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State Gaming Commission approves table-game regulations

NEW YORK STATE

State Gaming Commission approves table-game regulations

The New York State Gaming Commission approved regulations for table games Tuesday, clearing the way for four new casinos — including the one in Schenectady — to open.

Rangers help trio off Mt. Marcy in snow

ADIRONDACKS

Rangers help trio off Mt. Marcy in snow

Three men from the Schenectady area required forest ranger help last week after unexpectedly encountering winter conditions on Mt. Marcy, the state's highest peak, the state Department of Environmental Conservation said.

Walsh, Godlewski seek to replace Tedisco in Assembly

112TH ASSEMBLY DISTRICT

Walsh, Godlewski seek to replace Tedisco in Assembly

With 32-year Assemblyman James Tedisco looking to move up to the state Senate on Nov. 8, two people are competing for the seat he will be giving up in the 112th Assembly District.

State takes on zombie house fight

CAPITAL REGION

State takes on zombie house fight

Some new tools are being rolled out in the fight against zombie houses, but how they’ll work and how well they work remains to be seen.

State auction to include Maserati, BMW

ALBANY

State auction to include Maserati, BMW

A 2014 Maserati Gran Turismo and a 2014 BMW X6 will be up for auction at a surplus vehicle, highway equipment, and miscellaneous property auction held by the state on November 2 in Albany.

GOP hopefuls in New York congressional races walk tightrope on Trump

NEW YORK

GOP hopefuls in New York congressional races walk tightrope on Trump

In a normal year, down-ballot candidates in the home state of their party’s presidential nominee count on Election Day to provide a big boost from voters energized to send their candidate to the White House. But nothing this year is normal.

Adirondack High Peaks could see some heavy snow

ADIRONDACKS

Adirondack High Peaks could see some heavy snow

The recent warmth has spoiled us.

Policymakers, advocates eye Foundation Aid tweaks

NEW YORK STATE

Policymakers, advocates eye Foundation Aid tweaks

The complicated formula used to determine how much each school district needs in state aid could see changes this legislative session, if policymakers get their way.

Officials move back date for school accountability plan

NEW YORK STATE

Officials move back date for school accountability plan

State education officials have extended their timeline for developing a new school accountability system, aiming for a July federal deadline.

Public to have a say in Boreas Pond access

ADIRONDACKS

Public to have a say in Boreas Pond access

The public is about to have its say on how much access there should be to the Boreas Ponds Tract and other Adirondack Park lands recently acquired by the state.

5,500 miles of border, covered by only 2,000 agents

5,500 miles of border, covered by only 2,000 agents

While the Southern border with Mexico, about 2,000 miles, attracts much more attention, the 5,500-mile Northern border with Canada offers more opportunity for illegal crossing.

School enrollment turns corner – for some

CAPITAL REGION

School enrollment turns corner – for some

A decades-long decline in enrollment is beginning to slow—and even increase—for some area school districts.

"Moderate" drought conditions affecting crops state-wide

"Moderate" drought conditions affecting crops state-wide

Western New York is experiencing the most extreme conditions in the state, which has affected crop yields across the Finger Lakes Region.

Judge OKs case against Stewart’s

NEW YORK STATE

Judge OKs case against Stewart’s

The federal lawsuit, which was brought against Stewart's Shops in 2014, alleged Stewart’s employees worked time for which they weren’t paid, and made other allegations of state and federal labor law violations.

Grant initiative to help combat state zombie homes

NEW YORK STATE

Grant initiative to help combat state zombie homes

New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman’s office recently announced that 76 cities, towns and villages across the state are splitting $12.6 million to combat the proliferation "zombie homes” and to help homeowners avoid foreclosure.

Autumn brings unexpected pests to upstate New York

CAPITAL REGION

Autumn brings unexpected pests to upstate New York

If you’re a homeowner in upstate New York, you may find a few unexpected guests staying with you this season - the creepy-crawly kind.

Best weekend for New York leaf-peeping upon us

NEW YORK STATE

Best weekend for New York leaf-peeping upon us

“I would say this overall is probably the best weekend for leaf-peeping in New York State,” said Eric Scheffel, a spokesman for Empire State Development’s “I Love NY” program, as he looked forward to reds, rusts, oranges and yellows.

Cuomo may be no-show at re-election fundraiser

SARATOGA SPRINGS

Cuomo may be no-show at re-election fundraiser

There will be a golfing fundraiser for the re-election of Gov. Andrew Cuomo today at Saratoga National Golf Course, though it remains unknown whether Cuomo will actually be there.

Walk, rally demand fulfillment of education funding promise

CAPITAL REGION

Walk, rally demand fulfillment of education funding promise

A walk and rally was held Tuesday to mark the 10-year anniversary of the state Court of Appeals’ landmark decision that stated all New York children had a constitutional right to a “sound basic education.”

Hochul calls on Union students to help fight sexual assault

SCHENECTADY

Hochul calls on Union students to help fight sexual assault

New York’s lieutenant governor on Tuesday called on Union College students to lead the efforts in fighting campus sexual assault.

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