Three mothers from Flint, Michigan, a city dealing with toxic, lead-contaminated tap water, shared a gymnasium with local residents at St. Mary’s Academy in Hoosick Falls, where water has been tainted with the carcinogen PFOA.
U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara of New York’s Southern District returned to Albany Thursday for the first time since his office announced charges against several high-profile New York officials and developers last month. Bharara, whose office also successfully prosecuted former state Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver and Senate Majority Leader Dean Skelos on corruption charges, spoke at an evening forum at the College of St. Rose.
A stretch of highway from the Albany County line to the Warren County line has been designated in honor of naval veterans. The stretch of Route 9 that runs through Saratoga County was designated Thursday as the "United States Submarine Veterans Memorial Highway-Saratoga County."
Some environmental groups say New York Governor Andrew Cuomo’s administration should reconsider an $8 billion bailout of three upstate nuclear power plants. They say the cost will be passed on to ratepayers.
Coffee and bagels were provided to students and guests Wednesday morning at the TEC-SMART Campus in Malta, where high schoolers get a jumpstart on a career through the Clean Tech Early College High School program.
A potential raise for New York state lawmakers has become a campaign issue in this fall's elections, with many challengers saying lawmakers don't deserve more money following a wave of corruption arrests.
The scandal over Governor Andrew Cuomo’s economic development programs has led to more scrutiny of whether the projects are the best way to improve the New York’s economy, and some watchdog groups are asking questions.
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo says much of the responsibility for the alleged corruption scandal touching his administration is on the state university system, specifically SUNY Polytechnic Institute, which oversaw many of the contracts. But reform groups say the governor is not telling the whole story.
U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer is calling on the Nuclear Regulatory Commission to overhaul its licensing protocol for obtaining radioactive materials, citing a recent report that a fictitious company got a license for enough material for a dirty bomb.
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo is distancing himself from the corruption scandal within his administration and placing the blame on others. But some say Cuomo might be better off making some changes instead.
It’s looking less likely that state lawmakers will be getting a long awaited pay raise next year. A commission designed to take politics out of the issue is now coming under political pressure not to grant the salary increase.
Last week, U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara unsealed a 79-page criminal complaint against three members of New York Governor Andrew Cuomo’s inner circle and six other individuals. The multiple counts of alleged extortion, fraud, and bribery have reignited the debate over ethics reform in Albany. During a visit to Plattsburgh on Tuesday, state Assembly Majority Leader Democrat Joe Morelle said he and other legislators are disturbed by the latest indictments.
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo is making some changes to prevent any future bid-rigging in some of his major economic development projects. But critics on both the left and the right say the governor is failing to address the bigger picture, whether the $8.6 billion worth of programs are an effective use of public monies.
A new study from the University at Albany found that African American men are designated as sex offenders nearly twice as often as white men in the U.S. In fact, 1 percent of African American men are registered sex offenders. The study entitled "Punishing Sex: Sex Offenders And The Missing Punitive Turn In Sexuality Studies" was authored by UAlbany assistant professor of sociology Trevor Hoppe.
A Navy pilot who grew up and attended school in the Glens Falls-Queensbury area will be back hime this week speaking with students, community members and elected officials about the fight against ISIS. Captain David Little, whose mother is state Senator Betty Little, is the commander of Carrier Air Wing Seven, assigned to the aircraft carrier U.S.S. Harry Truman.