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A Vermont environmentalist who leads a group pushing for the cleanup of Lake Champlain says he's going to challenge Republican Gov. Phil Scott in next year's election as a Democrat.


The New York City medical examiner has concluded that a prominent judge found dead in the Hudson River committed suicide by drowning.

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The state of Vermont says a company that owns a Bennington facility that once used the chemical PFOA has agreed to pay for a $20 million public water line extension to about 200 homes whose private water supplies are contaminated with the chemical.

U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer says there's more the federal government can do to help New York's growing craft beer industry.

A restored World War II B-17 bomber is making week-long stops in Plattsburgh and Albany during a 50-city tour across the U.S. and Canada.


Police in Connecticut say more than 90 people were hospitalized during a concert featuring Chance the Rapper.

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Authorities say one person has died and another has been injured in a fire at a home in Saratoga Springs.

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Authorities say the death of a man whose body was found by hikers on the highest mountain in Massachusetts is not considered suspicious.

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A former Vermont lawmaker accused of soliciting sex from a farmhand instead of rent has been found guilty of one count of prohibited acts.

The Albany city school board has formally appointed the district's next superintendent.

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Court records show that a U.S. Army soldier charged with killing his wife and a New York State Police trooper once plotted to shoot up his Michigan middle school while a teenager.

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A U.S. Army soldier was charged Monday with murder in the fatal shooting of a New York State Police trooper who was responding to a domestic dispute.

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Police say a suspect is in custody after shots were fired at a New York City mall.

The Massachusetts House and Senate have passed a compromise $40.2 billion state budget.

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The National Weather Service says heavy rain and thunderstorms could result in flash flooding across parts of northern New England.

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The state of New York won't hand over identifying information about its voters to President Donald Trump's commission investigating voter fraud.

A western Massachusetts hospital has locked out its nurses for three days. The lockout at Baystate Franklin Medical Center in Greenfield began at 7 p.m. Sunday. It is scheduled to end 7 p.m. Wednesday.

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Researchers keeping track of loon populations in the Adirondacks are looking for help from volunteers.

Police and firefighters in Connecticut have recovered a body in the Long Island Sound.

New York state police are searching for two fugitives who are wanted for kidnapping and attempted murder in Tennessee.


Officials say a teenager fell from a stopped gondola ride at an upstate New York amusement park, tumbling into a crowd of park guests and employees gathered below in an effort to catch the victim before she hit the ground.

The United States attorney in charge of prosecuting federal cases in nearly three dozen upstate New York counties is stepping down.

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The philanthropic wing of the internet search giant Google says it is donating $1 million to preserve an oral history of the 1969 Stonewall riots.

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The Vermont Ski Areas Association is celebrating a comeback season in which almost 3.9 million skier visits boosted the industry after a weak season last year.

Connecticut officials are forecasting poor air quality that will be unhealthy for sensitive groups including infants, the elderly and people with respiratory or heart ailments.

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Lyft says it's already recruited thousands of potential drivers ahead of its upstate New York launch later this month.

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Sen. Charles Schumer says President Donald Trump's plan to privatize the nation's air traffic control system could mean higher costs for consumers.

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Connecticut lawmakers approved most of a legislative package early Wednesday that could lead to a new tribal casino being built in East Windsor, a move that came hours after a multifaceted deal was reached that includes more off-track betting parlors in the state.

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A New York man faces sentencing for a fatal boat crash on an upstate lake that claimed a California girl's life while she visited relatives last summer.

The governors of four New England states, including two Republicans, are joining a bipartisan coalition of states committed to meeting the goals of the Paris Climate Agreement.