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New York News
10:24 am
Sat February 28, 2015

Upstate Towns Consider Seceding To Pennsylvania

Some towns in New York's Southern Tier are raising the idea of seceding to Pennsylvania.

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New England News
8:40 am
Sat February 28, 2015

Faculty, Staff Join In Urging Williams College To Divest From Fossil Fuel Companies

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Efforts urging Williams College to divest its $2.3 billion endowment from the top 200 fossil fuel companies are continuing. In a letter to college leadership, faculty and staff are joining the campaign which has largely been led by students and alumni.

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New York News
7:34 am
Sat February 28, 2015

Thousands Speak Out Against Gas Pipeline

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Thousands are speaking out against a proposed 124-mile natural gas pipeline in New York.

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New England News
7:09 am
Sat February 28, 2015

Federal Panel: Marathon Bombing Trial Stays In Boston

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A federal appeals panel says publicity hasn't jeopardized Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev's right to an impartial jury.

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Legislative Gazette
8:28 pm
Fri February 27, 2015

The Legislative Gazette #1509

(Airs 2/27/15) The Legislative Gazette is a weekly program about New York State Government and politics. On this week's Gazette: The Governor and legislative leaders meet for budget talks behind closed doors, our political observer Alan Chartock shares his thoughts on continuing questions about the relationship between Governor Cuomo and New York City Mayor de Blasio, and a new poll finds New Yorkers more concerned about an on time budget than ethics reform.

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New England News
6:15 pm
Fri February 27, 2015

Gov. Baker Would Let Municipalities Spread Snow Costs Over Two Years

Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker marked 50 days in office today.  Baker was the keynote speaker at a luncheon sponsored by the Affiliated Chambers of Commerce of Greater Springfield, where 800 business and community leaders from throughout the Pioneer Valley gathered.

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New York News
6:08 pm
Fri February 27, 2015

New York Casino Development Continues

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Casino development in New York State has forged ahead during the month of February.

The New York State Gaming Commission released a report Friday detailing the selection process of the Gaming Facility Location Board.  The report contains detailed findings on all 16 applicants in earlier bidding, which resulted in recommendations for new casinos in the Catskills, Schenectady and the Finger Lakes.

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New York News
5:20 pm
Fri February 27, 2015

Election Season Begins Early In Saratoga Springs

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Election season has begun early this year in Saratoga Springs, with a former city attorney announcing her candidacy against one council member who aims to keep his seat.

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New England News
5:04 pm
Fri February 27, 2015

Conn. Secretary Of State Criticized After Proposing Election Changes

Conn. Secretary of the State Denise Merrill (D-Conn.)
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Connecticut’s Secretary of the State Denise Merrill is coming under fire from Republicans after proposing a revamp of how cities and towns handle elections. Under the Democrat's proposed legislation, the current system of locally elected, partisan registrars of voters would be scrapped.

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New York News
4:38 pm
Fri February 27, 2015

Police: Credit Card Thief Swallowed Diamond Ring

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  Authorities in Western New York say a Capital Region man suspected of using stolen credit cards to buy expensive jewelry tried to hide some of the evidence by swallowing a diamond ring. 

The Ontario County Sheriff's Office says 33-year-old Rahkeim Scarlett of Troy used a stolen card on Feb. 11 to buy a Rolex watch and diamond earrings worth nearly $30,000 at a suburban Rochester jewelry store.

 

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