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By admin On Friday, May 26th, 2017
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Repairs on NY highways pause over busy holiday weekend

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - Repair crews on New York state highways are taking a break over the busy Memorial Day holiday weekend. Road and bridge construction projects on state highways will be suspended from 6 a.m. Friday More...

By admin On Thursday, May 25th, 2017
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Poll: Voters unaware of constitutional convention vote

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - A new poll has found that most New York state voters haven't heard anything about this fall's vote on a state constitutional convention. Voters will decide in November whether to hold a convention More...

By admin On Thursday, May 25th, 2017
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Gov. Cuomo says Trump budget would be “devastating” to NY

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - New York's Democratic governor says a new federal budget proposal from Republican President Donald Trump would be "devastating" for his state. Gov. Andrew Cuomo told reporters Wednesday the proposed More...

By admin On Thursday, May 25th, 2017
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NY state offers $5M in flood recovery for small businesses

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - New York is providing up to $5 million in grants for small businesses to recover from flooding near Lake Ontario. Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Wednesday announced a program of up to $20,000 for small More...

By admin On Tuesday, May 23rd, 2017
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NY Democrats: Create NY Service Corps based on AmeriCorps

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - Democratic lawmakers in New York state are calling for the creation of a new state service corps, similar to the federal AmeriCorps program. Democrats in the state Senate announced the initiative More...

By admin On Monday, May 22nd, 2017
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Worn-out flags being collected around New York for disposal

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - Worn and tattered American flags are being collected for proper disposal at the state Capitol and numerous state office buildings around upstate New York. The flags will be disposed of as part More...

By admin On Monday, May 22nd, 2017
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Assembly minority backs acceleration of upstate Uber, Lyft

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - New York's Assembly minority leader is urging the body to accelerate authorization of ride-hailing services in upstate communities. Republican Brian Kolb says he hopes the Assembly will quickly More...

By admin On Monday, May 22nd, 2017
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NY Assembly OKs bill to add e-cigarettes to smoking ban

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - Lawmakers in New York are debating whether to add electronic cigarettes to the state's ban on smoking in public areas like workplaces, bars and restaurants. The state Assembly already has endorsed More...

By admin On Friday, May 19th, 2017
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30K NY utility customers without power after severe storms

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - More than 30,000 utility customers in eastern New York are without electricity after severe thunderstorms packing high winds knocked down trees and power lines across the region. Thursday evening's More...

By admin On Friday, May 19th, 2017
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States seek to advocate for low-cost insurance in lawsuit

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - New York and California attorneys general are leading a 16-state charge to intervene in a lawsuit that would threaten compensation to insurers who provide for poorer people. New York Attorney More...