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NY agencies offer $50M in grants for water systems
ALBANY

NY agencies offer $50M in grants for water systems

Thursday, July 2, 2015
State officials say $50 million is now available to local governments for water and sewer system upgrades.
 
10 things to know for Thursday

10 things to know for Thursday

Thursday, July 2, 2015
Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:
 
Dog running for Schenectady mayor
SCHENECTADY

Dog running for Schenectady mayor

Wednesday, July 1, 2015
A fourth mayoral candidate is entering the race, running as “Schenectady’s best friend.”
 
Escape prompts changes at Dannemora
DANNEMORA

Escape prompts changes at Dannemora

Wednesday, July 1, 2015
New security measures are being put in place at a maximum-security prison to close gaps exploited by two inmates who escaped last month.
 
Amsterdam pedestrian bridge defaced before it’s even finished
AMSTERDAM

Amsterdam pedestrian bridge defaced before it’s even finished

Wednesday, July 1, 2015
The new Amsterdam pedestrian bridge has already fallen victim to vandals, and it isn’t even completed yet.
 
Driver killed in crash at Lebanon Valley Speedway
NEW LEBANON

Driver killed in crash at Lebanon Valley Speedway

Wednesday, July 1, 2015
A man was killed Tuesday night in a crash during the annual Eve of Destruction at Lebanon Valley Speedway.
 
State paying health providers to cut costs
CAPITAL REGION

State paying health providers to cut costs

Wednesday, July 1, 2015
Two groups of the Capital Region’s largest health care providers got nearly $400 million from the state this week to transform the way they provide care in a way that will reduce unnecessary, costly hospital visits.
 
SCHENECTADY

Schenectady schools superintendent to meet with feds Thursday

Wednesday, July 1, 2015
The Schenectady City School District may get some indication today of what is happening with its federal civil rights complaint against the state.
 
GlobalFoundries, IBM close deal for factories
MALTA

GlobalFoundries, IBM close deal for factories

Wednesday, July 1, 2015
GlobalFoundries on Wednesday closed its deal to acquire IBM factories near Poughkeepsie and Burlington, Vermont, putting Fab 8 at the center of a growing Northeast Technology Corridor, company officials said.
 
Prosecutors can use statements in trial of ex-Halfmoon supervisor
ALBANY

Prosecutors can use statements in trial of ex-Halfmoon supervisor

Wednesday, July 1, 2015
Prosecutors can use statements made by former Halfmoon town Supervisor Melinda Wormuth at her influence-peddling trial in September, according to new court filings.
 
Defense helps US team to the Women's World Cup final

Defense helps US team to the Women's World Cup final

Wednesday, July 1, 2015
It used to be that the U.S. women's national team was known more for its fierce attack. For the Women's World Cup in Canada, the Americans are finding success with a locked-down defense.
 
Park Playhouse inspired Loudonville actress
ALBANY

Park Playhouse inspired Loudonville actress

Wednesday, July 1, 2015
Loudonville native Julia Franklin, playing the lead in the Park Playhouse production of “Singin’ in the Rain,” loves the role and loves the outdoor theater in Albany's Washington Park.
 
Want a national day? Check a website in North Dakota

Want a national day? Check a website in North Dakota

Wednesday, July 1, 2015
To most Americans, July 4 is Independence Day. But on Marlo Anderson's calendar, it's also Caesar Salad Day and Barbecued Spareribs Day.
 
'Two Sets' gives DMB fans acoustic, electric tunes
SARATOGA SPRINGS

'Two Sets' gives DMB fans acoustic, electric tunes

Wednesday, July 1, 2015
The Dave Matthews Band is coming to SPAC with its “Two Sets” tour. A casual acoustic set will open the show, followed by the louder electric portion of the concert.
 
NY DEC chief Joseph Martens resigns
ALBANY

NY DEC chief Joseph Martens resigns

Wednesday, July 1, 2015
A day after enacting a promised ban on fracking, New York Department of Environmental Conservation Commissioner Joseph Martens has announced that he'll step down during July.
 
 

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