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Cuomo: New NY outdoor access projects open

Monday, Sept. 29, 2014
New outdoor projects completed by the Department of Environmental Conservation across New York provide enhanced access for fishing, hunting, kayaking, and wildlife observation.

Schumer wants faster action on synthetic marijuana

Sunday, Sept. 28, 2014
Sen. Charles Schumer says the federal Drug Enforcement Agency needs to speed up its fight against synthetic marijuana.

State grants to help power area solar projects

Friday, Sept. 26, 2014
Nearly 150 schools, government offices and private businesses in New York state will soon sport gleaming new solar panels, thanks to $94 million in clean energy awards announced Friday by the governor’s office.

State mailed first tax rebate checks this week

Friday, Sept. 26, 2014

Thousands of middle-class families in New York will soon receive a $350 check from the state.
Comptroller: Colonie, Mechanicville fiscally stressed

Comptroller: Colonie, Mechanicville fiscally stressed

Friday, Sept. 26, 2014
Mechanicville is one of the most financially distressed communities in the state and the town of Colonie isn’t far behind, according to a new report from state Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli.
3 from FDNY who worked at ground zero die in 1 day

3 from FDNY who worked at ground zero die in 1 day

Thursday, Sept. 25, 2014
Three retired firefighters who worked at ground zero have died on the same day from cancer, an illness that many fear might be connected to toxic World Trade Center dust released on Sept. 11, fire officials said Thursday.

Emergency job absence for NY firefighters OK'd

Wednesday, Sept. 24, 2014
New York state has amended its labor law to authorize job absences by volunteer firefighters and ambulance personnel during declared states of emergency.

Public can comment on Capital Region casino proposals at hearing today

Monday, Sept. 22, 2014
A public hearing on proposed casinos in the Capital Region will be held today in Colonie.

Judge: NY must reword redistricting referendum

Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2014
New York election officials must reword a November ballot question on the creation of a redistricting commission to avoid misleading voters into thinking it would be independent, a state judge ruled Wednesday.

NYCLU: New data shows holes in legal aid for poor

Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2014
The New York Civil Liberties Union plans to release new data the group says will highlight the state's ongoing failure to provide adequate criminal defense to the poor.

Big cities take aim at prescription painkillers

Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014
Some of the nation's largest cities are ratcheting up their criticism of prescription painkillers, blaming the industry for a wave of addiction and overdoses that have ravaged their communities and busted local budgets.
Tkaczyk, Amedore debate to be hosted by Daily Gazette

Tkaczyk, Amedore debate to be hosted by Daily Gazette

Monday, Sept. 15, 2014
The Daily Gazette is hosting a debate next Tuesday between Sen. Cecilia Tkaczyk and George Amedore in the race for the 46th Senate District seat.

Ruling expected this week on NY redistricting vote

Sunday, Sept. 14, 2014
A state judge is expected to rule this week on the wording of New York's referendum to establish a new commission to determine voting districts for the state Legislature and Congress.

Thruway to credit 35,000 overbilled E-ZPass users

Friday, Sept. 12, 2014
The Thruway Authority says it will credit the accounts of about 35,000 E-ZPass customers who were overbilled by a small amount when they drove northbound on the highway entering from state Route 17 in Woodbury.
Changes surround 9/11 anniversary commemoration

Changes surround 9/11 anniversary commemoration

Thursday, Sept. 11, 2014
As the nation pauses to mark the thirteenth anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001, terror attack, little about the annual ceremony at ground zero has changed. But so much around it has.

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