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Warren County Historical Society

An upstate New York businessman who was considered a pioneer in the amusement park industry is having his story told in a documentary film.

Matt Ryan

Questions continue about economic development practices by Governor Cuomo’s Administration, including the proposed sale of valuable piece of land from one state agency to another state entity for a dollar.

US Attorney Preet Bharara is reported to be probing  contracts awarded as part of Governor Cuomo’s Buffalo Billion project, with questions over the timing of campaign contributions to the governor, as well as criteria used to choose the vendors.

The New York Racing Association has a new board member from Saratoga Springs. As WAMC’s Southern Adirondack Bureau Chief Lucas Willard reports, local officials are praising the appointment.

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A New York City high school teacher who accidentally crashed his drone at the U.S. Open tennis tournament has been ordered to perform five days of community service.

Lucas Willard / WAMC

Saratoga Springs mayor Joanne Yepsen is running for a second two-year-term against Republican challenger John Safford. WAMC's Southern Adirondack Bureau Chief Lucas Willard speaks with the Democrat about her campaign and some of the most pressing issues facing city hall, including parking and downtown development.

To hear a conversation with John Safford, click here.

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Schenectady Mayor Gary McCarthy presented his 2016 budget Thursday. The Democratic mayor, up for re-election in November, is keeping the city tax rate flat.

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 Governor Cuomo says he’s already making  preparations in case Hurricane Joaquin hits New York full force in the coming days.

Cuomo says he’s staffing up emergency operations centers, notifying national guard offices that they might have to be deployed,  and having work crews clear any trouble spots known to be prone to flooding, even though the track of the storm is still somewhat uncertain.

Albert Bridge

The Hudson River PCB Superfund dredging project has been a success. The $2 billion dredging project removed more than 2.75 million cubic yards of contaminated sediment from the Hudson River. About 310,000 pounds of PCBs were removed from the river – more than twice what was originally estimated. The project was completed in less time than expected with less secondary impacts than predicted, such as re-suspending sediments into the water column during dredging.

Office of Governor Andrew Cuomo

Governors up and down the East Coast are warning residents to prepare for drenching storms that could cause power outages and close more roads in a region already walloped by rain.

Adirondack Shakespeare Company

The Adirondack Shakespeare Company is moving forward with two shows after a car accident injured four of its players a week before opening night. The group that is pushing on through tears with laughter shared their story with WAMC's Southern Adirondack Bureau Chief Lucas Willard.