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  1. Phish tour dates confirm Lakeview Amphitheater concert, 3-night stay at SPACRead the original story w/Photo

    7 hrs ago | The Post-Standard

    Phish announced their 2016 tour dates on Friday, confirming a concert for 7:30 p.m. on Sunday, July 10, at the Lakeview Amphitheater. The show will be a homecoming for drummer Jon Fishman , the Jamesville-DeWitt High School graduate and SAMMY Lifetime Achievement winner that the band is named after.

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  2. The road to Syracuse-Onondaga County merger: it's not clear or easyRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 18, 2015 | The Post-Standard

    The group calling itself Consensus hopes so. That high-powered volunteer commission recommends a merger of city and county governments, which it said could strengthen the delivery of services while cutting costs.

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  3. NY could save $25M if 2016 primary elections were held same dayRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Feb 2 | The Post-Standard

    New York state could save $25 million in 2016 and make life easier for voters if it held federal and state primary elections on one date, instead of two. The Democratic-controlled state Assembly voted Tuesday to hold all non-presidential federal and state primary elections on the fourth Tuesday in June before general elections.

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  4. From the archives: Amtrak, CSX train collision injures 61 passengersRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Feb 2 | The Post-Standard

    When a five-car Amtrak train collided with a slow-moving CSX train in Lyncourt 15 years ago, the crash triggered area hospitals to enact emergency mass casualty disaster response plans for the first time in seven years. Out of the 102 passengers and crew on board the Amtrak train, 61 suffered injuries and about 50 went to local hospitals.

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  5. Poll: 89 percent say corruption in NYS government a serious problemRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Feb 1 | The Post-Standard

    Half of New York state voters say they're less likely to vote for their own state legislators this year because of the recent corruption scandals, according to a new Siena Institute poll. But 89 percent of the New Yorkers polled by Siena say corruption in state government is a serious problem and two-thirds say it is a serious problem among legislators from their area.

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  6. DEC: It could be weeks before it's known what killed Syracuse's pelicanRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jan 27 | The Post-Standard

    It could be weeks before its known what killed the American white pelican in Syracuse's Inner Harbor, according to the state Department of Conservation. Wildlife pathologists at the DEC's Wildlife Health Unit at the Wildlife Resources Center in Delmar will be conducting various tests to determine the cause of death.

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  7. Mixed martial arts fighter Chris Weidman dreams of fighting in NYRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jan 26 | The Post-Standard

    Ultimate Fighting Championship fighter Chris Weidman said Tuesday in Syracuse that he dreams of competing in New York, his home state. Weidman and UFC Chief Operating Officer Lawrence Epstein made appearances in Syracuse and Albany on Tuesday to try to convince state lawmakers that their sport is safe and it could generate millions of dollars a year for the state.

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  8. Top driver Rocky Warner undergoes heart surgeryRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jan 26 | The Post-Standard

    While New York State modified racer Jerry Cook was enjoying his induction into the NASCAR Hall of Fame on Saturday, another racer was unable to accept his award from the New York State Stock Car Association as Performer of the Year after an unexpected surgery last week. Gloversville's Rocky Warner, who posted 25 wins in 2015 driving a sportsman for long-time car owner Jake Spraker, remains in an Albany area hospital after checking himself in on Tuesday after experiencing chest pains.

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  9. In Upstate NY village of Hoosick Falls, a trail of cancer leads to tap waterRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jan 26 | The Post-Standard

    After his factory worker father died a painful death from kidney cancer at age 68 in 2013, Michael Hickey made it his mission to find out why so many people in his hometown along the Hoosic River were getting sick. Two years later, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has warned residents of Hoosick Falls not to drink or cook with water from municipal wells, and a plastics plant has agreed to install a $2 million carbon filtration system at the village water treatment plant.

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  10. Syracuse Mayor Miner suggests NY should raise taxes on richRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 29, 2015 | The Post-Standard

    Syracuse Mayor Stephanie Miner urged state lawmakers on Tuesday to raise taxes on New York's wealthiest 1 percent to raise billions of dollars for schools in Syracuse and other poor cities. In a letter to The Times-Union , Miner suggested that increasing the tax on the richest New Yorkers by 1 percent would generate $2.3 billion a year.

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  11. Zika virus infects Upstate resident, 2 others from NYRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Jan 23 | The Post-Standard

    This 2003 photo provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows a female Aedes albopictus mosquito acquiring a blood meal from a human host. On Friday, Jan. 15, 2016, U.S. health officials are telling pregnant women to avoid travel to Latin America and Caribbean countries with outbreaks of a tropical illness linked to birth defects.

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  12. 'Potentially crippling winter storm' in Eastern US: 5 things to knowRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jan 22 | The Post-Standard

    A jogger makes his way along a snow-covered street in the Hudson Park neighborhood, Tuesday, Dec. 29, 2015, in Albany, N.Y. (Mike Groll - What is it? "A potentially crippling winter storm," according to the National Weather Service, which forecasts heavy snow and high winds across the northern mid-Atlantic region, including Baltimore, Washington, Philadelphia and New York City. - Should we worry? Blizzard watches have been issued from Arkansas through Virginia and up the East Coast.

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  13. Manlius mom of murder victim pushing for new state law Read the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jan 21 | The Post-Standard

    Janice Grieshaber Geddes, left, and then Speaker of the Assembly Sheldon Silver walk down a hall in the New York State Capitol in Albany, N.Y., to talk with reporters about "Jenna's Law" in this file photo from June 3, 1998. Grieshaber's daughter, Jenna, was killed in November 1997 in her Albany, N.Y., apartment by a parolee.

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  14. Reports: David Bowie's ashes to be scattered in secret Upstate NY retreatRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jan 20 | The Post-Standard

    In this Dec. 15, 2003 file photo, singer-songwriter David Bowie launches the U.S. leg of his worldwide tour, called "A Reality Tour," at Madison Square Garden in New York. The music legend died Jan. 11 after a secret, 18-month battle with cancer , and funeral arrangements are being kept similarly private.

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  15. Harp-guitar, Pigeons Playing Ping Pong and more beckon listeners: 5 shows to see this weekRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Jan 17 | The Post-Standard

    Many bands are embarking on winter tours and carving out space for Syracuse along their busy schedules. With colder temperatures daring to keep people homebound, exciting music beckons the brave to venture into the crisp January air.

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  16. Court upholds fine against NY venue that refused lesbian weddingRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jan 14 | The Post-Standard

    Jennie McCarthy, left, and the former Melisa Erwin filed a discrimination complaint with the New York Division of Human Rights after they say they were turned away from a potential wedding site because they are gay. The owners of Liberty Ridge Farm north of Albany, which refused to host the 2013 wedding, lost in court Thursday, Jan. 14, 2015, their appeal of a $13,000 state fine for their action.

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  17. NY legislator escorted from State of the State after shouting match with CuomoRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jan 13 | The Post-Standard

    A Brooklyn assemblyman was escorted from the State of the State address Wednesday after a shouting match with Gov. Andrew Cuomo. Charles Barron, a Democrat, stood up and started to yell at Cuomo just a few minutes after the governor began talking.

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  18. Man named Michael J. Fox charged with killing former NFL player's son near AlbanyRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Jan 11 | The Post-Standard

    The Times Union of Albany reports 29-year-old Brandon Sherwin was the son of Tim Sherwin, a tight end who spent most of his career with the Baltimore and Indianapolis Colts from 1981-87. Police in Watervliet say they were called late Friday night to a two-family house for a report shots fired.

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  19. 1 person dead, 1 in custody following 5-hour standoff near AlbanyRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 1, 2016 | The Post-Standard

    Police say one person is dead and another is in custody after a nearly five-hour standoff in upstate New York. The Times Union of Albany reports that the standoff unfolded Friday night into Saturday morning at a house in Watervliet, north of Albany.

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  20. Cuomo announces he'll freeze Thruway tolls until 2020Read the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jan 6 | The Post-Standard

    Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced Wednesday morning that he'll freeze tolls for all travelers on the New York State Thruway until 2020, will eliminate tolls for all agricultural traffic, and will give frequent commercial and commuter thruway travelers a tax credit that cuts their tolls in half. He said he'll propose $1 billion in the 2016-17 state budget to pay for the toll plan.

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