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5:24 pm
Wed July 2, 2014

Officials Divided On Gloversville Charter Change Issue

  

Gloversville residents will have an opportunity this month to offer their thoughts on a proposal that would change the city’s form of government. The plan has divided city officials.

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New York News
5:15 pm
Wed July 2, 2014

Fischer: Albany Wrong Place For Undocumented Children

A Capital Region Republican congressional candidate is disagreeing with a plan by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services that could house the children of illegal immigrants in Albany.

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New York News
12:45 pm
Wed July 2, 2014

New York Legislature Graded On Environmental Progress

Credit New York League of Conservation Voters

The New York League of Conservation Voters has issued its “Environmental Progress Report” grading the legislature on its priority issues for the recently adjourned legislative session.

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New York News
4:59 pm
Tue July 1, 2014

Clean Energy Advocates Call For Continuing Support For NY's Green Energy Programs

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As the state convened stakeholder discussions on the future of New York’s clean energy funding today, a coalition of clean energy advocates put forward its own vision of New York’s “Clean Energy Fund.”

The state is considering combining three successful programs – the Renewable Portfolio Standard or RPS, the Systems Benefit Charge, and the Energy Efficiency Portfolio Standard – into one revenue stream: the Clean Energy Fund.

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New York News
2:23 pm
Tue July 1, 2014

High Court: Albany County Cyberbullying Law Invalid

New York's highest court has ruled that a local cyberbullying law in Albany County violates Constitutional free speech protections.

Tuesday’s  Court of Appeals ruling involves the case of a high school student who anonymously posted photographs of fellow students on Facebook along with personal details and offensive descriptions of their supposed sexual beahvior.

The teen was charged with violating  a 2010 county law prohibiting cyberbullying.

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New York News
1:39 pm
Mon June 30, 2014

NY Casino Applications Due Today

Credit WAMC composite photo by Dave Lucas

It's "casino crunch time." Today is the deadline for developers to submit their casino proposals to the New York State Gaming Commission.

David Brain is president and CEO of EPR properties ... heard in the recorded version of this article in an excerpt from a promotional video for Adelaar, one of two casinos proposed for Sullivan County. Mohegan Sun is behind the other project in the town of Thompson at the former Concord Resort.

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New York News
10:40 am
Mon June 30, 2014

Top New York Court Upholds "Home Rule" Fracking Decision

Credit Karen DeWitt

New York's top court has ruled that local officials can approve zoning laws to ban hydraulic fracturing within their borders.

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New York News
7:36 am
Mon June 30, 2014

CT Casino Operator To File Applications For NY Casino Project

The head of the Mohegan Tribal Gaming Authority says the operator of casinos in Connecticut and Pennsylvania will file applications for New York casino licenses in time for a looming deadline.

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New York News
7:09 am
Mon June 30, 2014

Clean-Up Crews Respond To An Oil Spill At The Port Of Albany

Environmental clean-up crews have responded to an oil spill at the Port of Albany after 100 gallons of oil spilled out of a rail car.

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New York News
12:20 pm
Sat June 28, 2014

GOP Senators Say Democrats Will Neglect Upstate And Long Island

New York Senator John DeFrancisco of Syracuse opposes the newly formed democratic alliance
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Senate Republicans have a new strategy in what’s shaping up to be an election battle for control of the State Senate. They say now that a group of breakaway Democrats is abandoning them and rejoining the rest of the Democrats, the Senate will be dominated by New York City liberals who won’t care about Upstate and Long Island.

The five member Independent Democratic Conference  announced it would break its nearly two year old  alliance  in ruling the  Senate with the Republicans, and plans to join  the Democrats in a coalition government after the November elections.

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