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On Jan. 23, Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo outlined the FY 2021 Executive Budget, advancing a clear vision and bold, nation-leading and historic actions to make progress happen in the State of New York. The budget plan features a $33 billion five-year plan to combat climate change, including a new plan to streamline government bureaucracy to deliver renewable energy projects faster; a $25 billion expansion of New York's largest-in-the-nation building program, bringing it to $275 billion; an historic $28.5 billion investment in education while reforming funding formulas to prioritize support for poor schools; and an expanded Excelsior free college tuition program to include families making up to $150,000 per year.

NEW YORK (AP) Two years after a lack of funds halted construction of a marble-clad Greek Orthodox church at New York's World Trade Center site, Gov. Andrew Cuomo and Greek Orthodox officials announced plans to resume construction with the goal of finishing the rebuilding by the 20th anniversary of the terrorist attacks of Sept.

Mack Trucks demonstrated the Mack LR Electric, a fully electric version of the Mack LR refuse model, to officials from the New York City Department of Sanitation (DSNY) at the Allentown, Pa.-based Mack Customer Center. Unveiled in May 2019, the Mack LR Electric will begin real-world testing in Q2 2020 in DSNY's demanding operations.

Since 2006 the Town of German Flatts, N.Y., has seen what used to be referred to as "100-year floods" at least three times, the worst of these occurring in 2006 and 2013. Most of the flood damage was caused by the Fulmer Creek, which flows into the Mohawk River, as well as flooding from the Mohawk River itself.

Managing the flow of fuel in compressed, urban environments is a challenge many contractors in the country's largest cities face on a daily basis. On many metropolitan job sites, fueling becomes a juggling act of servicing core heavy equipment, but also generators, lighting structures and other onsite assets that require around-the-clock energy.

Mammoet has successfully transported two cable reels related to the Seneca Lake Submarine Cable Replacement Project in Romulus, N.Y., for the New York State Electric & Gas Corporation (NYSEG). Mammoet was hired by general contractor Reed and Reed Inc.

Tappan Zee Constructors LLC (TZC) and its law firm, Peckar & Abramson P.C, have filed a lawsuit against the New York State Thruway Authority (NYSTA) concerning the release of certain documents related to the Governor Mario M. Cuomo Bridge. According to the lawsuit, which was filed with the Albany (N.Y.) County Clerk on Nov.

Just over a year ago John Finke, president of Robert H. Finke & Son, a heavy equipment dealership located in Selkirk, N.Y., and his General Manager, Don Fiacco, were researching a better way to attack a paving project at their own homes that, unless they could find an appropriate machine for the job, would involve laying a whole lot of asphalt by hand, which neither of them was particularly interested in doing.

Work has begun on the $39 million Phase II of the New Creek Bluebelt on Staten Island, N.Y. The project is for the New York City Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) and is being done by the New York City Department of Design and Construction (DDC).

AMSTERDAM, N.Y. (AP) The Harrower Pond Dam, cracked and crumbling, with saplings sprouting from its walls, has been repeatedly cited by state and federal inspectors for safety violations over the past four decades. But repairs are unlikely anytime soon because nobody accepts ownership of the 150-year-old dam at a former mill site.

NEW YORK (AP) The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey authorized more than $4 billion in rail projects, including a new rail link to LaGuardia Airport that had been a source of contentious debate in recent years. The new train connecting midtown Manhattan to LaGuardia and a replacement for Newark Liberty International Airport's monorail will cost about $2 billion each.