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Donald Trump at a press conference in 2008. Photo: <a href="">David Shankbone</a>, Creative Commons, some rights reserved
Donald Trump at a press conference in 2008. Photo: David Shankbone, Creative Commons, some rights reserved

Trump selected to advance in Bills' sale process

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) Donald Trump's attorney has confirmed the real estate mogul has been chosen to advance to the next round of bidding to purchase the Buffalo Bills.

A person close to the process confirmed Buffalo Sabres owners Terry and Kim Pegula also have been selected by Morgan Stanley, a firm overseeing the sale for late owner Ralph Wilson's estate. The person spoke on the condition of anonymity because the sale process is supposed to be private.  Go to full article
Howie Hawkins, Green Party candidate for NY governor. Photo: <a href="">Howie Hawkins for Governor</a> on Facebook

Hawkins advocates full-time legislature and public finance of campaigns

Green Party candidate Howie Hawkins, who is running for governor, says it's a good thing that federal prosecutors are investigating Governor Cuomo. Hawkins spoke yesterday on the public radio program Capitol Pressroom.  Go to full article
U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara at a lecture for Penn Law and the Wharton School in March. Photo: <a href="">Penn Law</a>, Creative Commons, some rights reserved

US Attorney may investigate Moreland Commission

Governor Cuomo confirms that the US Attorney has sent a warning letter regarding possible interference by Governor Cuomo's aides in an ethics probe. The letter ups the stakes for Cuomo and his aides in the midst of an election campaign.  Go to full article
Anneke Larrance with her two young chickens, in the village of Canton.

Zoning 101: Who gets to have chickens?

Here in the North Country, we live in communities that are divided up into different zones: Town or village, residential or agricultural. But is a village also part of a...  Go to full article
Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY). Photo: Mark Kurtz

Gillibrand introduces campus sex assault bill

New York Democratic Senator Kirsten Gillibrand helped introduce a bill yesterday to combat the high rates of sexual assaults on college campuses. Matt Laslo has the story...  Go to full article
Among Cuomo's critics: Zephyr Teachout (right) Democratic primary candidate for governor. Her running mate, Timothy Wu is at the podium. Photo: Karen DeWitt

Cuomo's opponents up the ante in Moreland Commission criticisms

Governor Andrew Cuomo's opponents in the November races are stepping up accusations over the ethics commission scandal, and citing sections of state law that they say might...  Go to full article
Gov. Andrew Cuomo signing the Compassionate Care Act into law on July 7, 2014. Photo: <a href="">Office of Gov. Cuomo</a>

Cuomo: speed up medical pot for kids with epilepsy

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) New York's governor wants to speed up the implementation of the state's new medical marijuana law to help children with epilepsy get medication more...  Go to full article
Gov. Cuomo talking with the press yesterday in Freeport, NY. Photo: <a href="">Office of Gov. Cuomo</a>

Cuomo again defends handling of corruption probe

FREEPORT, N.Y. (AP) New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo is looking to move past allegations that his administration meddled with an anti-corruption commission but questions about his...  Go to full article
Turbines at the Marble River wind farm in Clinton, NY. Photo: Sarah Harris

NY announces $250M in green energy investments

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) New York state is setting aside $250 million to invest in wind farms, hydropower and other renewable energy projects.

Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced...  Go to full article
Republican Rob Astorino is keeping the controversy over the former Moreland ethics commission alive with press conferences around the state.  Photo: Karen DeWitt

Challenger Astorino gets traction from Cuomo ethics controversy

The little-known and underfunded Republican challenger for governor in New York is getting a boost from incumbent Gov. Andrew Cuomo's troubles over alleged interference in an...  Go to full article

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