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4:22 pm
Mon November 24, 2014

Storm On Menu For Some Thanksgiving Travelers

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Getting over the river and through the woods could prove challenging for some Thanksgiving travelers. A Nor'easter is going to develop Wednesday along the East Coast just as millions of travelers are heading to their holiday destinations.

Jeff Masters, chief meteorologist for Weather Underground, says the storm should bring rain to many coastal cities, but up to a foot of snow is expected to fall inland and at higher elevations.

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New York News
4:13 pm
Mon November 24, 2014

Cuomo Cites Agency Gains For Disabled In Veto

Governor Andrew Cuomo has vetoed legislation intended to clear what one lawmaker said in June was a waiting list of 12,000 disabled individuals who needed services or housing.

Cuomo says the Office for People with Developmental Disabilities keeps improving its process, that the legislation largely duplicates what's happening, and the issue should have been addressed in the budget.

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New York News
4:09 pm
Mon November 24, 2014

NY Casino Decision Expected December 17

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A decision on where up to four casinos will be located in upstate New York is expected to be announced December 17, the date a board reviewing casino applications is expected to meet for the final time.

New York State Gaming Commission Executive Director Robert Williams announced plans for the meeting Monday during a meeting of the commission.

16 applications have been filed and up to four casino licenses are set to be awarded for three different upstate regions: the Albany-Saratoga area, the Southern Tier-Finger Lakes region and the Catskills and mid-Hudson Valley.

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New York News
12:32 pm
Mon November 24, 2014

Nature Conservancy Eyes Lake Ontario Water Levels

While most New Yorkers don't pay much attention to the water levels in Lake Ontario, one environmental organization says it is among the most important issues now facing the region. It is called plan 2014, and it's being promoted by the New York arm of the Nature Conservancy. Stu Gruskin is the chief conservation and external affairs officer for the Nature Conservancy.

New York News
1:08 pm
Sun November 23, 2014

Last Exit Opens On NYS Thruway

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The state Thruway Authority says the entire length of the interstate is open, after snow from last week's lake-effect storm in the Buffalo area was removed.

More than 80 snowbound vehicles were towed from the highway to three lots. Drivers can find out where to pick up their vehicles at the Thruway website (www.thruway.ny.gov ).

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New York News
8:50 am
Sun November 23, 2014

New York Attorney General Warns Against Scammers During Storm Recovery

New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman announced Sunday his office has begun taking legal action against price gougers during the snow emergency affecting Western New York.

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New York News
9:49 am
Sat November 22, 2014

Warren County Legislators Stand Behind Environmental Official Facing Termination

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The Warren County legislature has given its “full support” to Lake George Park Commission Executive Director David Wick, who has been placed on administrative leave after an effort by the New York Governor Andrew Cuomo's administration to remove him.

Cuomo administration spokesman Rich Azzopardi told the Glens Falls Post Star this week that Wick failed to report a 1-gallon gas spill that occurred over the summer.

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New York News
5:04 pm
Fri November 21, 2014

Warren County Approves Plan To Support Civic Center

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Warren County lawmakers today approved a plan to provide $750,000 over the course of three years to help support operations at the Glens Falls Civic Center, which is changing hands.

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New York News
4:34 pm
Fri November 21, 2014

NY Casino Board Meets As Decision Nears

A decision on where to build up to four casinos in upstate New York could come any day. The board reviewing applications for the casino licenses expects to make its choices at its next meeting.

Sixteen proposals for casino licenses have been submitted.

Up to four casino licenses are set to be awarded for three different upstate regions: the Albany-Saratoga area, the Southern Tier-Finger Lakes region and the Catskills and mid-Hudson Valley.

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New York News
6:10 pm
Thu November 20, 2014

Report Critical Of Cuomo Administrati Attempts To Get Clean Water Loan for Tappan Zee Bridge Project

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   An independent review board has found fault with the Cuomo Administration’s attempts to convert a federal clean water fund loan into construction work for the Thruway’s Tappan Zee Bridge.

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