Monthly Archives: August 2020

  • Schenectady school district confronts realities of likely $29M loss in state aid

    Schenectady school district confronts realities of likely M loss in state aid SCHENECTADY – For years, former Superintendent of Schools Larry Spring made the case that this cash-strapped urban districts like Schenectady are being shortchanged on state aid. On Monday, Acting Superintendent Aaron Bochniak hammered home that point during…

  • Argentina says it reaches deal to avoid debt default

    Argentina says it reaches deal to avoid debt default BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Argentina says that private creditors have “massively” accepted an offer to restructure $65 billion in debt, allowing it to avoid another default and messy legal battle in international courts. Economy Minister Martín Guzmán said Monday…

  • Saratoga Springs demonstrators remember Darryl Mount

    Saratoga Springs demonstrators remember Darryl Mount SARATOGA SPRINGS — More than 200 people gathered at High Rock Park on Monday evening to honor the memory of Darryl Mount Jr. and demand the city conduct an independent investigation into his death. Seven years ago on Monday, city police chased Mount,…

  • Guilty plea in Hawaii woman’s lobbying of Trump officials

    Guilty plea in Hawaii woman’s lobbying of Trump officials HONOLULU (AP) — An American consultant has pleaded guilty to an illicit lobbying effort aimed at getting the Trump administration to drop an investigation into the multibillion-dollar looting of a Malaysian state investment fund, and to arrange for the return…

  • Judge orders Georgia to extend deadline for absentee ballots

    Judge orders Georgia to extend deadline for absentee ballots ATLANTA (AP) — A federal judge has ordered Georgia to extend its deadline for accepting mail-in ballots for November’s general election from the close of polls on Election Day until three days later. Georgia law says absentee ballots must be…

  • Binghamton’s Voices Recovery Center brings awareness to addiction

    Binghamton’s Voices Recovery Center brings awareness to addiction BINGHAMTON (WBNG) — Monday is National Overdose Awareness Day, and one local organization says it’s a problem that hits close to home. Voices Recovery Center in Binghamton used the day to raise addiction awareness. The center held an event at its…

  • Guinea president to seek 3rd term despite opposition

    Guinea president to seek 3rd term despite opposition CONAKRY, Guinea (AP) — Guinean President Alpha Conde has announced on state television that he will seek another term in office, raising fears of violent demonstrations. Conde is the second West African incumbent leader this month to say that term limits…

  • Pilots, crew bail out of Navy plane before crash in Virginia

    Pilots, crew bail out of Navy plane before crash in Virginia BLOXOM, Va. (AP) — The U.S. Navy says one of its aircraft has crashed on Virginia’s Eastern Shore, but the two pilots and two crew members onboard were able to safely bail out. The E-2C Hawkeye went down…

  • Former Siena guard Ryan Oliver gets first head-coaching job

    Former Siena guard Ryan Oliver gets first head-coaching job There’s another institution about two hours away that shares Oliver’s affection. That’s Northfield Mount Hermon, a prep school in western Massachusetts which Oliver attended for a year before moving on to Loudonville. Source: Times Unition Former Siena guard Ryan Oliver…

  • Texas sues over plans to send mail ballot applications

    Texas sues over plans to send mail ballot applications AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The fight over mail balloting in Texas has expanded to Houston, where the state is suing over a plan to send mail balloting applications to more than 2 million registered voters. Republican Texas Attorney General Ken…