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The City of Troy is seeking input from residents as it puts together an application for New York’s Downtown Revitalization Initiative. The effort by the Cuomo administration awards a total of $100 million, split between 10 communities.

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The names of eight emergency medical service workers who died last year as a result of on-duty injuries or illnesses have been added to the New York state EMS Memorial in Albany.

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The Town of Clifton Park in southern Saratoga County is seeking input on a proposal to re-zone a portion of the high-traffic area near Adirondack Northway Exit 9.

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Hoosick Falls Mayor Rob Allen was in Washington D.C. Tuesday to attend the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s summit on PFAS chemicals.

NY Interim Attorney General Bararba Underwood posing with state Assemblywoman Christine Pelligrino as lawmakers lined up to get their picture taken with Underwood.
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The New York State Legislature chose Barbara Underwood, the acting Attorney General, to replace the former AG Eric Schneiderman for the remainder of the term, which ends December 31. Underwood will be the first woman to hold that office.

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WAMC's David Guistina speaks with Mike Spain, Associate Editor of The Times Union, about the resignation of a top official at SUNY's Upstate Medical University.  The pair also discusses Bethlehem Central School, which failed to block x-rated content on school issued laptops.

NYS Party Conventions This Week

May 21, 2018
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Both major political parties hold their conventions later this week.

Bill Cosby
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Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, NY is stripping Bill Cosby of his 2001 honorary degree, saying his sexual assault conviction shows he "has grossly failed to embody the ideals of personal integrity and good citizenship" on which it was based.

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The Sage Colleges’ credit rating has dropped to the lowest among private institutions in the nation, according to a leading rating agency.

Ken Lovett
Ken Lovett

WAMC's David Guistina speaks with Ken Lovett, Albany Bureau Chief for The New York Daily News, about Senator Jeff Klein, of New York City, and the alleged perks of leadership.  The pair preview the state GOP and Democratic conventions, which are this week.

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New York Republican gubernatorial candidate Marc Molinaro has named a running-mate.

Cynthia Nixon
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New York's progressive Working Families Party formally endorsed "Sex and the City" actress Cynthia Nixon on Saturday as its gubernatorial candidate — challenging incumbent Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo.

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Albany police have released the identity of a body found Saturday morning in the Hudson River.

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Capital Region communities are seeking action from the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation on two local landfills.

An Albany police officer signals Mayor Kathy Sheehan it's time to ride down Clinton Avenue on Bike To Work Day 2018.
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It's become a rite of spring in New York's Capital City:  "Bike To Work Day."

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Several schools in Saratoga County will have a school resource officer on hand beginning next fall.

Saratoga County Sheriff Michael Zurlo, joined by county officials and leaders from local schools, announced Thursday a new program that would place deputies in local districts in the new year.

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As the country grapples with the addiction epidemic, one Capital Region hospital is offering opioid-free surgery for a select number of operations.

Patient receives flu shot.
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For the first time since before Christmas, influenza is no longer deemed prevalent in New York state.

New York State School Boards Association Executive Director Tim Kremer
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Voters in New York approved nearly 98 percent of school district budgets this week.

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After weeks of rumors about whether New York Lieutenant Governor Kathy Hochul could leave the ticket, the Democrat picked up endorsements from local elected Democratic women Wednesday near the capitol.

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A Hudson Falls, N.Y. man has admitted that he plotted to have a witness in his rape case killed.

Cynthia Nixon
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When Democratic candidate for New York governor Cynthia Nixon called for a state Moreland Act Commission to investigate government corruption Tuesday, she was not the first to do so. Her opponent, Governor Andrew Cuomo, also requested and created a Moreland Commission to look at potential illegal activities in state government, but he disbanded it as part of a budget deal several months later.

Miles Reed

WAMC's David Guistina speaks with Miles Reed, Editor of The Daily Gazette, about the region's school budget results.  The pair also discuss a Schenectady police officer who was charged with DWI over the weekend.

NY Acting Attorney General Barbara Underwood
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The New York Legislature began interviewing candidates Tuesday to replace Attorney General Eric Schneiderman, who resigned over a domestic violence scandal. Up first was the Acting Attorney General Barbara Underwood, who is the favorite to win the appointment.

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New York Senator Kirsten Gillibrand this afternoon called on the head of the U.S. Department of Agriculture to authorize $300 million in emergency relief funding for dairy farmers.

Ferris Coin Co., of Albany, N.Y., commissioned the limited run of silver coin-shaped “medals” which will be available in June and will go on pre-sale shortly.
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Today was the 100th anniversary of distinguished war veteran Henry Johnson's heroics in battle in France. WAMC's Capital Region Bureau Chief Dave Lucas was in Albany’s Washington Park as officials remembered the native Medal of Honor winner.

Mike Spain

WAMC's David Guistina speaks with Mike Spain, Associate Editor of The Times Union, about the investigation into campaign contributions made to New York Governor Andrew Cuomo by Crystal Run Healthcare, a Hudson Valley-based company.  The pair also discuss the school budget votes being held across New York Tuesday.

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Troy’s seawall along the Hudson River will receive a much-needed upgrade. Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer visited the Collar City today to announce that construction will begin soon.

Congressman Sean Patrick Maloney
Congressman Sean Patrick Maloney

Hudson Valley Congressman Sean Patrick Maloney and New York’s Acting Attorney General Barbara Underwood are among 16 people state legislators plan to interview to take over as New York’s top law enforcement officer through the end of the year. 

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WAMC News has confirmed that a backstretch health clinic at Saratoga Race Course will re-open later this month after receiving a boost in funding.

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