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Governor Andrew M. Cuomo

Neither the Senate nor the Assembly will support the governor’s 2-percent cap on annual growth in Board of Cooperative Educational Services, building, and transportation aid for schools.

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Albany and Saratoga counties plan to build a $45 million biosolid waste facility, which leaders say will save money and reduce carbon emissions that contribute to global warming.

The facility is to recycle biosolids, sewer sludge, and food waste into methane gas that can, in turn, produce energy.

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southern pine beetle New York State Department of Conservation

Climate change may be causing southern pine beetles to move north, where they are killing pine trees.

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Margaret Charboneau

Margaret “Peg” (née Laurence) Charboneau of Baldwinsville, an educator who help shape music curricula across New York State, died on Thursday, March 15, 2018, at Syracuse Home at McHarrie Place. She was 91.

Residential brush burning is prohibited in New York State from March 16 through May 14.

Even though much of the state is currently blanketed in snow, warming temperatures can quickly cause wildfire conditions to arise, according to a release  from the state’s Department of Environmental Conservation.

Albany County Helderberg-Hudson Rail Trail

The Capital District Transportation Committee has a plan to connect the multi-use trails of Albany, Schenectady, Rensselaer, and Saratoga counties into a single network. A report found that, on nine of the trails, there were 1.6 million visits in 2016.
 

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ALBANY COUNTY — Mary Tanner-Richter, the Vehicular Crimes Unit Bureau Chief for the Albany County District Attorney’s Office, has been named as one of two Traffic Safety Resource Prosecutors for the State of New York through the Governor’s Traffic Safety Committee’s Highway Safety Program.

More than 1,000 pieces of artwork created by students from 15 Capital Region school districts will be on view on the Empire State Plaza Concourse through March 18.

Reining-in online retail giants and holding them accountable for the goods sold on their sites has been a slog for states looking to collect sales tax owed to them.

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