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Colonie Keeps Watch on Medevac Lawsuit

COLONIE, N.Y. — For more than a month, the town has bitterly debated whether its paramedics should continue flying on State Police helicopter medical transport and rescue missions.

A federal lawsuit pending in Rochester could render the acrimony moot, and it hinges on a touchy issue: whether the state should compete with private organizations when they are available to provide the same service.

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