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NY law requires collecting old thermostats ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo has signed a law requiring manufacturers of thermostats with mercury to collect their old temperature controls in an effort to keep mercury out of the...
Every year Christmas tree farmers lose a portion of their crop to a fungus that attacks the root of the tree.  As Matt Martin reports, one tree farm in the Southern Tier has started planting a species that seems to be more resistant to the...
A new audit by the State Comptroller finds that out of a sample of state workers at state agencies and authorities, more than one fifth were double dipping, being paid for two jobs while doing only one. Comptroller Tom DiNapoli audited six state...
Cuomo says 3 psychiatric hospitals to stay open ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - Gov. Andrew Cuomo says psychiatric hospitals in northern New York and the Southern Tier that were scheduled to close next year will instead continue treating adults and children....
Governor Cuomo announced today that the Greater Binghamton and Elmira mental health clinics will remain open. The centers were slated to close as part of a consolidation effort to save the state money.  Matt Martin reports that would have left...
A bankrupt energy company is suing the Cuomo Administration over the long delayed decision on whether to allow hydro fracking in New York. Their attorney says the action was prompted by remarks made by Governor Cuomo and his Health Commissioner...