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NewsChannel 13's Paul Caiano with the Regional Weather Summary.

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Services will be held Tuesday for Fort Plain mayor Guy Barton, who died Friday after an illness.

Authorities say a man was seriously hurt in Central Park and people near the area reported hearing some kind of explosion.

A New York state assemblyman and a former U.S. ambassador to the United Nations are among four people facing fraud charges in Cambodia.

A signature job creation program created by Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo has so far generated only 408 new jobs.

Courtesy Michael Torke

Composer Michael Torke will be premiering a new piece to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Saratoga Performing Arts Center this August. The piece, titled “Unconquered,” was rehearsed for the first time this week by the Philadelphia Orchestra.  In the third part of a series on the creation of the work, Torke tells WAMC’s Southern Adirondack Bureau Chief Lucas Willard about his reaction to hearing the piece for the first time.


Montgomery County Town of Palatine supervisor Sara Niccoli has kicked off a campaign to unseat Republican George Amedore  in New York’s 46th state Senate District.  The Democrat recently sat down with WAMC's Capital Region Bureau Chief Dave Lucas.

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Republican State Senator Kathy Marchione’s office has released the results of a two-hour meeting between New York Governor Andrew Cuomo’s Director of State Operations, the Departments of Health and Environmental Conservation, and leaders from Hoosick Falls and Petersburgh — where the water is contaminated. 

Zika Mosquito

New York's Health Department says it has identified 324 cases of Zika, all associated with travel to areas where mosquitoes are known to transmit it.

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Two weeks after lawmakers left Albany, New Yorkers still have their doubts when it comes to ethics reform in the state legislature.

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The communities of Bennington and North Bennington were changed when PFOA was detected in private wells in February.

NY Senator George Amedore
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The campaign for New York’s 46th state Senate District contest has become one of the closest-watched races, ever since the district was created after the last round of redistricting.

Democrats argued the 46th was carved out specifically for then-Assemblyman George Amedore, but one of their own, Cecilia Tkaczyk, won the first two-year term. Amedore rebounded to take the seat in 2014. He's up for re-election this year and recently sat down with WAMC's Capital Region Bureau Chief Dave Lucas.

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New York state is funding the creation of six new recovery centers to help people trying to overcome heroin and opioid addiction.


New York Sen. Charles Schumer says oil companies should be required to make their crude less dangerous to transport before loading it onto trains.

State and local officials as well as contracted engineers will hold a public meeting at Bennington College at 5:30 for residents affected by the PFOA contamination found in local water supplies.

Faso Victory Photo
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Republicans have made their choice in New York’s 19th Congressional District: Former New York state Assembly Minority Leader John Faso has topped Andrew Heaney.

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Governor Andrew Cuomo announced Wednesday $10.5 million over five years will go to support six new Recovery Community and Outreach Centers.

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If you head into downtown Schenectady to see a show, chances are you’ll see the guys in red jackets helping visitors across the street or giving directions.

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Additional police officers are being deployed to airports in New York City and New Jersey after an attack at an airport in Istanbul, Turkey. The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey said Tuesday that travelers should expect to see officers with tactical weapons patrolling at New York's John F. Kennedy and LaGuardia airports and at New Jersey's Newark International Airport.

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Nearly 1,600 cities, counties and villages throughout New York will share in $100 million in new state funding for road projects.

WRVO's Payne Horning On NY-22 Primary

Jun 28, 2016

Among the more closely watched primary races today in New York is the election for the GOP nomination for the 22nd House district, which includes portions of central New York, the Mohawk Valley, and the Southern Tier. There are three candidates: Assemblywoman Claudia Tenney, who ran two years ago but lost to the incumbent in the primary; Cazenovia business owner Steven Wells; and George Phillips, a teacher from Binghamton. Payne Horning is a reporter for public radio station WRVO in Oswego and has been watching the campaign.

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo riding a motorcycle.
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New York Governor Andrew Cuomo is trying to focus on positive actions in his public events in recent days as a federal investigation into his administration’s economic development programs continues.

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Former Assemblyman John Faso and 2014 gubernatorial candidate Zephyr Teachout hold commanding leads in a new Time Warner-Siena College poll released on the eve of New York's 19th district Congressional primary.

The New York attorney general's office plans to operate a complaint hotline to address voter problems in Tuesday's congressional primaries.

Speaking before Sunday’s New York City Pride March, Governor Andrew Cuomo appeared with LGBTQ rights advocates announcing the state will erect a memorial in tribute to victims of the Orlando nightclub attack and other hate crimes.

The Democratic governor said the state will appoint a commission to oversee the project.

Bernie Sanders speaks at the Egg in Albany
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Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders, made the second stop in his ‘Where Do We Go From Here’ tour in Albany Friday afternoon, where he told a small but loyal group of supporters that he’ll fight to get key items into the national Democratic Party platform, including a nationwide $15 minimum wage, and has been in talks with Hillary Clinton’s campaign over a greater focus on progressive issues.

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Canajoharie, in New York’s Mohawk Valley, is home to an enormous eyesore that once served as its economic engine. The shuttered Beech-Nut plant employed thousands throughout the 20th Century. Now, local officials are hoping to reclaim the site and redevelop it. A Washington, D.C.-based architectural organization took a tour with the hope that it can offer new ideas for the old factory. WAMC’s Southern Adirondack Bureau Chief Lucas Willard went along.

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Upstate New York will go another year without ride-sharing services like Uber and Lyft. A bill to regulate the industry could not clear a legislative hurdle before the end of the 2016 legislative session.

  Some Homeless advocates are dismayed by what they say is Governor Cuomo’s failure at the end of the legislative session to follow through with promises to fund five years worth of new supportive housing and other services for the homeless. Their complaints come as the State Comptroller issues a scathing report on the state of homeless shelters across New York. 

Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand is calling on federal regulators to use new powers under the toxic substances reform bill to determine if the industrial chemical PFOA should be restricted or banned.