Innovation Trail

One of the biggest challenges for small upstate cities like Schenectady or Troy can be the abundance of "zombie properties" or residences that have long since been abandoned.  Four of these municipalities in the greater Capital Region are hoping the Center for Technology in Government can help them fight this urban blight and make their communities come alive again. 

Want to bring up a discussion that is sure to bring a fiery debate?  Try climate change.   It's an issue that former Vice President Al Gore championed in the 2000's and has picked up steam in the ensuing years among scientists across the globe.  But not everyone is a believer.

The Federal Government has declared 19 counties in and around the Finger Lakes disaster areas thanks to the  brutally cold winter brought on by the "Polar Vortex."  The famous wineries along Seneca and Cayuga Lakes have been hit hard, some losing anywhere from 50-100% of their crop.

New York NOW travels to Central New York, a site chosen by the Federal Aviation Administration to conduct research on how best to safely fly drones in public airspace. 

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