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8:57 am
Mon July 14, 2014

Former Secretary Of State Hillary Clinton In Saratoga Springs July 29th

Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton will be in Saratoga Springs, New York on July 29th for a book signing. The former New York Senator will sign her memoir Hard Choices, according to The Saratogian. Tickets are available on a first-come, first-serve basis at the Northshire Bookstore starting at 10 a.m. Monday.

New York News
7:24 pm
Sun July 13, 2014

Schumer: Highway Funding Row Would Delay Project

U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer says dozens of highway projects in New York state would be delayed if Congress can't reach an agreement on federal highway funding. 

The Democrat said last week that the state would be forced to either put off projects or pay for them without federal assistance if lawmakers don't replenish the federal highway trust fund.

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New York News
12:15 pm
Sat July 12, 2014

Advocates, Tipped Workers, Seek Pay Increase from Cuomo Wage Board

Advocates for a higher minimum wage are urging for better wages for workers who rely on tips.
Credit nynow.org

Advocates for a higher minimum wage are urging for better wages for workers who rely on tips. New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has promised to create a committee to consider raising the minimum rate for the workers, and the groups say they have evidence that an increase is needed.

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New York News
6:30 pm
Fri July 11, 2014

EPA Grant Will Help Assess Brownfields In Glens Falls Region

Earlier this week, the Glens Falls Common Council accepted terms as a lead agency on a federal grant through the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to help communities assess contaminated lands for redevelopment.

The $600,000 Regional Risk Assessment grant is aimed at assessing brownfield sites affected by hazardous materials or petroleum. Glens Falls joins South Glens Fall, Moreau, Corinth, Hadley, and Chester in this effort.

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New York News
1:43 pm
Fri July 11, 2014

Forum Will Address Heroin Addiction In Warren And Washington Counties

A recent traffic stop that led to two arrests for heroin possession in Washington County, New York, near the Vermont border is bringing attention to an ongoing issue of the transport of illegal drugs over state lines.

A traffic stop by state troopers early Tuesday on Route 149, west of the Village of Fort Ann, led to two arrests on charges of heroin possession with intent to sell.

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New York News
6:10 pm
Thu July 10, 2014

NY Representatives Praise Bipartisan Workforce Training Bill

Credit Phil Roeder/Flickr

New York Congressional representatives are praising efforts in the House to pass a bill focused on strengthening local workforce training programs. The bill that would allow federal dollars to enhance existing programs passed with wide bi-partisan support. 

In a 415-6 vote, Congress recently passed the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act.

A version in the Senate was also approved 95-3, and the bill is headed to the president’s desk.

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New York News
6:06 pm
Thu July 10, 2014

Health Care Professionals Opposed To Fracking Urge Cuomo Adm. To Look At More Research

Credit Dr. Sandra Steingraber, Ithaca College

A group of health care professionals are seeking a meeting with Governor Cuomo’s health department, saying they have compiled a compendium of new and on going research that highlights numerous health risks associated with hydro fracking.

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New York News
12:21 pm
Thu July 10, 2014

Invasive Plant Found Along Lake George

Black Swallow-wort
Credit Lake George Association

Advocates for Lake George are taking steps to monitor and prevent the spread of an invasive species along the lakeshore that could threaten native butterfly populations. 

Kristen Rohne, Education Coordinatior for the Lake George Association, said while her organization was checking on a native-plant buffer garden at the Rainbow Beach Homeowners Association in the Town of Bolton, a homeowner asked her team to take a closer look at a plant he hadn’t seen before, growing along the shoreline.

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New York News
6:10 pm
Wed July 9, 2014

LG Candidate Hochul Keeps A Low Profile

Credit Matt Ryan, New York Now

Governor Cuomo’s running mate, Lieutenant Governor Nominee Kathy Hochul, is keeping an unusually low profile during the first months of the election campaign. The lack of public campaigning by Hochul is starting to raise some questions.

Kathy Hochul, a former one term Congresswoman and former Erie County Clerk, appeared with Governor Cuomo at the Democratic State Convention in May, one day after she was chosen to run as Lieutenant Governor.

Hochul promised the audience that she would  “carry our message of hope and optimism across this great state”.

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New York News
5:07 pm
Wed July 9, 2014

Cuomo Primary Challenger Predicts She Will Have 3 Times The Required Petition Signatures

Democratic Primary challenger Zephyr Teachout says she expects to have over 40,000 petition signatures
Credit www.capitalnewyork.com

The Democratic Primary challenger to Governor Andrew Cuomo , Zephyr Teachout, expects to file more than 40,000 signatures late Thursday to obtain a place on the ballot for the September voting.

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