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8:43 am
Sat January 31, 2015

New York Train Rider Contracts Measles

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Health officials say a New York college student who now has measles recently traveled across the state on a train. So they want to make people aware while noting that most New Yorkers have been vaccinated against the disease.

The state Health Department said Friday that the Bard College student took a 1:20 p.m. Amtrak train from New York City's Penn Station to Albany and then to Niagara Falls this past Sunday.

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6:11 am
Sat January 31, 2015

Silver Resigns As Assembly Speaker

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Sheldon Silver, the longtime speaker of the New York state Assembly, has resigned following federal charges that he took nearly $4 million in kickbacks.

Silver spokesman Michael Whyland says Friday that Silver filed a letter saying his resignation as Assembly leader will take effect at 11:59 p.m. Monday.

The 70-year-old Manhattan Democrat had already announced that he would relinquish the position he held for 21 years after he was arrested last week on federal corruption charges. He denies the charges and intends to hold on to his seat in the Assembly.

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5:08 pm
Fri January 30, 2015

Warren County Leaders Give Economic Forecast

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Public officials and members of the business community from Saratoga, Washington, and Warren counties gathered in Queensbury to get an economic forecast for the region.

At the annual breakfast hosted by EDC Warren County Friday a panel of business leaders discussed the challenges they faced in 2014 and their outlooks for the new year.

Although the economy is improving locally and nationally, the panelists talked about how their industries must become more collaborative and flexible.

Kristine Duffy is president of SUNY Adirondack…

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New York News
4:24 pm
Fri January 30, 2015

Flames Leaving Glens Falls, New Team On The Way

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Glens Falls is losing its professional hockey team after only one season. But there is a silver lining — another team will skate at the City Center next fall.

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New York News
2:52 pm
Fri January 30, 2015

Wage Board: Raise Tipped Wage

A state board in New York has recommended an increase in the hourly wage paid to restaurant servers and other tipped workers.

The Wage Board voted Friday in favor of raising the so-called tipped wage from $5 to $7.50 an hour at year's end. Servers would be paid a dollar less if they make significantly more than the minimum wage when tips are factored in.

The law allows employers to pay tipped workers less than the minimum wage if gratuities make up the difference.

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1:58 pm
Fri January 30, 2015

Morelle Out Of Speaker's Race, Supporting Heastie

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The race to replace the disgraced New York Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver seems all but over, with the Assembly’s Majority Leader Joe Morelle ending his bid for the job and throwing his support to Bronx power broker Carl Heastie on Friday.

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12:49 pm
Fri January 30, 2015

Dean Skelos Under Investigation?

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A week after the New York State Assembly Speaker wound up in handcuffs, a report today suggests the Senate Majority Leader could be next.

The writing may have been on the wall for years, but it was largely ignored, until U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara began looking into money New York legislators make while "moonlighting." Governor Andrew Cuomo may have unintentionally let the genie out of the bottle when he shut the Moreland Commission down and Bharara picked up the ball.

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New York News
6:51 am
Fri January 30, 2015

Assemblyman Joseph Lentol Drops Candidacy To Back Carl Heastie

Assemblyman Joseph Lentol, a longtime legislator from Brooklyn, has dropped his candidacy to become the new leader of the state Assembly, reducing the field to three.

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New York News
6:00 am
Fri January 30, 2015

Opera Saratoga To Host Town Hall Meeting

Opera fans in Saratoga Springs will have the ability to ask questions and hear about the future of one particular arts organization this weekend.

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5:43 am
Fri January 30, 2015

NYS Senate Majority Leader Calls Report Of Federal Investigation "Irresponsible"

WNBC-NY is reporting that New York Senate Majority Leader Dean Skelos is under federal investigation.

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