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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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New England News
9:30 am
Sat June 28, 2014

New York No. 2 In US For Maple Syrup Production

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New York State has edged out Maine to keep its spot as the nation's second biggest producer of maple syrup.

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New York News
4:57 pm
Fri June 27, 2014

Glens Falls Seeks Sale Of Civic Center

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Officials in Glens Falls have announced plans to sell the longtime city-owned arena.

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New York News
3:11 pm
Fri June 27, 2014

"From Physics To Fish": Jefferson Project Maps Lake George

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Researchers on Lake George have just completed the first stage in mapping and understanding one of the region’s most important resources.

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New York News
8:10 am
Fri June 27, 2014

Temporary Housing In Albany For Illegal Immigrants Being Considered

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WRBG-TV reports the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services is assessing a potential site in Albany to process children from Central America who cross the border illegally. Western New York Republican Congressman Chris Collins’ office said the Obama administration is looking into the old Kenwood Academy and Convent, off Southern Boulevard, to house the undocumented children. Federal officials are also looking at using the former Walmart in the Town of Sweden, near Brockport as additional temporary housing. The issue has been debated fiercely in recent weeks.

New York News
11:15 pm
Thu June 26, 2014

NY Board Approves Tappan Zee Bridge Funding Plan

New Tappan Zee bridge
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A New York state board has approved Governor Andrew Cuomo's plan to use $511 million in loans from a clean water fund to help finance the new Tappan Zee Bridge.

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New York News
6:57 pm
Thu June 26, 2014

Republican AG Hopeful Stops By Troy

GOP candidate for NY Attorney General John Cahill
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The Republican candidate for New York attorney general John Cahill was in Rensselaer County Thursday afternoon.

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New York News
6:20 pm
Thu June 26, 2014

Amsterdam To Host Pro-Casino Rally

A parade is planned in the City of Amsterdam next week in support of casino development. Organizers hope the event will improve Montgomery County’s chances of receiving a Capital Region casino.

The casino proposal picture in Montgomery County has been a rollercoaster in the last several days.

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New York News
6:06 pm
Thu June 26, 2014

Sen. Klein: IDC Will Maintain Its Independence

New York State Senate Independent Conference Leader Jeff Klein says even though his group now plans to realign with the Democrats in the Senate, he won’t rule out working with Republicans in the future.

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