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A Saratoga County couple has been arrested on charges related to allegedly repeatedly sexually abusing two children.

Dr. Kyle Kingsley Among Medical Marijuana Hopefuls

Jul 15, 2015

Despite complaints by some about a lack of public involvement and transparency in the process, New York is expected to soon issue licenses for medical marijuana operations in the state under the compassionate care act that allows use of the drug for certain medical conditions. One of the 43 applicants vying for five licenses to produce and distribute medical marijuana is Empire State Health Solutions, which has plans for a growing operation in Fulton County. Dr. Kyle Kingsley is with Empire State Health, whose sister company recently set up shop in Minnesota.

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With primary season on the horizon, Capital Region leaders of the Civil Service Employees Association union endorsed candidates for key Albany County offices on Tuesday.

Challenges Await For New State Ed Commissioner

Jul 14, 2015
Karen DeWitt

New York's new education commissioner has been on the job just over a week, and she’s been traveling the state on a listening tour to reach out to teachers, school boards and others who’ve been buffeted by an intense political climate during the most recent legislative session.  Commissioner Mary Ellen Elia attended a meeting of the Rural Schools Association in Cooperstown Monday.

A federal prosecutor says a prominent New York state lawmaker lied repeatedly to the FBI about arranging a lucrative job for his son.

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Echoing a theme that he has championed for years, New York State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman was at the Plattsburgh office of the Legal Aid Society Monday to highlight state programs that help homeowners at risk of losing their homes. 

Karen DeWitt

    

The state’s new education commissioner, in her first address since beginning the job just over one week ago, told the rural schools association, meeting in Cooperstown, that she intends to be more inclusive to teachers in New York.

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New York's district attorneys say Gov. Andrew Cuomo's appointment of a special prosecutor to investigate the deaths of unarmed civilians at the hands of police is "gravely flawed."

As part of Saratoga Springs’s Centennial Celebration, fans will be able to experience a day at the races free of charge this August.

Construction at the site of a proposed $425 million casino in the Finger Lakes has been suspended after an appeals court voided its local approval plan.

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