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Uber’s final frontier: Upstate New York

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Brian Cook‘s trip to Buffalo to cheer on Princeton’s basketball team in the NCAA Tournament was, for him, a journey back to a simpler time, when hailing a ride meant standing on a corner and waving your hands to flag down a taxi. “For a 19-year-old, that’s unknown,” said Cook, who flew in from Chicago to see his brother play in Princeton’s first-round game against Notre Dame. “I take Uber everywhere, always.” Upstate New York, essentially everything outside of the…

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MaryEllen Elia about to become New York state’s new education chancellor

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It looks like MaryEllen Elia is going to land on her feet after all. The recently ousted Hillsborough County school superintendent is about to be named New York’s next education commissioner, according to the Buffalo News. The website reports that the State Board of Regents in New York is preparing to appoint Elia, who hails from nearby Lewiston, N.Y., as its state education chief. The 17 regents were informed over the weekend to report to Albany today for a special meeting to interview Elia…

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