Read more about the article Area lawmakers join call for delay in electric school bus mandate
Contributed photo. State Sen. Dan Stec is joined by other upstate lawmakers to ask that the electric school bus mandate be rolled back.

Area lawmakers join call for delay in electric school bus mandate

By Doug LaRocque When the New York state mandate came out in 2022 that all school bus purchases by 2027 be zero-emission, many Washington County school districts raised the alarm…

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Read more about the article Valley Falls derailment sends two train cars into the river
File photo. Crews and heavy equipment work to remove the two cars that derailed Feb. 7 and ended up in the Hoosic River. The cars have since been removed.

Valley Falls derailment sends two train cars into the river

Shortly before 9 p.m. Wednesday night, 10 cars on a 94-car Norfolk Southern owned train left the tracks in the Rensselaer County village of Valley Falls, with two of those…

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Read more about the article Cuts in education aid rile area lawmakers
Courtesy of NYS Senate Communications Office. State Sen. Dan Stec questions State Education Commissioner Dr. Betty Rosa at the joint legislative hearing on Elementary and Secondary Education.

Cuts in education aid rile area lawmakers

By Doug LaRocque Two weeks ago, Gov. Kathy Hochul released her 2024-25 fiscal year budget. One of the largest provisions of the spending plan each year is aid to education.…

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