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6:30 pm
Thu July 24, 2014

USDA Creates Rural Development Investment Fund

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Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack has announced the creation of a new U.S. Rural Infrastructure Opportunity Fund that will allow private entities to invest in rural infrastructure projects.

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New York News
3:56 pm
Thu July 24, 2014

DiNapoli: Civic Center Burden On Glens Falls

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New York State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli was joined by local officials in Glens Falls today to unveil a new report that shows looming fiscal stress on the upstate city.

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New York News
12:30 pm
Thu July 24, 2014

Director Troy Waffner: 168th New York State Fair

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The 168th edition of the New York State Fair begins in 28 days. The annual tradition in Syracuse attracts nearly a million visitors from all over the state and the region. This year the state fair will run for 12 days, from August 21-September 1. For an update on the event we spoke today with the acting Director of the New York State Fair, Troy Waffner, who says the fair maintains its agricultural foundation but has evolved over the years as well.

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New York News
12:16 pm
Thu July 24, 2014

Oil Trains Under Political Microscope

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There have been several developments this week impacting oil trains, the subject of national and local debate.

The U.S. Department of Transportation on Wednesday issued new proposed rules on tankers transporting oil including quickly phasing out the use of old DOT-111 rail cars for moving crude oil and other hazardous liquids. The rules would include new operational requirements to lower operating speeds and enhance braking capabilities for high-hazard flammable trains. 

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New York News
9:00 pm
Wed July 23, 2014

Lake George Mayor Will Run For 12th Term

At 78-years old, Mayor Robert Blais is currently the second-longest serving mayor in New York. He has held office for 43 years, since being elected in  1971.

The Glens Falls Post-Star reports Blais  is uncertain about whether he’d want to complete another full four-year-term, but said ,“Right now, I’m in a frame of mind that I’d like to continue.”

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New York News
6:10 pm
Wed July 23, 2014

Cuomo Rivals Demand Response On Moreland Commission

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One of New York Governor Andrew Cuomo’ s political opponents is calling on Governor Cuomo to hold an explanatory press conference, and  another is demanding that Cuomo to resign after an in depth account in The New York Times reports that the governor’s top staff repeatedly interfered in an ethics commission investigation.

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New York News
5:56 pm
Wed July 23, 2014

Gloversville Residents To Vote On Charter Change In November

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The Gloversville Common Council Tuesday approved a measure that would put the issue of charter change before voters this November.

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New York News
12:30 pm
Wed July 23, 2014

Gillibrand Urges EPA To Ban Microplastics

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New York Senator Kristen Gillibrand is urging federal regulators to ban microplastics, a move that state environmental advocates are hoping can move legislation forward in Albany. 

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New York News
10:02 pm
Tue July 22, 2014

Union Seeks To Intervene In Teacher Tenure Lawsuit

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The United Federation of Teachers wants to become a defendant in a New York lawsuit challenging teacher job protections.

The UFT filed a motion Tuesday seeking to intervene in the lawsuit that claims teacher tenure rules violate children's right to a good education.  The lawsuit was filed earlier this month on Staten Island by leaders of the New York City Parents Union. It names city and state education officials as defendants.

If the UFT motion is granted, the union will become an additional party to the case.    

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New York News
3:46 pm
Tue July 22, 2014

Meteorologist Garett Argianas' Evening Forecast

Meteorologist Garett Argianas delivers the evening weather forecast for Tuesday, July 22, 2014.

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