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Updated at 4:11 PM

ALBANY — State Sen. James Seward joined Senate colleagues to unveil the Young Farmers NY plan to address issues related to the advancing average age of New York farmers and to preserve the future of family farming.The initiative will support and encourage a new generation of farmers and help strengthen the state’s leading industry for decades to come, according to a news release.

Updated at 3:58 PM

WASHINGTON — With heroin usage on the rise across New York, U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer said he wants a database established to assist law enforcement officers in their efforts to combat the drug and for funds to be available to help addicts.

Updated at 3:55 PM

HERKIMER — Herkimer-Fulton-Hamilton-Otsego BOCES has announced the registration dates for the pre-kindergarten program located at several school districts in Herkimer County for the 2014 - 2015 school year.

Updated at 3:51 PM

FRANKFORT — The Herkimer County Fair has announced the New York State Association of Agricultural Fairs and the New York State Showpeople’s Association will award seven $1,000 scholarships to high school seniors and students already enrolled in...

Updated at 3:30 PM

CLINTON — Nanotech is more than a buzzword around the Mohawk Valley — it is a movement that is reaching fever pitch.

Updated at 2:52 PM

NEW YORK (AP) — New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio’s signature proposal, a tax increase on the wealthy to pay for universal prekindergarten, appears to be on life support, blocked by a governor and state lawmakers who stubbornly oppose such a tax in...

Updated at 2:49 PM

BUFFALO (AP) — With New York state about to take bids for its first non-Indian casinos, tribes looking to hold their ground have been upgrading their existing casinos and exploring new ones.

Updated at 2:43 PM

UTICA — Officials say an infant has died in a fire that caused heavy damage to the second-story of a Utica residence.

Updated at 2:34 PM

HERKIMER — Ghost stories and haunted destinations are not strange to the Mohawk Valley, and a class at Herkimer County Community College is helping fulfill the dreams of prospective ghost hunters.

Updated at 1:16 PM

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Oscar-winning director Alfonso Cuaron was looking for an anti-"Gravity” follow up to his blockbuster space film, and he found it with a rare excursion into television.

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