Friar Charged With Blocking Access to Long Island Planned Parenthood Clinic

Father Fidelis Moscinski, a Franciscan Friar of the Renewal, has been charged with violating the federal Freedom of Access to Clinic Entrances Act, or FACE Act, for allegedly blocking access to a Planned Parenthood of Greater New York facility in the Hempstead section of Long Island, New York.

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.