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NY State Trooper Jackson on patrol. Photo: Natasha Haverty
NY State Trooper Jackson on patrol. Photo: Natasha Haverty

NY troopers targeting speeders, aggressive drivers

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) As NASCAR drivers head to Watkins Glen for the upcoming Sprint Cup Series weekend, New York's state troopers will be conducting a week-long enforcement effort targeting speeders and aggressive drivers across the state.

The state police "Speed Week" campaign runs from Aug. 6 through Aug. 12.  Go to full article
Researchers deploying a beam trawl from the U.S. Geological Survey research vessel Kiyi on Lake Superior. Photo: USGS
Researchers deploying a beam trawl from the U.S. Geological Survey research vessel Kiyi on Lake Superior. Photo: USGS

US Geological Survey commissions research vessel

OSWEGO, N.Y. (AP) The U.S. Geological Survey is launching the newest addition to its fleet of large research vessels on Lake Ontario.

A traditional commissioning ceremony is being held Wednesday morning at the Lake Ontario Event and Conference Center in Oswego. Suzette Kimball, acting director of the U.S. Geological Survey, will christen the vessel.  Go to full article
Photo: <a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/truthout/4152991645/">Truthout.org</a>, Creative Commons, some rights reserved
Photo: Truthout.org, Creative Commons, some rights reserved

Sanders discusses veterans health care overhaul

WHITE RIVER JUNCTION, Vt. (AP) U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders will be discussing legislation he helped craft to improve health care for veterans.

Sanders, chairman of the Senate Veterans' Affairs Committee, will hold a press conference on Wednesday afternoon at the Department of Veterans Affairs medical center in White River Junction.  Go to full article
The $4.2 billion budget surplus could help cover the cost of the new Tappan Zee Bridge. Photo: <a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/josepha/4354183214/">Joseph A</a>, Creative Commons, some rights reserved
The $4.2 billion budget surplus could help cover the cost of the new Tappan Zee Bridge. Photo: Joseph A, Creative Commons, some rights reserved

NY looking at options for using $4.2B surplus

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) New York's governor is studying the state's options for how to spend a $4.2 billion budget surplus.

The state says the windfall is the result of recent financial settlements with banks and insurance companies.  Go to full article
NY Sen. Liz Krueger, shown here at a public forum, sponsored the legislation. Photo: NYS Senate
NY Sen. Liz Krueger, shown here at a public forum, sponsored the legislation. Photo: NYS Senate

NY beefs up post-partum depression screening

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) New York state is implementing new screening guidelines to help health care professionals recognize post-partum depression.

Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed legislation intended to help doctors and nurses recognize the signs of depression in new mothers and get patients the care they need. The bill singles out pediatricians as playing a vital role in identifying depression in new mothers.  Go to full article
About half of the power comes from hydroelectric power plants. The Moses-Saunders power dam near Massena. Photo: New York Power Authority
About half of the power comes from hydroelectric power plants. The Moses-Saunders power dam near Massena. Photo: New York Power Authority

Cuomo: power subsidies to spur jobs in New York

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) New York is offering low-cost electricity to 26 companies that have agreed to create or retain jobs.

Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced the latest round of energy subsidies on Monday. The 26 companies--along with three non-profit organizations--are expected to use the low-cost power to support more than 3,000 jobs.  Go to full article
Photo: <a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/aerialcamera/7977542002/">Daniel Piraino</a>, Creative Commons, some rights reserved
Photo: Daniel Piraino, Creative Commons, some rights reserved

Oneida Lake beaches closed due to algae bloom

CICERO, N.Y. (AP) Health officials have closed two beaches on Oneida Lake near Syracuse because of dense algae blooms.  Go to full article
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

Saratoga tips hat to Irishman who started it all

SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. (AP) Saratoga Race Course is tipping its top hat to John Morrissey, the Irish-born fighter-gambler-politician who punched his way to national fame before the Civil War and launched what's now the nation's oldest and most successful racetrack.  Go to full article
Vermont Senator Patrick Leahy. Photo: <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/talkradionews/">Talk Radio News Service</a>, Creative Commons, some rights reserved
Vermont Senator Patrick Leahy. Photo: Talk Radio News Service, Creative Commons, some rights reserved

Sen. Leahy, Burlington mayor to mark waterfront improvements

BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) U.S. Sen. Patrick Leahy, U.S. Rep. Peter Welch and Burlington Mayor Miro Weinberger are going to mark the start of construction on millions of dollars in improvements on the Lake Champlain waterfront in the Vermont city.  Go to full article
The Duchess of Connaught's Own Irish Canadian Rangers. Photo: <a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/28853433@N02/2695693683/">Library and Archives Canada / Bibliothèque et Archives Canada</a>, Creative Commons, some rights reserved
The Duchess of Connaught's Own Irish Canadian Rangers. Photo: Library and Archives Canada / Bibliothèque et Archives Canada, Creative Commons, some rights reserved

Canada observes World War One centenary

It was 100 years ago today that Britain declared war on Germany, and by doing so automatically included Canadians in the First World War.  Go to full article

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