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NY looks for alternatives to sanctions to curb test opt-outs
BUFFALO

NY looks for alternatives to sanctions to curb test opt-outs

Tuesday, Aug. 25, 2015
New York education officials are steering away from financial sanctions for schools whose students skipped this year's Common Core tests in droves and looking at school districts with high test participation for ways to curb opt-outs elsewhere.
 
Approval of NY's $15 fast-food wage plan looms
ALBANY

Approval of NY's $15 fast-food wage plan looms

Friday, Aug. 21, 2015
A proposal in New York state to gradually raise the minimum wage for fast-food workers could be formally approved any day.
 
New York restaurants file objections to $15 fast-food wage
ALBANY

New York restaurants file objections to $15 fast-food wage

Monday, Aug. 17, 2015
Fast-food franchise owners in the state, in a prelude to a possible lawsuit, have filed objections to a proposal to raise the minimum wage of their workers to $15 an hour.
 
Stone walls uncovered at Lake George Colonial battleground
LAKE GEORGE

Stone walls uncovered at Lake George Colonial battleground

Monday, Aug. 17, 2015
An archaeological dig at an 18th-century military site in the southern Adirondacks has uncovered large sections of stone walls that are believed to have been constructed within a larger British fortification that was never completed more than 250 years ago.
 
WASHINGTON

Manufacturing in New York shrinks by most since 2009

Monday, Aug. 17, 2015
Manufacturing activity in New York state contracted in August at the fastest pace since the Great Recession, pulled down by sharp declines in new orders and shipments.
 
Cost of hunt for escaped killers topped $1 million a day
ALBANY

Cost of hunt for escaped killers topped $1 million a day

Friday, Aug. 14, 2015
Payroll records suggest the hunt for two escaped killers in northern New York cost more than $1 million a day, with overtime alone for state troopers and corrections officers $22 million higher than last year.
 
Protesters urge DEC to deny Constitution Pipeline permit
ALBANY

Protesters urge DEC to deny Constitution Pipeline permit

Wednesday, Aug. 12, 2015
Opponents of the Constitution Pipeline marched on the state DEC offices in Albany to urge the agency to deny the project’s final water permits.
 
NY Common Core exam questions challenged
CAPITAL REGION

NY Common Core exam questions challenged

Wednesday, Aug. 12, 2015
Presented with a third-grade reading comprehension question from the 2015 state exams, Schenectady schools Superintendent Larry Spring took his time.
 
ALBANY

7 cases involving NY politicians sent to prosecutors

Friday, Aug. 7, 2015
An investigator in New York state agency overseeing elections has forwarded seven cases involving potential felonies to prosecutors.
 
NY expands synthetic marijuana ban to keep up with new forms
ALBANY

NY expands synthetic marijuana ban to keep up with new forms

Thursday, Aug. 6, 2015
New York has broadened a ban on synthetic marijuana to keep up with drug makers who create new chemical recipes to evade the existing law.
 
Sandra Lee hospitalized for cancer surgery complications
ALBANY

Sandra Lee hospitalized for cancer surgery complications

Wednesday, Aug. 5, 2015
Food Network star Sandra Lee has been hospitalized for complications from a recent double mastectomy.
 
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.
 
 

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