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Governor Andrew Cuomo at a New York Rising meeting in ALbany in July 2013. Photo: <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/57782386@N06/9318342326/">NY Governor's Office</a>
Governor Andrew Cuomo at a New York Rising meeting in ALbany in July 2013. Photo: NY Governor's Office

Cuomo in Adirondacks today for New York Rising meeting

Governor Andrew Cuomo will be in the Adirondacks later this morning for a meeting of the New York Rising Committee.

That's a group that formed to help local communities recover from tropical storms Irene and Sandy. More than a hundred towns across New York state are dividing up roughly $750 million in flood and storm recovery aid.  Go to full article

People: Chris Anthony, Salvation Army Volunteer at Ground Zero

Jody Tosti profiles Chris Anthony, one of 18 Salvation Army officers from upstate New York to be called to Ground Zero, just six days after the September 11 attacks.  Go to full article

The North Country Helping Out at Ground Zero

In the weeks since the September 11 attack, thousands of people in the North Country have helped with the recovery in New York City. Red cross workers, state police, firemen and paramedics have joined the effort. No one has done more than members of the National Guard, who've left their jobs and their families to go south. Brian Mann has this profile of one family in Saranac Lake.  Go to full article

NY Governor Lobbies Congress for Relief Aid

Governor Pataki was in Washington yesterday afternoon lobbying Congress for 54 billion dollars in relief aid. But some in New York say he'll have a tough time getting the money. Karen DeWitt reports.  Go to full article

New Regulations Place Cost Burden on Local Airports

Airports in the North Country are finishing up their second week of regular service since the terrorist attacks on the U.S. grounded all air travel on September 11. David Sommerstein reports local airports are complying with new regulations. But the costs associated with them burden a service that's always been tough to keep financially viable.  Go to full article

NYS Lawmakers Return to a Changed Budget Battle

State lawmakers have once again began working on the state budget but they say they return to a very different financial situation since the terrorist attacks. Karen DeWitt reports.  Go to full article

Terrorism May Affect Some Programs' Funding

How funding for some state programs could be affected following the terrorist attacks. Karen DeWitt reports.  Go to full article

National Women's Hall of Fame Cancels Induction in New York Tourism Slump

State tourism has suffered since the terrorist attacks, but people in the tourism industry from across the state have mixed opinions about whether the effects are long term. Karen DeWitt reports.  Go to full article

Pataki Visits Disaster HQ, Relaxes Access to Survivor Benefits

Governor Pataki encouraged workers at the State Emergency Management Operations. He also took steps to make it easier for relatives of victims of the terrorist attacks to obtain benefits. Karen DeWitt reports.  Go to full article

People: John McHugh, representative

Martha Foley talks with North Country Congressman John McHugh about a new congressional bipartisan spirit and the challenges posed by the new effort against terrorism.  Go to full article

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