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Federal Funding To Help First Responders In Westchester

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Federal funding is headed to first responders in two locations in Westchester County.

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As General Electric enters its final season of dredging on the Hudson River, trustees responsible for ensuring the public is compensated for the damage caused by PCBs have issued a report on the affects of the chemical contaminants on fish.

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U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal of Connecticut toured the delayed Denver VA Medical Center construction site.

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Cast members from the 1978 classic National Lampoon’s Animal House are meeting for a reunion at the Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center in Great Barrington Saturday. There’s also a Q-and-A after the screening.

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  The city of Albany has selected a vendor to install red light cameras at 20 intersections. 

Albany has signed a 3-year deal with GATSO USA to install and operate the cameras, which could be operational in just several weeks.

City officials say the program is more about safety than revenue, stressing it will make everyone on foot or bicycle safer.

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The tax-writing committee of the Vermont House has approved a series of new tax levies targeting soda, candy and vending machine sales.

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Emergency planning and public education related to a radiological incident at the Indian Point nuclear power plant in Westchester County is inadequate. That’s according to a report from a non-profit watchdog group now calling on the public and local governments to include such planning beyond federal requirements.

(Airs 4/24/15) The Legislative Gazette is a weekly program about New York State Government and politics. On this week's Gazette: the final stretch of the legislative session begins, our political observer Alan Chartock shares his thoughts on a federal grand jury investigation of new Assembly Speaker Carl Heastieand On Earth Day Eve, Governor Andrew Cuomo announces 88 revitalization and rehabilitation projects a 60 parks and historic sites across the state.

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The New York State Departments of Environmental Conservation, Parks, Agriculture and Markets, and the State Arbor Day Committee, joined state and local officials today for an Arbor Day tree planting event at Albany's Tivoli Lake Preserve.

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At a packed forum on the campus of American International College today, the mayor of Springfield, Massachusetts vowed to restore a sense of safety following recent gunfire near the college.         

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