North Country News
7:45 pm
Mon April 21, 2014

Vermont Lake Association Plans Suit Over Water

Credit USDA/Wikimedia Commons - Public Domain

The commissioner of the Vermont Department of Environmental Conservation says officials are preparing a letter to respond to concerns about the quality of water in a Northeast Kingdom lake.

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Capital Region News
6:38 pm
Mon April 21, 2014

Knickerbocker Film Festival

The Knickerbocker Film Festival is under way this week, commemorating five years of presenting emerging filmmakers to New York’s Capital Region.

The festival opened at the Arts Center of the Capital Region in Troy on Friday: tonight it's back in Albany for four days of screenings at the Madison Theater, the Linda, and Spectrum 8 Theaters.

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New England News
6:16 pm
Mon April 21, 2014

Authorities Say Security Was High But Not Oppressive At First Boston Marathon Since The Bombings

US Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson addresses people at the Multi-Agency Coordination Center for the 2014 Boston Marathon at the Mass. Emergency Management Agency
Credit MEMA

The 118th Boston Marathon took place today amid heavy security a year after the bombings near the race’s finish line that killed three people and wounded more than 260 others.

State and local police officers were highly visible—even positioned on the rooftops of some buildings.  Bomb-sniffing dogs checked trash containers. Spectators had to pass through metal detectors to get to some areas.  Authorities said the entire 26.2- mile race course was under video surveillance. Helicopters circled overhead.

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New York News
6:10 pm
Mon April 21, 2014

Study Finds New Yorkers Don't Want School Mergers

Credit Office of New York Governor Andrew Cuomo

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo and the legislature approved a plan in the state budget to encourage local governments and schools to merge and share services over the next few years in an attempt to lower property taxes.  But according to a study by school administrators, attempts at school district mergers in recent years have failed, partly because the public doesn’t want them.

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New York News
4:31 pm
Mon April 21, 2014

Report: NY In Best Financial Condition In Years

Credit Joseph Spector - Politics on the Hudson

New York's comptroller says the state is in a favorable financial position, but relies heavily on borrowing and temporary resources.

Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli released a report Monday showing the fiscal year-end general fund balance of $2.2 billion was $432 million more than projected in February and the state put money in a "rainy day fund" for the first time since 2008.

DiNapoli says the new budget relies on $4.9 billion in temporary state resources and $2.7 billion in federal aid related to Superstorm Sandy and the Affordable Care Act.

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Commentary & Opinion
3:50 pm
Mon April 21, 2014

Blair Horner: Health Inequality Grows

A recent report by the New York Public Interest Research Group (NYPIRG) took a close look at how companies weigh some of the non-driving related factors when they provide price quotes to consumers.  What NYPIRG found was startling.  All else being equal, for three of the top five insurers in New York, a low wage worker with a high school degree could pay anywhere from 19%-41% more than a college educated professional for the exact same coverage.

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Weather
3:45 pm
Mon April 21, 2014

Meteorologist Garett Argianas' Evening Forecast

Garett Argianas

Meteorologist Garett Argianas delivers the evening weather forecast for Monday, April 21, 2014.

Capital Region News
1:57 pm
Mon April 21, 2014

Report: Casino Developers Ditching Saratoga For East Greenbush

The owners of Saratoga Casino and Raceway are reportedly withdrawing their plans for a full-scale casino in Saratoga Springs.

Arts & Culture
12:52 pm
Mon April 21, 2014

Rob Edelman: Anti-Semitism

Upon hearing the initial accounts of the recent murder of three people at a Jewish community center and retirement home in a Kansas City suburb, I was shocked and saddened. But senselessly violent acts are such a constant part of our world these days, and so I really should not have been surprised.

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