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The call for a $15-an-hour minimum wage has been sweeping New York and the nation, but not everyone is on board.

As the search for two escaped murderers continues, searchers are scouring an area mere miles from the maximum security Clinton Correctional facility.  As WAMC’s North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley reports, state representatives are monitoring the manhunt and expect an intensive review once Richard Matt and David Sweat are captured.

DA: Mitchell Gave Escapees Contraband

Jun 12, 2015

A prosecutor says a prison employee provided contraband to the two murderers who cut their way out of a maximum-security prison in northern New York last weekend.


The New York Assembly has approved a bill that would install a state monitor at the troubled East Ramapo school district.

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The massive manhunt in upstate New York continues. Today’s search for two convicted murderers who escaped from the Clinton Correctional facility focused on a rural area a few miles from the prison.

In a city with exponential development and a strong downtown identity, conversation around a proposed parking garage in Saratoga Springs continues as a group of concerned citizens has organized a public forum on the project this weekend.

Alan Chartock is joined by New York State Assembly Minority Leader Brian Kolb.

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The search for fugitives Richard Matt and David Sweat intensified overnight as law enforcement focused on a rural area about a mile and a half from the Clinton Correctional prison in upstate New York.  The heightened activity came hours after the New York and Vermont governors announced joint endeavors to catch the duo.

2015 Preakness Stakes / Maryland GovPics/Wikimedia Commons

Triple Crown winner American Pharoah has dominated headlines and adorned magazine covers since his historic win at Belmont last weekend. With the meet at Saratoga just weeks away, the win is generating buzz throughout town.

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Sheriffs from three upstate counties are pushing for an online emergency response program to be used in schools across New York.