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New Yorkers No Longer Have to Pay 57 State Fees

Some 57 different charges, known as "Nuisance Fees" have officially been eliminated from New York State today.

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New York State’s Interstate Highways Ranked

There are 66 mainline Interstate highways that crisscross the country from I-2 along the Rio Grande Valley in Texas to I-97 in Maryland. Eight of these Interstates traverse New York State, and the Mapquest Discover blog has ranked them all.

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New York Thruway Set To Remove Downstate Toll Booths – No Changes Upstate

As part of a modernization in the tolling of the New York State Thruway, the agency that oversees the highway is set to remove toll booth from the system south of Herriman.

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Watch New Year’s Eve 2015 Fireworks Celebrations From Around New York [VIDEOS]

Several communities in New York State hold fireworks displays to kick off the new year. Here is a sampling of the 2015 displays.

New York State License Plates Peeling
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Why Are My License Plates Peeling And When Will I Receive My New License Plates?

As yet another summer passes and we prepare our cars for the following months you may find an unexpected expense coming your way. A certain batch of  New York license plates appears to be defective causing peeling.

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Photo Credit: Justin Sullivan, Getty Images
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Ribeye Recall: Check Your Meat Before Your BBQ

A beef recall is affecting more than four thousand pounds of beef over concerns about mad cow disease.

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How To Tick Off Someone From Upstate New York Off

Oh you think you know someone from Upstate New York? Think again. We are ticking time bombs if you mention any of the following things to us:

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Michael Thomasson Of Buffalo New York Has The World’s Largest Video Game Collection

The Guinness Book of World Records has verified that Michael Thomasson of Buffalo New York has the world's largest video game collection. So how many games does he have? 

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Zach’s Top 10 Stories of 2013

2014 will be here in just a few days. It's a perfect time to look back at 2013. As a writer, it's always fun to look back at previous stories and see which ones were the most successful. So, that's what I did. I compiled a list of the top stories I wrote in 2013. The list is based on the page views and Facebook "likes" the stories received. Enjoy!

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Wintertime in Clinton, NY–Zach’s Weekly Snaps

As much as I dislike winter, there is a certain beauty that the season brings to the area. Every year, I try my best to like wintertime; however, no matter how much I try, the snow and cold make it miserable. This year, instead of focusing on the negative aspects of this very cold season, I decided to focus on the beauty this season has to offer. So, I would like to share with you a few photos I took in Clinton highlighting the beauty of wintertime. Here's the latest edition of Zach's Weekly Snaps. This week's theme--Wintertime in Clinton, NY.

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What is Cabbage Night pumpkin photo by Kristine Bellino
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What Is Cabbage Night?

What is commonly referred to as "cabbage night," or "mischief night" in the United States is observed on October 30th, the day before Halloween.

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Courtesy of the National Archives/Newsmakers/Hulton Archive, Hulton Archive/Getty Images, Oli Scarff/Getty Images
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5 Famous People Who Lived in Clinton

I am fascinated with all the history around us in this area. Central New York has been home to many very famous people. But CNY is a big area. Let's talk about a smaller area where famous people lived. Let's talk about the small Village of Clinton. Can you name five famous people who lived in Clinton? Here are five famous people who, at one time in their lives, lived in Clinton, NY. 

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