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Persico wrote a dozen books, including a biography of newsman Edward. R. Murrow.
Persico wrote a dozen books, including a biography of newsman Edward. R. Murrow.

NY author, Rockefeller speechwriter Persico dies

GUILDERLAND, N.Y. (AP) A best-selling author, historian and speechwriter for then-New York Gov. Nelson A. Rockefeller has died. Joseph Persico was 84.

His wife, Sylvia Persico, says he died Saturday at a hospital in Albany after a long illness.  Go to full article
Columbia Law School professor Tim Wu is a Democratic candidate for Lt. Governor in next month's primary. Photo: public domain

NY Times endorses Wu over Cuomo running mate

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) The New York Times has endorsed Tim Wu for New York lieutenant governor over Kathy Hochul, delivering another snub to Gov. Andrew Cuomo's re-election campaign.

In an endorsement published online Wednesday night, the newspaper's editorial board said Wu offers a "fresh perspective and a new voice." The Columbia University law professor is running alongside liberal gubernatorial candidate Zephyr Teachout.  Go to full article
Matt Funiciello is running for the NY-21 congressional district seat on the Green Party line. Photo: Funiciello campaign

NY-21: Ralph Nader plans to campaign with Matt Funiciello

Matt Funiciello, Green Party candidate for the North Country's seat in the U. S. Congress, says he'll campaign next month with former presidential hopeful and activist Ralph Nader.

Nader will visit Glens Falls, NY, September 14 and plans to speak at the Wood Theater downtown. Speaking last night, Funiciello said he expected Nader's appearance to give his campaign a boost.  Go to full article
Soldiers of the Third Brigade Combat Team leave the field. Photo: Natasha Haverty

As Ft. Drum closes down one brigade, what's next for the base?

Earlier this month, the 10th Mountain Division's 3rd Brigade Combat Team cased its colors for the last time. There are 3,500 soldiers in the unit. This inactivation comes as...  Go to full article
Cuomo? Teachout? "Meh," says the NY Times editorial board.

NY Times: No endorsement in Cuomo-Teachout race

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) The New York Times editorial board is withholding an endorsement in the Democratic primary for New York governor while delivering a stinging reprimand to...  Go to full article
Gov. Cuomo at the dedication of the rebuilt firehouse in Upper Jay. Photo: NY Governor's Office

Cuomo dedicates new firehouse in Upper Jay

Three years ago, Hurricane Irene ripped through the New York's eastern Adirondacks destroying roads, homes, and the fire station in the town of Jay. Accroding to fire chief...  Go to full article
Flag of the Seneca Nation. Photo: <a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/jeromeg111/7653905792">JeromeG111</a>, Creative Commons, some rights reserved

Woman announces run for Seneca Nation presidency

SALAMANCA, N.Y. (AP) A Seneca Nation Council member is running to become the first female president of the western New York tribe.

Darlene Miller announced her...  Go to full article
Bill McKibben, founder of 350.org

McKibben: New York state should get out of the oil business

Oil tanker trains have become a major issue in the North Country. Now, Vermont-based environmental activist Bill McKibben, who spends part of each year in the Adirondacks, is...  Go to full article
Students in math class. Photo: <a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/wwworks/8081867203/">woodleywonderworks</a>, Creative Commons, some rights reserved.

Vermont state board opposes standardized testing

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) The Vermont State Board of Education is taking a stance against the testing policies of the federal No Child Left Behind Act.

The board is...  Go to full article
GOP candidate for Attornet General John Cahill. Photo: Karen DeWitt

AG challenger focuses on corruption commission

The Republican challenger in the race for New York Attorney General has begun airing television ads and making an issue of incumbent Eric Schneiderman's role in a...  Go to full article

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