New York

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A new poll finds that, for the first time, Hillary Clinton is viewed negatively by a slim majority of New Yorkers.


The teachers' union and its allies will protest outside the state’s annual Business Council meeting in Lake George on Wednesday. The union is upset over a speech to be given by former CNN anchor and now charter school advocate Campbell Brown.

Brown is the featured speaker at the yearly event, at the posh Sagamore resort on Lake George. It often features top politicians, but seldom attracts demonstrations.

New York State is holding primary elections Sept. 10. The primaries were moved up one week to avoid conflicting with the second day of Rosh Hashanah, Tuesday, Sept. 15.

In Nassau, Suffolk, Westchester, Rockland, Orange, Putnam, Erie Counties, and New York City, polls opened at 6 a.m. and close at 9 p.m. In all other counties, polls opened at noon and close at 9 p.m.

This year, there are no federal or statewide races on the ballot.

Connecticut will hold its primaries Wednesday, Sept. 16, following the Rosh Hashanah holiday. 

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In 2017, New Yorkers will get a chance to vote on whether to hold a convention to change the state’s constitution.

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The first case challenging New York's law on teacher evaluations has been heard in the state Supreme Court.

Sheri Lederman, a teacher from Long Island, had some of her students score in the top 2 percent on state tests in 2013, but she received a failing evaluation because their scores did not improve from one semester to the next.

Lederman's lawyer is her husband, Bruce Lederman. He argued on Wednesday that the computer-based teacher evaluation system is inaccurate and unreliable.