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The Vermont State Capitol. Photo: <a href=" http://www.flickr.com/photos/51035749109@N01/8395548101/">Adam Fagen</a>, Creative Commons, some rights reserved
The Vermont State Capitol. Photo: Adam Fagen, Creative Commons, some rights reserved

Vermont House to have final look at GMO labeling

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) The House is slated to take a final vote on legislation that would require foods with genetically modified ingredients to be labeled as such in Vermont and then send it on to Gov. Peter Shumlin.

Three House committees reviewed and endorsed a Senate-passed version of the bill, so passage is expected without having to take the measure to a conference committee.  Go to full article
Highway 401. Photo: <a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/msvg/4756260863/in/photolist-5s2k16-8E143F-8fi5DD-6JryRg-9TCRcs-5c7SAK-dwaGc-5Adove-8fpYtJ-6ZucYk-5wUZ9f-5zYqyR-6xfAJB-7PAHC6-5xXrNo-854zjM-4Mg1Wo-9qvPf3-a5nErU-6iJc73-9usFFV-9uvHvC-9usFZn-miWRA7-9BL43Z-5AyvFs-iBoWPJ-98b8hq-79XpY7-8Tax7H-6AvLCo-6NJBru-9Co5pV-4Mg2co-6Hb3Pp-fQs5ch-7vGgWd-fQasPV-9af6c-fQarJz-fQavaH-fQs2m9-5QA6BN-6zUQaS-8TaoJ4-6SVPLo-8Tavvc-adW2X-6NJHCd-8TdCoA">Michael Gil</a>, Creative Commons, some rights reserved
Highway 401. Photo: Michael Gil, Creative Commons, some rights reserved

Highway 401 to close for 12 hours

ONTARIO A section of Highway 401 will be completely shut down this weekend for 12 hours.

The stretch of highway from Cornwall to Lancaster will be closed to traffic starting at 8 pm Saturday night.  Go to full article
Nearly $5 million of the funding will go to North Country parks; nearly $3 million of that going to upgrades at Wellesley Island State Park in the Thousand Islands, pictured above. Photo: <a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/ransomtech/7611901380/">Steve Ransom</a>, Creative Commons, some rights reserved
Nearly $5 million of the funding will go to North Country parks; nearly $3 million of that going to upgrades at Wellesley Island State Park in the Thousand Islands, pictured above. Photo: Steve Ransom, Creative Commons, some rights reserved

Cuomo announces parks that receive $90 million

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) Gov. Andrew Cuomo says $90 million is going to repair and improve several parks and historic sites.

On Tuesday Cuomo announced that he is advancing 69 projects to improve 53 state parks and historic centers as part of a $90 million commitment in the state budget enacted earlier this month.  Go to full article
Photo: <a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/amagill/3225245292/in/photolist-5V1e4s-9i1D86-Ed9MC-84614W-f6NHcS-66hAam-tybg-3nvwXS-k77QrJ-aPhYw4-9n38eb-9dAw36-4R55AP-7RDhDD-2t83YN-divk2t-dKE4HZ-eev4K2-fxH1rN-fxsH8P-7z9zqD-7ekpUg-5V1evN-cnAmTW-4PqVch-8YxX5e-ejoQwP-7zttme-7BMUEp-ajPbFj-k75W98-cXeWbG-85urbN-iLG2T4-9mZ55K-5UVQZx-8Fd3m2-9ictKZ-9TyBCX-PMwUG-aaTq3G-6KTHgW-L5Zdh-aQW9sV-adQpoC-4LnsBp-4KC4Ym-aWftTH-7HDN4H-cJ5g3s">Andrew Magill</a>, Creative Commons, some rights reserved
Photo: Andrew Magill, Creative Commons, some rights reserved

Fire companies in NY seek volunteers

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) Fire departments from around New York state are opening their doors this weekend as they look for new volunteer members.

The open houses on Saturday and Sunday are part of the fourth annual Recruit-New York campaign. The Firemen's Association of the State of New York says fire companies need more volunteers since membership has fallen off in recent years.  Go to full article
Caesers Entertainment's flagship casino, Caesars Palace in Las Vegas. Photo: <a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/judybaxter/3054923942/">Judy Baxter</a>, Creative Commons, some rights reserved
Caesers Entertainment's flagship casino, Caesars Palace in Las Vegas. Photo: Judy Baxter, Creative Commons, some rights reserved

Caesars enters New York casino competition

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) Caesars Entertainment is vying to build a casino 50 miles north of New York City.

A Caesars spokesman said Tuesday the Las Vegas-based company has submitted a $1 million casino license application fee for a proposed $750 million complex in Woodbury.  Go to full article
Texas Governor Rick Perry in 2010. Photo: <a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/eschipul/5047775028/in/photolist-8G4aDW-68z65j-bDK9j2-9qLejf-btAfzh-ce1zFY-i3yjLF-9jZdPE-bWDe2p-9Afi1R-bpCdYg-7o6dS6-dfRZC4-68uRnt-6xC126-9g4wWF-dq1yie-6fWbN8-i77Yht-i77vRW-2YJgc8-i3yxGG-i77rKh-i3z6RZ-i77XKX-i3yjBx-i3yyom-i3yxt3-a4agHd-i3yjjZ-dn2KR8-8Qi1rK-auMGu9-8Qi3ve-8Qi2YV-i77njV-ce1CA7-8uYmYu-bWDhaH-8FZUEX-ce1Ckj-bWDkNM-bWDhBD-eib12A-4Uk3iz-dLBLen-eFD6RQ-4Upafs-4UpdBW-dpYzPi">Ed Schipul</a>, Creative Commons, some rights reserved
Texas Governor Rick Perry in 2010. Photo: Ed Schipul, Creative Commons, some rights reserved

Texas Gov. Perry challenges Cuomo on business

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) Texas Gov. Rick Perry is countering Gov. Andrew Cuomo's latest initiative to lure businesses from out of state with a renewed bid to snag jobs from New York, a tactic he's tried from coast to coast.

Perry, a Republican, is slated to be in New York City on Wednesday to meet business owners to convince them to move their operations to Texas, where he says the business climate is friendlier.  Go to full article

Number of Vermonters without health care unclear

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) Vermont officials say they won't know for several months how many people who looked at buying health insurance through Vermont Health Connect determined it was too expensive and decided to go without.

Vermont Health Connect spokeswoman Emily Yahr says the best answer to that question won't come until consumer surveys are out later this year.  Go to full article

Gates-funded student data group to shut down

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) The head of a student data processing organization says it will shut down in the coming months following criticism that led to the recent loss of its last active client--New York state.

The Atlanta-based nonprofit inBloom was started with $100 million in financing from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and Carnegie Corp.

The goal was to give educators a data tool to personalize instruction. But the idea of storing sensitive student data in cloud-based servers had parents and lawmakers worried about privacy and security.  Go to full article

Saratoga racino owners eye different casino site

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) Owners of the Saratoga Casino and Raceway have dropped a push to bring Las Vegas-style gambling to the city known for its horse racing in favor of a proposal to build a casino closer to Albany.

The facility's owners say Monday that they will seek a license to operate a casino in East Greenbush in Rensselaer County, just across the Hudson from the state's capital.

The decision came after officials and residents in Saratoga Springs objected to plans for a full casino.  Go to full article
A train of oil tankers. Photo: <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/11072040@N08/6184231577/">Russ Allison Loar</a>, Creative Commons, some rights reserved
A train of oil tankers. Photo: Russ Allison Loar, Creative Commons, some rights reserved

Coalition seeks answers on NY crude oil shipments

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) A coalition of environmental groups and local residents is asking the state Department of Environmental Conservation to set a deadline for a crude oil shipper to provide more details on its Albany port operations.

A letter sent to DEC Monday by Earthjustice, other environmental groups and Albany residents and officials seeks details on Global Companies' current and planned operations by May 3.  Go to full article

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