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The Clinton Correctional Facility has been under the microscope since the escape of two prisoners from its maximum security division in June, which led to a 23-day multimillion dollar manhunt.  This weekend, the prison was placed on lockdown after two prisoner altercations.

A new study released today gives Albany a “D” for small business friendliness, but do businesses agree?

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With the racetrack dark for the day, leaders in New York's horse racing industry assembled in Saratoga Springs to discuss the retirement of thoroughbreds – a topic that has long been the subject of equine advocates.

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A new report points to an increase in child abuse victims who were in foster homes, or otherwise in the care of the Massachusetts child welfare agency.

An annual report from the Massachusetts Child Advocate, Gail Garinger, shows 184 children in the custody of the Department of Children and Families were victims of abuse or neglect in 2014. 

Forty children died, mostly from medical conditions, some accidently, some by suicide, up from 29 deaths the previous year.  Garinger said state officials must give agencies that serve children the resources to do their jobs. 


Close to $10 million in local, state, and federal money has been spent in the last couple of years to construct or renovate parks of all shapes and sizes in the city of Springfield, Massachusetts.  The projects have opened up new recreational opportunities, eliminated blight, and brought parks closer to the people.

Children this summer had a chance to cool off and play on a splash pad in one of Springfield’s newest parks.

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Opponents of a proposed natural gas pipeline that would run through Pennsylvania, New York, Massachusetts and New Hampshire are pledging to continue protests until the plans are dropped.

A car has crashed into the front of an upstate New York diner at lunch hour, injuring seven people.

An animal rights group seeking "legal personhood" for chimpanzees won't get a hearing in New York's highest court.

Garett Argianas' Evening Forecast

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Meteorologist Garett Argianas delivers the evening weather forecast for Tuesday, September 1, 2015.


Hudson Valley Pattern for Progress, the think-tank organization, issued a “wakeup call” to public schools in the region to develop different ways of better preparing graduates for college.