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It was a long road to the first legal medical marijuana harvest in New York this week.

A local brewery is making another push on social media to "free the moose" as it fights a legal battle brought on by a different brewery in Canada.

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A convicted killer serving life behind bars when he staged a daring escape from a maximum-security prison is due in court to answer his latest criminal charges.

Governor Cuomo says he won’t allow a natural gas transfer station to be built off of the coast of Long Island, saying  there are too many concerns, including damage form future hurricanes, and potential terrorism. 

The Port Ambrose transfer station was to be built off of  the beaches of Long Island, and would have allowed tanker ships to load up with liquefied natural gas, then distribute the gas into pipelines on the main land.

Cuomo made the announcement to an enthusiastic crowd of Long Island officials and activists.

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Federal regulators have approved General Electric's plan to dismantle a Hudson River PCB cleanup plant used during six years of dredging, which concluded this fall.

Federal prosecutors say they will not seek prison time for a New York state senator convicted of lying to the FBI about arranging a high-paying job for his son because the former lawmaker is terminally ill.

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New York will give patients with certain serious illnesses faster access to medical marijuana as the state works out the details of its full medical cannabis program.


Company officials at daily fantasy sports website FanDuel have vowed to keep their New York operations running after the state's top lawman told them to stop.

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A new space under construction in Troy promises to be upstate New York's first incubator aimed at developing startups in the creative economy.

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At a crowded meeting last night in Saratoga Springs, local residents and members of the city council heard presentations on two competing designs for a downtown parking garage.