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12:31 pm
Mon April 13, 2015

Donation Of Historic Amusement Park May Be Brought To Referendum

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In the tiny Southern Adirondack town of Caroga, residents are at odds over the donation of a former amusement park. While the town leadership is satisfied with the donation, others have taken issue with the agreement.

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4:20 pm
Sun April 12, 2015

New York Uninsured May Enroll Until April 30

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The New York health exchange says uninsured residents have until April 30 to enroll for coverage even though the open enrollment period for 2015 has ended.

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8:11 am
Sun April 12, 2015

DEP Monitors Limited 'Oil Spill' On Schoharie Reservoir

The Schoharie Reservoir is a small reservoir in the Catskill Mountains of New York State that was created to be one of 19 reservoirs that supplies New York City with water.
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  Officials are monitoring a possible oil spill on the Schoharie Reservoir.  The New York City Department of Environmental Protection says the apparent spill was spotted last Monday afternoon in a 50-foot-wide section of water downshore from the mouth of the Shandaken Tunnel, where water from the reservoir flows to New York City.  The DEP blocked it off with absorbent booms.

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7:37 am
Sat April 11, 2015

Aunt Of Slain Child Found Guilty Of Neglect

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Brenda VanAlstyne, aunt of slain 5-year-old Kenneth White, was found guilty of neglecting White's two young sisters, ages 4 and 5. The judge ruled one of the victims was physically abused.

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4:02 am
Sat April 11, 2015

'Toxic Toy' Bill Gets Another Push In NY, Industry Objects

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Legislation to ban the use of certain chemicals in toys may get another chance in New York state before lawmakers adjourn in June.

The measure would require manufacturers to phase out the use of chemicals deemed harmful, such as benzene, mercury and cobalt.

The bill passed the Assembly last year but didn't get a vote in the Senate. Republican Sen. Phil Boyle and Democratic Assemblyman Steve Englebright have reintroduced the measure this year.

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5:07 pm
Fri April 10, 2015

Schumer Says Clinton Would "Be A Great Candidate"

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Hillary Rodham Clinton is expected to make an announcement regarding her plans for 2016 on Sunday.

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12:27 pm
Fri April 10, 2015

White House Calls For End To 'Conversion Therapy'; LGBT Conference Kicks Off At UAlbany

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This week the White House announced opposition to so-called "conversion therapy." The disclosure coincides with the 20th annual Northeast LGBT College Conference set for tonight at the University at Albany.

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7:59 pm
Thu April 9, 2015

Report: Women In Albany Out-Earn Men

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When it comes to bringing home the bacon, some women in the Capital Region are doing it better than men –  

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6:19 pm
Thu April 9, 2015

Schumer: Feds Have 1 Inspector For 3000 NY RR Bridges

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U.S. Senator Charles Schumer launched his push to increase the number of federal railroad bridge safety specialists nationwide today. It’s the latest chapter in what has become a months-long effort to cut down on the dangers of shipping oil.

Schumer revealed that there are currently just seven specialists overseeing audits for the Federal Railroad Administration. Less than 1 percent of the 70,000 to 100,000 privately-owned train bridges nationwide are audited in any given year. It would take 100 years, at that rate, to audit all of the bridges.

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6:14 pm
Thu April 9, 2015

NYRA Reorganization Delay Creates Headaches For Some In Saratoga County

As part of New York’s new budget, the embattled New York Racing Association, currently controlled by a state-appointed board of directors, has had its reorganization deadline pushed back another year. Now officials who had looked forward to the re-privatization of the organization are expressing their concerns.

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