Department of Health and Human Services Schumer calls for more federal heating aid for New Yorkers By Ryan Delaney • Jan 9, 2014 Erin Gardner With New Yorkers dealing with an extremely cold start to the new year, Sen. Charles Schumer is calling for more federal heating aid to be made available. Schools and businesses throughout northern New York were closed Tuesday and Wednesday, after storms dropped nearly three feet of snow in Watertown and the surrounding towns. The heavy snowfall was accompanied by wind chill temperatures that approached -30 degrees. Health officials now say fracking health review nearly done By Karen DeWitt • Nov 16, 2012 One day after saying they could not speculate on when a key health review on hydrofracking in New York would commence, the state health department has now announced three university experts have been chosen and will review the data. Federal goverment provides grants to local health centers By Catherine Loper • Jun 20, 2012 Three community health centers in central and northern New York are receiving grants from the federal government as part of the federal health care law.