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ALBANY (AP) — New York approved 52 licenses Thursday that will allow hemp farmers to get a head start on growing marijuana for the state's upcoming adult market. The state Cannabis Control Board … more
ALBANY — The argument over criminal justice policy in New York is intensifying even after the new state budget made alterations to the bail laws. Three starkly different positions have emerged: … more
NEW HARTFORD — Rep. Claudia L. Tenney, R-22, New Hartford, joined colleagues in a letter to Department of Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas asking for answers about the Biden … more
LAKE GEORGE — A plan to kill invasive milfoil with herbicide in two Lake George bays faces what may be its biggest hurdle Thursday. The Adirondack Park Agency is scheduled to vote at its monthly … more
FORT JOHNSON — Early details about the process and potential impacts of dissolving the village government in Fort Johnson seemingly won over residents packed into Village Hall on Wednesday. Around … more
ROCHESTER — The Rochester Institute of Technology has announced that it is creating a School of Performing Arts. The new school will be housed within RIT’s College of Liberal Arts beginning July … more
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Rep. Elise Stefanik, R-21, Schuylerville on Wednesday announced Lewis County General Hospital will receive a $1 million in a Rural Development grant from the U.S. Department of … more
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Rep. Claudia L. Tenney, R-22, New Hartford, in a speech on the floor of the House of Representatives, recognized members of the Camden High School Track and Field team, who … more
In crafting the states 2022-23 budget, the state legislature agreed to repeal a fiber optic installation fee that Oneida County Executive Anthony J. Picente Jr. and Herkimer County Board of … more
As school district superintendents, business officials and board of education members across the region put the finishing touches on their upcoming 2022-23 budget proposals, one aspect of the process … more
UTICA — The city of Utica’s fiscal stress score, measured by State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli’s Fiscal Stress Monitoring System, improved by nearly 10 points, from 15.8 to 6.3, according to … more
SYRACUSE — State Sen. Rachel May, D-53, Syracuse, highlighted several pieces of the budget following its passage this weekend. Included are record-setting investments in wages for homecare workers, … more
AMSTERDAM — Watching her son play on the playground at Marie Curie Elementary School, Lydiana Bracero said the six-year-old is just like any other kid. “All kids have special needs,” Lydiana … more
Bluesource Sustainable Forests, a joint venture between Oak Hill Advisors, L.P. and Bluesource, has purchased 52,000 acres in Upstate New York. This purchase marks BSFC’s first acquisition since … more
ESSEX — In much of the North Country, affordable housing has become a big issue for residents. Over the course of the pandemic, inventory has been low. Often properties are selling for more than … more
ROCHESTER — Rochester Mayor Malik Evans campaigned last year on a promise to “promote environmental justice in every neighborhood ... (while) making Rochester an environmentally friendly city of … more
The Junius Ponds Service Area off the westbound side of the New York State Thruway was scheduled to reopen in March, but that date was quietly updated on the New York State Thruway Authority’s … more
ALBANY — New York Lt. Gov. Brian Benjamin resigned Tuesday in the wake of his arrest in a federal corruption investigation, creating a political crisis for Gov. Kathy Hochul seven months after she … more
POUGHKEEPSIE (AP) — A garbage truck struck and killed a 3-year-old and his grandmother as they were walking near an intersection in Poughkeepsie, police said. Authorities said a 41-year-old driver, … more
ALBANY — Reaction was mixed to approval on New York’s $220 billion state budget, which went into law Saturday — more than a week after its official, April 1, deadline. The plan, which relies on … more
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