Jul 25, 2014 — ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) The New York Immigration Coalition says close to 3,300 unaccompanied immigrant children have arrived in New York since January, with almost 7,000 more expected to reach the state in coming months.
Camille Mackler, director of legal services for the advocacy group, says most are fleeing gang violence in Honduras, El Salvador and Guatemala. Go to full article
Black bear in the Adirondacks. Photo: The Wild Center, Creative Commons some rights reserved
Jul 25, 2014 — MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) A U.S. District Court judge has ordered a new trial for a Vermont man on federal death row for the 2000 killing of a North Clarendon woman abducted outside a Rutland supermarket.
Federal Judge William Sessions III issued the order Thursday on the appeal filed by attorneys for Donald Fell. Go to full article
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Jul 25, 2014 — LAKE GEORGE, N.Y. (AP) State wildlife experts say a young moose that has been wandering through populated areas in northeastern New York is likely looking for his own place to hang out.
Ed Reed, a regional wildlife manager, tells The Post-Star of Glens Falls that the male moose may have been pushed out of another territory by an older bull moose. Reed says the young moose apparently is looking for his own territory. Go to full article
Gov. Andrew Cuomo, the 1,804th best-paid public worker in New York. Photo: Karen DeWitt
Jul 25, 2014 — ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) The Empire Center for Public Policy reports 1,803 local government employees outside of New York City have been paid more than Gov. Andrew Cuomo's $179,000 salary in the past year.
The report from the fiscally conservative group for the year ending March 31 shows 47 of the 50 highest-paid municipal employees working for police departments or sheriff's offices and each taking home more than $250,000. Go to full article
Jul 24, 2014 — LAKE GEORGE, N.Y. (AP) A centuries-old dugout canoe found at the bottom of an Adirondack pond and stored at a tourist attraction since the 1960s is going on display.
The 18-foot long cedar canoe weighing hundreds of pounds will be loaded onto a truck at Fort William Henry in the village of Lake George Thursday morning and transported 15 miles south to the Rogers Island Visitors Center in Fort Edward. Go to full article
Cuomo has signed legislation allowing the school boards in Buffalo and Utica to require kindergarten attendance of children beginning at five years old. Photo: Annie E. Casey Foundation, Creative Commons, some rights reserved
Jul 24, 2014 — MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) A panel made up of Vermont Gov. Peter Shumlin and the heads of legislative money committees is due to get a briefing on Vermont's economy and what it's expected to mean for state revenues. Go to full article