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Churchill: Mr. Cuomo, can’t you fix that stairway?

ALBANY — As every Albanian will know, the east side of the Capitol is graced by a glorious staircase — the Eastern Approach, flanked by intricately detailed stone carvings. The view from the top of the stairs is magnificent, one ...

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Community colleges grapple with enrollment crash

The president of Clinton Community College, one of the state’s smallest two-year schools, is eagerly awaiting approval of a federal program that will allow inmates at nearby Clinton Correctional Facility in Dannemora to take courses remotely . Ray DiPasquale is ...

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NY counties’ association dealings with private companies called unfair

ALBANY — The main mission of the New York State Association of Counties, an influential Albany-based nonprofit, is to be a voice for the state’s 62 counties, including their elected leaders and citizens. But NYSAC simultaneously accepts payments from private ...

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Niskayuna teen runs to back Biden at DNC convention

NISKAYUNA — If all goes according to plan for 19-year-old Caroline McGraw, she’ll spend a few July days in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, casting a vote to nominate former Vice President Joe Biden as the Democratic Party’s candidate for president. McGraw, a ...

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2 more people die from vaping-related illnesses in NY

ALBANY — Two more New York residents have died due to vaping-related illnesses, Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo said. Cuomo issued a statement Friday announcing the state Department of Health’s confirmation of the additional deaths, of a woman in her twenties ...

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NY to receive nearly $215m from HUD for homeless programs

ALBANY — New York is on track to receive nearly $215 million from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development to support local homeless assistance programs across the state. The funding is part of $2.2 billion in nationwide grants ...

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DiNapoli: Audits find $800M in N.Y. Medicaid savings

ALBANY — State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli announced Friday that his office has identified nearly $800 million worth of savings in the state’s Medicaid program, which is currently $4 billion over budget and driving a good chunk of the state’s looming ...

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FBI probe of McLaughlin examined Assembly payroll practices

TROY — An ongoing criminal investigation of Rensselaer County Executive Steve McLaughlin has examined whether he had given bonuses or pay increases to former staffers in the state Assembly in exchange for them returning some of the funds to him, ...

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Outside D.C. bubble, Stefanik thrives in Johnstown

JOHNSTOWN — If a person knew nothing of the multi-million dollar national effort to unseat U.S. Rep. Elise Stefanik, a trip to Johnstown would be enough to convince them that all is well and red in the North Country. On ...

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Ex-U.S. Rep. Collins gets over 2 years

New York A former congressman who was one of President Donald Trump’s first supporters was sentenced Friday to two years and two months in federal prison after admitting he helped his son and others dodge $800,000 in stock market losses ...

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