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4:13 pm
Wed June 4, 2014

All Bets Are Off E23: All Eyes Are On East Greenbush

"What was presented is not possible." ~ Mayor Kathy Sheehan
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In a hastily-called Wednesday afternoon press conference at City Hall, Albany mayor Kathy Sheehan announced the proposal for A casino that would have been built at Exit 23 of the NYS Thruway had come to halt.  Sheehan said the so-called "E23 project" was, in the developers opinion, not financially viable, and the developer is looking at Rensselaer - where will be a town board public hearing at Genet Elementary School at 7 p.m. and public comment will be heard regarding the proposed "East Greenbush Casino" that has the backing of Saratoga Casino and Raceway.

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New York News
3:52 pm
Wed June 4, 2014

Meteorologist Garett Argianas' Evening Forecast

Meteorologist Garett Argianas delivers the evening weather forecast for Wednesday, June 4, 2014.

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New York News
3:20 pm
Wed June 4, 2014

Democrat Challenges Republican State Senator Marchione

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A Democratic challenger has stepped forward to run against Halfmoon Republican New York State Senator Kathy Marchione.

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New York News
12:10 pm
Wed June 4, 2014

Upstate NY Questions Cuomo's Alliance With WFP

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The fallout from Governor Cuomo’s new alliance with the progressive Working Families Party continues at the Capitol, with those who say they represent upstate interests dismayed at the development.

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Capital Region News
5:00 am
Wed June 4, 2014

NYS Comptroller Issues Albany City Financial Report

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  State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli released a report concerning the financial condition of the City of Albany. 

The report shows - that Albany has a high level of poverty - and unable to collect taxes on 59 percent of the properties which are tax-exempt, plus 17 percent of other city properties that are vacant.  Mayor Kathy Sheehan warns Albany faces a $16 million budget shortfall this year

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New York News
5:18 pm
Tue June 3, 2014

Senate Democratic Leader Talked With Cuomo About Pledge

Sen. Stewart-Cousins
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New York State Senate Democratic Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins says she’s talked to Governor Andrew Cuomo about his pledge to help Democrats retake the State Senate.

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New York News
3:54 pm
Tue June 3, 2014

Meteorologist Garett Argianas' Evening Forecast

Meteorologist Garett Argianas delivers the evening weather forecast for Tuesday, June 3, 2014.

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New York News
3:45 pm
Tue June 3, 2014

Gillibrand, Tonko Tour YouthBuild Project: Vow To Keep Funds Flowing

New York US Senator Kirsten Gillibrand and Congressman Paul Tonko were in Schenectady Monday, calling for continued federal funding of educational and job training programs.

The lawmakers toured a house at 843 Emmett Street that has been under renovation by Schenectady YouthBuild over the past two years. More than 80 high school students worked on the project, turning a run-down building into an energy-efficient showcase.

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New York News
1:47 pm
Tue June 3, 2014

Work Starts On Pedestrian Bridge Over Mohawk River

(AP) Work is beginning on a new pedestrian bridge over the Mohawk River in Amsterdam.

When complete, the $16.5 million Mohawk Valley Gateway Overlook bridge will connect the city's southern neighborhoods and the Erie Canalway Trail with the city's downtown north of the river.

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New York News
3:04 am
Tue June 3, 2014

New York In Group Welcoming Pollution Cuts

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New York is among nine states already cutting greenhouse gases from power plants that say proposed federal guidelines for future national reductions are welcome.

The Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative, which sets pollution caps and requires using or buying credits to exceed them, says its states collectively have reduced carbon dioxide emissions from electrical generation by 40 percent since 2005.

However, the federal target by 2030 is another 44 percent cut for New York, based on 2012 pollution levels.

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