New York military officials say about 1,750 state National Guard technicians have started furloughs of one day a week without pay because of federal cost-cutting.
The Division of Naval and Military Affairs says the workers are civilian Department of Defense employees. The furloughs started Monday and will run through the end of September.
That's expected to save about $4.5 million under the cuts ordered by Congress.
The National Guard says it expects furloughs for 57,500 federal technicians and federal employees nationally.
Contingent of New York National Guard soldiers has been sent to the Mohawk Valley to help with the recovery from the past week's flooding.
State military officials say about 180 engineers with heavy equipment and 50 military police were getting to work Wednesday with residents and businesses to clean up and repair flood damage.
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.