As the House of Representatives prepares to vote on articles of impeachment, Rep. Tom Reed said Thursday he hopes it doesn’t upend passage of the trade pact President Trump and House Democrats have agreed upon.

ALBANY — A lawsuit filed in state Supreme Court in Albany on Wednesday argues that Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo and Lt. Gov. Kathy Hochul were illegally given significant raises this year. The suit also seeks to undo additional pay boosts they’re slated to receive in 2020 and 2021.

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Originally, a court date was set for Dec. 17 to hear the results of a closed-door grand jury investigation today in the case against William J. Larson Jr., 17. According to the Allegany County court clerk’s office, the case was adjourned to Jan. 10 on a motion made by the defense counsel.

I think I’ve said it before, but when I was young, Dick Clark’s “American Bandstand” was on TV. After the teens danced and came forth to give their opinions of a new song, most would say, “I like it because it has a good beat and you can dance to it.”

ANGELICA — Can citizen David successfully slay a threatening corporate giant? If the fight includes someone like Fleurette Pelletier and some of the stones to sling are information, the help of an environmental lawyer, and the demands of some dedicated residents, the answer is yes — and yes again.

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NEW YORK, Dec. 13, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- The following roundup is a collection of stories dealing with last-minute holiday gift giving and is appropriate for special sections and for general use.

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COMMACK, N.Y., Dec. 13, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- When traveling with your students, staying in communication with parents is very important -- especially for an overnight trip. Parents are often anxious about their children when they are far from home, and communication can be reassuring and helpful! However, in fairness to teachers trying to handle their group, it can be a challenge to keep dozens of parents updated consistently without forgetting anyone or anything. Student trip planning agency, Fantastic Tours & Travel, shares ways to stay connected with parents while on a trip.

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NEW YORK, Dec. 13, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- TABLE FOR TWO (TFT) USA, a non-profit organization that aims to tackle obesity and global hunger issues, organized its fifth annual social action campaign called ONIGIRI ACTION - Change the World with Onigiri Rice Balls. The campaign, which commemorates World Food Day, ran from Oct. 7 to Nov. 20. During the campaign, every photo of onigiri posted to the campaign website or social media with #OnigiriAction helped provide five school meals to children in need around the world.