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$567M in utility aid to start this month

ALBANY — Gov. Kathy Hochul announced Thursday that the vast majority of $567 million dedicated to help low-income electric and gas utility customers pay off past utility bills will be reflected on customers’ August bills. The financial assistance program includes an estimated $557 ...

States boost child care money as congressional effort stalls

ALBANY— Difficulties in finding affordable child care cost Enoshja Ruffin her job three years ago. The mother of six was let go from her position as a counselor for kids with cerebral palsy after she missed three shifts because she had trouble finding babysitters. After three months on a ...

2023 FISU Games schedule unveiled

LAKE PLACID — Gov. Kathy Hochul visited the Olympic Sports Complex at Mt. Van Hoevenberg on Friday to announce the schedule and start of ticket sales for the 2023 FISU World University Games, to showcase the new medal design for the event and to proclaim that ESPN will broadcast the ...

Hochul touts state investment in affordable housing

LAKE PLACID — Gov. Kathy Hochul said on Friday that state legislators are currently talking about how the state could play a role in regulating short-term vacation rentals in New York, and she’s hoping a “balance” could be found for areas like Lake Placid to accommodate tourists while ...

Adirondack Korean War vets say last goodbyes

GLENS FALLS — Stuart Queen took off his cap that indicated he was “Forever Proud” to have served in the Korean War. “I wear this in memory and in honor of all the people, all the troops I was over there fighting with,” Queen, 90, told a group that assembled to officially dissolve ...

Man who accosted US Rep. Zeldin on stage remains jailed

ROCHESTER, N.Y. — A man who accosted U.S. Rep. Lee Zeldin on stage as the Republican campaigned for governor will remain in custody while a federal judge considers his lawyer’s plea to release the Army veteran, who he said was in an alcoholic relapse. David Jakubonis, 43, faces a federal ...