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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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Health & Environment
4:30 pm
Thu October 16, 2014

Cuomo says state preparing for potential Ebola cases

There are no known cases of Ebola in New York, but Governor Cuomo and state officials are making preparations in case one occurs, and have identified eight hospitals as Ebola care centers.

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Health & Environment
3:04 pm
Wed October 8, 2014

Cuomo says conflicting studies make it hard to draw conclusion on fracking

Governor Cuomo made some of his most extensive comments on the controversial topic of hydrofracking to date.

For the past two years, ever since the Governor asked his health department to conduct a health review, Cuomo has had little to say about the review or even what was being studied.  He would only say that the work was continuing.

Cuomo now says it’s a challenge for his administration to hurry a decision, because there is new and often conflicting evidence emerging every day.

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Politics & Elections
8:50 am
Wed September 17, 2014

Future of fracking will influence November election for governor

The issue of hydrofracking played a role in the recent Democratic primary for governor in New York, and those who oppose the gas drilling process hope it will influence the general election, as well.

Governor Cuomo, once on a fast track to begin the natural gas drilling process known as hydraulic fracturing in New York, has put his decision on hold while his administration is conducting a health review that began two years ago. Cuomo, asked about the future of fracking in the state one day after the Democratic primary, said he’s still reserving judgment.

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Legislation & Policy
2:22 pm
Tue September 16, 2014

EPA rejects Cuomo plan for thruway bridge loan

The federal environmental protection agency has rejected a plan by Governor Cuomo to raid the state’s  clean water fund to help pay for the New York Thruway’s Tappan Zee Bridge replacement.

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