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Opponents say a casino would harm Saratoga's 150-year-old Saratoga Race Course. Photo: Brian Mann
Opponents say a casino would harm Saratoga's 150-year-old Saratoga Race Course. Photo: Brian Mann

City Council votes no on casino gambling in Saratoga

SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. (AP) The Saratoga Springs City Council has unanimously approved a resolution opposing the expansion of casino gambling in the city known for its historic thoroughbred racetrack.

Local media report that about 300 people attended Tuesday's vote on the non-binding resolution that was authored by Mayor Joanne Yepsen, who took office earlier this year.  Go to full article
Poker players at Turning Stone Casino. Photo: <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Turningstonepoker.jpg">Pwrbanker</a>, public domain
Poker players at Turning Stone Casino. Photo: Pwrbanker, public domain

Judge approves deal between NY and Oneidas

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) A federal judge has approved a deal between the Oneida Indian Nation and New York that guarantees the tribe exclusive territory for their central New York casino and guarantees payments to the state of around $50 million annually.

Tribal and local officials say U.S. District Court Judge Lawrence Kahn on Tuesday approved the deal reached by the Cuomo administration last May.  Go to full article
Detail of 1780 map showing area around Fort Ann during Gen. John Burgoyne's 1777 Saratoga campaign. Photo: <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:1777BurgoyneTiconderoga.jpg">Boston Public Library</a>
Detail of 1780 map showing area around Fort Ann during Gen. John Burgoyne's 1777 Saratoga campaign. Photo: Boston Public Library

Summer dig planned for NY Revolutionary War site

FORT ANN, N.Y. (AP) An archaeological team from Binghamton University will excavate a Revolutionary War battle site located on a hill where a businessman wants to build a mine.

The Post-Star of Glens Falls reports that the archaeologists will conduct excavations this summer on Battle Hill in the Washington County town of Fort Ann, near the Vermont border 55 miles northeast of Albany.  Go to full article
Wind turbines in Searbury, Vermont Photo: <a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/redjar/113885544/">Jared and Corin</a>, Creative Commons, some rights reserved
Wind turbines in Searbury, Vermont Photo: Jared and Corin, Creative Commons, some rights reserved

Lowell VT rejects anti-wind vote at town meeting

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) Lowell voters are standing behind their support for a 21-turbine industrial wind power project making electricity on a ridge above the northern Vermont community.

In a Town Meeting Day vote Tuesday, 27 voters supported an article opposing Green Mountain Power's Kingdom Community Wind project while 110 voted against the article.  Go to full article
Root crops at the Glens Falls Farmers Market. Archive Photo of the Day: Stuart Delman, Chestertown NY.
Root crops at the Glens Falls Farmers Market. Archive Photo of the Day: Stuart Delman, Chestertown NY.

NYS wants to make farmers' markets more accessible

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) New York state wants to make farmers' markets more accessible to low-income consumers.

Gov. Andrew Cuomo says the state will make $130,000 in grants available this year to support at least 13 traditional farmers' market and youth market grant projects.  Go to full article
Camp Gabriels, once the center of a fierce debate over prisons, closed its doors in 2009.  Source: Save Camp Gabriels
Camp Gabriels, once the center of a fierce debate over prisons, closed its doors in 2009. Source: Save Camp Gabriels

Former Camp Gabriels prison to become year-round camp

GABRIELS, N.Y. (AP) The prospective owner of a former medium-security prison in the Adirondacks plans to transform the property into a private group camp and retreat center.

The Adirondack Daily Enterprise reports that the $166,000 bid submitted in October by Adam Fine of New York City was the second-highest bid for Camp Gabriels. The highest bid, nearly $212,000, was submitted by a Brooklyn businessman who was unable to complete the transaction.  Go to full article
"12 Years a Slave" playing at Vue Cinema. Photo: <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/57474170@N05/12232894865/">givingnot</a>, Creative Commons, some rights reserved
"12 Years a Slave" playing at Vue Cinema. Photo: givingnot, Creative Commons, some rights reserved

Film's Oscar wins feted in 2 upstate NY towns

SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. (AP) Two upstate New York communities are hoping the Oscars won by "12 Years a Slave" will shine the spotlight on their roles in the life of Solomon Northup.

The film based on Northup's account of being kidnapped into slavery in the 1840s won Oscars for best picture, best adapted screenplay and best supporting actress.  Go to full article
Labor groups at Lobby Day in Albany last year. Photo: <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/42626790@N05/8534640659/">CSEA Monroe County</a>, Creative Commons, some rights reserved
Labor groups at Lobby Day in Albany last year. Photo: CSEA Monroe County, Creative Commons, some rights reserved

Union members heading to Albany for lobby day

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) Union members from across New York are headed to Albany for the annual labor lobby day.

The American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees and the Civil Service Employees Association are bringing in busloads of union members from Buffalo, Rochester and the Finger Lakes region. They'll be at the state Capitol on Tuesday to speak to legislators about labor issues.  Go to full article

Coalition formed to promote NY gas drilling

BINGHAMTON, N.Y. (AP) A new coalition of labor groups, farmers, landowners and businesses from New York counties along the Pennsylvania border is calling on state officials to lift the nearly 6-year-old moratorium on shale gas development.

Binghamton attorney Scott Kurkoski says Monday that the coalition called Southern Tier Residents for Economic Independence favors well-regulated, responsible development of natural gas resources.  Go to full article
Gov. Cuomo speaking on a farm in Middleburgh, NY in 2011. Photo: <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/57782386@N06/6109423209/">Office of Gov. Cuomo</a>
Gov. Cuomo speaking on a farm in Middleburgh, NY in 2011. Photo: Office of Gov. Cuomo

NY forms task force to help farmers

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) New York officials have formed a new task force to help farmers.

Gov. Andrew Cuomo says the task force will include farmers and state officials and will be charged with improving how state agencies work with people in the agriculture industry. The group will be called the Strategic Interagency Task Force on Lessening Obstacles to Agriculture, or SILO for short.  Go to full article

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