New York Budget Deal: State lawmakers pass an on-time budget that includes a billion-dollars more for schools, tax breaks for upstate businesses, and some property tax relief.
Alcoa Deal Revised: New York State revises its deal to try to get a long-term commitment from Alcoa to keep its 2 aluminum plants operating in Massena, NY. Alcoa is one of the North Country’s largest employers.
New Hires: Homeland Security is planning to hire an additional 20 Customs agents to staff the Champlain Port of Entry, one of the busiest crossings on the Northern Border.
Pitch to Bring Baseball Back to Montreal: Baseball fans pack the Big O for two exhibition games, renewing hope that major league baseball could someday return to Montreal. To Learn visit montrealbaseballproject.com.
Quebec Election: The campaign in Quebec heads into the final days with party leaders focusing on the defining issues they believe will drive voters to the polls next Monday.