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  • Report: WNY lawmakers want Cuomo to pull plug on Wilmot's Lago Casino
    A bi-partisan group of state lawmakers from Western New York want Gov. Andrew Cuomo to reject the recommended license for a new casino in Seneca County, the Buffalo News reports . "The lawmakers want to halt a Rochester developer's plans for the Lago Casino & Resort in Tyre in Seneca County, one of three selected last month by a state Gaming Commission casino siting panel.
  • Message to the UK: The Fracking Bridge is Already Burning
    Despite all of the David Cameron government's fanfare about 'going all out for shale,' widespread resistance has already put the UK's pro-fracking forces on the defensive. ) On a week-long trip to the UK last fall, I was struck by how quickly the push to open up the country to fracking has been escalating.
  • Input sought on Finger Lakes land plan
    State officials want to hear from you about a proposal that would make our area even more accessible for outdoor activities. This story comes to us from our news partners at the Messenger Post.
  • How will the Silver arrest affect Rochester?
    Updated: 01/22/2015 6:35 PM Created: 01/22/2015 5:53 PM By: Chris Horvatits - @whec_chorvatits The arrest of Sheldon Silver has sent shock waves through Albany. But how might his arrest affect Rochester and Upstate New York in general? Duffy was very clear about telling us that he doesn't see the legislative agenda in Albany slowing down as a result of this.
  • Thursday Webster mailbag
    Thursday Webster mailbag Penfield's flapjack fundraisers are held the 3rd Saturday each month through June. Check out this story on returns on Saturday January 17, from 8 to 10 am.
  • High schools: Registering hope: Rivals linked in special game raising kidney-donor awareness
    It was only fitting that a night-long celebration of life, family and community was followed by a competitive, tough basketball game between two longtime Frontier League boys basketball rivals. “Dribbling for Donors Night,” highlighting a competition between two kidney transplant patients - Beaver River's Ethan Lehman and General Brown's Nick Nortz - was a rousing success from the electric atmosphere, to the huge crowd right down to a tight game that was eventually won by General Brown 54-47.
  • Gov. Cuomoa s State of the State Wednesday: Lots of ideas, how will he fund them?
    Ahead of the joint State of the State address and budget message today, there has been a steady drumbeat of new policy ideas coming from Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo's office as he prepares to begin his second term. The proposals include a $1.5 billion competitive economic stimulus package, a proposal to raise the minimum wage, a proposal to cut student loan debt, a proposal to cut property taxes and a proposal for a 4 percent small-business tax credit.
  • Tioga Downs owner ready to improve casino bid for Round 2
    The operator of Tioga Downs says he is committed to improving his casino bid when the state considers licensing a Southern Tier casino. A state board last month recommended casinos for the Catskills, the Finger Lakes and Schenectady.
  • Cuomo proposes $1.5B upstate NY economic competition
    New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo is pitching a competition that would pit seven upstate regions against each other for a chance to win $1.5 billion in economic development money. If approved by lawmakers, the regions would submit economic proposals by July 1. Three winning bids would be selected this fall.
  • Board Reopens Bidding For S. Tier Casino
    The New York Gaming Facility Location Board approved to reopen the bidding process for applications for a casino license in the Southern Tier. On December 17, 2014 the board recommended three casinos in the Catskills, Schenectady, and the Finger Lakes.
  • State news in brief
    New York's governor will use his annual state of the state address to also discuss his proposals for next year's state budget. Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced Monday that he is planning to deliver a single address to lawmakers and interested members of the public on Jan. 21 at the Empire State Plaza convention center in Albany.
  • College roundup: Annorh leads SUNY Canton to 7th straight win
    Sam Annorh scored 15 points to lead four players in double figures as the SUNY Canton men's basketball team captured an 81-62 nonconference victory over Wells College Sunday for its seventh straight win. Romario Fletcher, Kam Peterkin and Scott Bartenstein each scored 10 points for the Kangaroos , who shot 52 percent from the floor.
  • College roundup: Mandredia s career game lifts Clarkson in overtime
    Cara Manfredi scored a career-high 32 points as the Clarkson women's basketball team held off Rochester Institute of Technology, 79-73 in overtime, for a Liberty League victory Saturday afternoon. Stephanie Grobe added 11 points and six rebounds for the Golden Knights , who are 2-0 in conference play for the first time since the 1992-93 season.
  • SUNY Canton Earns First Win In Womena s Basketball
    The SUNY Canton women's basketball team held visiting SUNY Cobleskill to 23 percent shooting and three players scored in double figures as the Roos earned a 64-37 victory on Saturday afternoon in the Roos House. Caselynn Fulton led the hosts with 16 points and 12 rebounds, while Hermon-DeKalb standout Brianna Sayer added 14 points and 13 rebounds as she had a double-double in the first half.
  • Susan Richane releases 'In the Loop of Earth and Sky'
    Susan Richane believes in the interconnection of all life and expresses this through brief reflections. Deeply inspired by many memorable moments, she shares these throughout her book in a way that evokes connections to the reader's own life experience.
  • Report: Correction officer earned $1.2 million on disability
    A High Wind Warning is in effect for Monroe County and counties west of Rochester Sunday through Sunday evening. Areas east of Rochester into the Finger Lakes are under a wind advisory through late Sunday evening.
  • Movers and shakers on the arts scene who will make news in 2015?
    A new year often means achievers redouble their efforts to accomplish new goals, leave their mark and make a difference. We have identified individuals and teams who have reason to do just that.
  • Rapidly changing travel conditions Friday morning as Lake Effect moves south towards Syracuse
    Moderate to heavy lake effect snow will drift south into Syracuse this morning. The heaviest snow will only last for an hour or two as the band weakens and continues south of the city.
  • 2014 top news stories: Onondaga Lake, fracking and American chestnut
    The cleanup of Onondaga Lake has been one of the top environmental stories in Central New York nearly every year for decades -- but this year it was good news that brought the lake to the top of the list. The list also includes a final decision on the fate of fracking in New York , and a breakthrough at SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry that could restore the towering American chestnut to the Eastern landscape.
  • New York State Wineries Dodge a Fracking Bullet Or Maybe Not
    If you heard that loud sighing sound coming from New York state earlier this month, that was probably a sigh of relief as Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo finally agreed to a statewide ban on fracking . The ban followed the release of the state's Department of Health study, which basically concluded that the known unknowns of this unconventional method of drilling for natural gas amounted to a significant potential for adverse public health impacts that could not be ignored.

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