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Government closing sends many Capital Region workers home

Barricades were set out Tuesday morning in the visitors parking area of the Saratoga National Historical Park in Saratoga County. The signs read: "Because of the federal government shutdown, this National Park Service facility is closed."
Barricades were set out Tuesday morning in the visitors parking area of the Saratoga National Historical Park in Saratoga County. The signs read: "Because of the federal government shutdown, this National Park Service facility is closed."
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Gridlock in Washington will mean scores of furloughed workers in the Capital Region, including roughly 190 technicians working with the National Guard’s 109th Airlift Wing in Glenville. With Tuesday marking the first shutdown of the federal government in 17 years, hundreds of area workers were told to stay home until further notice. Among them were around 400 workers employed by the New York National Guard, a sizeable percentage of whom work at the Stratton Air ...


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