NY Start-Up Plans Space Mission

See how a New York start-up is playing a major role in the development of the next version of Hubble Telescope in our Innovation Trail report. (Begins at 10:36).

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

Only debate of 2014 Governor's race airs Wednesday evening

Four of the candidates running for Governor of New York will be participating in a debate shown on public television. Tune into WMHT TV October 22, 2014 at 8pm.

Democrat Andrew Cuomo, Republican Rob Astorino, Green Party candidate Howie Hawkins and the Libertarian Party’s Michael McDermott will appear together  in the one hour debate,  the only televised candidate contest of the 2014 governor’s race.

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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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Legislation & Policy
3:40 pm
Mon October 20, 2014

No consensus on redistricting ballot amendment

Next month, voters will decide whether they want to change the way redistricting is done in New York, by voting on a ballet amendment that would change the state’s constitution.  But there are difference of opinion over whether the amendment actually gets rid of gerrymandering, or not.

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Politics & Elections
2:01 pm
Fri October 17, 2014

Prop 3: The Smart Schools Bond Act of 2014