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I happen to be on the high side of middle-age. So, naturally, a friend sent me Donnalou Stevens’ “Older Ladies.” I loved its quirky, upbeat joie de vivre, and I hope you’ll like it too. Apparently this is one of those...
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A pilot program starting in Ottawa next fall would provide supervised walking groups instead of the traditional school bus. Of course there would be problems during inclement weather. And this idea won’t work at all for most rural school...
Washington County school officials are alarmed by the results of a 2012 substance abuse survey of 1,340 students from six county school districts, the Glens Falls Post-Star is reporting. The survey found that “nearly 21 percent of students...


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At the annual hot dog eating contest in 2011. Photo: <a href=" https://www.flickr.com/photos/undercrimson/5903999348/"> Patrick Shyu<br /></a>, Creative Commons, some rights reserved<br />
At the annual hot dog eating contest in 2011. Photo: Patrick Shyu
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Hot dog eaters weigh in on eve of famed NY contest

NEW YORK (AP) The competitors in the annual Fourth of July hot dog eating contest at New York's Coney Island prove that size doesn't matter.

The top four contestants weighed in Thursday at City Hall with host Mayor Bill de Blasio.  Go to full article
Photo: <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/99329675@N02/11064883376/">jpalinsad360</a>, Creative Commons, some rights reserved

NY police step up traffic enforcement for holiday

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) New York State Police are stepping up their patrols to catch drunk and distracted drivers over the July 4 weekend.

Gov. Andrew Cuomo says Wednesday that the effort will run Thursday through Sunday. He says 500 electronic message boards will be placed alongside state roadways warning motorists against driving while intoxicated.  Go to full article
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NY Firemen's Association warns against fireworks

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) The Firemen's Association of the State of New York is reminding residents that fireworks are illegal in the state and are urging Fourth of July celebrants to leave the pyrotechnics to the professionals.

The organization, which represents volunteer firefighters, says that more fires are reported on July 4 than on any other day of the year.  Go to full article
Photo: <a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/gr8sublime/3259468752/">Ned</a>, Creative Commons, some rights reserved

Whew! No new shots in NY school immunizations

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) New York's school immunization requirements have been updated to be consistent with the most current recommendations.

The State Department of...  Go to full article
Vermont outlaws smoking in cars carrying young children. The law took effect Tuesday. Photo: <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/visioplanet/4760316376/">Sudipto Sarkar</a>, Creative Commons, some rights reserved

Vermont 7th state to outlaw car smoking with kids

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) The state of Vermont is now the seventh to outlaw smoking in cars that are carrying young children.

The law that took effect Tuesday also bans...  Go to full article
A 2012 anti-fracking protest in the Capitol in Albany. Photo: Karen DeWitt

NY's high court says towns can ban fracking

In a 5-to-2 ruling, New York's highest court has upheld the right of local governments to ban hydrofracking within their borders. The decision comes after a nearly three-year...  Go to full article
Naloxone syringe. Photo: <a href="http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Naloxone_%281%29.JPG">Intropin</a>, Creative Commons, some rights reserved

Vermont evaluating heroin antidote use at 6 months

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) Vermont Health Department statistics show that overdose antidote kits for heroin and other opiate drugs distributed to the general public were used 38...  Go to full article
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NY health officials urge mosquito bite precautions

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) New York state residents are being urged to avoid mosquito bites this summer now that health officials have found the season's first trace of West Nile...  Go to full article
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Firefighters warn of July 4 fireworks hazards

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) The New York firefighters' association is urging people to leave Fourth of July fireworks to the professionals.

The Firemen's Association of the...  Go to full article

NY ups spending for disabled outside institutions

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) Federal statistics show New York has stepped up spending to give the disabled a choice to live outside institutions since a landmark Supreme Court...  Go to full article

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