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Church members safely escape fire on Grand Isle

GRAND ISLE, Vt. (AP) State police say members of a church in Grand Isle safely escaped a fire that broke out in the basement during their services.  Go to full article
Photo: <a href="">Matt DiGiolamo</a>, Creative Commons, some rights reserved
Photo: Matt DiGiolamo, Creative Commons, some rights reserved

NY Gov. directs flags at half-staff for D-Day

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) In honor of the 70th anniversary of D-Day, flags are being flown at half-staff on all government buildings in New York.

Gov. Andrew Cuomo made the announcement, reminding New Yorkers Friday to remember the men and women who served on the armed forces during D-Day and throughout World War II.  Go to full article
Photo: <a href="">MoneyBlogNewz</a>, Creative Commons, some rights reserved
Photo: MoneyBlogNewz, Creative Commons, some rights reserved

NY hearings set in Comcast, Time Warner merger

ALBANY, N.Y (AP) New York regulators plan to take public comments at upcoming hearings on the planned merger between Time Warner Cable and Comcast.

The Public Service Commission says it will determine whether the union is in the best interest of New York customers and the state.

Hearings are planned June 16 in Buffalo, June 18 in Albany and June 19 in New York City.  Go to full article

NY court uphold ruling on use of town cars

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) New York's highest court has confirmed a state board's conclusion that personal use of municipal vehicles is an employment benefit subject to union negotiations.

The Court of Appeals, divided 5-2, has upheld the 2011 Public Employment Relations Board ruling that Islip improperly ended its 20-year practice of letting dozens of workers drive assigned town vehicles home at night.  Go to full article
Sea Lamprey <a href="">NOAA Great Lakes Environmental Research Laboratory</a>, Creative Commons, some rights reserved
Sea Lamprey NOAA Great Lakes Environmental Research Laboratory, Creative Commons, some rights reserved

New York takes aim at Seneca Lake lamprey

AVON, N.Y. (AP) New York state is taking steps to control the population of parasitic sea lampreys around Seneca Lake to protect other fish species.

The state's Department of Environmental Conservation says that next week it will begin treating tributaries of Seneca Lake with a chemical that kills lamprey larva but is harmless to most other aquatic wildlife.  Go to full article

Wal-Mart shooting suspect in custody at hospital

QUEENSBURY, N.Y. (AP) State police say the suspect in the shooting of a Wal-Mart employee outside an upstate New York store is in custody after being brought to a hospital for treatment of a drug overdose.

Troopers say an ambulance delivered 54-year-old Raymond White of Lake George, New York to Glens Falls Hospital early Thursday afternoon. Security officials recognized him as the man wanted for questioning in Wednesday night's shooting in neighboring Queensbury and called state police.  Go to full article
Vermont gas pump <a href="">TIm </a>, Creative Commons, some rights reserved
Vermont gas pump TIm , Creative Commons, some rights reserved

Vermont sues over gasoline additive pollution

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) The Vermont Attorney General's office is suing more than two dozen of the country's largest refiners of gasoline over the use of the gasoline additive MTBE that it says has caused widespread groundwater pollution.

Attorney General William Sorrell says his office believes that these companies ignored the risks of MTBE and sold it anyway.  Go to full article

Oil train classroom-on-rails trains responders

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) A train equipped with four oil tankers and two classroom cars is making a whistle stop at the Port of Albany as part of a multi-state tour providing enhanced safety training in response to increased shipments of North Dakota crude oil.  Go to full article
Gov. Cuomo at the Start-Up NY announcement yesterday in Buffalo. Photo: <a href="">Gov. Cuomo's office</a>
Gov. Cuomo at the Start-Up NY announcement yesterday in Buffalo. Photo: Gov. Cuomo's office

NY governor: 12 businesses part of no-tax program

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) New York's offer of tax-free zones for businesses has attracted a dozen companies.

Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Wednesday announced the first round of businesses that will take advantage of the Start-Up New York program that gives new employers and their employees 10 years of tax-free living if they locate on or near college campuses.  Go to full article

Wal-Mart worker wounded outside Queensbury store

QUEENSBURY, N.Y. (AP) Authorities say they're looking for a man who shot another man in the face as he sat in a vehicle in the parking lot of a Wal-Mart store in upstate New York.

State police tell local media that the victim is a Wal-Mart employee in his 50s who was hit with shotgun pellets fired around 9 p.m. Wednesday outside the store in the Warren County town of Queensbury, 45 miles north of Albany.  Go to full article

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