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Bolton eager to acquire Pinnacle, keep it open space
BOLTON LANDING

Bolton eager to acquire Pinnacle, keep it open space

Thursday, April 9, 2015
A land deal that would put the long mountain ridge overlooking Lake George known as The Pinnacle into public hands is coming close to fruition.
 
Bruno recoups $1.8M in legal fees from state

Bruno recoups $1.8M in legal fees from state

Thursday, April 9, 2015
State Comptroller Tom DiNapoli agreed to reimburse former Senate Majority Leader Joe Bruno for $1.8 million in legal fees on Wednesday.
 
FORT ANN

Group purchases old Scout camp in Fort Ann

Wednesday, April 8, 2015
The Friends of Camp Little Notch has purchased the 443-acre former Girl Scout wilderness camp from the Open Space Institute, which bought it from the Girl Scouts of Northeastern New York in 2010, the groups announced Wednesday.
 
NY to spend $50M on Alzheimer's, dementia care
ALBANY

NY to spend $50M on Alzheimer's, dementia care

Wednesday, April 8, 2015
New York state is making an unprecedented investment in care for people with Alzheimer's disease, setting aside $50 million in the next two years to expand support groups, respite care and other services for those with the condition and their loved ones.
 
CAPITOL

State revamps brownfield cleanup program

Tuesday, April 7, 2015
New York is tightening the tax credits for cleanup and redevelopment of contaminated commercial and industrial sites called brownfields, generally limiting the rebuilding credits in New York City to less lucrative property.
 
Key aspect of ethics reform may be up to the voters
ALBANY

Key aspect of ethics reform may be up to the voters

Tuesday, April 7, 2015
New York lawmakers recently passed several measures to address Albany's culture of corruption — but a provision intended to revoke the pensions of disgraced officials will need voter approval too.
 
Ailing Saratoga & North Creek Railway seeking financial help
SARATOGA SPRINGS

Ailing Saratoga & North Creek Railway seeking financial help

Tuesday, April 7, 2015
The Saratoga & North Creek Railway is losing money on its tour train service and looking to negotiate new arrangements with the three counties through which its trains pass.
 
Baseball no hit with most New Yorkers
LOUDONVILLE

Baseball no hit with most New Yorkers

Monday, April 6, 2015

A day after Easter comes an unofficial holiday on the calendar — baseball’s Opening Day — not that the majority of New Yorkers care.
 
KEENE VALLEY

Adirondack Land Trust gets $2 million endowment

Thursday, April 2, 2015
The Adirondack Land Trust has received a $2 million donation toward perpetual care of working farms and forests from the F.M. Kirby Foundation.
 
ALBANY

CDTA gets additional $1.8 million in state budget

Thursday, April 2, 2015
The Capital District Transportation Authority will be getting an unanticipated $1.8 million boost from the new state budget.
 
NY Boy Scouts hire gay Eagle Scout despite national policy
NEW YORK

NY Boy Scouts hire gay Eagle Scout despite national policy

Thursday, April 2, 2015
The Boy Scouts' New York chapter said Thursday that it has hired the nation's first openly gay Eagle Scout as a summer camp leader, a direct and public challenge to the national scouting organization's ban on openly gay adult members.
 
Casino losers given refunds
CAPITOL

Casino losers given refunds

Wednesday, April 1, 2015
The 13 casino operators not recommended for a license to build a commercial casino in the state were reimbursed a portion of the fees they incurred during the application process.
 
State legislators rush to pass budget by deadline
CAPITOL

State legislators rush to pass budget by deadline

Tuesday, March 31, 2015
New York lawmakers worked into the night Tuesday with the goal of approving the final provisions of the state budget, including changes to teacher evaluations and an ethics proposal intended to address corruption in Albany.
 
ALBANY

NY lawmakers to vote on ethics deal that public can't review

Tuesday, March 31, 2015
New York state lawmakers will soon vote on an ethics bill intended to address Albany's pernicious corruption problem — but so far they're declining to release the details.
 
School aid makes rich districts a little richer
ALBANY

School aid makes rich districts a little richer

Tuesday, March 31, 2015
School districts throughout New York will see more state aid this year than last, but wealthier districts were rewarded a little more Tuesday.
 
 

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