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Jump in construction spending forecast for 2023

Total construction starts for the Rochester area are expected to remain somewhat flat for the remainder of the year before jumping by an estimated 20 percent in 2023, according to ENR’s New York City Scoop. Using information from Dodge Data ...

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Mortgage rates hit 6%, first time since 2008 housing crash

Average long-term U.S. mortgage rates climbed over 6% this week for the first time since the housing crash of 2008, threatening to sideline even more homebuyers from a rapidly cooling housing market. Mortgage buyer Freddie Mac reported Thursday that the ...

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Local NY election official charged over absentee ballots

A Republican county elections commissioner in upstate New York was accused Tuesday of applying for absentee ballots in the names of other people. Jason Schofield of the Rensselaer County Board of Elections was arraigned on an indictment charging him with ...

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Case dismissed over speedy trial issue

A Bronx judge has dismissed a drunk driving charge because the prosecutor failed to comply with discovery laws and took too long to bring the case to trial.

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Cuomo ethics complaint repeats claims about harassment probe

Former New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo filed an ethics complaint Tuesday against state Attorney General Letitia James, reiterating his oft-repeated complaint about the way she handled a sexual harassment investigation that led to his resignation last year. Cuomo questioned the ...

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NY private schools must show they’re teaching the basics

Private and religious schools in New York face greater scrutiny after state education leaders approved rules Tuesday requiring them to prove their academic programs line up with those of public schools. The unanimous vote by the Board of Regents follows ...

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Court rehears fight over vaccine mandate for federal workers

President Joe Biden has the same authority to impose a COVID-19 vaccine requirement on federal workers that private employers have for their employees, an administration lawyer told a federal appeals court Tuesday. A lawyer for opponents of the vaccine requirement, ...

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