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More than 40 statewide organizations call for immediate action on youth tobacco crisis, new urgency needed due to state Supreme Court ruling.
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Legislators and activists joined forces Monday at the state capitol in Albany to promote legislation that would ban the sale of all flavored tobacco products.

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The first public meeting about how to utilize a recently purchased 37-acre lot in the Saratoga County town of Clifton Park is set for this evening.

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The Town of Clifton Park in southern Saratoga County is creating two new groups to discuss the future of a piece of land recently purchased from a local school district.

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Two teens from Saratoga County have been charged with making threats to local high schools.

Governor Cuomo walks out with students from several Lower Manhattan high schools and participates in a 17-minute protest against gun violence in Zuccotti Park on March 14, 2018, exactly one month after the Stoneman Douglas High School shooting in Parkland
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The school shooting in Parkland, Florida last month is having an effect on New York politics.

A shooting threat was discovered in a bathroom at a Saratoga County high school.

Officials at the site of what supporters hope will become a future park in September 2017.
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The sale of 37 acres of land from the Shenendehowa School District to the Town of Clifton Park has been finalized.

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Voters in Southern Saratoga County have approved a land sale between a local school district and the Town of Clifton Park.

Officials at the site of what supporters hope will become a future park in September 2017.
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Voters in Clifton Park in southern Saratoga County today will decide the future of 34 acres of undeveloped land that supporters want to see transformed into a park.  In April, Clifton Park residents rejected the sale of the land owned by the Shenendehowa School District to a local developer.  The developer had proposed using half of the land for a supermarket and donating half back to the town.

Officials at the site of what supporters hope will become a future park in September 2017.
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Earlier this year, residents of the southern Saratoga County town of Clifton Park rejected a sale of public land to a local developer. Several months later, town officials have announced a tentative purchase agreement that dedicate the 34 acres to parkland and open space.

Glenville Police Chief Steve Janik & Scotia Police Chief Pete Frisoni speak with reporters at State Police Troop G HQ
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New York State Police issued an update today in the case of a local elementary school teacher shot and killed by police.

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One the area's largest school districts in Clifton Park has been making national headlines in the culture wars.

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Innovative, heartbreaking, and wickedly funny, Hedwig And The Angry Inch is the American musical by John Cameron Mitchell and Stephen Trask is a genre-bending, fourth-wall-smashing musical sensation, with a pulsing score and electrifying performances which tells the story of one of the most unique characters to ever hit the stage.

Winner of four 2014 Tony Awards including Best Musical Revival, Hedwig And The Angry Inch played to record-breaking sell-out crowds on Broadway and now is in Schenectady for performances tonight and tomorrow at Proctors.

Hannah Corneau plays Yitzhak in the production. She is graduate of Shen High School.

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UPDATE 4/4/17 11:37 p.m.: The Shenendehowa district reported Tuesday night that voters rejected the sale 5,442 to 2,323. The original story from earlier Tuesday remains posted below. 

Residents of the Shenendehowa School District in Clifton Park are voting today on a controversial land sale that would shift 34 acres to a developer. The developer in question has pledged to donate half the land to the Town of Clifton Park. WAMC’s Southern Adirondack Bureau Chief Lucas Willard reports the referendum was brought by petition.

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Three Capital Region schools have landed on Newsweek's annual ranking of America's top high schools.

A student at a Saratoga County high school has started a petition after he says school officials told him he could not go to prom in drag.

Sean Philpott-Jones: Protecting Transgendered Youth

Dec 4, 2014

Two nights ago, the Shenendehowa Board of Education voted 4 to 2 in favor of a new policy designed to protect the rights and safety of transgender students. High school students in the district will now be allowed to use bathrooms and locker rooms that correspond to their gender identity. The new policy also allows all students, regardless of sex or gender, to access single-user bathrooms and private changing areas.

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A Capital Region school district has approved a new bathroom policy to accommodate transgendered students. The plan has energized supporters and opponents.