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Rep. Paul Tonko joins those who traveled along the Erie Canal for the Erie Canalway National Heritage Corridor's Canalway Challenge
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A group of bikers, paddlers, walkers, and others who traveled along New York’s Erie Canal were celebrated today. But the governmental organization that runs the 360-mile route across the state is in danger of losing federal funding.

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A recreated mid-century shanty boat is traveling down the Hudson River in search of stories.

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Capital Region communities are seeking action from the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation on two local landfills.

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The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation is reviewing an application for an expansion of the Colonie Landfill. But officials from neighboring communities and environmental advocates say more research is needed before any expansion plan is approved.

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A Vermont town has voted unanimously to host the proposed Granite State Power Link transmission line.

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The chemical PFOA has been detected in water samples taken from the Mohawk River near the Colonie landfill.

The Times Union reports that Waterford town supervisor Jack Lawler released test results on Friday, showing PFOA levels of 68 parts per trillion. That’s just below New York state’s 70 parts per trillion drinking water threshold.

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A plan to expand a landfill in Albany County used by several Capital Region communities is facing opposition from neighbors. WAMC’s Southern Adirondack Bureau Chief Lucas Willard reports two Saratoga County municipalities and an environmental organization are speaking out.

The first of a dozen massive fermentation tanks destined for a Rochester brewery has started its westward journey aboard a barge on the Erie Canal.

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EDIT 2/8/17: The text of this article has been updated to show that the Blackstone Group sold its stock in Momentive in August. The original audio of the story remains posted. 

A group of New York state lawmakers appeared in Saratoga County on Monday to meet with picketing union workers at a Waterford chemical plant.

As environmental and labor groups are urging New York Governor Andrew Cuomo to help end a strike at a Saratoga County chemical plant, lawmakers from across the state are preparing to rally with workers on Monday.

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Saturday is the second day of the 2016 Tugboat Roundup in Waterford. More than 30 vessels, modern and antique, are lined up in the Southern Saratoga County town.

A gray seal removed from a canal lock in upstate New York has made its way to Cape Cod Bay after being released off Long Island.

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General Electric has reportedly agreed to pay close to $8 million to settle a portion of five-year-old lawsuit brought by Saratoga County municipalities related to the company’s dredging on the Hudson River.