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A Washington, D.C.-based watchdog group has filed a complaint against one of the candidates running for New York’s 19th congressional district, alleging violations of the federal election law.

Nonprofit group Campaign for Accountability has filed a complaint with the Federal Election Commission requesting an investigation into alleged illegal coordination between the campaign of Republican Andrew Heaney and a super PAC, the New York Jobs Council. Anne Weisman is CfA executive director.

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The Vermont Senate is set to take another look at a bill that would require the state's employers to provide workers with paid sick days after a close vote last week.

Critical Of Corruption, Bharara Addresses WAMC Audience In Rare Albany Stop
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In a rare visit to Albany on Monday, U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara of New York's Southern District appealed to honest politicians and others in state government to call out corruption when they see it. The address and interview with WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock was co-sponsored by four good-government groups: Citizens Union, Common Cause New York, the League of Women Voters and the New York Public Interest Research Group. Bharara spearheaded the convictions of former state Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver and former Senate Majority Leader Dean Skelos on federal corruption charges last year.

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State officials say more than 318 million pounds of electronic waste was diverted from landfills in the first three years of New York's electronics recycling law, but discarded televisions and computer monitors pose a challenge.

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A proposal to lay a 1,000-megawatt power line from the Canadian border down Lake Champlain and then across Vermont to Ludlow is taking another big step forward.

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The Vermont attorney general's office has dropped its criminal investigation into whether an environmental activist acted as a lawyer without a law license in her advocacy for critics of large-scale wind and solar power projects before state regulators.

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The Price Chopper supermarket in North Adams will close at the end of February. The store, which opened in 1959, employs 57 people.

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Pittsfield’s 29th mayor and the man who led the city for much of the 1980s has died.

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The Berkshire District Attorney’s office has released details on the August deaths of a Pittsfield father and his 11-year-old daughter.

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The city of Pittsfield is continuing to gather ideas for the redevelopment of an area surrounding the former General Electric plant.

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