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Ontario event to honor migrant workers

An event is being planned to help and honor thousands of migrant workers who travel to Niagara each year for work. The workers from Mexico, Jamaica, Central America and the Caribbean come to Niagara each year to grow fruits and vegetables.

Hundreds of migrant workers will be at the Niagara-on-the-Lake Community Centre on June 1st to celebrate the beginning of a new growing season.  Go to full article
The border crossing at CHamplain, NY. Photo: <a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/mpd01605/3939455673/">Bobby Hidy</a>, Creative Commons, some rights reserved
The border crossing at CHamplain, NY. Photo: Bobby Hidy, Creative Commons, some rights reserved

US border officials say to check traffic

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) Customs officials in Buffalo are advising travelers crossing the Canadian border to prepare for potentially longer wait times when the summer travel season starts this weekend.

With the Memorial Day weekend ahead, the U.S. Customs and Border Protection says travelers should allow for extra time in case of heavy traffic. They suggest choosing the least congested border crossing among the four in the Buffalo/Niagara region.  Go to full article

Vermont school track team members escape bus fire

HINESBURG, Vt. (AP) A Vermont school track team has escaped safely from a burning school bus.

The coach of Bristol's Mount Abraham Union Middle/High School track team tells The Burlington Free Press newspaper Wednesday afternoon's fire burned the bus, the team's gear and the students' belongings.  Go to full article
President Barack Obama practices his pitching in the Rose Garden. Official White House Photo: Pete Souza
President Barack Obama practices his pitching in the Rose Garden. Official White House Photo: Pete Souza

Cooperstown preps for visit from President Obama

COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. (AP) Call it a walk-off home run for the Baseball Hall of Fame.

President Barack Obama is traveling to New York on Thursday to stress how tourism can lead to good-paying jobs, and he's delivering his speech inside the baseball mecca in Cooperstown.  Go to full article
State Assemblyman Ken Blankenbush. Photo: Joanna Richards
State Assemblyman Ken Blankenbush. Photo: Joanna Richards

NY legislator Ken Blankenbush pushes violent offender registry law

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) An upstate New York legislator is calling for passage of Brittany's Law.

The measure, which has passed the state Senate, would create a registry of violent felony offenders similar to the sex offender registry, and it would be available to the public.  Go to full article

Rate of seat belt use lower in Northeast Kingdom

WATERBURY, Vt. (AP) Police in Vermont are enforcing seat belt laws to try to increase the use of seat belts, especially in the Northeast Kingdom.

The Vermont Highway Safety Alliance -- a collaboration of several state and private organizations -- is concerned that data from the Vermont Agency of Transportation shows that seat belt use is less than 78 percent in Caledonia, Essex and Orleans counties, compared to a rate of more than 84 percent statewide.  Go to full article
Gov. Cuomo (left) heads into his party convention with a substantial lead over GOP challenger Rob Astorino.
Gov. Cuomo (left) heads into his party convention with a substantial lead over GOP challenger Rob Astorino.

Poll shows big Cuomo lead heading into convention

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) A poll released as New York state Democrats kick off their nominating convention shows Gov. Andrew Cuomo retaining a commanding lead over Republican candidate Rob Astorino.

A Quinnipiac University poll released Wednesday finds Cuomo with a 57 percent to 28 percent lead over Astorino, the Westchester County executive.  Go to full article
STD rates among NY youth. Source: <a href="http://www.health.ny.gov/community/youth/development/docs/2014_nys_youth_sexual_health_plan.pdf">NYS Youth Sexual Health Plan</a>
STD rates among NY youth. Source: NYS Youth Sexual Health Plan

NY health department release youth sex health plan

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) The state's health department is releasing a "Youth Sexual Health Plan" to address HIV, sexually transmitted diseases and pregnancy prevention.

On Tuesday the health department said the plan is a guide to ensure that age-appropriate, medically accurate and unbiased sexual education programs are available to all youth in the state.  Go to full article
Democratic Assembly women held a press conference last June urging the Senate to act on the Women's Equality Act. Photo: Karen DeWitt
Democratic Assembly women held a press conference last June urging the Senate to act on the Women's Equality Act. Photo: Karen DeWitt

Senate Democrats reintroduce women's rights bills

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) A series of bills that would protect women's rights is being reintroduced in the Senate after the package was derailed last year over a contentious late term abortion proposal.

On Tuesday, Senate Democrats are reintroducing the Women's Equality Act, a series of 10 bills that covers topics like reproductive rights, pay equity, sexual harassment, human trafficking and tougher order-of-protection laws in addition to other forms of discrimination against women.  Go to full article

New mobile app helps hunters, anglers in New York

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) A free mobile application is now available to provide up-to-date information on fishing, hunting, wildlife watching and other outdoor activities in New York state.

Gov. Andrew Cuomo says the launch of the "New York Fish and Wildlife" app follows last week's Tourism Summit and coincides with the start of the summer travel season.  Go to full article

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