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Politics

ALBANY – There’s a look on the faces of Democrats at the state Capitol these days. It’s practically a glow. After three straight weeks of pushing through one major piece of legislation after another – during the traditionally ho-hum beginnings of a new session – Democratic lawmakers are enjoying the roll they’ve been on. And they say it will continue in the months ah…

Bandits

Only a tiny inner circle knew what Connor Fields was going through during his senior season at Albany. His coaches, parents, athletic trainers. Maybe one teammate, but only because his father helped provide Fields with the brace he wore to add stability to his right knee. Fields, a star attackman for the Great Danes lacrosse team and former Bishop Timon-St. Jude star, p…

Columns

Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo had shared the story before. In a “State of the State” speech last week at the University at Buffalo, a speech in which the governor promised another $500 million in state investment in Western New York, Cuomo spoke of the late Tim Russert as “the first person who used to bring me out to Buffalo.” That was in the early 1980s, Cuomo said, when he and…