News

NY offers $3M in cooling assistance

NY offers $3M in cooling assistance

Photo: WHCU

New York state has set aside $3 million to buy air conditioners for low-income residents whose medical problems could be worsened by high summer temperatures.

Governor Cuomo announced the funding Monday. Residents are encouraged to apply for the assistance program soon so the air conditioning units can be installed before summertime.

To be eligible residents must meet income guidelines, have a household member who has a medical condition impacted by extreme heat, and must have documentation from a health care provider.

Applications may be submitted to local social service departments.

Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved.

Recent Headlines

in Local

As New York expands casino gaming, Oneidas announce casino plans east of Syracuse

casino

New "Wizard of Oz"-themed casino due to open in Spring of 2015

in Local

A white Christmas in Ithaca? Forecasters say there’s a good shot

hanshaw in snow

Climatologists at Cornell University have broken down the numbers.

in Local

UPDATE: Police identify Cortland stabbing victim as Syracuse man

crime

Man's body was found inside apartment on Northcliffe Road just after 2 p.m. Saturday

in National

2 NYPD officers killed, gunman dead

nypd

The fatal shooting may have been a revenge attack over police treatment of minorities.

in Local

Police: Upstate New York woman was drunk while applying to become Meals on Wheels driver

Crime 4

Investigators say woman had blood-alcohol level three times legal limit during interview north of Albany