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New York News
12:30 pm
Sat July 19, 2014

NYSUT Not Ready To Reverse No Confidence Vote

NYSUT President Karen Magee says members aren’t yet ready to rescind a vote of no confidence in state Education Commissioner John King.
Credit nysut.org

The president of the New York State Teachers Union says members aren’t yet ready to rescind a vote of no confidence in state Education Commissioner John King, despite improved relations in recent months.

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Hudson Valley News
9:37 am
Sat July 19, 2014

NYS Law Mandating Sunscreen Expiration Dates Awaits A Signature

Credit Office of NYS Senator David Carlucci

Legislation that mandates expiration dates on sunscreen products in New York state awaits Governor Andrew Cuomo’s signature.

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New England News
6:00 am
Sat July 19, 2014

Mass. Communities Awarded $27 Million In Federal Development Funding

U.S. Congressman Richard Neal in Housatonic Village announcing federal funding for community infrastructure projects.
Credit Jim Levulis / WAMC

Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick and U.S. Congressman Richard Neal joined local officials in Housatonic Village Friday afternoon to announce statewide community improvement funding.

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Sports
8:33 pm
Fri July 18, 2014

AP Sources: Bon Jovi Part Of Group Eyeing Bills

Credit Buffalo Bills

Three people who have reviewed documents concerning the sale of the Buffalo Bills say a Toronto group that includes rocker Jon Bon Jovi is interested in buying the team.  The trio spoke to The Associated Press on the condition of anonymity Friday because the process is private and the Toronto group has not revealed its intentions.

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New England News
7:42 pm
Fri July 18, 2014

Patrick's Offer To Use Air Base To House Immigrant Children Questioned

U.S. Congressman Richard Neal, left, speaking with Mass. Gov. Deval Patrick Friday afternoon in Great Barrington, Mass. Friday morning, Patrick announced the state is offering Camp Edwards on Cape Cod and Westover Air Reserve Base to the federal government as possible locations to temporarily house immigrant children.
Credit Jim Levulis / WAMC

Responding to a federal request Friday morning, Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick has offered Camp Edwards on Cape Cod and Westover Air Reserve Base in Chicopee as two locations to house up to 1,000 immigrant children.

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New York News
6:30 pm
Fri July 18, 2014

Groups Meet to Discuss Common Adirondack Issues

An Adirondack view
Credit WAMC/Pat Bradley

Representatives from municipalities, non-profits, environmental and other groups met in Long Lake this week to discuss cooperative efforts in the Adirondacks.
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Columbia County
6:00 pm
Fri July 18, 2014

The TCI Fire: Two Years After

Credit West Ghent Volunteer Fire Company/Facebook

As we approach the two-year anniversary of the TCI fire in West Ghent in Columbia County, we look back at the disaster and at TCI's plans going forward.

The fire broke out around 10 p.m. on August 1st, 2012 at TCI of New York on Route 9H in West Ghent. According to Columbia County officials, the building housed mineral oil tanks, tractor trailers containing fuel oil, propane tanks, and other hazardous substances, including sodium that came from transformers disposed of at TCI. The company blamed the inferno on "a third party vendor" that TCI no longer deals with.

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Weather
3:45 pm
Fri July 18, 2014

Meteorologist Garett Argianas' Evening Forecast

Garett Argianas

Meteorologist Garett Argianas delivers the evening weather forecast for Friday, July 18, 2014.

New York News
1:45 pm
Fri July 18, 2014

Events Will Commemorate Solomon Northup

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Commemorations are scheduled for this weekend in Washington County and Saratoga Springs, New York in honor of a free man captured and sold into slavery in the 19th Century.

The story of Solomon Northup, as told in his 1853 narrative Twelve Years A Slave, has experienced a fresh round of attention thanks to last year’s Oscar-winning film of the same name. The story tells how Northup was lured away from his home in Saratoga Springs, and eventually sold into slavery.

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New England News
1:31 pm
Fri July 18, 2014

Washington, Mass. To Dedicate Post 9/11 Veterans Byway

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The town of Washington, Massachusetts has dedicated Washington Mountain Road as a veterans byway to honor those who’ve served since September 11th. The official dedication ceremony will take place at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Old Town Hall.

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