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New mobile app helps hunters, anglers in New York

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) A free mobile application is now available to provide up-to-date information on fishing, hunting, wildlife watching and other outdoor activities in New York state.

Gov. Andrew Cuomo says the launch of the "New York Fish and Wildlife" app follows last week's Tourism Summit and coincides with the start of the summer travel season.  Go to full article
Democratic Assembly women held a press conference last June urging the Senate to act on the Women's Equality Act. Photo: Karen DeWitt
Democratic Assembly women held a press conference last June urging the Senate to act on the Women's Equality Act. Photo: Karen DeWitt

Senate Democrats reintroduce women's rights bills

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) A series of bills that would protect women's rights is being reintroduced in the Senate after the package was derailed last year over a contentious late term abortion proposal.

On Tuesday, Senate Democrats are reintroducing the Women's Equality Act, a series of 10 bills that covers topics like reproductive rights, pay equity, sexual harassment, human trafficking and tougher order-of-protection laws in addition to other forms of discrimination against women.  Go to full article

Police: Man, boy killed by train were on trestle

KINGSBURY, N.Y. (AP) Authorities say the man and 6-year-old boy fatally struck by a New York City-bound Amtrak train were fishing on a narrow upstate trestle when they were killed.

The Washington County Sheriff's Office says 30-year-old Paul Wallach of Kingsbury had taken Jordan Catellier fishing Sunday evening on a rail trestle over a creek in their hometown, located 50 miles north of Albany.  Go to full article

Vermont 14-year-old heading to geo bee nationals

ESSEX, Vt. (AP) A Vermont teen is in Washington, D.C. to compete against 53 other middle school students in the 26th annual National Geographic Bee.

Fourteen-year-old Nicholas Norton of Essex earlier this month won the Vermont State Geo Bee in Middlebury and the chance to represent the state at the national competition, which starts Monday.  Go to full article

Vermont firm to workers: Save energy, earn bonus

WILLISTON, Vt. (AP) A Vermont manufacturer of renewable energy equipment has found a formula to get its employees to save energy: a $6,000 annual bonus, offset with a carbon tax.

AllEarth Renewables in Williston says the program has motivated employees enough that their electricity use dropped 21 percent from 2012 to 2013 and their auto mileage dropped 7 percent. Heating was up last year because of the bitterly cold winter.  Go to full article
1929 historical plaque commemorating the two continental army generals who led the campaign against the Iroquois. Photo: Brain Adler, released to public domaon
1929 historical plaque commemorating the two continental army generals who led the campaign against the Iroquois. Photo: Brain Adler, released to public domaon

Military museum slates program on Iroquois battle

SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. (AP) The American offensive against the Iroquois Confederacy in western New York during the Revolutionary War is the subject of an upcoming program at the New York State Military Museum.

The free Memorial Day weekend program at the museum in Saratoga Springs on Saturday will be presented by sociologist, artist and writer Robert Spiegelman.  Go to full article
Emerald ash borer. Photo: Univ. of Kentucky
Emerald ash borer. Photo: Univ. of Kentucky

Invasive insect killing ash trees in New York

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) Ribbons fluttering from trees will mark the fourth annual emerald ash borer awareness week in New York state.

The state Department of Environmental Conservation says the awareness week runs from May 18 until the 24th.  Go to full article

2 New York skydivers survive parachute malfunction

FORT ANN, N.Y. (AP) New York State Police released the names of the two people who survived a sky-diving accident after jumping out of an airplane at 9,000 feet.

Troopers say 35-year-old Georgi Reed of Ballston Spa was jumping in tandem Sunday afternoon with instructor Scott Smith of South Glens Falls, owner of Adirondack Skydiving Adventures in Washington County.  Go to full article

2 bodies found along tracks in upstate New York

KINGSBURY, N.Y. (AP) Authorities say two people are dead after they apparently were hit by a train in northeastern New York.

Senior Investigator Bruce Hamilton of the Washington County Sheriff's Office tells The Associated Press Monday morning that the bodies were found around 7:30 p.m. Sunday along the railroad tracks near an overpass on Route 196 in the town of Kingsbury, 50 miles north of Albany.  Go to full article
Darlington Nuclear Generating Station. Photo: Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission
Darlington Nuclear Generating Station. Photo: Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission

Canadian court rejects proposal for Darlington nuclear expansion

A Federal Court ruling has thrown out the preliminary approvals for a series of new nuclear power reactors in Ontario.

Justice James Russell ruled yesterday that the environmental assessment for the proposed expansion of the Darlington nuclear plant fell short.  Go to full article

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