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2 hospitals report increase in heat-related illnesses

With the heat index at 100 on Friday, Andrew Mickel peers through the new goggles during a afternoon of swimming at the Amsterdam city pool on Locust Avenue.
With the heat index at 100 on Friday, Andrew Mickel peers through the new goggles during a afternoon of swimming at the Amsterdam city pool on Locust Avenue.
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The Schenectady County Public Library’s main branch doesn’t open until 9 a.m. But by 8:15 a.m. on Friday, a small group had gathered outside. And when the doors were unlocked, they streamed in, seeking refuge from the heat, according to Karen Bradley, director of the Schenectady County Public Library system. “I’ve definitely seen more people coming in because of the air conditioning,” Bradley said. “Some of them are regulars. Some of them are new people. ...


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