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Hochul calls on Union students to help fight sexual assault

SCHENECTADY

Hochul calls on Union students to help fight sexual assault

New York’s lieutenant governor on Tuesday called on Union College students to lead the efforts in fighting campus sexual assault.

Bharara confident Skelos, Silver convictions will stand

ALBANY

Bharara confident Skelos, Silver convictions will stand

One of Albany’s claims to fame is one that many of its residents aren’t that proud of.

Voter registration deadline is Oct. 14

ALBANY

Voter registration deadline is Oct. 14

The state Board of Elections on Thursday reminded residents to register to vote no later than Oct. 14 to be able to vote in the general election.

Adirondack foliage in top form for weekend road trip

NEW YORK STATE

Adirondack foliage in top form for weekend road trip

With many people having a three-day weekend to mark Columbus Day, it's going to be a great time for a road trip.

New legislation protects gift-card holders

CAPITAL REGION

New legislation protects gift-card holders

Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed legislation Monday that enacts at the state level some protections for gift-card holders that were already in place at the federal level.

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.

Nicolla pleads not guilty in bid-rigging case

Nicolla pleads not guilty in bid-rigging case

Attorney: Charges aren't supported by facts

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.

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