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Saranac Lake middle school students take the state standardized English language arts test in April 2012. Photo: Chris Knight, courtesy Adirondack Daily Enterprise
Saranac Lake middle school students take the state standardized English language arts test in April 2012. Photo: Chris Knight, courtesy Adirondack Daily Enterprise

New York to release results of standardized tests

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) New York state is about to release the results of the second round of student testing under the Common Core standards.  Go to full article
Photo: <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/thomma/4906491235/">Thomas Marthinsen</a>, Creative Commons, some rights reserved
Photo: Thomas Marthinsen, Creative Commons, some rights reserved

NJ to central NY heroin ring busted, 19 charged

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) Authorities say they've broken up a heroin ring that was moving large amounts of the drug from New Jersey to the Syracuse area.  Go to full article
Soldiers of the 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division in Kunar Province, Afghanistan in 2009. Photo: <a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/dvids/4192352567/">DVIDSHUB</a>, Creative Commons, some rights reserved
Soldiers of the 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division in Kunar Province, Afghanistan in 2009. Photo: DVIDSHUB, Creative Commons, some rights reserved

Ft. Drum's 3rd Brigade deactivates as part of cuts

FORT DRUM, N.Y. (AP) One of the Army combat brigades based at Fort Drum in northern New York is deactivating as part of Pentagon reductions announced last year.  Go to full article
Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders. Photo: <a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/truthout/4152991645/">Truthout.org</a>, Creative Commons, some rights reserved
Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders. Photo: Truthout.org, Creative Commons, some rights reserved

Sanders to hold town hall meetings on the economy

BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders is holding four town meetings around the state to hear Vermonters' view of the economy.  Go to full article
Governor Cuomo with Nir Barkat,  Mayor of Jerusaleml. Photo: <a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/governorandrewcuomo/14727719858/">New York Governor's Office</a>
Governor Cuomo with Nir Barkat, Mayor of Jerusaleml. Photo: New York Governor's Office

NY governor offers "total solidarity" for Israel

JERUSALEM (AP) Gov. Andrew Cuomo is visiting Israel, where he is expressing "total solidarity" with the country in the month-long Gaza war.  Go to full article
Woodstock, 1969. Photo: <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Woodstock#mediaviewer/File:Woodstock_redmond_stage.JPG">Derek Redmond and Paul Campbell</a>, Creative Commons, some rights reserved
Woodstock, 1969. Photo: Derek Redmond and Paul Campbell, Creative Commons, some rights reserved

Woodstock 45th anniversary events set for weekend

BETHEL, N.Y. (AP) Events are being held this weekend in the upstate New York town that hosted the original Woodstock festival 45 years ago.  Go to full article
The Vermont Gas Systems pipeline will run from Cornwall, VT to Ticonderoga, NY. Map: Addison County Regional Planning Commission
The Vermont Gas Systems pipeline will run from Cornwall, VT to Ticonderoga, NY. Map: Addison County Regional Planning Commission

State's role questioned in Vermont Gas cost hike

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) The state agency responsible for representing utility ratepayers is being criticized by consumer and environmental groups after admitting it knew of a big cost increase on a natural gas pipeline project four months before it was made public.  Go to full article
Photo: <a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/thekevinchang/5193375145/">Kevin Chang</a>, Creative Commons, some rights reserved
Photo: Kevin Chang, Creative Commons, some rights reserved

NY hunting, trapping licenses on sale for 2014-15

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) The Department of Environmental Conservation says hunting and trapping licenses and deer management permits for the 2014-15 season are now available for purchase.  Go to full article
A Coast Guard exercise on Lake Ontario last summer. Photo: <a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/coastguardnews/9368939664/">Coast Guard News</a>, Creative Commons, some rights reserved
A Coast Guard exercise on Lake Ontario last summer. Photo: Coast Guard News, Creative Commons, some rights reserved

Marine security exercise set for Lake Ontario shore

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) The U.S. Coast Guard is joining local and Canadian law enforcement agencies for a two-day exercise being held this week from the eastern end of Lake Ontario to the Buffalo-Niagara region.  Go to full article
Photo: New York state's Division of Veterans' Affairs
Photo: New York state's Division of Veterans' Affairs

New ethics rules for NY counselors of veterans

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) New York state's Division of Veterans' Affairs has agreed to new ethics rules following an investigation showing two counselors received large inheritances from vets they helped.  Go to full article

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