Dropouts by the numbers

January 30, 2012
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Crystal Sarakas and Matt Richmond, BINGHAMTON Innovation Trail Matt Richmond speaks with WSKG’s Crystal Sarakas Part of “nine seconds,” WSKG’s series on the dropout crisis. Originally broadcast Tuesday, November 1, 2011. PHOTO: SXC.HU

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Upstate NY road to get repaved with porous asphalt

January 30, 2012
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LAKE GEORGE, N.Y. (AP) – A heavily traveled road in an Adirondack tourist town is getting a new type of road pavement designed to keep pollutants from flowing into water supplies. Warren County and state transportation officials are working on a $6 million project to install porous asphalt on Beach Road in the village of […]

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Buffalo company snags $67 million medical research contract

January 30, 2012
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Daniel Robison, BUFFALO A Buffalo-based company is poised to research threats posed by biological weapons and medication-resistant infections on behalf of the federal government. The contract could be worth nearly $70 million dollars. The job of the Department of Health and Human Services is to fill the gaps in the government’s response to possible medical […]

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Cuomo says he will veto NY redistricting plan

January 27, 2012
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By MICHAEL GORMLEY Associated Press ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) – Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Friday he will veto the new legislative district maps proposed by the state Senate and Assembly majorities. That throws the process into likely negotiations to revise what Cuomo and good-government groups called partisan efforts to solidify the majorities’ power. “The maps are […]

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Cuomo supports legislative pay raise

January 27, 2012
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Karen DeWitt, ALBANY Governor Cuomo is lending some support to Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver’s proposal to raise the pay of state legislators. From Albany, Karen DeWitt reports: The Assembly Speaker said lawmakers “deserve” a pay raise, after being stuck at the same base salary of $79,500 for over a dozen years, and has suggested a […]

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Lawmakers worry budget clause will mean power struggle

January 27, 2012
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Karen DeWitt, ALBANY A one paragraph clause in Governor Cuomo’s budget has caused some concern among state lawmakers over the separation of powers between the governor and the legislature. Karen DeWitt reports from Albany: It’s one short paragraph in the hundreds of pages in Governor Cuomo’s budget plan, and it’s repeated in several different places. […]

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Downtown Binghamton facelift underway

January 26, 2012
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Matt Richmond, BINGHAMTON Binghamton looks to many visitors like any other post-industrial city in the Northeast: The historic buildings are in disrepair, and the rundown strip malls hide years of slow progress towards a revitalized Binghamton. The Innovation Trail’s Matt Richmond filed this report: Mayor Matt Ryan: “They say the imagination of change comes before […]

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