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Saratoga Race Course. <a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/durhamd/1075371003">Dustin</a>, Creative Commons, some rights reserved
Saratoga Race Course. Dustin, Creative Commons, some rights reserved

Opening weekend planned at Saratoga race track

SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. (AP) A music festival and 23rd annual fancy hat contest are planned as part of the opening weekend activities at Saratoga Race Course.

Competition in the hat contest takes place next Sunday after the second, third and fourth races, with contestants parading in front of judges on the track apron.  Go to full article
The Essex Chain of Lakes. Photo: Carl Heilman, courtesy Adirondack Nature Conservancy
The Essex Chain of Lakes. Photo: Carl Heilman, courtesy Adirondack Nature Conservancy

New York canoe camping area comes with new rules

NEWCOMB, N.Y. (AP) Canoe campers seeking solace in New York's newest lake-studded Adirondack playground will encounter a few rules that run counter to the region's tradition of unfettered access.

In the Essex Chain Lakes, permits are required to pitch a tent under lakeside pines. And forget toasting marshmallows over a crackling fire. Campfires are forbidden.  Go to full article
Big Barn Dance at Sentinel Farms, Vermont. Photo:<a href="http://www.unboundgrace.org/blog/category/sentinel-farm/">Seintinel Farms, Unbound Grace</a>, Public Domain, some rights reserved
Big Barn Dance at Sentinel Farms, Vermont. Photo:Seintinel Farms, Unbound Grace, Public Domain, some rights reserved

Vermont camp is more than horses; it's a new path

STARKSBORO, Vt. (AP) A former Vermont lawmaker is running a summer program designed to help children learn important life lessons by working on the farm.

The dozen or so kids who go to Sentinel Farms frequently start the day by doing farm chores before getting to ride the horses.  Go to full article
Vermont Congressman Peter Welch. Photo: <a href="http://www.welch.house.gov/about-peter/">Peter Welch Biography</a>, Public Domain, some rights reserved
Vermont Congressman Peter Welch. Photo: Peter Welch Biography, Public Domain, some rights reserved

Welch to discuss negotiations over highway fund

WATERBURY, Vt. (AP) Congressman Peter Welch will be discussing the negotiations in Congress over reauthorization of the Highway Trust Fund, which is how states pay for most major road construction projects.

Welch will also release a list of critical Vermont transportation projects that could be delayed if Congress doesn't act.  Go to full article
A sign for Interstate 81 sits under an overpass in Syracuse, N.Y. City officials and residents are debating what to do about an aging stretch of the highway that cuts through the city. Photo: Zack Seward
A sign for Interstate 81 sits under an overpass in Syracuse, N.Y. City officials and residents are debating what to do about an aging stretch of the highway that cuts through the city. Photo: Zack Seward

State plans more public meetings on I-81 project

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) State transportation officials plan to hold more public meetings in Syracuse on the upcoming project to redesign the elevated stretch of Interstate 81.

The Department of Transportation announced Thursday that it will hold six neighborhood meetings this month about the I-81 viaduct project. The elevated portion of the north-south highway that cuts through downtown Syracuse is deteriorating and needs to be upgraded.  Go to full article

Weather Service confirms North Creek tornado

NORTH CREEK, N.Y. (AP) The National Weather Service has confirmed that a fourth tornado touched down in upstate New York during severe storms that killed four people.

Meteorologists say the twister touched down around 8:40 p.m. Tuesday in the hamlet of North Creek, in the Adirondacks 70 miles north of Albany. The tornado was rated EF-0 with wind speeds of 85 mph.  Go to full article

Police: Bus in fatal crash had no brake problems

LAKE LUZERNE, N.Y. (AP) Authorities say no mechanical problems have been found on a bus that crashed while transporting passengers for an Adirondack river excursion company, killing a 15-year-old employee.  Go to full article
Photo: <a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/dougtone/4138495918/">Doug Kerr</a>, Creative Commons, some rights reserved
Photo: Doug Kerr, Creative Commons, some rights reserved

Work begins on Syracuse's Inner Harbor

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo has joined local leaders to break ground on a long-awaited redevelopment project in Syracuse.

The Democrat participated in a ceremony Thursday afternoon at the Inner Harbor, a former industrial section of the city that's connected to the Erie Canal system.  Go to full article
Operating room. Photo: <a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/swhealthcare/9575079585/">Scott & White Healthcare</a>, Creative Commons, some rights reserved
Operating room. Photo: Scott & White Healthcare, Creative Commons, some rights reserved

Prosecutors: Northern NY hospital to pay $750,000

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) Federal prosecutors say a hospital in northern New York has agreed to pay $750,000 to settle allegations that it submitted 1,900 improper Medicare claims.

According to the U.S. attorney's office, Carthage Area Hospital double billed the federal health care program for the elderly for operating room and ambulatory surgery services from 2006 through June 2010.  Go to full article
The Barnes & Noble cafe. Photo: <a href="http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/d/d8/6.25.11SpringfieldBarnes%26NobleByLuigiNovi.jpg">wikipedia</a>, Creative Commons, some rights reserved
The Barnes & Noble cafe. Photo: wikipedia, Creative Commons, some rights reserved

Barnes & Noble to pay $10K for breastfeeding flap

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) The Barnes & Noble bookstore chain will pay $10,000 to promote breastfeeding after a woman was asked to cover up while nursing her infant son at a Rockland County store.  Go to full article

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