofracking in New York until an on-going health review is finished.&nbsp; The delays have resulted in the state’s Department of Environmental Conservation having to open another public comment period, which begins December 12. Mon, 03 Dec 2012 13:54:32 +0000 Karen DeWitt 29975 at Officials to hold public meeting about Watertown Air Brake site <p style="margin-bottom: 0in; font-style: normal">The New York Air Brake industrial site in Watertown has been the subject of resurgent concerns among residents of the city's north side neighborhood. Some have come forward about illnesses they say are linked to pollution at the site. The state departments of Health and Environmental Conservation are holding a community meeting Wednesday, November 7 in Watertown to hear those concerns.</p><p style="margin-bottom: 0in; font-style: normal"> Fri, 02 Nov 2012 11:45:25 +0000 Joanna Richards 28414 at New state regulations on "bath salts" announced <p>The war on bath salts in New York state has some new tools.&nbsp; Newly announced state Department of Health regulations mean tougher penalties and more local involvement in prosecuting those who sell or possess the substances.<br /> Wed, 08 Aug 2012 12:59:00 +0000 Ellen Abbott 23909 at New state regulations on "bath salts" announced Potential for tick-borne illness increases after warm winter <p>Researchers are warning of a higher concentration of ticks this summer and thus more potential for tick-borne illnesses &ndash; like Lyme disease.</p><p>That&rsquo;s because more ticks survived the warmer winter.</p><p>As a result, Senator Charles Schumer is pushing legislation that would increase education and research.</p><p> Wed, 23 May 2012 19:55:00 +0000 Ryan Delaney 19766 at