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Couple in Lake George crash each get 45 days

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A Saratoga Springs couple on the motorboat that crashed on Lake George, killing 8-year-old Charlotte McCue and severely injuring her mother, were sentenced Thursday to 45 days in jail for hindering prosecution.

Albany mayor's vision at the neighborhood level

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ALBANY – Echoing themes from her swearing-in ceremony earlier this month, Mayor Kathy Sheehan laid out a list of her accomplishments over the last couple of years and a vision for the city that she described as powerful if not "sexy," in…

Runaway teen missing again from Cohoes home

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COHOES -- Cohoes Police are seeking the public's help in finding a 14-year-old girl reported missing.

Mahan addresses Colonie's infrastructure, parks and traffic in State of the Town talk

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Colonie Town Supervisor Paula Mahan highlighted infrastructure improvements, park renovations and traffic studies during her State of the Town address at Thursday's town board meeting.

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House OKs emergency measure to keep government afloat

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WASHINGTON _ As yet another final countdown to government shutdown approaches, New York’s lawmakers are split on whether a temporary budget deal _ the fourth since the fiscal year started in October — was the best path to take.


Cuomo's budget calls for few changes in gaming law

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Albany - Gov. Andrew Cuomo's 2018-19 budget plan has proposed some subtle changes in the state's gaming industry, which includes horse racing, video lottery, harness track, racinos and full-scale casinos.

New Milton supervisor's term brings new private secretary, ouster of planning board member

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A woman who helped discredit Supervisor Scott Ostrander's primary opponent has been appointed as his confidential secretary. And the man who openly opposed Ostrander's candidacy has been removed from the town planning board. But Ostrander…


Gov. Cuomo directs health officials, hospitals to plan for surge of flu patients

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In the wake of what state officials are calling a "drastic rise" in flu cases, Gov. Andrew Cuomo ordered the state Health Department on Thursday to work with health facilities statewide to plan for potential surges of patients at hospitals…

Data breach affected Menands students

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ALBANY — Personally identifiable information for at least 52 students across New York, including 10 in Menands, was accessed by an unauthorized user last spring during the state's continued pilot of computer-based state testing, the state…


Schenectady partners with state to fight blight, encourage home ownership

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SCHENECTADY - The state is lending a helping hand to the city's ambitious efforts to get rid of eyesore and zombie properties.


Capital Region saw dip in jobs

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The number of jobs in the Capital Region edged up 0.8 percent in December from year-earlier levels, the state Labor Department reported Thursday. The region had 474,100 jobs, up from 470,300 in December 2016. But the figure was down…


Spectrum moving quickly toward gigabit Internet speeds

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ROTTERDAM - Charter Communications is bringing high-speed internet to New York state faster than expected after acquiring the Time Warner Cable system back in 2016.

Gideon Putnam to remain closed; employees laid off

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The water main break that flooded the basement at the Gideon Putnam has shuttered the hotel until Feb. 15. That was the best estimate of its management Delaware North. But on Wednesday spokesman Glen White said the hotel in Saratoga Spa…


Albany Dems are poised to pick new majority leader

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ALBANY - A band of Democrats are poised to caucus Thursday evening to potentially elect a new majority leader in the Albany County Legislature.

Albany doesn't make Amazon's HQ2 cut

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ALBANY - There won't be an Amazon HQ2 in Albany.

Rascal Flatts to headline Countryfest

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Rascal Flatts will headline 107.7 WGNA’s Countryfest, to be held Saturday, July 7, at the Saratoga Performing Arts Center.

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Ex-town official accused of "horrific" sexual harassment

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Ballston Spa The longtime confidential secretary to former Milton town Supervisor Daniel Lewza filed a lawsuit Tuesday accusing him of "horrific and damaging sexual harassment" that she said lasted years and left her emotionally scarred…

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Schenectady police officer due in court on marital dispute count

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Schenectady A veteran police commander with a troubled past is scheduled to appear Tuesday in City Court on a charge related to a dispute involving his estranged wife. "I'm going through a divorce and it's getting ugly," Lt. Mark McCracken…