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New England News
8:16 pm
Fri January 30, 2015

As The Snow Piled Up So Did The Bills For Cities And Towns

The blizzard that hit Massachusetts this week has taken a  toll on municipal budgets.

Cities and towns could get back much of the money that was spent to plow several feet of snow off the streets and sidewalks, if a federal disaster declaration is issued.  Massachusetts Lt Gov Karyn Polito said the administration is putting together the paperwork to determine if the state qualifies for federal help.

" We will be going through the process working with MEMA and FEMA to document the costs," Polito said Thursday in Holyoke.

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New England News
7:30 pm
Fri January 30, 2015

Vermont Health Department Finds Positive Results For TB

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The Vermont Health Department says seven children and one adult from the Charlotte Central School have tested positive for tuberculosis. None of those who tested positive are sick.

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New England News
6:12 pm
Fri January 30, 2015

Massachusetts Economy Grows At Strong Pace

Massachusetts is coming off the strongest year for job growth since 2000.  Even in Springfield, which has struggled to recover from the recession, there are signs of better times.

      As 2014 came to a close, the Massachusetts unemployment rate fell to 5.5 percent, down from 5.8 percent in November and 7.1 percent a year ago.  The state’s unemployment rate is now the lowest since the summer of 2008 before the Great Recession hit.

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Capital Region News
6:03 pm
Fri January 30, 2015

Good News For Downtown Albany

Albany City Hall
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Downtown Albany is undergoing a major facelift, from new apartments to a major convention center project. Now, more projects are in store for the city's core.

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New York News
5:08 pm
Fri January 30, 2015

Warren County Leaders Give Economic Forecast

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Public officials and members of the business community from Saratoga, Washington, and Warren counties gathered in Queensbury to get an economic forecast for the region.

At the annual breakfast hosted by EDC Warren County Friday a panel of business leaders discussed the challenges they faced in 2014 and their outlooks for the new year.

Although the economy is improving locally and nationally, the panelists talked about how their industries must become more collaborative and flexible.

Kristine Duffy is president of SUNY Adirondack…

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North Country News
4:30 pm
Fri January 30, 2015

Clinton County Receives Healthy Neighborhoods Grant

Clinton County has received a quarter-million dollar grant to promote and develop healthy and active communities.

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New York News
4:24 pm
Fri January 30, 2015

Flames Leaving Glens Falls, New Team On The Way

ECHL Commissioner Brian McKenna
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Glens Falls is losing its professional hockey team after only one season. But there is a silver lining — another team will skate at the City Center next fall.

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Weather
3:46 pm
Fri January 30, 2015

Meteorologist Garett Argianas' Evening Forecast

Garett Argianas

Meteorologist Garett Argianas delivers the evening weather forecast for Friday, January 30, 2015.

New York News
2:52 pm
Fri January 30, 2015

Wage Board: Raise Tipped Wage

A state board in New York has recommended an increase in the hourly wage paid to restaurant servers and other tipped workers.

The Wage Board voted Friday in favor of raising the so-called tipped wage from $5 to $7.50 an hour at year's end. Servers would be paid a dollar less if they make significantly more than the minimum wage when tips are factored in.

The law allows employers to pay tipped workers less than the minimum wage if gratuities make up the difference.

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New York News
1:58 pm
Fri January 30, 2015

Morelle Out Of Speaker's Race, Supporting Heastie

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The race to replace the disgraced New York Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver seems all but over, with the Assembly’s Majority Leader Joe Morelle ending his bid for the job and throwing his support to Bronx power broker Carl Heastie on Friday.

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