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Seneca Niagara Casino in Niagara Falls. Photo: Christine K, Creative Commons, some rights reserved
Seneca Niagara Casino in Niagara Falls. Photo: Christine K, Creative Commons, some rights reserved

Scale will matter for success of New York casinos

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) Less may be more when it comes to opening casinos in New York amid an increasingly competitive gambling environment.

More than a dozen contenders are proposing upstate casino projects. Developers say they've carefully studied the local market to ensure they don't overbuild.  Go to full article
Photo: <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/visioplanet/4760316376/">Sudipto Sarkar</a>, Creative Commons, some rights reserved
Photo: Sudipto Sarkar, Creative Commons, some rights reserved

Report faults New York's anti-smoking plan

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) A new report from the American Cancer Society says New York state needs to do more to prevent smoking.

The Cancer Action Network at the American Cancer Society analyzed the state's efforts to combat cancer through screenings, tobacco taxes, smoking bans and restrictions on tanning booths.  Go to full article

Man, 21, dies in Jefferson County ATV crash

PHILADELPHIA, N.Y. (AP) State police say a 21-year-old man has died after crashing his all-terrain vehicle in northern New York.

Around 6:15 p.m. Saturday in the Jefferson County town of Philadelphia, troopers say 21-year-old Brandon Hagan of Plessis failed to negotiate a curve on Sandy Hollow Road.  Go to full article
Persico wrote a dozen books, including a biography of newsman Edward. R. Murrow.
Persico wrote a dozen books, including a biography of newsman Edward. R. Murrow.

NY author, Rockefeller speechwriter Persico dies

GUILDERLAND, N.Y. (AP) A best-selling author, historian and speechwriter for then-New York Gov. Nelson A. Rockefeller has died. Joseph Persico was 84.

His wife, Sylvia Persico, says he died Saturday at a hospital in Albany after a long illness.  Go to full article
Last winter was hard on Route 9L along Lake George. Photo: A href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/kanner/2243653357/">ellentk</a>, Creative Commons, some rights reserved
Last winter was hard on Route 9L along Lake George. Photo: A href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/kanner/2243653357/">ellentk, Creative Commons, some rights reserved

Road on east shore of Lake George being repaved

LAKE GEORGE, N.Y. (AP) Visitors planning some late-summer trips to Lake George should expect to find road crews on busy Route 9L.

State officials say a $1.6 million project to resurface 5.6 miles of the road is set to start this Friday and continue on weekdays through the end of the month.  Go to full article

NY State Fair sets new attendance record

GEDDES, N.Y. (AP) Officials say good weather and popular concerts helped boost New York State Fair attendance to a record single-day high of 120,617.

The attendance level on Saturday beat the last record, set in 1989, by 101 people.  Go to full article
New York State Education Department building in Albany, NY, Photo: <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:NYSED_Building_Night_2.JPG">Matt Wade</a>, Creative Commons, some rights reserved
New York State Education Department building in Albany, NY, Photo: Matt Wade, Creative Commons, some rights reserved

New York releases teacher evaluation data

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) The results of New York state's mandatory teacher evaluations are in.

Data released by the Education Department Thursday shows that 94 percent of teachers earned a rating of effective or highly effective for the 2012-13 school year.  Go to full article
Columbia Law School professor Tim Wu is a Democratic candidate for Lt. Governor in next month's primary. Photo: public domain
Columbia Law School professor Tim Wu is a Democratic candidate for Lt. Governor in next month's primary. Photo: public domain

NY Times endorses Wu over Cuomo running mate

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) The New York Times has endorsed Tim Wu for New York lieutenant governor over Kathy Hochul, delivering another snub to Gov. Andrew Cuomo's re-election campaign.

In an endorsement published online Wednesday night, the newspaper's editorial board said Wu offers a "fresh perspective and a new voice." The Columbia University law professor is running alongside liberal gubernatorial candidate Zephyr Teachout.  Go to full article

Ebola in mind, US colleges screen some students

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) College students from West Africa can expect extra health screenings when they arrive to study in the United States. They're part of plans administrators have made as they try to insulate campuses from the worst Ebola outbreak in history.

With the virus continuing to kill, the expected arrival of as many as 10,0 students from impacted countries has U.S. authorities on alert, but cautioning against alarm.  Go to full article
Idling motors waiting to clear customs and the Peace Bridge have a big impact on air quality. Photo: <a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/chapstickaddict/974237114/">chapstickaddict</a>, Creative Commons, some rights reserved
Idling motors waiting to clear customs and the Peace Bridge have a big impact on air quality. Photo: chapstickaddict, Creative Commons, some rights reserved

NY launches yearlong air study at Peace Bridge

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) The state Department of Environmental Conservation has launched a yearlong study of air quality in the neighborhood near the Peace Bridge in Buffalo.

The study will monitor seasonal changes in air quality associated in traffic patterns around the bridge.  Go to full article

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