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The Lake George Village Board is calling for Warren County supervisors to repeal legislation allowing the sale of small fireworks.

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State Police Troop T is ramping up its patrols in construction zones on the New York State Thruway.

Some state colleges and universities are adding graduate programs and changing their names to attract more students — and precious out-of-state tuition dollars.

The race for the last upstate casino license has just one runner — a blunt-talking real estate tycoon trying his luck for a second time in New York.

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Roger Rees, the Tony Award-winning Welsh-born actor and director who appeared on TV's "The West Wing" and was a mainstay on Broadway playing Gomez in "The Addams Family" and Chita Rivera's doomed lover in "The Visit," has died. He was 71.

Connecticut's Department of Correction says it is closing part of a prison in Bridgeport in response to a decline in the inmate population.

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New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo's office says a moratorium on Internet sales of ammunition won't be lifted under a deal with state Senate Republicans that modifies gun control laws enacted after the 2012 Connecticut school massacre.

Cuomo spokesman Rich Azzopardi says Saturday that Republican Sen. James Seward, a critic of the so-called "SAFE Act," was "mistaken" when he said Friday the ban was part of the agreement that suspends development of a database for checking the backgrounds of ammunition buyers.

For the first time, Connecticut Governor Dannel Malloy could face a real threat of one of his vetoes being overridden by fellow Democrats in the General Assembly.

A Pulitzer Prize-winning poet and longtime English professor at the University of Massachusetts-Amherst has died. James Tate was 71.

Governor Charlie Baker filed a bill Thursday that calls for the purchase of hydroelectric power by Massachusetts utilities.