Health & Environment
12:26 pm
Thu October 23, 2014

Cuomo says fracking study will be out by year's end

During Wednesday’s only gubernatorial debate, Governor Cuomo said that the long awaited health review on potential dangers of hydrofracking will be completed by the end of the year.

Cuomo, answering a question on whether fracking, which is on hold in New York, will begin in the next four years if he’s re elected, says an over two year old health review  will be concluded by the end of the year, though not before Election Day. He says he’s told experts at his Departments of Health and Environmental Conservation to “give me a report.”

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Politics & Elections
9:46 pm
Wed October 22, 2014

Gubernatorial debate focuses on corruption, fracking, housing discrimination charges

Four of the candidates for governor of New York faced off in an hour long debate Wednesday night, where they discussed a number of key issues, and the two major party candidates traded charges of lying,  and even racism.

Governor Cuomo , a Democrat, Republican Rob Astorino, Green Party candidate Howie Hawkins and the Libertarian Party’s  Michael McDermott talked about hydrofracking,  legalizing marijuana and, being in Buffalo- the Bills football team.

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Politics & Elections
4:38 pm
Tue October 21, 2014

Only debate of 2014 Governor's race

Four of the candidates running for Governor of New York will be participating in a debate shown on public television. Watch the full debate above.

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Health & Environment
4:15 pm
Tue October 21, 2014

Farming app for upstate distributor

Senator Chuck Schumer with Field Goods owner Donna Williams, her son and Hudson Valley farmer Ken Migliorelli
Credit Jenna Flanagan / Innovation Trail

 

Wanna know what crops local farmers are producing? There’s an app for that or at least there will be one soon. Senator Chuck Schumer announced federal funding for Greene County food distributor, Field Goods to integrate technology into their business model.

Donna Williams’ company Field Goods connects many of the Capital Regions and Hudson Valley farms with a larger diverse consumer base, but it can be tricky.

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Politics & Elections
3:46 pm
Tue October 21, 2014

Schumer endorses Tkaczyk in tight senate race

Today longtime U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer endorsed freshman State Senator Cecilia Tkaczyk, who is in a tough re-election battle for her 46th District seat. 

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