State & Nation

State & Nation

Prison contraband seizures up, guards say more can be done

by Chris Carola Associated Press ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) The union representing New York correction officers says new security methods are needed to reduce the amount of contraband smuggled into state prisons, while prison officials say more prohibited items are being seized than ever before. The Department of Corrections and Community...
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NY decrees net neutrality for web firms with state contracts

by David Klepper Associated Press ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) New York state will require internet providers to observe net neutrality or risk losing eligibility for state contracts under an executive order issued Wednesday by Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo. The new policy aims to protect consumers by using the state’s lucrative information...
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Fire departments seek aid in covering ambulance costs

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP)  Fire departments that also provide emergency medical services are seeking some financial relief from the New York State Legislature. Many of the departments are smaller volunteer organizations that operate ambulances alongside firetrucks. While the number of fire calls has decreased in communities, the number of EMS calls...
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