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- How fracking got stopped in N.Y.
How fracking got stopped in N.Y. Seven years of fracking debate in NY Check out this story on pressconnects.com: http://press.sn/16AOToU Opponents of hydraulic fracturing for natural gas, or fracking, rally outside the Empire State Plaza Convention Center before Gov. Andrew Cuomo's State of the State address on Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2014, in Albany. When a manager at GreenStar Natural Foods Market in Ithaca announced the news over a loud speaker, people in the store began applauding, cheering, shouting and hugging.
- New York's Fracking Ban is a Major Setback for the Oil and Gas Industry
Even though fracking has been banned in New York the battle over pipelines, storage facilities, and oil by rail networks continues. This is a momentous victory, but the fight for a sane climate future continues.
- Following casino announcement, developer of Bay racino hopeful project could be OKa d in 2015
Following a state board's recommendation Wednesday of three proposed upstate resort casinos, a pair of Rochester developers are optimistic the state will shift its attention toward approving a proposed racino in Alexandria Bay. Rochester developer Mark Bohn of Bennett Heights Capital LLC said he expects the state will now focus on reviewing applications for racinos - harness racetracks with video lottery terminals.
- The print edition has a new look, and here's why
Two decades ago, the Rochester Business Journal developed its first digital version of the weekly newspaper. It was fairly primitive by today's standards, but a sign of things to come in the publishing industry.
- Cuomo the Craven a " governor to upstate: Drop dead
The fruits of Andrew Cuomo's first term went on display one after another this week - and what a withered bunch of grapes they turned out to be. There was the governor's fracking ban - announced Wednesday in Albany and perhaps the single most irresponsible gubernatorial act since the entire Paterson administration.
- Cuomo on fracking ban: Health risks outweighed jobs
Cuomo on fracking ban: Health risks outweighed jobs New York's governor said the ill effects on rural southern counties weren't worth it. Check out this story on USATODAY.com: http://usat.ly/16ww5XN New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo watches a presentation on hydraulic fracturing during a cabinet meeting at the Capitol on Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2014, in Albany, N.Y. Cuomo's administration has prohibited fracking in the state, citing unresolved health issues and dubious economic benefits of the widely used gas-drilling technique.
- Catskills hang hopes of revival on new casino
Residents of this faded corner of the New York's Catskills Mountains fist-pumped, cheered and hugged as they closed in on landing a casino. Finally.
- NY gaming official: It was Lago or nothing
That news came less than two hours after Gov. Andrew Cuomo and state officials announced they would seek to ban hydrofracking, gas drilling that some had hoped would jumpstart the Southern Tier's economy. "You've heard of the Buffalo Billion? Well, I want the Southern Tier billion," Libous told reporters.
- Inside Bets: What was asked following casino selections?
Inside Bets: What was asked following casino selections? The Gaming Facility Location Board answered questions from reporters following its final meeting in Albany on Wednesday. Check out this story on pressconnects.com: http://press.sn/1AJHJaO The Gaming Facility Location Board recommended Lago Resort & Casino, Rivers Casino & Resort and Montreign Resort Casino for gambling licenses at its final meeting Wednesday.
- New York panel recommends 3 upstate resort casinos
Three economically distressed counties in upstate New York have been selected as sites for casinos, a panel announced Wednesday, bringing an end to a fierce competition among developers and job-hungry communities. The Gaming Facility Location Board chose sites in Sullivan, Schenectady and Seneca counties and decided not to recommend a fourth license amid an increasingly saturated gambling market where consumers have more options closer to home.
- No fracking in New York
Acting state Health Department Commissioner Dr. Howard Zucker said Wednesday morning he would not recommend high-volume hydraulic fracturing in New York state. Zucker unveiled his findings as part of Gov. Andrew Cuomo's cabinet meeting early Wednesday afternoon.
- Watch here to learn where NY's new casinos will go
At 2 p.m. today, the New York Gaming Commission will reveal what parts of Upstate will be home to as many as four casinos . Three developers are vying for as many as two spots in the Finger Lakes-Southern Tier region.
- Wife of Lennon's killer continues prison visits
In an excerpt from an interview with the Daily Mail of London , Gloria Chapman, 63 says she takes three or four planes from her home state of Hawaii to visit John Lennon's killer. Mark David Chapman shot and killed the cultural icon and Beatles star outside his apartment building in Manhattan in 1980.
- Wine and beer industry representatives: NY fracking ban is the right decision
Fred Frank, owner of the Dr. Konstantin Frank winery near Hammondsport, said he's happy with the Cuomo administration's decision to ban fracking in New York. to extract natural gas because of its potential to harm the pristine lakes.
- New York Panel To Pick Upstate Casino Sites
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- 4 tire dealers joined Mighty franchise in 2014
Four independent tire dealers joined the Mighty Auto Parts franchise network in 2014. The dealers joined the franchise to centrally distribute preventive maintenance parts to their stores reports MDSA LLC, which does business as Mighty Auto Parts.
- At Armstrong Valley, a new winemaker highlights 2014 news of note
Love this photo of the owners house aside the winery and tasting room at Armstrong Valley in Halifax, Pa. The patio aside the tasting room and winery at Armstrong Valley.
- National Wine Tourism Conference heads to DC area
Loudoun County will host hundreds of wine industry and tourism leaders from across the country and the world at next year's national Wine Tourism Conference - a development that Democratic Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe and local tourism officials have hailed as a milestone in the ascent of Virginia's wine industry. In a statement, McAuliffe said that Virginia was already well on the way to becoming a "premier international destination" for lovers of wine and food.
- A good year for Finger Lakes economic council
A good year for Finger Lakes economic council Editorial Board Check out this story on DemocratandChronicle.com: http://on.rocne.ws/1AlCpdx It's been something of a roller-coaster ride for the Finger Lakes Regional Economic Development Council when it comes to year-to-year state funding for its economic development plans. The good news is that 2014 has been an up year.
- Official Tubmans home located here not there
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