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6:11 am
Sat January 31, 2015

Silver Resigns As Assembly Speaker

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Sheldon Silver, the longtime speaker of the New York state Assembly, has resigned following federal charges that he took nearly $4 million in kickbacks.

Silver spokesman Michael Whyland says Friday that Silver filed a letter saying his resignation as Assembly leader will take effect at 11:59 p.m. Monday.

The 70-year-old Manhattan Democrat had already announced that he would relinquish the position he held for 21 years after he was arrested last week on federal corruption charges. He denies the charges and intends to hold on to his seat in the Assembly.

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New England News
6:00 am
Sat January 31, 2015

Audit Says Massachusetts Governor Didn't Violate Law

Gov. Charlie Baker (R-Mass.)
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A New Jersey treasury audit has found Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker did not break pay-to-play rules when he donated to Republicans here in 2011.

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New England News
10:40 pm
Fri January 30, 2015

NH, Vermont, Maine Snowmobile Riders Share Trails This Weekend

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Snowmobilers in New Hampshire, Vermont and Maine are taking part in a three-day weekend with riders registered in any one of those states able to explore the trails of the other two states for free.

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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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