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Former N.Y. State Employee Pays $20,000 For Calling Chat Lines While On The Job

State investigators accused Reilly last year of spending more than 500 hours making 760 calls to services with names like VIP Sensual Chat, Quest Chat and Secret Encounters between 2005 and 2011.

08/11/2012

FILE - An oyster worker checks a batch of Blue Point oysters in New York. (Photo credit" Thomas Viguier/AFP/Getty Images)

FDA: Don’t Eat Shellfish From Oyster Bay

The FDA says the New York state DEC closed the waters to harvesting on July 13 after several cases of people getting sick from eating raw or partially cooked shellfish from the area were reported.

07/24/2012

FILE - In this April 23, 2010 photo, a Chesapeake Energy natural gas well site is seen near Burlington, Pa., in Bradford County. (AP Photo/Ralph Wilson)

NY DEC To Hold Hearings On Proposed Rules For Gas Drillers

New York environmental regulators have issued proposed regulations for hydraulic fracturing of natural gas in New York state and now they want the public to weigh in.

09/28/2011

Debate Surrounding Indian Point Nuclear Plant Continues To Rage In New York

The two reactors in Buchanan, 35 miles up the Hudson River from midtown Manhattan, provide about a quarter of the power used in New York City and Westchester County.

07/14/2011

Arthur Davis, 5, of Durham, N.C., cools off in the Washington Square  fountain. (credit: Mary Altaffer/AP)

Hot, Muggy Weather Hits New York; Air Quality Alert Issued

It’s the heart of summer, when people can’t wait to get outside. But, today might be a day to limit your time in the sun.

07/06/2011

File photo of a giant hogweed plant (credit: AP)

NY DEC Warns That Giant Hogweed Plant Could Cause Blisters, Blindness

New York State environmental officials are trying to nip a huge, dangerous plant in the bud.

07/05/2011

Mountain Lion (file / credit: Mike Simons/Getty Images)

Up To 8-Foot Long, 160-Pound Mountain Lion On The Loose In Greenwich, Conn.

There has been a wild animal alert issued in the northern suburbs. A mountain lion, yes, a mountain lion, is on the loose. It’s out there and conservation experts said the picture obtained by CBS 2 is definitely it.

06/09/2011

Violet the hawk (credit: CBS 2)

DEC Officials Say They Will Monitor Health Of Violet The NYU Hawk

The DEC believes Violet may be suffering from an ongoing condition, and for now, decided it will continue to use “Hawk Cam” to monitor her.

05/12/2011

Gov. Andrew Cuomo (AP Photo/Mike Groll, Pool)

Cuomo Nominates Martens As Environmental Chief

Gov. Andrew Cuomo has nominated Joe Martens, a key figure in some of the state’s major land acquisitions in the Adirondacks and elsewhere, to serve as commissioner of the Department of Environmental Conservation.

01/04/2011

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Long Island Man Gets Jail For Oyster Offense

A Long Island man has been sentenced to five months in jail for mislabeling cartons of oysters believed to be from a river where shellfishing is banned.

12/31/2010

Toilet (File Photo/AP)

NY Town Faces Fines For Sewer System Problems

A town in upstate New York is facing nearly $38,000 in fines, unless it can plug the problems with its crumbling sewer system as demands increase.

11/27/2010

Gov. David Paterson (Credit: Jemal Countess/Getty Images)

Cuts Hurt NY Environment Department, Officials Say

Budget and staffing cuts were hurting the ability of the Department of Environmental Conservation to do its job well, fired Commissioner Pete Grannis and his successor told an Assembly hearing Thursday.

11/18/2010

Wild turkey

Residents Weigh In On Staten Island Turkey Trouble

State officials have sent out questionnaires, asking residents which action they prefer.

11/18/2010

Wild turkey

Wild Turkeys Invade, Take Over Part Of Staten Island

Call it fowl play. Turkeys are running in traffic, in backyards and even in the middle of the street. The birds are a real nuisance near Staten Island University Hospital.

11/17/2010

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New York To Seek Info On Cleanser Contents

Consumers will get a newly detailed look at exactly what’s in common household cleansers, as regulators plan to start enforcing a nearly 40-year-old state law that would force manufacturers to reveal their products’ contents.

09/09/2010

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