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The company that purchased the IBM microchip plants in Vermont and New York is offering voluntary buyouts to many employees in response to a downturn in the industry.

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Motorists planning to use one of the bridges spanning the Hudson River north of New York City can expect traffic delays late Saturday morning as two of the span's anniversaries are commemorated.

Efforts to recycle tons of food waste in Connecticut are taking shape. State officials have granted the first permit for a new anaerobic digestion facility in Bridgeport. It comes four years after state legislators required certain commercial operations to recycle the material.

Three other proposed anaerobic digestion centers are currently in different stages of state permitting. There are currently three commercial composting facilities.

Gov. Dannel P. Malloy says the state Labor Department has recovered more than $6.1 million in wages due to workers in the state during the fiscal year ending June 30.

Police say a 49-year-old man has died after he went overboard from a sailboat near the Tappan Zee Bridge.

A woman's body has been pulled from a pond in New Hartford.

Massachusetts Democratic leaders are welcoming a special guest at their annual Labor Day breakfast in Boston — President Barack Obama.

State officials are urging extra caution for people setting bonfires around an Adirondack lake this weekend.

Police say a 55-year-old woman found dead in the basement of a Schenectady apartment house was the victim of a homicide.

An ex-chairman of New York's short-lived Moreland anti-corruption commission says it has altered scandal-scarred Albany's landscape despite its early shutdown.