ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - As budget negotiations intensify with the Cuomo administration, the state Senate and Assembly are expected today to vote on their separate budget proposals. The two measures detail what each chamber considers its priorities for the spending plan due April first.
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) - A blizzard warning has been issued along New York's Great Lakes coasts for a storm now in the Midwest that could bring up to two feet of snow in parts of New York. Forecasters say the storm could also bring winds gusting to 50 miles-an-hour later today. Already, some schools have called off classes pre-emptively.
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - The state has bought up more than 8,400 acres of former timber company land across four counties. The state will pay $5.7 million to acquire the 14 former Finch, Pruyn (pryn) tracts from the Nature Conservancy.
OSSINING, N.Y. (AP) - Ferry service is up and running again between Haverstraw and Metro-North's Ossining station for the first time since January. The service was suspended in January because of ice on the Hudson River. The Journal News reports buses are still being used between Newburgh and Metro-North's Beacon station.
NEW YORK (AP) - The Buffalo-Niagara Falls region tops Forbes' list of the most affordable cities. New York had both the most and least affordable metro areas, with New York City tying Honolulu for least affordable. Syracuse also makes the list at number 19.
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