New England News
10:30 pm
Thu July 24, 2014

National Economy Cited In Smaller Revenue Forecast

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Two economists advising Governor Peter Shumlin and Vermont lawmakers say a national economic downturn in the first quarter of this year is likely to blame for softer-than-expected state revenues.

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New England News
8:45 pm
Thu July 24, 2014

Barre Gets $1.6 Million In Grants

Governor Peter Shumlin says the city of Barre is receiving $1.6 million in grants to address flood risks, clean up environmental contamination and redevelop a central part of downtown.

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Hudson Valley News
7:39 pm
Thu July 24, 2014

Tele-Town Hall Highlights HV Transportation And Infrastructure

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New York Congressman Sean Patrick Maloney recently held a telephone town hall on local transportation and infrastructure issues in the Hudson Valley.

Sean Patrick Maloney, a Democrat who sits on the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, supported bipartisan legislation to prevent the bankruptcy of the Highway Trust Fund. The emergency measure passed last week by a vote of 367-55.

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New England News
6:30 pm
Thu July 24, 2014

USDA Creates Rural Development Investment Fund

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Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack has announced the creation of a new U.S. Rural Infrastructure Opportunity Fund that will allow private entities to invest in rural infrastructure projects.

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Capital Region News
4:22 pm
Thu July 24, 2014

Luther "Ticky" Burden Fundraisers Set

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Former New York Knicks guard Luther "Ticky" Burden has been diagnosed with a rare heart disease and is being treated at a Manhattan hospital. Two local fundraisers are being held to give the NBA star a helping hand.

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New York News
3:56 pm
Thu July 24, 2014

DiNapoli: Civic Center Burden On Glens Falls

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New York State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli was joined by local officials in Glens Falls today to unveil a new report that shows looming fiscal stress on the upstate city.

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Commentary & Opinion
3:52 pm
Thu July 24, 2014

Karen Hitchcock: The Many Faces Of The Common Core Debate

Over the last several months, discussions of the Common Core State Standards have been eclipsed by the public’s reaction to major issues which have arisen in their implementation – issues such as declining student test scores, and the role of such test scores in teacher evaluations, evaluations mandated if a state was to receive its share of federal money from the “Race to the Top” funds. The Common Core, we remember, is a set of standards or goals which has been developed to describe what our students should achieve at various points in their education. Accepted by some 45 states and the District of Columbia, these standards are meant to ensure that our young people will be prepared for whatever futures our rapidly evolving society creates, that they will be college-ready and employment-ready, that they will be globally competitive.

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Weather
3:46 pm
Thu July 24, 2014

Meteorologist Garett Argianas' Evening Forecast

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Meteorologist Garett Argianas delivers the evening weather forecast for Thursday, July 24, 2014. 

Weather
12:33 pm
Thu July 24, 2014

Meteorologist Paul Caiano's Midday Forecast

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Newschannel 13 meteorologist Paul Caiano delivers the Midday Weather Summary for Thursday, July 24, 2014. 

New York News
12:30 pm
Thu July 24, 2014

Clinton County Passes Fracking Waste Ban

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The Clinton County Legislature has approved a law banning the sale, transport, storage and disposal of fracking and other waste. The League of Women Voters had pushed for its passage.

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