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Agritourism trail spotlights Black farms in Georgia

Jun. 19, 2022 00:06 AM EDT

ALBANY, Ga. (AP) — Tucked behind the wrought iron gates that line the frontage at 801 Old Pretoria Road is the stuff that retreat-style getaways are made of: an 1851 mansion appointed in period furniture available for rent as a wedding venue or other private event; farm acreage dotted with...

Democrats face off in last NY governor debate before primary

Jun. 16, 2022 20:40 PM EDT

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York Gov. Kathy Hochul, who is running for election to the post after assuming it following Andrew Cuomo’s resignation, faced off Thursday in a final debate with two of her fellow Democrats, U.S. Rep. Tom Suozzi and New York City’s elected public advocate, Jumaane...

Editorial Roundup: New York

Jun. 16, 2022 07:17 AM EDT

Auburn Citizen. June 14, 2022. Editorial: Conduct an independent review of New York’s COVID-19 response As New York officials prepare to put together a report on the state’s COVID-19 response, a coalition of good-government groups is urging Gov. Kathy Hochul to...

Documents rediscovered: Sojourner Truth's fight to save son

Jun. 14, 2022 14:10 PM EDT

In 1828, years before she took the name Sojourner Truth, a Black woman who had escaped slavery with her infant daughter won a court fight in New York’s Hudson Valley to bring her son, Peter, home from Alabama. It was a historic case of a Black woman seeking the release of her son...

Man flees court before jury convicts him of attempted murder

Jun. 12, 2022 16:24 PM EDT

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — A New York man didn’t wait around to hear if a jury was going to convict him on an attempted murder charge. Instead, authorities in Albany said, Michael Green fled the courthouse before the verdict was read Friday. Green was found guilty after...

Editorial Roundup: New York

Jun. 09, 2022 07:12 AM EDT

Auburn Citizen. June 8, 2022. Editorial: New York takes small steps against big issue of gun violence We know not everyone will agree, but updated firearms regulations signed into law in New York this week are sensible measures meant to better protect people from...

New York woman finds lost dachshund — in Hilary Swank's lap

Jun. 08, 2022 17:21 PM EDT

Chelsea Blackwell's dachshund, Blue, disappeared Monday, and the distraught owner went in search. She drove for an hour before coming upon a line of squad cars and people with cameras near the Greyhound bus station in Albany, New York, and set aside her search to investigate. ...

Disorder in the court: Cockroaches released during hearing

Jun. 07, 2022 17:12 PM EDT

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — A courthouse in upstate New York was closed for fumigation Tuesday after hundreds of cockroaches were released during an altercation that broke out at an arraignment, according to court officials. The clash broke out during proceedings in Albany City Court for...

Pro lacrosse season begins as sport's leaders eye Olympics

Jun. 04, 2022 16:59 PM EDT

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Paul Rabil had a dream that went beyond the Premier Lacrosse League he founded with brother Mike four years ago. His passion was to bring the Native American sport to new heights with an eye toward getting it back in the Olympics for the first time in more than seven decades....

Suozzi, Williams, but no Hochul in 1st NY governor debate

Jun. 02, 2022 23:20 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Two of the three leading Democrats running for New York governor faced off in their first debate Thursday, with Jumaane Williams and U.S. Rep. Tom Suozzi missing no opportunities to attack the absent incumbent, Gov. Kathy Hochul. Williams, New York City’s elected...