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The state of New York has acquired a 139-acre mountain in the Schoharie Valley known as Vroman's Nose.

The supervisor of a small town in western New York and his wife, the town clerk-elect, have been struck and killed by a car.

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Sen. Chuck Schumer says he is "pursuing every legal path" against whoever circulated a forged document accusing him of sexual harassment.

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Upstate Republican Brian Kolb says he will run for New York governor next year.

The lawmaker from Canandaigua has led the GOP minority in the state Assembly for eight years and was first elected in 2000.

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U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer is calling on the federal Department of Transportation to reverse its decision not to require airlines to disclose baggage fees upfront.

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A new fight is simmering over General Electric's legacy of toxic pollution as the company seeks to close the books on a $1.7 billion cleanup of the upper Hudson River.

The Boston Herald is declaring bankruptcy and has agreed to be sold to GateHouse Media.

The daily newspaper founded in 1846 announced Friday it filed a voluntary Chapter 11 bankruptcy petition in Delaware. Publisher Patrick Purcell didn't disclose the sale price but said the purchase is subject to court approval.

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A spokesman says Massachusetts Senate President Stan Rosenberg has agreed to step aside as leader of the chamber during an investigation into sexual misconduct allegations surrounding his husband, Bryon Hefner.

Police say a man drove into a group of people in New York City and then fled, leaving one person dead and several others injured, one critically.

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New York's Metropolitan Opera says it will investigate allegations that its longtime conductor, James Levine, sexually abused a teenager in the mid-1980s.

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Officials say an inferno that destroyed or damaged nearly two dozen buildings in a city in upstate New York was sparked by an amateur bladesmith.

The blaze broke out Thursday in downtown Cohoes, near Albany, and was hampered by winds.

The Times Union of Albany reports three buildings were destroyed and 18 others were damaged. The city is under a state of emergency.


When New York decided to let post-traumatic stress disorder patients use medical marijuana, it joined a fast-rising tide of states.

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Connecticut State Troopers are being equipped with kits to help the homeless during the cold weather, thanks to their colleagues in neighboring Massachusetts.

Three new upstate New York casinos have so far failed to generate the big payoffs they projected, meaning less money shared with local towns, cities and counties.

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Massachusetts' Ethics Commission has launched an investigation into the former boss of Massachusetts State Police's ordering of troopers to scrub embarrassing information in a police report about a judge's daughter.

A pilot found dead after a small-plane crash in Vermont has been identified as an 89-year-old Massachusetts man who had been flying planes his entire life.

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Vermont's Castleton University is getting a $1 million grant to help students pursue doctoral degrees.

A growing number of Massachusetts communities are opting to leave their borders open to commercial marijuana businesses.

A New York woman says in a federal lawsuit that she was sexually harassed by a state employee, and the governor knew and did nothing to stop it, allegations the governor's office denies.

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Manufacturing activity in New York expanded at a slower pace this month but remains at a healthy level.

A Massachusetts courthouse has been renamed in honor of the first African American to sit on the state's highest court.

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The superintendent of the Massachusetts State Police is retiring days after he was accused of ordering a trooper to alter a police report after arresting a judge's daughter.

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Gov. Dannel P. Malloy says he's signed a bipartisan state budget, but used his limited line-item veto power to scrap portions of the legislation related to a tax on Connecticut's hospitals.

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Advocates will debate in Albany Monday night about whether to hold a New York state constitutional convention.

The federal government is sending law enforcement teams to cities in five states, including New York and Massachusetts, to help stop the flow of heroin and synthetic opioids.

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A federal judge has ruled that Vermont's largest city can dismantle a homeless encampment in the woods where three men have been staying while their case proceeds through court.

U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer is calling on the federal government to reverse a recent decision to delay the regulation of e-cigarettes.

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Bennington voters have overwhelmingly approved a $9.85 million bond to help pay for upgrades to the sewer plant in the southwestern Vermont community.

A 31-year-old man has pleaded guilty to fatally shooting another man and wounding three bystanders inside a crowded Albany nightclub last fall.

Lawmakers in New York are planning a second hearing focusing on identity theft and personal data security following the massive breach at Equifax.

The state Senate announced Friday that it will hold hearing Oct. 24 in Manhattan focusing on the threat of identity theft and ways the state could help ensure consumers are protected.