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Push to expand OT eligibility for farmworkers advances
January 29, 2022, 1:41 am | Source
ALBANY — In a 2-1 decision, the state Farm Laborer Wage Board voted Friday to recommend reducing the overtime pay threshold for farm workers from 60 hours per week to 40, dealing a major setback to farmers and their advocates.


Hanford Mills Ice Harvest Festival set to return Feb. 5
January 29, 2022, 1:13 am | Source
Hanford Mills Museum in East Meredith will hold its 33rd annual Ice Harvest Festival from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 5.


Springfield-area residents team up to build skating rink
January 29, 2022, 1:11 am | Source
Communities came together recently to build an ice skating rink in the town of Springfield.


Shelter director to lead state animal shelter group
January 29, 2022, 1:09 am | Source
Susquehanna Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Executive Director Stacie Haynes has been elected president of the New York State Animal Protection Federation.


Police seek tips after student dies of exposure
January 29, 2022, 12:57 am | Source
A SUNY Oneonta college student died has died of exposure, the college announced Friday.


Public Meetings: Saturday-Tuesday, Jan. 29-Feb. 1, 2022
January 29, 2022, 12:47 am | Source
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Teen in racist video faces weapons charge
January 28, 2022, 11:57 pm | Source
The Bainbridge teenager who shared a racist video on Martin Luther King Jr. Day was arrested on weapons charges Friday, Jan. 28.


Update: SUNY Oneonta student who died of exposure ID'd
January 28, 2022, 8:13 pm | Source
Update: The Oneonta Police Department has identified the student as SUNY Oneonta student Tyler Lopresti-Castro. He was a junior, according to the college.


Public Meetings: Friday through Monday, Jan. 28-31, 2022
January 28, 2022, 11:00 am | Source
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Schools: Boost in education funds should be allocated where needed
January 28, 2022, 11:00 am | Source
A 7.1% increase to state school aid won’t cure all that ails New York’s schools.


Digital SAT gets cool reception from local teachers
January 28, 2022, 2:43 am | Source
Local educators were caught off guard Tuesday when the College Board, which issues the SAT Suite of Assessments, announced its tests would become all digital by 2024.


Bill aims to erase 'duty to retreat' from New York gun law
January 28, 2022, 2:41 am | Source
When threatened by an aggressor outside their homes, people in New York, under current law, have a duty to retreat — if possible — before resorting to force.


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