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ALBANY

Advocates call on Cuomo to push minimum wage hike

Wednesday, Nov. 12, 2014
Supporters of a higher minimum wage want New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo to push the issue in a lame-duck legislative session before Republicans take control of the state Senate next year.
 
ALBANY

Schenectady family donating tree to Capitol for holiday season

Wednesday, Nov. 12, 2014
A pair of blue spruce trees is heading to the state Capitol for the holiday season.
 
ALBANY

NY farm pays fine for refusing lesbian wedding

Tuesday, Nov. 11, 2014
A rural New York wedding venue whose owners were fined $13,000 for refusing to host a lesbian wedding has stopped booking ceremonies.
 
ALBANY

New flood gauges coming to New York rivers

Sunday, Nov. 9, 2014
Areas along the Hudson, Mohawk and Oswego rivers will soon have new flood gauges to warn of possible floods.
 
ALBANY

NY posts 90 virtual tours of parks, attractions

Saturday, Nov. 8, 2014
New York has posted online more than 90 virtual tours of parks, campgrounds, attractions and other popular destinations.
 
ALBANY

New leader for NY state child welfare agency

Friday, Nov. 7, 2014
The New York state agency that oversees child welfare programs is getting a new leader.
 
ALBANY

NY to take applications for home heating subsidy

Friday, Nov. 7, 2014
New York plans to begin taking applications shortly for federally funded home heating assistance of up to $625 this winter.
 
Wandering Dago owner suing state
ALBANY

Wandering Dago owner suing state

Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014
One of the two owners of the controversially named Wandering Dago food truck was fired from her state job on what she claims were trumped-up charges related to the ongoing dispute over the truck’s name.
 
Headless Ranger? Colonial burial site yields mystery
FORT EDWARD

Headless Ranger? Colonial burial site yields mystery

Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014
Sleepy Hollow has the legend of the Headless Horseman. Does a community 150 miles farther up the Hudson River have a Headless Ranger buried in an unmarked cemetery from the 18th century?
 
ALBANY

NY plan to stop spread of aquatic invasive species

Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014
New York environmental officials are accepting public comments on their plan to check the spread of aquatic invasive species.
 
ONEONTA

Oneonta mayor commits suicide

Saturday, Oct. 25, 2014
Authorities say an upstate New York mayor is dead of a self-inflicted gunshot.
 
Cuomo's office tightly controls public records
ALBANY

Cuomo's office tightly controls public records

Friday, Oct. 24, 2014
Gov. Andrew Cuomo took office four years ago promising the most transparent administration in history, but journalists and advocacy groups say his office tightly controls requests for public records on anything controversial and routinely delays or denies their release.
 
ALBANY

US prosecutor continues probe of Albany corruption

Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014
The federal prosecutor who took over the files of New York's Moreland anti-corruption commission said Wednesday that investigations into Albany's pay-to-play politics are continuing and declined to say when they'll be finished.
 
ALBANY

NYCLU, Cuomo agree on defending poor

Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014
The New York Civil Liberties Union and the Cuomo administration are expected to announce an agreement to improve criminal defense for the state's poor.
 
ALBANY

State dissolves inactive agencies

Monday, Oct. 20, 2014
Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed legislation on Monday that would eliminate inactive development agencies statewide, including those in Rotterdam and in Fulton and Montgomery counties.
 
 

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