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  • NY invests $9 million in North Country broadband

    ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York is investing $9 million to expand broadband access among older adults in the North Country. The state announced the Wednesday that the money will pay to provide broadband access for about 2,500 households, along with 134 businesses and 33 community organizations....

  • Fort Drum chapel rededicated after $7M renovation

    FORT DRUM, N.Y. (AP) — The main chapel at Fort Drum in northern New York has a new look after a $7 million renovation project. The newly renovated Main Post Chapel will be rededicated during a ceremony Thursday. The chapel has 12,000 square feet of new space. There is an expanded sanctuary, a...

  • Comment period extended again on crude oil project

    ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — State regulators have again extended the public comment period for a fuel shipping company's plan to expand crude oil handling operations at the Port of Albany. The Department of Environmental Conservation says Wednesday that the comment period on Global Companies' air...

  • Former New York cop sentenced for insurance fraud

    BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — A retired Buffalo police officer will avoid jail but must pay back $6,400 after inflating a car insurance claim. U.S. Attorney William Hochul says 49-year-old Johnnie Fritz was sentenced Wednesday to 10 months in home confinement for his conviction on a charge of mail...

  • Party's over for New York man who hosted big bash

    POMPEY, N.Y. (AP) — Authorities have arrested a 23-year-old central New York man who hosted a graduation party that got so big and rowdy that authorities called in a helicopter to help break it up. Gregory York was arrested Tuesday night and arraigned in Town of Manlius Court on criminal...

  • 1 dead, 1 injured in Long Island skydive accident

    RIVERHEAD, N.Y. (AP) — Police on Long Island say one person has died and another has been seriously injured in a skydiving accident. Riverhead police say it happened at about 4 p.m. Wednesday at Skydive Long Island in Calverton. Police say the injured person was airlifted to Stony Brook...

  • Metropolitan Opera wants mediator in labor dispute

    NEW YORK (AP) — The Metropolitan Opera wants to bring in a federal mediator to settle a contract dispute that's threatening to lockout workers. Opera and union officials say management proposed a mediator during negotiating sessions Wednesday. The opera says it rejected one union's proposal...

  • NY lawsuit seeks safe sidewalks for the disabled

    NEW YORK (AP) — A federal lawsuit is seeking to force New York City to make its sidewalks and pedestrian routes safer for the blind and people who use wheelchairs. The lawsuit was filed in Manhattan federal court Wednesday. It was brought by Disability Rights Advocates and the Center for...

  • Researchers: World Trade Center ship dates to 1773

    NEW YORK (AP) — Researchers say a ship unearthed at the site of New York's World Trade Center predates American independence. Columbia University scientists say this week they've determined wood used in the ship's frame came from a Philadelphia-area forest in 1773. That's three years before...

  • NY public defender challenges 1995 kidnap verdict

    OSWEGO, N.Y. (AP) — A federal public defender filed papers Wednesday seeking to overturn a man's 1995 kidnapping conviction in connection with the disappearance of a teenage convenience store clerk. The move by Lisa Peebles came after the discovery of new evidence regarding 18-year-old Heidi...

  • NY to help owners in flood areas raise their homes

    FREEPORT, N.Y. (AP) — New York has committed to spending up to $300 million to help homeowners affected by Superstorm Sandy and other storms elevate their homes to protect against the next flood. Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced the plan Wednesday at a home on Long Island that was devastated by the...

  • Teen pleads guilty in 1 World Trade Center climb

    NEW YORK (AP) — A teenager who made a surreptitious climb to the top of the 1 World Trade Center tower has pleaded guilty in an escapade that fanned concerns about security at the nation's tallest building. Justin Casquejo (cahs-KAY'-oh) admitted Wednesday to breaking a city misdemeanor law...

  • DA: Investigation ongoing in NYC Stiviano attack

    NEW YORK (AP) — New York prosecutors haven't yet decided whether to pursue hate crime charges against a man accused of assaulting and slurring the woman who recorded embattled Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling making racist comments. Manhattan Assistant District Attorney Carolina...

  • Furniture delivery for NYC's Gracie Mansion

    NEW YORK (AP) — Gracie Mansion has gotten a makeover. Mayor Bill de Blasio's administration announced Wednesday that the official New York City mayoral residence received a donation from the modern furniture chain West Elm. The First Family moved into the Manhattan mansion this week. They are...

  • Mechanical problem forces flight back to LaGuardia

    NEW YORK (AP) — American Eagle says a mechanical problem forced one of its jets to make an emergency landing at New York's LaGuardia Airport just after takeoff. The airline says Knoxville, Tennessee-bound Flight 3340 landed safely back at the airport around 3 p.m. Wednesday. A spokesman says...



From the Weekly Standard

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