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NY officials approve 40-mile Adirondack snowmobile trail
ALBANY

NY officials approve 40-mile Adirondack snowmobile trail

Tuesday, Aug. 4, 2015
State officials say construction will start immediately on a new 40-mile snowmobile trail system linking the central Adirondack communities of Minerva, Newcomb and North Hudson.
 
Dig returns to artifact-rich Colonial American site in Lake George
LAKE GEORGE

Dig returns to artifact-rich Colonial American site in Lake George

Friday, July 31, 2015
An archaeological project has returned to an artifact-rich state park in the southern Adirondacks on what was the focal point of the warring British and French empires more than 250 years ago.
 
New York's state-run ski areas to use solar power
CAPITOL

New York's state-run ski areas to use solar power

Friday, July 31, 2015
Three state-owned ski resorts operated by the New York state Olympic Regional Development Authority, Gore, Whiteface and Belleayre, have committed to the use of solar power in their ski lifts and snow-making operations.
 
Skelos heading to trial on corruption charges
NEW YORK

Skelos heading to trial on corruption charges

Thursday, July 30, 2015
A former state Senate leader is set to go to trial this fall on charges he sold his office for the sake of his adult son.
 
Decision on medical marijuana dispensaries looms in NY
ALBANY

Decision on medical marijuana dispensaries looms in NY

Tuesday, July 28, 2015
New York state health officials plan to announce this week the companies selected to operate medical marijuana dispensaries.
 
Wage hike for fast-food workers won't end debate in NY
ALBANY

Wage hike for fast-food workers won't end debate in NY

Saturday, July 25, 2015
Rather than ending New York's long debate over the minimum wage, the plan to give a big pay bump to fast-food workers guarantees the debate will continue in the halls of the state Capitol for years to come.
 
New York asks pool owners to help track invasive beetle
ALBANY

New York asks pool owners to help track invasive beetle

Saturday, July 25, 2015
Environmental officials say New York residents with swimming pools can help them monitor invasive beetles this summer.
 
NY state Sen. Sampson found guilty of obstruction
NEW YORK

NY state Sen. Sampson found guilty of obstruction

Friday, July 24, 2015
A New York state senator has been convicted on federal charges he sought to sabotage an investigation targeting him for embezzlement.
 
Leading NY lawmaker guilty of lying to FBI about son's job
WHITE PLAINS

Leading NY lawmaker guilty of lying to FBI about son's job

Wednesday, July 22, 2015
The second-ranked Republican in the New York state Senate has been convicted of lying to the FBI about arranging a high-paying job for his son.
 

Cuomo fills health and human services post in cabinet

Tuesday, July 21, 2015
New York gov. Andrew Cuomo has appointed Paul Francis as his deputy secretary for health and human services.
 
Official: NY property taxes to grow less than 1% under cap
ALBANY

Official: NY property taxes to grow less than 1% under cap

Monday, July 20, 2015
Property tax increases may be limited to less than 1 percent next year for more than 1,800 jurisdictions around the state, which could be problematic for local governments, New York's comptroller reported Monday.
 
NY environmental commissioner exiting after Erie Canal bike ride
ALBANY

NY environmental commissioner exiting after Erie Canal bike ride

Monday, July 20, 2015
Joe Martens didn't get out too much as New York's environmental commissioner, responsible for millions of acres of wilderness and other protected land, yet he made up some lost ground last week bicycling east across the state.
 
Cuomo signs new protections for nail salon workers
NEW YORK

Cuomo signs new protections for nail salon workers

Thursday, July 16, 2015
New York's governor has signed into law tougher regulations of nail salons to protect employees, many of them female immigrants, from workplace mistreatment and exploitation.
 
Wilderness group wants wolves, cougars on NY wildlife plan
ALBANY

Wilderness group wants wolves, cougars on NY wildlife plan

Wednesday, July 15, 2015
A wilderness preservation group is calling on New York state officials to study the reintroduction of wolves and cougars to the Adirondacks.
 
Cuomo-GOP Senate deal on gun law faulted as doing little
ALBANY

Cuomo-GOP Senate deal on gun law faulted as doing little

Monday, July 13, 2015
The head of New York's National Rifle Association affiliate said Monday that a gun control deal between Gov. Andrew Cuomo and Republicans in the state Senate does little, and possibly nothing, to lift restrictions on ammunition sales.
 
 

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