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  • Toll confusion has Tappan Zee drivers seeing red

    ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Even a year into construction, New York hasn't detailed how it plans to pay for the new, $3.9 billion Tappan Zee Bridge and how much will be passed on to motorists in the form of tolls. The questions deepened this past week when the Environmental Protection Agency balked at...

  • New car charging stations at Niagara Falls airport

    NIAGARA FALLS, N.Y. (AP) — Two electric vehicle charging stations have been installed at Niagara Falls International Airport. New York state officials say they are part of a plan to have 3,000 charging stations statewide by 2018. The state hopes that expanding the network of charging stations...

  • NYC unveils new greenhouse gas reduction plan

    NEW YORK (AP) — New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio has announced a plan for the city to significantly reduce its greenhouse gas by 2050, starting with efforts to make the city's buildings more energy efficient. De Blasio unveiled the retrofitting plan on Sunday, the same day as a march focusing...

  • Audit faults NYC loan program for housing repairs

    ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — State auditors report that New York City's low-interest loan program meant to prompt landlords to rehabilitate housing for low-income tenants was not properly managed or monitored. According to the audit, the Department of Housing Preservation and Development let landlords...

  • Senator urges help for NYC to address virus

    ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer is calling for better tracking and information about an unusual respiratory illness in children that has been found in New York City and Long Island. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports at least 160 lab-confirmed cases of...

  • 128 guns turned in during Bronx buyback program

    NEW YORK (AP) — Law enforcers say a total of 128 guns were turned in during a buyback program at three Bronx churches. Saturday's gun buyback was organized by police and the Bronx district attorney's office. Police say the weapons turned in included 78 revolvers, 38 semi-automatic weapons and...

  • Western NY man dies pinned under lawn tractor

    KENDALL, N.Y. (AP) — A western New York man is dead after being pinned under a lawn tractor he was working on. The accident happened at about 4:20 p.m. Saturday in Kendall. Sheriff's officials in Orleans County say 62-year-old Stephen Ergott was pinned under the tractor and was dead when...

  • Worker dies in fall off roof on Long Island

    FARMINGDALE, N.Y. (AP) — A worker has died after falling off a roof on Long Island. The accident happened Saturday morning in Farmingdale. Suffolk County police say 57-year-old Lech Chrostowski was working on the roof of a building when he fell 20 feet to the ground. He was transported to St....

  • Tour ship runs aground by NYC's Statue of Liberty

    NEW YORK (AP) — More than 100 passengers have been taken off a tall tourist ship that ran aground in low waters near New York City's Statue of Liberty. Officials say none of the 121 passengers rescued from the 120-foot tall tourist schooner called Clipper City were injured when it ran aground...

  • Conn. kayaker saved by Coast Guard, police in NY

    RIVERHEAD, N.Y. (AP) — A Connecticut woman whose kayak tipped over while paddling on the Long Island Sound has been rescued by the U.S. Coast Guard and local police. Suffolk County Police and Coast Guard officials say Martha Bailey of Cheshire, Connecticut, put out the Mayday call over a...

  • Green gov candidate: I'm only progressive running

    ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — The Green Party's Howie Hawkins sells himself as the last progressive standing in the New York governor's race. Hawkins is running to the left of heavy-favorite Gov. Andrew Cuomo at a time when liberal Democrats are signaling dissatisfaction with the governor. While a...

  • Comptroller: Divert $400M for NYC public housing

    NEW YORK (AP) — New York City's comptroller has proposed using $400 million of surplus dollars from one lower Manhattan housing authority to augment the city's struggling public housing authority. Scott Stringer says Saturday the Battery Park City Authority is estimated to generate $400 million...

  • Pipe, sewer upgrades begin in 4 NYC neighborhoods

    NEW YORK (AP) — Mayor Bill de Blasio says workers have begun upgrades to decades old pipes and sewers in four New York City neighborhoods. The Saturday announcement comes after a June report that called for improvements to the 15,000 miles of water mains and 6,300 miles of gas mains and service...

  • NY comptroller says state receipts are up

    ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York's comptroller reports state tax collections through the first five months of the current fiscal year were $26.9 billion, slightly higher than projected, while the state received some $3.5 billion from financial settlements, most of that unexpected. Comptroller...

  • NY seeks to add 22 sites to historic registry

    ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — A 220-year-old former tavern and a monastery in the Southern Tier are among 22 sites in New York being nominated for state and national historic registries. Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced the list Friday. All 22 were nominated by New York's Board for Historic Preservation. If...



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