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8:00 pm
Thu February 26, 2015

Harness Racing Returns To Saratoga This Weekend

The Saratoga Casino and Raceway says the 74th season of harness racing will begin this Sunday.

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New York News
7:58 pm
Thu February 26, 2015

NY Governor To Lead Spring Trade Mission To Cuba

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Governor Andrew Cuomo plans to visit Cuba this spring for a state trade mission to the communist nation.

Cuomo and Jose Ramon Cabanas, chief of the Obama administration's Cuban Interests Section, say Thursday that the New York Democrat will lead a delegation to Cuba on April 20.

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WAMC News
7:04 pm
Thu February 26, 2015

Spanish Company Buying US Utility Serving Northeast For $3B

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Spain's leading electricity and natural gas utility, Iberdrola, says it will buy the northeastern U.S. utility company UIL Holdings Corporation in a deal valued at roughly $3 billion.

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North Country News
6:30 pm
Thu February 26, 2015

Environmentalists Drop Appeal To Land Deal

NYCO Lewis mine
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In the latest twist in a long-running legal battle, environmental groups challenging a mining company’s test drilling on Adirondack lands have decided not to appeal a court ruling that went against them.

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New England News
6:20 pm
Thu February 26, 2015

Adams Charter School Students Enjoying Expansion

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A charter school in Adams, Massachusetts recently celebrated a $4.6 million expansion that created a new gym, stage area and lunch room.

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New York News
6:06 pm
Thu February 26, 2015

Speaker Heastie Makes Dream Act Top Priority

Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie.
Credit Karen DeWitt

Newly elected New York State Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie made clear one of his top priorities in his first news conference, where he called for passage of the Dream Act, which would offer college aid to children of undocumented immigrants.

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Capital Region News
6:04 pm
Thu February 26, 2015

Action Delayed On Colonie Motels

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The fate of Colonie’s Blu-Bell and Skylane Motels remains in limbo: a court decision has been delayed.

The two hotels became a blight on the town of Colonie and object of ongoing legal efforts to demolish the buildings and prevent other motels in the town from meeting a similar fate. 

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New York News
5:13 pm
Thu February 26, 2015

American Diabetes Association Announces 2015 Saratoga Tour de Cure

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The cycling event has grown over the years and is now the largest fundraising event in New York’s Capital Region.

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New England News
5:04 pm
Thu February 26, 2015

Malloy Taps Army Reservist As Connecticut Veterans Chief

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Gov. Dannel Malloy is naming a U.S. Army reservist and ethics officer for Pratt and Whitney to oversee Connecticut's Department of Veterans Affairs. He was expected to announce the appointment of Sean Connolly on Thursday afternoon.

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New England News
4:42 pm
Thu February 26, 2015

Hartford Firefighter Died After Tank Ran Out Of Air

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The Connecticut medical examiner's office says a Hartford firefighter who lost his life battling a house fire in October died because his tank ran out of air. The medical examiner ruled Thursday that the death of 48-year-old Kevin Bell was an accident.

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