New York News
12:35 pm
Mon November 18, 2013

Cuomo's Job Performance Hits All-Time Low In Poll

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New York Governor Andrew Cuomo’s approval rating is the lowest it’s been since he’s been governor, according to a new poll. 

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New York News
3:36 pm
Mon September 30, 2013

Opposition To Gambling Amendment Heats Up


Another anti-gambling group has released a study debunking New York Governor Andrew Cuomo’s and the legislature’s claims about the benefits of permitting more casino gambling in the state.

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North Country News
12:30 pm
Thu September 5, 2013

Cuomo Advises Sheriffs Not to Choose Laws to Enforce

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New York Governor Andrew Cuomo says law enforcement officials must enforce the gun control law known as the SAFE Act enacted earlier this year. But sheriffs say the law must be reworked.

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Hudson Valley News
8:34 am
Wed August 14, 2013

Family Therapist Indicted On Sex Abuse Charges

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WHITE PLAINS – A licensed clinical social worker has been arraigned on a nine-count indictment charging him with sexual abuse in connection with two victims.

Mark Bernardini, 57, of 955 Peach Lake Road in North Salem was indicted on felony charges of criminal sexual act, and two counts of sexual abuse, as well as misdemeanors for forcible touching, endangering the welfare of a child and four counts of sexual abuse.

On May 16, it is alleged he inappropriately touched a 19-year-old woman he was counseling at his home office in North Salem.

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New York News
4:42 pm
Thu July 18, 2013

Cuomo: Build Back NY Better than Before

Launched in Albany Thursday, the New York Rising Community Construction program’s goal is to empower localities to develop and implement recovery plans after the damage done by storms Sandy, Lee and Irene, and more recently, by the severe flooding in the Mohawk Valley caused by heavy rains in late June. 

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North Country News
4:00 pm
Thu May 30, 2013

Governor Presents Tax Free Plan to Northern New York

Governor Andrew Cuomo discussing Tax Free NY at SUNY Plattsburgh
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New York Governor Andrew Cuomo is traveling across the state to build support for his Tax-Free New York initiative. This morning he was at SUNY Plattsburgh.

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North Country News
9:45 pm
Tue May 21, 2013

Cuomo, Mohawk Leaders Sign Casino Pact

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Governor Andrew Cuomo and St. Regis Mohawk tribal leaders have signed an agreement to ensure the Mohawks keep their exclusive casino territory in northern New York while paying the state $30 million in gambling proceeds that have been withheld.

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12:15 pm
Mon April 22, 2013

Board Of Elections Reform Seen As Key In Albany

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Anti-corruption proposals are proliferating in Albany, following two high-profile bribery scandals.  Some of them focus on the long-neglected State Board of Elections, which hasn’t even had an investigator on staff in over a year.

The State Board of Elections is supposed to make sure that elections run smoothly and that all the rules, including the campaign financing laws, are followed by candidates and their donors.

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New York News
10:51 am
Wed April 17, 2013

David Soares critical of funding aspect of corruption reform plan

Following a pair of ethics scandals that have gripped Albany, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo is pushing his plans for ending government corruption. Part of Cuomo’s reform package includes ending the practice of cross-endorsing candidates, but Albany County District Attorney David Soares says passing laws without funding to fight corruption won’t work.

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Hudson Valley News
8:56 am
Tue April 16, 2013

Monroe town supervisor in Boston as explosions rock the city

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BOSTON – Two explosive devices went off near the finish line of the Boston Marathon on Monday afternoon while other undetonated devices were located elsewhere along the route.

Three people were killed and over 140 were injured, some critically.

Town of Monroe Supervisor Sandy Leonard was at the Marathon.   Her son, who lives in Boston, ran in the iconic race.

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