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Photo: Mark Kurtz

Fort Drum welcomes 300 soldiers home from Afghanistan

FORT DRUM, N.Y. (AP) About 300 soldiers from the Army's 10th Mountain Division are back with their families after a nine-month deployment to Afghanistan.

Members of the 3rd Brigade Combat Team were welcomed back to Fort Drum in northern New York in a brief ceremony Tuesday afternoon. It's the second group of 3rd Brigade Combat Team members to return home out of about 2,100 deployed to Regional Command-East to help develop the Afghan National Security Forces.  Go to full article
Central Warehouse abandoned in Albany, NY. Photo: <a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/altuwa/3407961265/">Sébastien Barré</a>, Creative Commons, some rights reserved
Central Warehouse abandoned in Albany, NY. Photo: Sébastien Barré, Creative Commons, some rights reserved

Albany-area buildings chosen for re-use project

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) A historic preservation organization is launching an effort aimed at finding new uses for the many vacant industrial buildings dotting upstate New York communities.

The Preservation League of New York says it's working with the Troy Architectural Program to create development and rehabilitation plans for several industrial buildings as part of the Industrial Heritage Reuse Project.  Go to full article
Instructors Brett McLeod and Bob Brhel teach the students how to saw down a tree. Photo: David Sommerstein
Instructors Brett McLeod and Bob Brhel teach the students how to saw down a tree. Photo: David Sommerstein

Ax throw, log climb at Adirondack lumberjack class

PAUL SMITHS, N.Y. (AP) Ax throwing is encouraged in lumberjack class.

The annual Adirondack Woodsmen's School is being held this summer amid the tall pines and placid waters of Paul Smith's College in New York. Despite the course's name, there are no bushy beards and no flannel shirts.  Go to full article
A train of oil tankers. Photo: <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/11072040@N08/6184231577/">Russ Allison Loar</a>, Creative Commons, some rights reserved
A train of oil tankers. Photo: Russ Allison Loar, Creative Commons, some rights reserved

Railroads detail crude oil train numbers in New York

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) CSX Transportation says it hauls an average of 20 to 35 trains a week loaded with crude oil from North Dakota's Bakken region across 17 upstate New York counties en route to coastal refineries.

Canadian Pacific says it hauls an average of five to nine crude oil trains a week through five counties from the Canadian border to Schoharie County.  Go to full article
F/A-18C in October 2003, Photo: <a href="http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/c/c6/USMC_FA-18_Hornet.JPEG">Wikipedia</a>, Public Domain, some rights reserved
F/A-18C in October 2003, Photo: Wikipedia, Public Domain, some rights reserved

Air Guard to do joint trainings with Navy F-18s

SOUTH BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) The Vermont Air National Guard will be flying with U.S. Navy F-18 fighter jets this week.

The joint trainings started Tuesday and run through Friday.  Go to full article

Ticonderoga man, 90, dies in collision with truck

TICONDEROGA, N.Y. (AP) A 90-year-old man has died and his wife is in the hospital after the SUV he was driving collided with a tractor-trailer in northeastern New York.  Go to full article
Photo: David Sommerstein
Photo: David Sommerstein

Dairy Farmers of America ends price suit for $50M

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) -- The cooperative Dairy Farmers of America has agreed to pay a total of $50 million to thousands of Northeast dairy farmers to settle antitrust allegations.

A class-action lawsuit filed in 2009 charged Dallas-based Dean Foods, DFA, and the cooperative's marketing arm, Dairy Marketing Services, with working together to monopolize the market for raw milk in the Northeast, driving down prices paid to dairy farmers.  Go to full article
Photo: <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/42787780@N04/6447341369/">Fried Dough</a>, Creative Commons, some rights reserved
Photo: Fried Dough, Creative Commons, some rights reserved

NY seizes 2.5 million contraband cigarettes

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) -- An effort to crack down on cigarette smuggling in New York state has led to the seizure of nearly $1.7 million in cash and untaxed cigarettes and cigars.

Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Monday announced the results, which are the culmination of six months of work by the state's new Cigarette Strike Force, a group of investigators from the state's Department of Taxation and Finance.  Go to full article
Photo: <a href="http://wilpf.org/files/image_3.jpg">WILPF</a>, Creative Commons, some rights reserved
Photo: WILPF, Creative Commons, some rights reserved

Questionnaire results in on GMO labeling

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) -- Vermont attorney general says a questionnaire has found that most participants think information about genetically engineered food should be placed near the product's nutrition facts label or ingredients list.

The survey was conducted after the legislature passed a law requiring the labelling of genetically modified foods. The law takes effect in mid-2016.  Go to full article

22.8 million New Yorkers' personal records exposed

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) -- A new report shows 22.8 million private records of New Yorkers have been exposed in data security breaches reported by 3,000 businesses, nonprofits and governments over the past eight years.

Attorney General Eric Schneiderman says in a report Tuesday that deliberate hacking was responsible for 40 percent of the 5,000 incidents, which exposed a majority of the records, followed by lost or stolen equipment, insider wrongdoing and inadvertent errors.  Go to full article

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