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Budget increase to hold at 2%

Albany Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s fiscal chief is pushing to hold next year’s state budget to a 2 percent increase, and is directing agency heads to once again submit “zero growth” spending requests. The only extra investments will be in Medicaid and K-12 education, according to a letter sent Tuesday to commissioners from Budget Director Robert…

Homeless Man Arrested In 2009 Killing Of Fashion Student

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NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) — A homeless man has been charged with the 2009 murder of a 23-year-old student at the Fashion Institute of Technology, police said Wednesday. Jose Martinez, 20, was arrested on charges of kidnapping, murder, predatory sexual assault, criminal sex act, burglary and other crimes, authorities said. In July 2009, Carmen Saldana was…

State says no waiting in future

Albany The Cuomo administration has a message for the next mayor of New York City: Next time there’s a flood, hurricane or some other catastrophe, state officials won’t wait for the city’s go-ahead to evacuate hospitals and nursing homes. “Next time we’ll just get it done,” said Jerome Hauer, commissioner of the state Division of…

NY police: Businessman fires in office, flees

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GARDEN CITY, N.Y. — A disgruntled vendor walked into a suburban light fixture company where he had done business and opened fire Wednesday, killing one employee, wounding another person and leading to the lockdown of a nearby mall, police said. The gunman fled in a white SUV toward the Roosevelt Field mall in Garden City…

Cuomo Says Apple Harvest “Best in Years”

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo is encouraging New Yorkers and tourists from neighboring states to “Taste NY” apples this year at over 654 apple orchards and support New York’s important apple industry this fall. Apple growers from across the state are hailing this year’s apple crop as the best in many years following storm events that…

PROTECT Objects to Snowmobile Corridor

Protect the Adirondacks is pushing for a Preliminary Injunction against the APA and DEC to stop the new class II community connector snowmobile trail construction in the Forest Preserve. In their motion, PROTECT says the work should be stopped while its legality is in litigation. ARISE Chairman Jim LaValley says this strategy is becoming a…

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Texting and Driving? New York is Cracking Down

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Governor Cuomo says State Police have seen a 365% increase in tickets issued in summer 2013 compared to summer 2012 for distracted driving, a result of an extensive enforcement crackdown by the State Police. This summer, State Police issued 21,580 tickets, surpassing last summer’s total of 5,208 tickets. Cuomo was speaking at a Thruway rest area…

Dispatching Emergency Services in Franklin County

Emergency Dispatch Services are moving to the County Level in Franklin County and Saranac Lake Village Trustee Paul Van Cott says they’re open to another meeting and would welcome the opportunity to have discussions and to hear ideas that would lessen the tax burden on local residents.. Van Cott pointing to an email he had…

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Village Board hears UMP Voices from Both Sides of the Tracks

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Voices from both sides of the Rail Corridor are speaking out about pending agency recommendations to commissioners on whether or not to re-open the Corridor’s Unit Management Plan. And in SaranacLake it is the Village Board’s turn to hear from stakeholders… Wayne Tucker is a board member of the Adirondack Carousel.. He asked the board…

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Curling Club Moves to Saranac Lake

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The Sport of Curling is coming back to Saranac Lake this winter..  Amber McKiernan is the Curling Club’s President.. She Announced the return of the club to the Saranac Lake civic center after a 70 year hiatus.. The Club opens their season on Sunday October 20th and then October 27th with a learn to curl…

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Egglefield & Ford Donate $12,000 to Local Health

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The staff at Adirondack Health certainly has a lot of drive. And Thanks to Egglefield Ford and Ford’s Drive 4 UR Community Event, $6,000 was raised to enhance patient and resident programs for Adirondack Health. Egglefield Ford recently invited Adirondack Health staff to test drive one of four popular Ford models.  In return, Ford donated…

Big Tupper Welcomes OkTUPPERfest

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Big Tupper is opening for skiers again with the help of volunteers this winter season.. We spoke yesterday with ARISE president Jim laValley and he says so far so good.. Volunteers will be mowing and preparing the mountain for winter..  And if you’d like to see for yourself, and enjoy the splendors of autumn, you…

Residents On Edge After Boy, 12, Robbed At Gunpoint In Brooklyn

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NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – Some residents in Brooklyn are on edge after police said three suspects held up a 12-year-old boy at gunpoint while he walked with his mother and little sister. It happened around 8:30 p.m. Friday on East 18 Street in the Flatbush-Ditmas Park section. The boy was walking with his mother who…

Gresh & Zo’s No Huddle: Week 3 Highlights

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It’s time for another quick “No Huddle” trip around the NFL with Gresh and Zo. Hardy fires off questions rapid-fire and plays some audio from the week in the NFL. They started off in Minnesota with Brian Hoyer leading the Browns on a late fourth quarter drive. Then they listened to the Vikings call of…

Road To Sochi Winter Olympics To Begin In Times Square

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NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) — The world’s biggest sporting event is getting closer and closer. Olympic gold medalists Ted Ligety, Evan Lysacek and Kelly Clark are among those kicking off the U.S. Olympic Committee’s Road to Sochi tour, beginning in New York on Oct. 29 — the start of the 100-day countdown to the Winter Games.…

Stars Dylan McDermott, Toni Collette Talk ‘Hostages’

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NEW YORK (WLNY) – A brand new thriller is making its big debut Monday night on CBS. Katie McGee sat down with the stars of “Hostages” to get the inside scoop on the show that will have you on the edge of your seat. The series stars Dylan McDermott as rogue FBI Agent Duncan Carlisle…

Not Planning On Dying Is Dumb

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BOSTON (CBS) – Thought we would cover more dumb moves this week! We all do some really dumb things when it comes to our money. And sometimes it is not what we do; it is what we don’t do. Often we are not even aware of the consequences of our lack of action. A recent…