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At least they didn’t call it “historic.”

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During a slow, holiday news week, Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo’s office touted the opening of a “Taste NY” store at the Chittenango rest area on the NYS Thruway between Utica and Syracuse.

The administration, which likes to pepper its major news releases with “historic,” “landmark” and similar adjectives, routinely finds no item too small to plug. During the last two months alone, the governor has announced that nine Long Island chefs agreed to use more New York-made products, a law firm opened new offices in Buffalo, a state web page now lists farmers’ markets and reminded homeowners to test their smoke detectors.