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ALBANY

EPA awards grant for wetlands protection around NY

Friday, Dec. 26, 2014
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has awarded $141,000 to the New York Natural Heritage Program at the SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry to better protect wetlands throughout the state.
 
ALBANY

NY law aims to cut sky glow from outdoor lighting

Friday, Dec. 26, 2014
A new state law signed by Gov. Andrew Cuomo recently is designed to preserve dark night skies by setting shielding requirements for outdoor lighting installed by state agencies.
 

Wheelchair fire forces nursing home evacuation

Friday, Dec. 26, 2014
Officials say more than 40 residents of a suburban Buffalo nursing home had to be evacuated after a motorized wheelchair overheated and began smoking.
 
Public to have its say on Constitution Pipeline
SCHOHARIE COUNTY

Public to have its say on Constitution Pipeline

Friday, Dec. 26, 2014
The state Department of Environmental Conservation is seeking comments from the public on the federally regulated Constitution Pipeline and an upgrade to the Iroquois Wright Compressor Station in Schoharie County.
 
No holiday for Union hockey champs
SCHENECTADY

No holiday for Union hockey champs

Friday, Dec. 26, 2014
For the defending national champion Union College men’s hockey team, practicing on Christmas day was no big deal.
 
Veitch to chair Saratoga County Board of Supervisors
SARATOGA COUNTY

Veitch to chair Saratoga County Board of Supervisors

Thursday, Dec. 25, 2014
Matthew Veitch will become chairman of the Saratoga County Board of Supervisor on Jan. 2.
 
Schenectady JCC offers opportunity for Christmas workout
NISKAYUNA

Schenectady JCC offers opportunity for Christmas workout

Thursday, Dec. 25, 2014
Jean Foti and her three children are beginning to develop a ritual on Christmas morning: They open presents and then head over to the Schenectady Jewish Community Center pool to swim.
 
GUILDERLAND

Traffic stop leads to drug charges for Schenectady woman

Thursday, Dec. 25, 2014
A Schenectady woman faces felony possession and other drug charges following a traffic stop Monday on Western Avenue.
 
CAPITAL REGION

Mohawk Valley, Adirondacks development groups get federal money

Thursday, Dec. 25, 2014
Regional planning organizations in the Mohawk Valley and the eastern Adirondacks will each be getting $70,000 in federal funding for strategic economic development planning, U.S. Sen. Charles E. Schumer said.
 
Queensbury man charged with felony assault over spanking of son
GLENS FALLS

Queensbury man charged with felony assault over spanking of son

Thursday, Dec. 25, 2014
A father is facing a felony assault charge for allegedly spanking his 6-year-old son so hard he was taken to the emergency room, the Warren County Sheriff's Office said.
 

Dreaming of a white Christmas? Go West

Thursday, Dec. 25, 2014
If it's a white Christmas you're after, you'd better follow this familiar advice: Go West.

 
Schenectady merchants honor fallen officers
SCHENECTADY

Schenectady merchants honor fallen officers

Thursday, Dec. 25, 2014
Doreen Ditoro never got the chance to complete her annual decorating task because her mother was ill, and since Tuesday, the North Jay Street entryway has been marked with blue ribbons to honor the memory of two New York Police Department officers killed Saturday in Brooklyn.
 

CDC monitoring tech for possible Ebola exposure

Wednesday, Dec. 24, 2014

ATLANTA — A laboratory technician at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention was being monitored Wednesday for possible accidental exposure to the Ebola virus that came during an experiment, officials said.
 

Ex-President George H.W. Bush to stay hospitalized

Wednesday, Dec. 24, 2014
HOUSTON — Former President George H.W. Bush will remain overnight Wednesday in a Houston hospital where he was taken after experiencing shortness of breath, a family spokesman said.
 
River advocate swims length of Mohawk River to raise awareness
TROY

River advocate swims length of Mohawk River to raise awareness

Wednesday, Dec. 24, 2014
Christopher Swain, who emerged from the Hudson River a little after 11 a.m. Wednesday after becoming the first person to swim the length of the Mohawk River — he covered 157 miles over 33 days — said his intent is not to preach with his swimming projects.
 
 

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