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Woodstock veteran Arlo Guthrie plays a song at the original site of the 1969 Woodstock Music and Arts Fair in Bethel, N.Y., Thursday, Aug. 15, 2019. Guthrie is schedule to play a set on the top of hill nearby but told reporters he wanted to play at least one song on the original 1969 site. Woodstock fans are expected to get back to the garden to mark the 50th anniversary of the generation-defining festival. Bethel Woods Center for the Arts is hosting a series of events Thursday through Sunday at the bucolic 1969 concert site, 80 miles (130 kilometers) northwest of New York City. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)
August 15, 2019 - 7:37 pm
BETHEL, N.Y. (AP) — Tie-dyed pilgrims and white-haired Woodstock festival veterans converged at the generation-defining site to celebrate its 50th anniversary, while Arlo Guthrie came back to sing — what else? — "The Times They Are a-Changin'." Bethel Woods Center for the Arts is hosting a series...
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In this Wednesday, Aug. 7, 2019 photo, Brian Toale shows a photo of himself at 16 years old in New York. Thousands of people who say they were molested as children in New York state will head to court this week to file lawsuits against their alleged abusers and the institutions where they worked. Toale, 66, who says he was molested by an employee at a Catholic high school he attended on Long Island, was one of the leaders in the fight to pass the Child Victims Act. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews)
August 14, 2019 - 7:50 pm
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — The Roman Catholic Church, the Boy Scouts, schools and hospitals, the late financier Jeffrey Epstein are some of the targets named in a flurry of sex abuse lawsuits filed Wednesday in New York as the state began accepting cases once blocked by the statute of limitations...
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Measles vaccine
Roman Didkivskyi
Andrew Weber
August 14, 2019 - 1:50 pm
NEW YORK (1010 WINS) — A New York judge declined on Wednesday to issue an immediate ruling on whether unvaccinated New Yorkers can go back to school. Parents of children who have been affected by the state’s elimination of the religious exemption to otherwise mandatory vaccines sought a court order...
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In this Wednesday, Aug. 7, 2019 photo, Brian Toale shows a photo of himself at 16 years old in New York. Thousands of people who say they were molested as children in New York state will head to court this week to file lawsuits against their alleged abusers and the institutions where they worked. Toale, 66, who says he was molested by an employee at a Catholic high school he attended on Long Island, was one of the leaders in the fight to pass the Child Victims Act. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews)
August 14, 2019 - 7:31 am
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — It was the early 1950s and Peter Vajda was a little boy attending a Catholic boarding school in the Bronx when he says a religious brother molested him. The brother is likely long dead, but the church survives. Just after midnight Wednesday morning, Vajda, now 75, filed a civil...
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Westchester County District Attorney's Office
David Caplan
August 13, 2019 - 6:26 pm
YONKERS, N.Y. (AP) -- A 28-year-old woman is being accused of trying to kidnap a toddler from the emergency room of a hospital in Yonkers. The Westchester County district attorney's office said Tuesday that Laysha Machado was arraigned Monday after being indicted on attempted kidnapping, unlawful...
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An Albany County probation official on Monday, Aug. 5, 2019, holds up a tablet used to conduct the e-Connect program, at the Albany County Probation Department office. The project screens young offenders for risk of suicide as a way to connect them with mental health services. (AP Photo/Ryan Terinelli)
August 12, 2019 - 5:19 pm
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Probation departments across New York have started screening young offenders for risk of suicide as a way to connect them with mental health services. Ten counties in upstate New York are participating in the program developed by researchers at Columbia University. The project,...
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Woodstock
AP Photo/Seth Wenig
August 11, 2019 - 10:56 am
Woodstock will be celebrated on its 50th anniversary, but it won't be your hippie uncle's trample-the-fences concert.
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Chuck Schumer
Photo by Oliver Contreras/SIPA USA
Kimberly Dole
August 05, 2019 - 11:42 am
NEW YORK (1010) -- Senator Chuck Schumer calls on Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell to bring the senate back for emergency session to take action on bipartisan house-passed gun safety legislation following the mass shootings over the weekend. Schumer demanded the Senate be allowed to vote on...
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Gov. Cuomo
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Libby Cohen
July 30, 2019 - 3:07 pm
NEW YORK (1010 WINS) - Gov. Cuomo signed two gun bills on Tuesday. One banning 3D-printed guns and the other requiring safe storage of firearms in homes with children. “These measures continue New York’s legacy of enacting the strongest gun laws in the nation by helping keep firearms out of the...
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Andrew Cuomo
SHAWN DOWD/ROCHESTER DEMOCRAT AND CHRONICLE
Kimberly Dole
July 29, 2019 - 11:14 am
NEW YORK (1010 WINS) -- Governor Andrew Cuomo signed a bill that further decriminalizes marijuana use in New York. Lawmakers believe the new law will make marijuana enforcement fairer and more equitable by reducing the penalty for unlawful possession of marijuana to a violation punishable by a fine...
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