Cuomo Lagging In Latest Siena Poll

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A new poll finds Governor Andrew Cuomo with the lowest approval ratings since he took office, in a year where corruption scandals have dominated news at the Capitol. 

  New York State has a new education commissioner. The state board of Regents, after a lengthy closed door session, chose Mary Ellen Elia, a former Western New York school teacher who was most recently the superintendent of a large school district in Florida.Elia, a Lewiston, New York native who taught in public schools the Buffalo suburb of Amherst early in her career, says she is glad to be “coming home”  after many years away. Elia was both praised and criticized in her most recent post as head of the Hillsborough county public schools in Florida.

Hartford police are investigating whether a pastor who was shot while placing flags outside a church for Memorial Day was the victim of a hate crime.

The well regarded leader of the YMCA of Greater Springfield, Massachusetts – the second oldest Y in the country – has resigned.

The Y announced Tuesday that CEO Kirk Smith plans to leave at the end of June for an executive position with the YMCA in Florida.  

Regents Tap New Education Commissioner For New York

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A Florida school superintendent has been appointed New York education commissioner.

The Board of Regents voted unanimously Tuesday to hire MaryEllen Elia at a salary of $250,000 a year.

Elia most recently led the Hillsborough County school district, which includes Tampa, Florida. She succeeds John King Jr., who stepped down at the end of 2014 for a post in President Barack Obama's administration.

Meteorologist Paul Caiano's Evening Forecast

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Newschannel 13 Meteorologist Paul Caiano

Newschannel 13 meteorologist Paul Caiano delivers the evening weather forecast for Tuesday, May 26, 2015.

Food Network star Sandra Lee is recovering at home after being discharged from the hospital following a double mastectomy.


  At the Water’s Edge is a love story about a privileged young woman’s awakening as she experiences the devastation of World War II in a tiny village in the Scottish Highlands.

In the new novel from the author of the bestselling Water for Elephants, Sara Gruen demonstrates her talent for creating period pieces.

Meteorologist Paul Caiano's Midday Forecast

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Newschannel 13 Meteorologist Paul Caiano

Newschannel 13 meteorologist Paul Caiano's Midday Forecast delivers the Midday Weather Summary for Tuesday, May 26, 2015.

Poll: Cuomo's Ratings At Lowest Point Yet

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A new poll finds Governor Andrew Cuomo with the lowest approval ratings since he took office.