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By admin On Monday, September 25th, 2017
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NY lawmakers to study best ways to stop identity theft

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - New York state lawmakers say they want to make sure the state is doing everything it can to protect residents from identity theft. A state Senate committee plans to hold a hearing Thursday in More...

By admin On Friday, September 22nd, 2017
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NY taxpayers may pick up deceased ex-lawmaker’s legal tab

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - New York taxpayers may have to pay more than $700,000 to cover the legal expenses of a state lawmaker whose conviction on charges of lying to the FBI was vacated after his death. Former Republican More...

By admin On Friday, September 22nd, 2017
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NY launches women’s vote centennial project for schools

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - The Cuomo administration is inviting teachers across New York to enter a competition to develop classroom projects and activities to commemorate the 100th anniversary of women securing the right More...

By admin On Friday, September 22nd, 2017
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School districts to serve NY-sourced lunches

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - Five school districts in the Southern Tier have launched a new program to bring more locally sourced foods to students who get school lunches. Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced the initiative Thursday. More...

By admin On Thursday, September 21st, 2017
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New York joins states protecting diamondback terrapin

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - New York regulators have banned commercial harvest of diamondback terrapins, a turtle species that lives in the brackish waters of the lower Hudson River and Long Island. Populations of the turtle More...

By admin On Thursday, September 21st, 2017
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Youth hunters in northern NY get early waterfowl opportunity

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - Young waterfowl hunters in northern New York will get a chance to go out this weekend. Hunting seasons for waterfowl, ducks and geese begin next month in many parts of the state. But "junior" More...

By admin On Wednesday, September 20th, 2017
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New York invests $69M in upgrades for local water systems

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - New York state is making a $69 million investment in local water and sewer projects. The state announced the funding on Tuesday. It will support projects in 12 towns, cities and towns as part More...

By admin On Tuesday, September 19th, 2017
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New 838 area code takes effect for new lines in eastern NY

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - The new 838 area code is taking effect for new phone service in eastern New York. The state Public Service Commission says as of Tuesday, customers seeking new service or an additional line in More...

By admin On Monday, September 18th, 2017
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NY Gov. Cuomo wants tougher rules for credit reporting firms

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo is proposing tougher state regulations for credit reporting agencies such as Equifax in the wake of the massive hacking of the Atlanta-based company's computers. The More...

By admin On Monday, September 18th, 2017
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Fiscal group gives NY state an ‘F’ for budget practices

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - A new report from a fiscal watchdog group is slamming New York state's financial practices. The Chicago-based group Truth in Reporting gives the state a grade of "F'' in its new 50-state analysis More...