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NY housing groups: Delay on $2B deal undermining progress
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) -- A coalition of affordable housing advocates says delays in ironing out a deal on how $2 billion in already-approved affordable housing funding should be spent are undermining efforts to address a growing crisis....
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Conservancy group has $250K for Hudson Valley trail upgrades
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) -- Conservation groups in the Hudson Valley can apply for up to $40,000 for trail planning, design, construction, rehabilitation and interpretation....
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Eric Holder, Mark and Scott Kelly in Buffalo speaker lineup
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) -- Former U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder Jr. and astronauts Mark and Scott Kelly are among those booked to take the stage as part of the University at Buffalo's annual Distinguished Speakers Series....
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Officials: Man, 26, seriously injured in skydiving accident
PERRY, N.Y. (AP) -- Authorities say a Rochester man was seriously hurt over the weekend in a skydiving accident in western New York....
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Transit officials investigate death on Buffalo rail tracks
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) -- Officials say the Niagara Frontier Transit Authority's Metro Rail service in Buffalo was suspended overnight as transit police investigated a death on the tracks at Utica Station....
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State-owned historic lighthouse on Lake Champlain restored
PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (AP) -- A historic lighthouse on Lake Champlain that's now part of the state-owned Adirondack Forest Preserve has been restored....
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Authorities ID body found in Lake Ontario as missing man
ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) -- Authorities say a body found in Lake Ontario last week has been identified as a missing Rochester man....
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Groups seek to help veteran held as motel hostage for years
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) -- Veterans' organizations have reached out to help a Korean War-era veteran who authorities say was held hostage in a motel room for four years by a man who stole his benefit checks....
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As Clinton rises, relatively few NY women in elected office
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) -- An Associated Press analysis of the representation of women in elected office found New York generally in line with national numbers, with women accounting for more than half the population but holding relatively few state and federal legislative seats even as Democrat Hillary Clinton is poised to become the first woman nominated by a major political party to run for president....
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New York inspector general faults state boxing commission
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) -- An investigation launched by New York's inspector general after a pro fighter suffered nearly fatal injuries concluded the state boxing commission was plagued by deficient practices, limited oversight and conflicts of interest....
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