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From Schoharie farm to Bronx school

Elementary school students from the Bronx traveled to the farm of commissioner of the New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets, Richard Ball, to harvest butternut squash that the students planted back in the spring at their school. The event supports the department's Farm to School progr

TIMES UNION - 2017-09-18 23:34:23

The Latest: Reports of 'widespread devastation' in Dominica

Click on the button below to set up your account or log in if you already have one. MIAMI (AP) - The Latest on tropical weather (all times local): 6:15 a.m. Dominica Prime Minister Roosevelt Skeritt says there are initial reports of "widespread devastation" in the small island from Hurricane Marie.

POST-STAR - 2017-09-19 10:14:38

Chuck Pinkey: It's not right to judge history by today's standards

To many, the Civil War was simply the North bringing freedom to the oppressed, and the evil South fighting to preserve the institution of slavery. Only a fool could profess such a simplistic view of such a complex subject. In the mid 1800s, there was plenty of racism in both the North and South. Let

DAILY STAR - 2017-09-18 23:43:56

George Warner, the vengeful historian

On Oct. 24 1971, Cobleskill antique dealer and Schoharie County historian Dave Kniskern addressed the Fulton County Historical Society. The Leader Herald reported, "He also displayed a book titled "Military Records of Schoharie County Veterans," found buried on a farm and reclaimed by bookbinding."

LEADER-HERALD - 2017-09-18 07:00:00

Bronx students harvest squash at Commissioner Ball's farm in Schoharie

When students from a Bronx elementary school stepped off school buses at Schoharie Valley Farms on Monday, they gazed, wide-eyed, at the view that confronted them. Rows of pumpkins and peppers were surrounded by hulking green mountains in the distance. The leaves on nearby trees had begun to change,

TIMES UNION - 2017-09-18 15:48:40

Pharmacist in deadly meningitis outbreak heading to trial

FILE - In this Friday, Dec. 19, 2014, file photo the former supervisory pharmacist for the New England Compounding Center, Glenn Chin, left, leaves the federal courthouse in Boston with his attorney Stephen Weymouth after a hearing to announce conditions of his bail and release. Chin who was the sup

POST-STAR - 2017-09-17 13:48:11

JHS field hockey blanks Salem, 6-0

Paige Stewart scored twice for the Lady Bills, while Abbey Hollister, Maddie Etherton, Isabella Caruso and Kiera Schultz all had an assist. Bracie Vose made four saves to post the shutout in goal for Johnstown (5-1 overall). Tori Cary made eight saves for Salem. Edwards wins Grand Daddy Don Warner M

LEADER-HERALD - 2017-09-17 07:00:00

Attorneys general in Appalachia pressure, sue health insurers over opioids

HUNTINGTON, W. Va. - The nation's advancing opioid epidemic has officials and lawmakers in the most impacted states taking on the entities they deem responsible for skyrocketing drug addiction and overdose numbers. Kentucky Attorney General Andy Beshear and West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Mor

COOPERCRIER.COM - 2017-09-19 19:55:00

'Genetic editing' seen as key for increased wheat yields, despite fewer acres

Rick Siemer admits that wheat isn't the easiest sell these days. The president of Siemer Milling in Teutopolis, Illinois, has seen the recent data showing the fewest number of planted wheat acres in U.S. history. On top of that, this year's harvest was the lowest since 2002. Nationwide, wheat produc

COOPERCRIER.COM - 2017-09-19 17:55:00

Jury convicts man of killing wife in 2000

COOPERSTOWN - Casey James Callahan, 52, was found guilty Friday morning in Otsego County Court of second-degree murder in the death of his wife, Elizabeth Welsh Callahan 17 years ago. The jury began deliberating Thursday afternoon and announced its decision at about 11:30 a.m. Judge John F. Lambert

COOPERCRIER.COM - 2017-09-19 12:11:13

'Alt-right,' 'troll' and 'dog whistle' among new entries added to Merriam-Webster dictionary

More than 250 new words have been added to the Merriam-Webster Dictionary, from old terms now imbued with political meaning - like "dog whistle" - to newer portmanteaus like "froyo." It's the second batch of words to be added this year to the online dictionary, which frequently expands as the Englis

COOPERCRIER.COM - 2017-09-19 11:53:00

'Extremely dangerous' Hurricane Maria churns toward Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico; Jose to scrape Northeast coast

The wicked 2017 hurricane season began delivering more punishing blows Tuesday as Hurricane Maria racked across the Caribbean with "potentially catastrophic" winds of 160 mph. To the north, Hurricane Jose churned on a path to brush the Northeast coast with raging surf and potentially damaging gusts.

COOPERCRIER.COM - 2017-09-19 17:45:00

In UN speech, Trump calls Kim Jong Un 'Rocket Man' and threatens to 'totally destroy North Korea'

NEW YORK - President Donald Trump on Tuesday warned the United Nations that the world faces "great peril" from gathering threats posed by rogue regimes with powerful weapons and terrorists with expanding reach across the globe, issuing a call to fellow leaders to join the United States in the fight

COOPERCRIER.COM - 2017-09-19 15:04:00

Scientists are unraveling the mystery of your body's clock - and soon may be able to reset it

For people who don't get sleepy until 2 a.m., the buzz of an alarm clock can feel mighty oppressive. Relief may be on the horizon, thanks to the discovery this spring of a genetic mutation that causes night-owl behavior. Whether you're a night owl or a morning lark rising effortlessly each day with

COOPERCRIER.COM - 2017-09-18 18:30:00

UPDATED: 2 Oklahoma officers shot while serving warrant, suspect in custody

CHICKASHA, Okla. - Two Oklahoma police officers were shot while serving a search warrant Sunday afternoon. Alex Warren Klinger, 61, was taken into custody following the incident Sunday. "The police went to serve a warrant and quickly gunfire erupted," said Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation Pub

COOPERCRIER.COM - 2017-09-18 16:45:00

After single payer failed, Vermont embarks on a big health care experiment

John Graves lives in a South Burlington, Vermont, apartment building that is part of a program that provides housing for formerly homeless people. It also helps them obtain medical care. Doug Greenwood talks with nurse care coordinator Anne-Marie Lajoie at Cold Hollow Family Practice in Enosburg Fa

COOPERCRIER.COM - 2017-09-18 15:45:00

Kushner company buying apartment complex near Princeton, NJ

The real estate company owned by the family of Jared Kushner is expanding its garden apartments holdings with the purchase of a 1,032-unit complex near Princeton, New Jersey. The Kushner Cos. says it's paying $190 million for Quail Ridge in Plainsboro, New Jersey. The purchase follows a deal for a 5

NEW HAVEN REGISTER - 2017-09-18 11:46:59

Obesity persists in Kentucky, Southeast and Appalachia, report says

For a state whose name is synonymous with fried chicken, it's no wonder a recent study found that more than 1 out of 3 Kentucky's adults are obese. "In Appalachia, we like to see everyone eating," Carolyn Hacker, chief dietician and diabetes educator at Baptist Health in Richmond, Kentucky, said. "W

COOPERCRIER.COM - 2017-09-18 18:47:00

Man pried open Walmart doors to get at TV, cops say

ROTTERDAM -- A Schenectady man is accused of prying open the sliding front doors of the Altamont Road Walmart store after hours on Sept. 9 and stealing a 55-inch flat screen TV, town police said Tuesday. Quadreek Stotes, 25, of Union Avenue was charged Tuesday with burglary and petit larceny, arraig

TIMES UNION - 2017-09-19 16:23:11

Knife-wielding campus pride leader killed by police at Georgia Tech

Georgia Tech police shot and killed the president of the Pride Alliance student group Saturday night in full view of dorm residents. Police encountered Scout Schultz, a 21-year-old computer engineering student who identified as neither male nor female, in a parking lot outside the dorms after someon

COOPERCRIER.COM - 2017-09-18 12:17:00