Graduation rates for students who entered ninth grade in 2015 in the five northern Franklin County high schools matched or exceeded the statewide average, according to figures released Thursday by the state Education Department.
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ALBANY — State officials have blocked 59 police agencies from access to computerized motor vehicle data because they have yet to certify they will refrain from sharing the information with federal immigration enforcers.
ALBANY — While states across the nation are gearing up to make sure all their residents are counted in the 2020 Census, for which representation and billions of federal dollars are at stake, recently released population data from the U.S. Census Bureau has brought projections that New York m…
ALBANY — The start of the second year of a Democratic-controlled state Legislature has the majority excited and optimistic about the passage of bills on their agenda, and on Tuesday, some Democratic lawmakers were certain the Protect Our Courts Act would be one such bill.
WASHINGTON — Joining the chorus of lawmakers and law enforcement officials voicing concerns over the new bail reform laws in New York, U.S. Rep. Elise Stefanik, R-21, took initiative in Washington, D.C., to study the results of pre-trial release.
MALONE –– Shock and disbelief were expressed by some residents as they read the list of crimes that people would be issued appearance tickets for, instead of being jailed in lieu of bail, under the new state bail reform laws.
ALBANY — A few days after a Supreme Court judge issued a temporary injunction on Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo’s executive ban on flavored electronic cigarettes, New York legislators gathered with activists, educators and medical providers in Albany to push for the passage of two bills that would eff…
SACKETS HARBOR — If North Country farmers want their voices heard by state lawmakers in New York City, they must travel downstate and meet them in their districts, a New York Farm Bureau official urged Friday.
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ALBANY –– In the week since New York officially ended cash bail for many nonviolent criminal defendants, concerns over a spate of anti-Semitic incidents and other recent alleged crimes committed by those released under the law have spurred calls to undo parts of the legislation.
ALBANY — Unity, equality and progressiveness were themes and values heavily stressed by Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo during his 10th State of the State Address at the Empire State Plaza Convention Center on Wednesday.
Some fire departments are objecting to a new requirement in state criminal justice laws that take effect Jan. 1 that requires they and other “potential” criminal case witnesses submit to criminal background checks, concluding it is an invasion of privacy.
Legislation providing clear legal direction for campground owners needing to remove long-term guests who are disruptive has been signed into law by Gov. Andrew Cuomo. State Sen. Betty Little and Assemblyman Billy Jones sponsored the measure (S1944a/A1659a) at the request of Campground Owners…
ALBANY –– The village of Chateaugay will receive $1 million to help upgrade its wastewater treatment plant through Regional Economic Development Council awards announced Thursday by Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo.
Even as New York state’s “Green Light” law that will enable undocumented immigrants to obtain driver’s licenses goes into effect, 27 county clerks who oversee Department of Motor Vehicles offices in their counties are calling on Gov. Andrew Cuomo to stop implementation of the law.
QUEENSBURY — Republican Assemblyman Dan Stec on Wednesday officially announced his candidacy to replace the retiring Sen. Betty Little, triggering a wave of people lining up to replace Stec in the Assembly.
MALONE –– The town of Dickinson’s effort to have the state reinstall a caution light at an intersection that has been the scene of several fatal crashes got a boost from the Franklin County Legislature on Thursday.
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ALBANY — The number of vaping-related lung illnesses reported to health officials has now reached 200 cases in New York, a fact that could complicate the intense debate at the statehouse over Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s push to legalize the adult use of marijuana.
The text messages arrived on a snowy January afternoon, a few hours after New York’s state ethics commission privately debated whether to investigate a disgraced former aide to Gov. Andrew Cuomo. They were from a high-ranking government lawyer, sent to one of the commission members.
NEW YORK — Federal prosecutors in Brooklyn have opened a criminal investigation into whether several large drug companies intentionally skirted regulations in order to promote the sale of addictive opioids, according to corporate filings and a person familiar with the matter.
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ALBANY — Against the backdrop of a national economy that has expanded for much of the past decade, New York leaders are scrambling to address a projected $6 billion budget deficit, much of it driven by escalating Medicaid spending.
ALBANY –– For years, Gov. Andrew Cuomo and some Democratic leaders have had an antagonistic relationship with the left-leaning Working Families Party, a labor-backed group whose increasing influence and independence have only widened the divide.
WASHINGTON — Federal political candidates will no longer be able to receive campaign contributions from opioid manufacturers if a new bill introduced by U.S. Rep. Antonio Delgado, D-Rhinebeck, is passed.
Michael Kearney could not understand how he had tested positive for drugs. He stared in disbelief at the corrections officers in an upstate New York prison where he was serving time. Though he had once been addicted to crack cocaine, he had been clean for two years.