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  1. Upstate NY secessionists: Let's join PennsylvaniaRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Aug 27 | Albany Times Union

    A group of upstate residents advocating for secession from New York say they want to join their neighbor to the south. Claiming a litany of lost liberty and economic opportunity, advocates of upstate secession called Wednesday for a permanent separation of upstate from downstate.

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  2. Tioga Downs casino plan to get public airing next monthRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Aug 27 | Albany Times Union

    The lone bidder for a Southern Tier casino will get its opportunity to make its case before the state Gaming Facility Location Board next month, and then the board will hold a public hearing in Binghamton on the proposal. Tioga Downs, the racino in the Southern Tier, is seeking the fourth and final casino license in upstate New York after it was passed over by the state board on Dec. 17. The track will present its plans before the board on Sept.

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  3. This week on a NYN': The tax cap double-whammyRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Aug 21 | Albany Times Union

    Don't miss this week's episode of "New York Now," the award-winning coproduction of WMHT and the Times Union. Highlights include: WMHT's Matt Ryan talks to Rep. Paul Tonko about the ongoing battle over the Obama administration's security agreement with Iran.

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  4. Bjorn Fratangelo to make Grand Slam debut at US OpenRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Aug 17 | Albany Times Union

    Bjorn Fratangelo will make his Grand Slam debut at the U.S. Open after winning the USTA Pro Circuit's Wild Card Challenge over the weekend. The U.S. Tennis Association said Monday that the 22-year-old from Pittsburgh finished the challenge with 83 points.

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  5. Special on aisle 5 at Price Chopper: ConfusionRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Aug 5 | Albany Times Union

    So last week I'm shopping at the just renovated Price Chopper in Clifton Park-rebranded "Market 32 by Price Chopper"-looking for white rice. I go to the rice aisle where I find a couple of brands, but not the one my wife likes.

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  6. A.M. Roundup: JCOPEa s difficult teenage yearsRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Aug 5 | Albany Times Union

    The members of the Joint Commission on Public Ethics engaged in an often-tense discussion of recent hiring practices, and the upcoming hunt for a new executive director. One commissioner likened the ethics panel to a teenager - still feeling its way, but ready for more responsibilities.

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  7. Cuomo: "We focused on upstate NY like a laser beam"Read the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Aug 4 | Albany Times Union

    With an upstate economy still in recovery mode, Gov. Andrew Cuomo highlighted its successes today, announcing a deal for 600 jobs near Binghamton and visiting Buffalo to promote development in its downtown. In the Southern Tier, Cuomo announced that Modern Marketing Concepts will add 600 jobs over the next five years at an empty business park in Kirkwood, Broome County.

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  8. Hey, the Southern Tier is adding jobsRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Aug 4 | Albany Times Union

    A Broome County company is pledging to add 600 jobs over the next five years in exchange for a $17 million public-aid package. Gov. Andrew Cuomo this morning will officially announce the deal in which Modern Marketing Concepts expects to increase its workforce from 330 to 902 by February 2020, the Press & Sun-Bulletin reports.

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  9. Conforto back with Mets; Nieuwenhuis placed on 15-day DLRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Aug 2 | Albany Times Union

    The New York Mets recalled their top hitting prospect from Triple-A Las Vegas when fellow outfielder Kirk Nieuwenhuis was placed on the 15-day disabled list Sunday with discomfort in his neck and left shoulder. Conforto was optioned to Las Vegas on Saturday to make room for slugger Yoenis Cespedes, acquired Friday in a trade-deadline deal with Detroit.

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  10. Critics seek delay on Constitution natural gas pipelineRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 31, 2015 | Albany Times Union

    With the head of the proposed Constitution natural gas pipeline project telling investors last week that he expects to get critical state permits shortly, anti-pipeline opponents wrote to Gov. Andrew Cuomo urging him to block permits from being issued. Signed by nearly five dozen grassroots opponents groups throughout central New York and the Southern Tier, the letter said the 124-mile, $750 million pipeline to carry hydrofracked natural gas from Pennsylvania into New York, where it could move on into Canada and New England, poses a threat to streams, wetlands and forests in its path.

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  11. Heastie: A minimum wage increase should be for all sectorsRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 30, 2015 | Albany Times Union

    Raising the minimum wage for fast-food workers shouldn't be the end of the fight for a higher statewide wage, Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie said today. A wage board has recommended a $15 an hour minimum wage for fast-food workers by the end of 2018 in New York City and July 1, 2021, in the rest of the state.

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  12. Binghamton mayor backs Bucci for Senate, but party moves onRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 28, 2015 | Albany Times Union

    Former Binghamton Mayor Richard Bucci said today he is not among the Republican Party's short list of candidates for the Senate district vacated by Sen. Thomas Libous, despite being endorsed earlier in the day by current Mayor Richard David. Bucci, who served as mayor from 1994 to 2006, said he was informed this morning by Broome County GOP Chairman Bijoy Datta that he would not receive an interview with party officials, who will choose a Republican candidate to run for the seat Libous held since 1988.

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  13. Fiala to announce on ThursdayRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 28, 2015 | Albany Times Union

    She's already gotten a hearty endorsement from Gov. Andrew Cuomo and a fair amount of ink has been spilled about her upcoming bid, and on Tuesday former DMV Commissioner Barbara Fiala told Capitol Pressroom's Susan Arbetter that she'll make her official announcement at 5:30 p.m. Thursday at the Binghamton American Legion Post 80. Fiala, 70, is seeking the 52nd district seat including Binghamton and parts of the Southern Tier and Central New York that was vacated earlier in July after former GOP Senate Deputy Minority Leader Tom Libous was convicted of lying to a federal investigator, who was probing Libous' supposed efforts to use his influence to land a job for his son.

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  14. Senate Dems Won't Sue Over SAFE Act MOURead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 28, 2015 | Albany Times Union

    When the Senate Republicans made a surprise announcement of the memorandum of understanding they had signed with a top Cuomo administration aide that appeared to indefinitely delay a key provision of the SAFE Act, the Senate Democrats immediately cried foul. The minority conference questioned the legality of the MOU, signed by Senate Majority Leader John Flanagan and state Operations Director Jim Malatras, which seemed to derail creation of a database for ammunition sale background checks.

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  15. Police: Driver kills motorcyclist while trying to avoid bearRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 27, 2015 | Albany Times Union

    State police say a motorcyclist is dead after he was hit by a car that swerved to avoid a black bear in upstate New York. The crash happened around 9:40 p.m. Friday in Windsor.

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  16. Fatal accident caused by bearRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 26, 2015 | Albany Times Union

    A three-vehicle accident outside Binghamton Friday night was caused by a black bear entering the roadway, resulting in a motorcyclist being killed. State Police said a 2014 Jeep Cherokee, which was towing a glider airplane, struck the bear in the westbound lane of Interstate 86 around 9:40 p.m. Friday.

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  17. Binghamton mayor eyes run for Libous' Senate seatRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 23, 2015 | Albany Times Union

    Binghamton Mayor Richard David said he will consider a run for Sen. Thomas Libous' vacated seat in the Southern Tier. David is among at least three Republicans mentioned as possible candidates in November to run against likely Democratic candidate Barbara Fiala, who said today she's running and quickly picked up the backing of Gov. Andrew Cuomo.

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  18. GOP vows to retain Libous' Senate seatRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 23, 2015 | Albany Times Union

    The chair of the Broome County Republican Committee says he's confident the GOP will retain the state Senate seat vacated by Deputy Majority Leader Thomas Libous' felony conviction. Bijoy Datta, the Broome GOP leader and former Libous staffer, issued a statement Thursday vowing to win the special election for the 52nd Senate District, which will likely be held this November.

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  19. Fiala can continue as Women's Equality Party chair - for nowRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 23, 2015 | Albany Times Union

    Former DMV Commissioner Barbara Fiala can continue as chair of the state Women's Equality Party despite remaining an enrolled Democrat, but only until shortly after this year's general election. Fiala, who was previously Broome County executive, said Thursday she will formally announce her candidacy for state Senate next week.

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  20. ExtrasRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 22, 2015 | Albany Times Union

    Senate Republicans no longer have an elected majority after Deputy Majority Leader Tom Libous was convicted today on a federal corruption charge, leaving the GOP one vote short of the 32 needed to control the chamber - if, for some reason, Sen. Simcha Felder, a Brooklyn Democrat, decides to defect, and the IDC refuses to step in to assist. Libous' fellow Binghamton-area lawmaker, Democratic Assemblywoman Donna Lupardo , on his conviction: "This is a sad ending to a long career serving our community."

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