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Federal inquiry into Cuomo project in Buffalo focuses on a former aide

Federal prosecutors in Manhattan and the FBI are looking into whether the former senior aide, Joseph Percoco, and his wife failed to properly disclose thousands of dollars in income they had received from a company or companies doing business with the state, two of the people briefed on the matter said.

State Comptroller Tom DiNapoli gets tour of Schenectady

SCHENECTADY

State Comptroller Tom DiNapoli gets tour of Schenectady

State Comptroller Tom DiNapoli visited Schenectady to tour progress in the city with local officials on Friday, who said the focus will shift to development in the neighborhoods.

Broadband coming to Adirondacks, state says

SARATOGA SPRINGS

Broadband coming to Adirondacks, state says

The state’s rural broadband initiative should lead to more and better Internet service in the Adirondacks by the end of 2018, Adirondack local government leaders were told Thursday.

CAPITOL

State attorney general sues Rensselaer County DA

Attorney General Eric Schneiderman is taking the Rensselaer County District Attorney to court to assert his authority over police killings of unarmed civilians — the first time since Gov. Andrew Cuomo established the attorney general’s jurisdiction over those cases.

ADIRONDACKS

State to open Essex Chain lands up for recreation

The final state plan for the Essex Chain Lakes area emphasizes opening thousands of remote acres to outdoor recreational use.

Constitution ‘absolutely committed’ to building pipeline

SCHOHARIE COUNTY

Constitution ‘absolutely committed’ to building pipeline

The Constitution Pipeline Co. will try to keep its project alive.

Regents introduce research workgroup

A new workgroup has been tasked with studying the research behind testing, teacher evaluations and more.

New York state denies permit for Constitution gas pipeline

SCHOHARIE COUNTY

New York state denies permit for Constitution gas pipeline

The state Department of Environmental Conservation on Friday denied a permit sought for the proposed Constitution interstate gas transmission project.

Prosecutors seek more than 14 years in prison for Sheldon Silver

NEW YORK

Prosecutors seek more than 14 years in prison for Sheldon Silver

Sheldon Silver, the former state Assembly speaker, offered an emotional apology to the judge who will sentence him next month, saying in a letter filed Wednesday that he had “failed the people of New York.”

So, what is 'upstate' New York, exactly?

So, what is 'upstate' New York, exactly?

Tuesday is the last day that we are legally obligated to pay attention to New York state until the next time it's electing a governor, so we figured that this was as good a time as any to try and answer one of the more contentious questions vexing its residents: What is "upstate"?

CAPITOL

State education officials expect new teacher evaluations in 2018

State education officials plan to propose a new teacher evaluation system by spring 2018, Education Commissioner MaryEllen Elia told the Board of Regents on Monday.

Prosecutors in Sheldon Silver case cite extramarital affairs

NEW YORK

Prosecutors in Sheldon Silver case cite extramarital affairs

Federal prosecutors in Manhattan have evidence that Sheldon Silver, the former speaker of the New York State Assembly, engaged in extramarital relationships with two women, according to newly unsealed court documents.

Teacher evaluation plans still required

CAPITAL REGION

Teacher evaluation plans still required

Educators across the state are developing teacher-evaluation plans based on a law education policymakers say they plan to ditch, working under a system in line for big changes.

ADIRONDACKS

State finalizes purchase of Boreas Ponds tract in Adirondacks

The state has finalized the purchase of the 20,758-acre Boreas Ponds tract of ponds, rivers and forest directly south of the High Peaks Wilderness, the Nature Conservancy announced today.

ALBANY

State sues CDPHP over hepatitis C coverage

The state Attorney General’s Office announced today that it is suing Albany-based health insurer CDPHP over its coverage of treatment for hepatitis C patients.

Power authority to take over state Canal Corporation management

ALBANY

Power authority to take over state Canal Corporation management

Major changes are wrapping up — and just beginning — as the state canal system prepares for its 2016 season.

Hillary Clinton tells Cohoes crowd she'll create jobs

COHOES

Hillary Clinton tells Cohoes crowd she'll create jobs

Presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton visited the Capital Region on Monday pledging to tackle challenges in upstate New York, focusing on jobs and education.

OZONE PARK, N.Y.

NYRA cancels Aqueduct card due to high winds

Due to extremely high winds in the New York metropolitan area, the New York Racing Association has canceled Aqueduct Racetrack's live racing program this afternoon.

New York’s path to $15 minimum wage: uneven, and bumpy

New York’s path to $15 minimum wage: uneven, and bumpy

With the budget agreement worked out in Albany this week, Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo can say he has steered New York onto the road to a statewide minimum wage of $15 an hour. But the trip will be uneven, and probably quite bumpy in spots, and its duration remains uncertain.

School districts pleased with education boost

CAPITAL REGION

School districts pleased with education boost

The next step for school district administrators across the state: finish their districts’ budgets.

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