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ValleyCats' Willy Garcia says collision changed his career
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Ohio ends incentive lottery with mixed vaccination results
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CULTURE
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PAUL GRONDAHL
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Grondahl: Brazilian mother fights to save daughter from...
Fabiana, a 33-year-old Brazilian woman, fled with her infant daughter, Freja, from a rigid re-education center in Denmark. She went on the lam in a...
PETE DOUGHERTY
Columnist/Staff Writer
Golf column: After beating cancer, Clarkie Carroll now...
Clarkie Carroll was diagnosed in 2013 with Ewing's sarcoma, a rare form of cancer. He went through months of chemotherapy, then had tumor resected...
JOYCE BASSETT
Sports columnist
All-In column: From tennis to tutus, Guilderland coach makes...
Guilderland High tennis coach Deb O’Brien was named the 2019-20 National Federation of State High School Associations' northeast section Girls...
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LOCAL AND STATE NEWS
STATE
Ruling banning tree-cutting for snowmobiles stokes uncertainty
A ruling last month by the state's highest court blocking tree removal for snowmobile trails has created uncertainty for other recreational projects in the Adirondack Forest Preserve.
By Gwendolyn Craig Adirondack Explorer
NEWS
Cuomo declares coronavirus emergency is over in New York
Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo announces COVID-19 pandemic emergency is over, but increasing youth vaccinated remains important.
By Joshua Solomon
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With summer in full swing, state Park Police worry about their future
It remains unclear when the next training academy will be scheduled for new State Park Police, despite their diminished ranks. There are about 200 Park Police, compared to 265 a few years ago.Their last academy was in 2019.
By Rick Karlin
NEWS
New York campers can get loyalty points at state facilities
Airline and hotel chains have long offered them and now New York is offering loyalty points for campers who stay overnight in state-run campgrounds.
By Rick Karlin
NEWS
July 4 fireworks return to the Empire State Plaza
The annual Independence Day fireworks show at the Empire State Plaza will return this year as the region and state continue to see dwindling cases of the coronavirus.
By News staff
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Canada lifts two-week quarantine for vaccinated travelers
Canada's Health Minister Patty Hajdu announced that as of July 5, vaccinated travelers who are already eligible to enter Canada will no longer have to quarantine for two weeks, stay in a government-sanctioned hotel, or take a third COVID-19 test...
By Rebekah F. Ward
NEWS
Merger of N.Y.'s mental health, addiction offices focus of debate
Roughly half of all people with a mental illness will suffer from addiction at some point in their lives, so why are the two often treated separately? That question has been a topic of debate for years among those working in New York’s behavioral...
By Bethany Bump
NEWS
Adirondack shuttle has plenty of hikers - but no one to drive them
A shuttle bus designed to ease the chronic parking shortages at popular Adirondack High Peak trailheads has yet to start running because they can’t find drivers.
By Rick Karlin
STATE
Federal judge lifts parole for Albany man 'trapped in a cycle'
Stevie Robinson, a member of an Albany family that saw its bustling marijuana enterprise dismantled in a federal criminal case two decades ago, was released from parole supervision recently by a judge who noted Robinson was prosecuted for "a...
By Brendan J. Lyons
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Law Beat: Top state court officials urging Cuomo to veto bill
A bill awaiting action from Gov. Andrew Cuomo would change just one word in the approval process for state Supreme Court justices who want to stay on the bench past the mandatory retirement age of 70. But that change would be ill-conceived, costly...
By Robert Gavin
U.S. NEWS
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Western drought brings another woe: voracious grasshoppers
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Teamsters aims to step up efforts to unionize Amazon workers
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Calls grow to evacuate Afghans to Guam as US troops leave
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Calls for extension of eviction ban as new deadline looms
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Bodies of two young girls pulled from South Florida canal
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Can ET see us? Study finds many stars with prime Earth view
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Ohio ends incentive lottery with mixed vaccination results
NEWS
Getting There: Will CDTA change service for state employees returning to work?
Two readers ask if CDTA will change service and reopen park and rides as state employees return to work and demand for buses goes up.
By Abigail Rubel
NEWS
Marriage Equality Act one decade later
One decade since the passage of the Marriage Equality Act, same-sex couples enjoy rights, but say the fight continues on, especially as transgender youths face opposition in the nation.
By Joshua Solomon
NEWS
Canadian officials confirm another closed-border month
Canadian officials confirmed Friday that the border will be closed to most U.S. travelers for an additional month when the current restrictions expire June 21, repeating the pattern of monthly extensions that has persisted since March 2020....
By Rebekah F. Ward
NEWS
Cuomo administration directive led to nursing home deaths, report argues
A controversial directive issued by Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo’s administration did cause COVID-19 deaths in nursing homes, although the directive’s issuance was understandable given the state’s difficult circumstances, a newly issued report concluded....
By Chris Bragg
NEWS
New York GOP thinks ahead to 2022 governor's race
The New York GOP plans to take an informal vote in Albany on June 28 to decide which candidate for governor it wants to nominate. The decision could allow for the GOP to circumvent a costly primary.
By Joshua Solomon
NEWS
Juneteenth becomes a national holiday
President Joe Biden signed legislation Thursday establishing a new federal holiday commemorating the end of slavery, saying he believes it will go down as one of the greatest honors he has as president. Members of the Capital Region’s Black...
By Rick Karlin
STATE
New York's state Capitol reopens to public on Friday
The ongoing closure of the Capitol had become a talking point of critics of the governor, pointing to the removal of restrictions on restaurants, sporting events, concerts and other businesses, while the Capitol remained closed. Gov. Andrew M....
By Edward McKinley
NEWS
Churchill: Andrew Cuomo has little to celebrate
With his celebratory speech announcing the lifting of coronavirus restrictions, Gov. Andrew Cuomo spun a fictional, self-congratulatory narrative positing that New York is a coronavirus success story. It isn't. 
By Chris Churchill
NEWS
GOP wants Cuomo, Dems to lift COVID restrictions for all
Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo declared victory over the coronavirus, but maintained his emergency powers. Republicans pointed to schools remaining under COVID-19 restrictions as the latest reason why the Legislature should strip Cuomo of his powers.
By Joshua Solomon
NEWS
Mohawk tribe in Canada would own part of power line to New York City
The concept of Environmental Justice looms large in discussions of efforts in New York to shift from a fossil-fuel to a green economy that relies on clean energy. The idea is that new green energy projects should benefit groups that have...
By Rick Karlin
WORLD NEWS
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Can ET see us? Study finds many stars with prime Earth view
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China prepares for Communist Party centenary in secret
BUSINESS
Rights group: Facebook amplified Myanmar military propaganda
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Witnesses: Airstrike in Ethiopia's Tigray kills more than 50
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Europe seeks disabled astronauts, more women in space
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Judge threatens to toss DEA agent's plea in corruption case
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Russia says warning shots deter UK warship; London denies it
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Ballston Assemblywoman deletes joking tweet about gunfire in Albany
State Assemblywoman Mary Beth Walsh posted and then deleted a satiric Tweet that said Tuesday night's fireworks display over the Empire State Plaza would "muffle" the sound of gunfire in Albany.
By News staff
NEWS
New York business sees wins, losses and defensive moves during legislative session
Business operators in New York has some wins, losses and draws in the legislative session that ended last week.
By Rick Karlin
STATE
COVID-19 restrictions now lifted as state hits 70 percent vaccination rate
Earlier this month, Cuomo said society would return to "back to life as normal" once the state hit a 70 percent vaccination rate for adults. Tuesday, he announced that all state mandates — including capacity restrictions, health screenings,...
By Edward McKinley
NEWS
Legislative session ends with sigh, but not of relief for environmentalists
The COVID-19 pandemic that kept state lawmakers at home for much of the year may be easing. But environmentalists in New York state weren’t exactly breathing a sigh as the legislative session drew to a quiet and uneventful close last Friday. With...
By Rick Karlin
NEWS
As session ends, Family Court reform inches forward on two fronts
In the waning days of the 2021 legislative session in Albany, efforts to reform a crucial aspect of New York’s Family Court system both stalled and moved forward. On Friday, Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo appointed a 20-member commission that will issue...
By Chris Bragg
STATE
New York State Fair to welcome full crowds this year
The New York State Fair will be open at full capacity this year, Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo said Monday, a removal of the limitations that were initially placed on the fair when it was announced earlier this year that it would be held. 
By Edward McKinley
NEWS
Aaron Mair takes on new role advocating for Adirondacks
An epidemiologist with state Department of Health, Aaron Mair retired this month and is taking a new post as the director of the Adirondack Council’s new policy initiative, Forever Adirondacks. Mair, as a renowned wilderness advocate and public...
By Gwendolyn Craig Adirondack Explorer
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