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BREAKING: Paterson says there's a parks opening deal

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New York Gov. David Paterson says an agreement has been reached to keep all 178 state parks open for the Memorial Day weekend.
The Paterson administration has listed 41 parks and 14 of the
state's 35 historic sites for closing, along with service cuts at
others, to help close the state's budget gap.
Speaking on WOR radio 710's ``The John Gambling Show,'' Paterson
said negotiations that ended early Thursday morning would provide
$11 million for full operations this year, offset by money from the
Environmental Protection Fund, which would be cut by about $74
million.
Lawmakers, who wanted smaller EPF cuts and balked at Paterson's
proposal earlier in the week, are expected to vote on the plan
later in the day. (Details on North Country parks in The Inbox. Listen for more on All Before Five, 4:45 today.)

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