Polio Returns to NY; Vaccination Urged

Polio, a debilitating and sometimes fatal disease primarily eradicated in the U.S., has struck New York, prompting the governor to announce a month-long disaster emergency to accelerate vaccination efforts statewide. 

Spotted Lanternfly Causing New York Angst After Infesting Pennsylvania

It may look pretty, but the spotted lanternfly is blamed for millions of dollars in crop losses each year in Pennsylvania. Now, New York’s grape farmers in the Finger Lakes region are on high alert, including O-Neh-Da Vineyard, the only dedicated sacramental wine producer in the U.S.

St. John’s Announces Closure of Staten Island Campus in 2024

St. John’s University’s Staten Island campus will shut its doors in 2024, following a 63% drop in enrollment over 22 years, which could have fallen even further, off a “demographic cliff ” expected across the U.S. in the future, officials said.