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Capitol Hauntings tours set to begin

ALBANY

Capitol Hauntings tours set to begin

Online registration is now available for the annual Capitol Hauntings tours of the New York State Capitol.

No sign Cuomo did wrong in new Albany graft case

ALBANY

No sign Cuomo did wrong in new Albany graft case

It was the worst — and, in one critical way, the best — news that Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo could have received.

Park Commission looks to standardize boat training

LAKE GEORGE

Park Commission looks to standardize boat training

The Lake George Park Commission is developing a short video and a manual that will bring consistency to the training done for boat renters at the 20 private marinas spread around the lake.

Capital Region politicians react to Albany corruption case

CAPITAL REGION

Capital Region politicians react to Albany corruption case

Federal and state charges against two former aides to Gov. Andrew Cuomo and SUNY Polytech head Alain Kaloyeros brought quick condemnation from local leaders across the political spectrum.

Counties resolve to rein in Log Bay Day

LAKE GEORGE

Counties resolve to rein in Log Bay Day

Two county boards of supervisors called Friday for future law enforcement action against Log Bay Day, the annual drinking party on Lake George that is believed to have contributed to a fatal boating accident in July.

Frank Barbaro, liberal New York lawmaker, dies at 88

Frank Barbaro, a former longshoreman and liberal state assemblyman from Brooklyn who was Edward Koch’s chief challenger for re-election to a second term as mayor of New York in 1981, died Sept. 4 at his home in Watervliet, New York.

Neighbor recalls Potsdam killing: A scream, a crash, and ‘then it was silent’

CANTON

Neighbor recalls Potsdam killing: A scream, a crash, and ‘then it was silent’

The scream was high-pitched, the witness said, almost feminine, and undeniably scared.

Workers paid by card will gain protections in New York state

Workers paid by card will gain protections in New York state

Workers in New York state who receive their wages on prepaid cards will gain consumer protections next year that advocates say are among the strongest in the nation.

Lawmakers skeptical of explanation for Hoosick Falls water crisis

ALBANY

Lawmakers skeptical of explanation for Hoosick Falls water crisis

For the second time in two weeks, New York state Department of Health officials sought to blame the Environmental Protection Agency for a contaminated water crisis in upstate New York.

Niskayuna wins best tasting water in the state

NISKAYUNA

Niskayuna wins best tasting water in the state

Niskayuna bested all other municipalities in the state on Friday by winning the best-tasting tap water contest at the New York State Fair in Syracuse.

State closes Peerless Pool without explanation

SARATOGA SPRINGS

State closes Peerless Pool without explanation

The ever-popular Peerless Pool in Saratoga Spa State Park was closed Saturday and will remain so until re-opening for a final three days on Labor Day Weekend.

At upstate film hub project, some drama but little action

Of all the pronouncements that Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo has made about creating jobs in upstate New York, perhaps the most fanciful came in the state’s decision to spend $15 million to build a high-tech film studio in Onondaga County.

Cuomo signs law allowing CDTA to oversee taxi services in Capital Region

CAPITAL REGION

Cuomo signs law allowing CDTA to oversee taxi services in Capital Region

Gov. Andrew Cuomo has signed a law that will allow the Capital District Transportation Authority to start overseeing taxi services in the four central Capital Region counties.

CAPITOL

State makes paying for funerals easier for victims’ families

The state has closed a loophole in state victims compensation for burial costs, making it easier for all funeral homes to receive funds directly, the governor’s office announced Friday.

Lake George beach reopens after high bacteria count

LAKE GEORGE

Lake George beach reopens after high bacteria count

Million Dollar Beach, the most popular beach on Lake George, was closed Friday due to bacteria contamination, the state Department of Environmental Conservation said.

Glens Falls wins $10 million state grant to revitalize its downtown

GLENS FALLS

Glens Falls wins $10 million state grant to revitalize its downtown

Glens Falls has come out on top in the competition among a dozen Capital Region downtowns for $10 million in state revitalization funds.

How western wildfires are killing upstate trees

WASHINGTON

How western wildfires are killing upstate trees

Because wildfires are not considered national disasters, there is no emergency funding to fight them. Instead, the U.S. Forest Service moves money away from programs like the beetle infestation destroying New York ash trees to cover the expense.

‘Great South Woods’ plan aimed at tourism hike

ADIRONDACKS

‘Great South Woods’ plan aimed at tourism hike

The state Department of Environmental Conservation has accepted the recommendations of a report on promoting a wide swath of the southern Adirondacks as the “Great South Woods.”

DMV warns: Don't take a selfie while driving

ALBANY

DMV warns: Don't take a selfie while driving

It takes roughly two seconds to look at a phone and take a selfie — the same amount of time it takes for a car speeding down the highway to travel about 180 feet.

ALBANY

Official defends Cuomo's program that has created only 408 jobs

New York’s chief economic development official faced sharp questioning on Wednesday from lawmakers who questioned the wisdom and effectiveness of one of Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s signature initiatives.

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