Canada’s transportation agency is requiring the type of rail tankers involved in last year's oil train explosion in Quebec to be phased out or retrofitted within three years. The change could affect some shipments in the U.S. — and advocates say federal agencies in Washington should follow suit.
New York U.S. Senators Charles Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand announced this week more than $2.7 million in funding to help a village in Washington County make upgrades to its faulty sewer system.
The Democrats announced a $2 million grant and $740,000 loan from the U.S. Department of Agriculture Rural Development’s Water and Environmental Program for the Village of Whitehall. The Washington County village near the Vermont border will use the funding to make repairs and comply with environmental regulations.
The Republican candidate Rob Astorino is 30 points behind incumbent New York Governor Andrew Cuomo in the polls. But the candidate is undeterred, he says has identified a path to victory in the fall elections.
Law enforcement officials in Saratoga County have announced the arrest of a Capital Region priest on charges that he had inappropriate contact with a 15-year old girl.
On Tuesday, April 22, James Michael Taylor, a Roman Catholic Priest of the Albany Diocese, was arrested at the Saratoga County Sheriff’s Office on the charge of endangering the welfare of a minor, a misdemeanor.
An upcoming food addiction lecture in Pittsfield will help a local family in need of a service dog for their young daughter.
“What she suffers from is what’s called schizencephaly,” said Mary Ott.”It’s a brain cleft and she has that on one side of her brain. With that she has seizures, hemiparesis and she’s blind in her right eye.”
Mary Ott’s seven year-old daughter, Giana, or Gia, has been battling every day after being born with the brain disorder.