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The Adirondack Park Agency Board of Commissioners has determined that a plan to convert part of an existing railbed to a recreational trail in the Adirondacks conforms to state land regulations.

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One of the organizers of the original 1969 Woodstock music festival says talks are underway to stage a 50th anniversary concert. Michael Lang tells the Poughkeepsie Journal (pojonews.co/1T9aUPV) that discussions have started with potential partners and the idea of staging anniversary concerts at different locations in 2019 is being explored. The original Woodstock was held August 15-18, 1969, in Bethel in Sullivan County. Lang was the promoter of the seminal '60s event that drew 400,000 rock music fans to Max Yasgur's farm.

A plan to locate a Dollar General distribution center in the Town of Wilton off Northway Exit 16 has fallen through.

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Police in the City of Troy have released video of a fatal officer-involved shooting that took place last August.

Officers Joshua Comitale and Chad Klein were injured in the shootout with Thaddeus Faison in the city's Lansingburgh neighborhood after an attempted carjacking.

Garett Argianas' Evening Forecast

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Meteorologist Garett Argianas delivers the evening weather forecast for Friday, February 12, 2016.

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Nippertown's Greg Haymes is back with his February music selections.

1. Cindy Cashdollar and Sonny Landreth, "Sliding Home," from Cindy Cashdollar's album Sliding Home, playing at The Egg in Albany on Saturday.

2. Super 400, "Flashlight" from their album Sweet Fist playing at Dinosaur Bar-B-Que in Troy on Saturday.

3. James McMurtry, "Pocatello" from his album Childish Things, playing at The Hangar in Troy on  February 24.

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A new chief of police at the University of Massachusetts Amherst was sworn into office today. The new chief arrives just in time to plan for an annual public safety challenge, the notorious “ Blarney Blowout."

Protecting a campus with almost 30,000 students, 6,000 people on the faculty and staff, and thousands of daily visitors situated in a bustling college town takes cooperation and collaboration, according to Tyrone Parham, the new UMass Amherst police chief.

" Safety is, I think, a part of everyone's responsibility," he said.

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The Glens Falls Civic Center has been awarded $2 million in state funding to make major improvements to its aging facilities.

Mardi Gras King Cake
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This past Tuesday, the French Quarter of New Orleans lit up the night for Mardi Gras. It makes you hungry just thinking about it. We’re going to get deep into Americana today with chef Ric Orlando of New World Bistro in Albany and New World Home Cooking in Saugerties.

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The Hudson Valley has its fourth case of Zika virus after a confirmed case in Putnam County. In addition, a number of U.S. senators are calling for further response to the outbreak. A Putnam County resident has been confirmed positive for Zika virus and a second resident is being tested. Putnam County Department of Health officials made the announcement Thursday, saying both residents had recently travelled out of the country. Dr. Michael Nesheiwat is Putnam County interim commissioner of health.

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