May 07, 2013 — Sen. Gillibrand outlines her priorities for the Farm Bill, due before her comitte as early as this week. Thirty-two high NY officials have been arrested over the last seven years on corruption charges, four in the last four weeks. The DEC warms people to stay off muddy trails in the High Peaks to prevent damaging erosion.
In Schenectady, building inspectors say dozens of homes are near collapse; and a Mohonasen H.S. teacher is wearing the same outfit each day, to make a point about bullying. Two marines are dead in Afghanistan, shot by an Afghan trainee. A utica driver's license was found to have been suspended in 26 different jurisdictions. The Vernon Downs racetrack is placed under quarantine for a horse virus.
Vermont's legislature has yet to vote on physician-assisted suicide and drivers licenses for migrant workers as session end approaches. A day-long hunger conference is underway in Burligton, and the forest fire season is underway in Ontario. Go to full article
May 06, 2013 — Fire danger is high throughout the region. A tourism summit will meet this week in Albany. A natural gas hub facility planned for the Finger Lakes, draws fire from fracking activists. The identities of three people killed in an Oswegatchie crash on Friday have been released. A motorcycle car-collision in Plattsburgh claimed another life on Friday.
"Good Samaritans" in Burlington saved a woman from assault by a purse snatcher. Shots were fired in a Swanton domestic dispute, and a physician-assisted suicide law is back before the Vermont Senate. Go to full article
May 03, 2013 — KEENE, N.Y. (AP) State transportation officials say they've postponed a project to repair the slopes along one of the main roads in the Adirondack Mountains.
Department of Transportation officials announced Thursday evening that the work scheduled for Route 73 in Essex County has been put on hold after the discovery of a fiber-optic cable line in an unexpected location. Go to full article
May 03, 2013 — Prison time for upstate NY man in 140 mph crash. NY court OK's force feeding prison hunger striker. NY vets raise banner similar to `Don't Tread' flag. Vermont governor to pick up litter for Green Up Day. Go to full article
May 02, 2013 — Cuomo makes case to delay public vote on casinos. NY's Schumer: Metal sellers should prove ownership. Frosty start for upstate NY ice cream truck season. Go to full article
According to Apple Insider, it is believed that the proposed multi-billion-dollar plant would produce components for Apple's iPhone and iPad. Microchip on fingertip. Photo: fdecomite, Creative Commons, some rights reserved
May 02, 2013 — ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) Gov. Andrew Cuomo says he may soon make a major economic announcement for upstate New York as published reports say a computer plant codenamed "Project Azalea" is in negotiations to create 1,000 jobs.
Cuomo refused to say anything about the project he hinted at during a news conference Wednesday. He called it a potential "big economic development piece" for the long struggling region. Go to full article
May 01, 2013 — NY ethics board: Lopez sex report will be public. Cops: Man dies when ATV rolls off Adirondacks road. Activists expected at Vt. Statehouse for May Day. Vt. bill boosts publishers, Irene-hit businesses. Go to full article
May 01, 2013 — ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli says state overtime pay rose nearly 11 percent last year to $529 million, continuing a costly trend since workforce cuts beginning in 2009. Go to full article