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Hancock International Airport in Syracuse, NY. Photo: <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/toddmundt/5189457431/">Todd Mundt</a>, Creative Commons, some rights reserved
Hancock International Airport in Syracuse, NY. Photo: Todd Mundt, Creative Commons, some rights reserved

Delta adding flights between NYC and Syracuse

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) Delta Airlines is expanding its reach in upstate New York.

New York Sen. Charles Schumer says Delta will add several new flights from Syracuse to major airline hubs in 2014, including two new daily flights to JFK International Airport in New York City.  Go to full article
SNAP benefits sign at a farmers market. Photo: <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/melaniewong/4712301777/">mswine</a>, Creative Commons, some rights reserved
SNAP benefits sign at a farmers market. Photo: mswine, Creative Commons, some rights reserved

Hunger groups ask Schumer to block food stamp cuts

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) Anti-hunger groups are calling on New York Sen. Charles Schumer to block cuts to food stamps.

Anti-hunger activists have launched a statewide campaign urging Schumer to vote against any farm bill that includes cuts in food stamp funding. They also want Schumer to push to restore recent cuts.  Go to full article
Ambulance and rescue vehicles at Lake Placid Hospital. Photo: Brian Mann
Ambulance and rescue vehicles at Lake Placid Hospital. Photo: Brian Mann

Schumer: Ambulance funding threatened

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) Sen. Charles Schumer warns that ambulance crews are threatened with the loss of critical funding.

At stake is $40 million in Medicaid payments statewide used to pay for ambulance services. He says that critical funding will expire Jan. 1 if Congress doesn't act first.  Go to full article

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Elected officials and Alcoa leaders break ground at the Massena East plant. Photo: Julie Grant
Elected officials and Alcoa leaders break ground at the Massena East plant. Photo: Julie Grant

Alcoa breaks ground at Massena East plant

Alcoa Aluminum broke ground Monday on a $600 million expansion and modernization project at its manufacturing plant in Massena.

Company officials were joined by New York Lt. Gov. Robert Duffy, other state and local leaders, North Country Congressman Bill Owens, and U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer.  Go to full article
A ground-based missile interceptor is lowered into its silo at Fort Greely, Alaska. Photo: US Dept. of Defense
A ground-based missile interceptor is lowered into its silo at Fort Greely, Alaska. Photo: US Dept. of Defense

Schumer: new missile defense site should be in NY

U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer is urging the Department of Defense to consider New York for an East Coast missile defense site.  Go to full article
An aerial shot from the governor's tour of areas affected by Sandy. Photo: Governor's office via <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/governorandrewcuomo/">Flickr</a>
An aerial shot from the governor's tour of areas affected by Sandy. Photo: Governor's office via Flickr

Cuomo calls Sandy damage "breathtaking" from above

Governor Cuomo took a helicopter tour Wednesday of areas devastated by Hurricane Sandy, along with New York's Senators Schumer and Gillibrand.

He says the state faces "significant" challenges to rebuild, and will have to "fundamentally" rethink New York City's infrastructure going forward.  Go to full article
U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer, right, shakes hands with a woman outside Adirondack Health's new Wound and Hyperbaric Center in Saranac Lake, which he toured on Friday. Photo: Chris Knight, Adirondack Daily Enterprise
U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer, right, shakes hands with a woman outside Adirondack Health's new Wound and Hyperbaric Center in Saranac Lake, which he toured on Friday. Photo: Chris Knight, Adirondack Daily Enterprise

Schumer tours new wound treatment center in Saranac Lake

U.S. Sen. Chuck Schumer made a swing through the North Country Friday, stopping in Saranac Lake, Ticonderoga and Indian Lake. While in Saranac Lake, the senator toured the newest of several facilities operated by Adirondack Health. Sen. Schumer pushed for legislation to extend a Medicare program that supports rural hospitals.  Go to full article

Senator Schumer tells Watertown audience he'll fight new border fees targeting Canadians

New York Senator Charles Schumer was in Watertown yesterday to announce he'll fight a new fee that can be charged to Canadians crossing into the U.S. by boat or by plane. He appeared at the Paddock Arcade on Washington Street, an historic shopping center and one of many places in the north country where Canadian visitors may come to shop and eat. Todd Moe has more.  Go to full article
US Congressman Bill Owens
US Congressman Bill Owens

Federal legislators introduce bill to bring more aid to farmers affected by Irene

US Congressman Bill Owens, with several other New York legislators, has introduced a bill to replenish two federal funds that help farmers rebuild after natural disasters.

The "Post-Irene Emergency Farm Aid Act", is also sponsored by US Representatives Chris Gibson, Maurice Hinche, and Paul Tonko...and Senators Chuck Schumer and Kirsten Gilibrand. It calls for 10 million dollars to go to the Farm Service Agency's emergency conservation program, and the Emergency watershed protection program.  Go to full article

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