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New York State Assemblyman Kevin Cahill

A New York state assemblyman says two internet service providers are offering free connections for a limited time to help with remote learning.

The raise the age law went into effect Wednesday. Democratic Governor Andrew Cuomo says the goal is to prevent addictive cigarette and vaping products from getting to young people.
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Just as New York raised the minimum age to buy tobacco and electronic cigarettes to 21 from 18, a local Albany County law that would have banned flavored tobacco sales was defeated.

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An extended public comment period closes this week for a proposed utility merger. This comes as administrative law judges say they will issue a recommended decision to the Public Service Commission concerning the proposed merger.

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New York State’s 2013-2014 budget contains a $2 million grant to launch a Catskill Mountain Rail Trail in Ulster County. Yet there are differing visions about what that means.

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A Hudson Valley assemblyman has penned a letter to the New York State attorney general with concerns over a proposed merger involving a local utility company. A spokesman for the utility company insists the merger is in the public interest.