links for 2011-06-07

  • In the past year, the average price for a one-pound can of coffee has climbed $3.69 cents.
  • State Sen. Joseph Griffo, R-Rome, and Assemblyman William Magee, D-Nelson, announced Monday they’re sponsoring legislation that would protect Vernon Downs and allow for it to potentially expand.
  • Legislation to create a regional airport authority for Syracuse Hancock International Airport is headed to Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s desk.
  • The Bloomberg administration plans to dole out $20 million extra for the Department of Education's Tweed headquarters – even as it prepares pink slips for 4,100 classroom teachers, documents show.
  • The New York Assembly's Democratic leadership is pressing for a one-year moratorium on so-called "hydrofracking" for natural gas to further study the environmental impact of the deep drilling, especially on drinking water.
  • Honey is the latest grocery item to go up in price. The National Honey Board reports a pound of the sweet, sticky liquid now costs $5.22