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Legal action may be the next step in the controversy over the transfer of the Orange County town of Monroe to the neighboring Hasidic community of Kiryas Joel. The annexation of 164 acres was approved this week by the Monroe town board. Orange County Executive Steven Neuhaus is opposed to the move for a number of reasons, including how the process was carried out and the strain it will put on county services like the sewers and infrastructure.

Sen. Charles Schumer has announced the winners of his statewide lottery for 100 pairs of tickets to be part of the papal audience on the West Lawn of the Capitol following Pope Francis' address to Congress on Sept. 24.


Developers of a proposed Finger Lakes casino forced to restart an environmental review say it will meet or exceed all standards.

WAMC composite image by Dave Lucas

Proposals to allow Internet poker in New York is dividing the gambling industry, with some companies predicting increased revenue for state government while others warn it would threaten existing gambling facilities.

Catskill Interpretive Center Now Open

Sep 8, 2015
Catskill Interpretive Center

Three decades after Maurice Hinchey suggested the idea, a Catskill Interpretive Center finally opened this summer. The Maurice D. Hinchey Catskill Interpretive Center is located on 62 acres in Mount Tremper and is the first information center dedicated to the Catskill Park. Michael Drillinger, the coordinator at the center, explains how it all came together and why it bears the name of the former state lawmaker and Congressman.

Police have identified the two adults involved in Saturday’s head on collision in the Town of Nassau in Rensselaer County.

Newschannel 13 reports that MaryEllen LaPlante was driving a pickup truck when she crossed into the opposite lane, hitting an SUV driven by Amy Robichaud-Meyer. The SUV had two children inside. All four were taken to Albany Medical Center where both drivers are listed in stable condition.

The condition of the children is currently unknown. Police are continuing to investigate the incident.

State officials are urging extra caution for people setting bonfires around an Adirondack lake this weekend.

Police say a 55-year-old woman found dead in the basement of a Schenectady apartment house was the victim of a homicide.

An ex-chairman of New York's short-lived Moreland anti-corruption commission says it has altered scandal-scarred Albany's landscape despite its early shutdown.

An annual pillow fight by freshmen cadets at the U.S. Military Academy turned bloody this year when cadets swung pillowcases packed with hard objects, injuring 30 cadets.