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4:55 pm
Thu March 12, 2015

Prepare For Cyber 9-1-1

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Brace for a "Cyber Nine Eleven" -  that warning comes from Benjamin Lawsky, New York State’s top bank and insurance regulator.

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3:39 pm
Thu March 12, 2015

SUNY: We Need More State Aid / Investment

Chancellor Zimpher, Chairman McCall and Ambassador Spielvogel at Invest in SUNY press conference
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A delegation of State University of New York trustees and leaders are calling for increased state investment in SUNY.   

SUNY campus presidents in every region of the state have been holding press events in recent weeks, asking the legislature to “Invest in SUNY” as the system campaigns for the establishment of a SUNY Investment Fund and extension NYSUNY 2020 legislation in the budget.

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New York News
1:56 pm
Thu March 12, 2015

Ahead Of Hearing, Skidmore Students Speak Out Against Sexual Violence

Ahead of a scheduled readmission hearing for a student sanctioned by Skidmore College for violating the campus’ policy on sexual misconduct, the national debate over campus sexual assault has found new voices among students in Saratoga Springs.

The issue of reporting campus sexual and gender-based misconduct has been at the forefront lately. In New York, Governor Andrew Cuomo is asking private colleges and universities to adopt uniform assault reporting procedures. U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand is leading a charge nationally to combat campus sexual assault and violence.

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New York News
5:19 pm
Wed March 11, 2015

Director Of Hyde Collection Will Step Down In May

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Hyde Collection director Charles Guerin will leave the Glens Falls museum on May 1st for a position as Executive Director of the Biggs Museum of American Art in Dover, Delaware.

Guerin joined the Hyde in 2013. He worked to expand the museum’s permanent collection including a major collection of American photography and a collection of 19th century French works.

Guerin said the Hyde is a “gem of an institution” and that he is honored to have been its director.

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New York News
5:03 pm
Wed March 11, 2015

Amsterdam Health Center Brings Care To The Underserved

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A new primary care center in Amsterdam aims to provide services to the city’s underserved populations. 

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New York News
4:43 pm
Wed March 11, 2015

Public School Advocates Rally At NYS Capitol

Hundreds of public school students and parents have rallied at the New York state Capitol to urge lawmakers to boost school funding and reject Gov. Andrew Cuomo's education reforms.

Cuomo has suggested $1.1 billion in additional education spending — but only if lawmakers agree to implement tougher tenure rules, teacher evaluations more reliant on student test performance and the authorization of more charter schools.

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4:38 pm
Wed March 11, 2015

Track Sues Over Selection Of Nearby Casino In Finger Lakes

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A Finger Lakes thoroughbred racetrack with video lottery terminals has filed a lawsuit against New York officials for selecting a nearby casino they claim will siphon off customers.

The Finger Lakes Gaming and Racetrack filed a lawsuit against the state board that in December selected Lago Resort & Casino just off the Thruway in the Town of Tyre as one of three recommended sites for an upstate casino. Lago's developers also were named in the lawsuit filed last Friday in Albany.

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New York News
2:28 pm
Wed March 11, 2015

Heastie Frustrated Over Cuomo's Budget Links

Speaker Heastie discusses his frustration over Governor Cuomo's budget in an interview with Karen DeWitt.

Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie gave his first broadcast interview to public radio and television. In it, he expressed his frustrations over New York Governor Andrew Cuomo’s decision to link numerous unrelated items to the state budget.

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New York News
12:40 pm
Wed March 11, 2015

From Community Gardens To Capital Roots

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What began four decades ago as simple garden plots in city neighborhoods has grown into an organization that now not only grows fresh food, but delivers it to people in urban neighborhoods, and also provides nutritional information for young people. To reflect their growth, Capital District Community Gardens recently changed its name to Capital Roots. Amy Klein is the Executive Director.

New York News
6:06 pm
Tue March 10, 2015

One House Budget Bills Reject Some Of Cuomo's Proposals, Add New Ones

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  The next step in the state budget dance, both houses have released their versions of a state spending plan. The Senate and Assembly each increase education well above Governor Cuomo’s proposed level, and each leave key elements of the governor’s plan out.

Both the Assembly and the Senate significantly increase school aid spending from Governor Cuomo’s budget, with the Assembly recommending a $1.8 billion increase, and the Senate prosing $1.9 billion more.

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