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A weak area of low pressure will cross the region from late Sunday through early Monday morning bringing a period of accumulating snow which will begin as some light and spotty snow on Sunday afternoon. A steadier snow will develop through the evening and into Sunday night. Expect slow and slick travel conditions Sunday night with variable snow accumulations ranging from 1"-3 in the Capital Region to as much as 5"-7" in terrain favored areas in the Adirondacks, Lake George-Saratoga Region, Vermont and Berkshire County.

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You Paid For It: Prison Renovations

Updated: Tuesday, May 13 2014, 01:02 AM EDT
When we told you earlier this year about $2.79 million of rehab work being done at the Mount McGregor Correctional Facility, even though the State is about to shut it down, it turns out that was just the tip of the iceberg. It turns out the same thing has happened at other state prisons in the recent past. Case in point, Oneida Correctional Facility, a victim of budget cuts a few years back..

Oneida Correctional was closed in 2011, and just like Mount McGregor, it underwent a pricey rehab before the shutdown. Assemblywoman Claudia Tenney represents part of Central New York, and says a private company would never do business that way.
In checking OGS records, we found $7.7 million in renovation work done before the closure. State officials did not want to comment for our story.You Paid For It: Prison Renovations


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