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  • Activists Form Human Blockade to Stop Community from Becoming 'Gas Station for Fracking'
    Anti-fracking activists gathered in an act of non-violent civil disobedience on Friday morning near where energy company Crestwood Midstream was scheduled to begin construction on a massive underground gas storage depot on the banks of one of the Finger Lakes in central New York. Wearing the color blue and calling themselves We Are Seneca Lake , protesters congregated for a rally and human blockade at the gates of the Crestwood compressor station site.
  • Finger Lakes grape harvest rebounds from Polar Vortex
    It's mid-October- but someone forgot to tell the chambourcin grapes. They're still clinging to the vines at Three Brothers Vineyard in Geneva.
  • Competing interests fund same group in Senate battle
    In this year's battle to control the New York state Senate, the real estate industry is spending millions to help Senate Republicans maintain power in Albany - while the state and city teachers' unions are spending heavily to help Democrats. But oddly, over the past week, the two warring sides have both poured money into the same outside group, the New York League of Conservation Voters' PAC, which is spending heavily in some of those same races.
  • Radnet Reaches New 52-Week High at $8.84
    Radnet 's share price reached a new 52-week high during trading on Monday , American Banking News reports. The stock traded as high as $8.84 and last traded at $8.40, with a volume of 408,267 shares changing hands.
  • St. Lawrence Central superintendent finalist for post in Rochester area
    The Wayne-Finger Lakes Board of Cooperative Educational Services has announced the superintendent of the St. Lawrence Central School District is one of three finalists for the superintendent's post at the North Rose-Wolcott Central School District.
  • American Bus Association Names Finger Lakes Wine Festival One Of North America
    The American Bus Association announced that Finger Lakes Wine Festival presented by Yancey's Fancy New York's Artisan Cheese, to be held July 10-12, has been designated as one of the Top 100 Events in North America for 2015 by an experienced expert tourism industry selection committee. Inclusion in the Top 100 list, published as a supplement to the September/October issue of Destinations magazine, indicates that the Finger Lakes Wine Festival offers excellent entertainment value to both tour groups and individual travelers from around the world, according to ABA.
  • Sears closing its doors at St. Lawrence Centre
    Customers leaving the Sears store and auto center at the St. Lawrence Centre mall Thursday afternoon said they were disappointed by the news early in the day that the retailer would be closing its Massena location in mid January. Roger Crump of Brasher said he and his family spent most of their money at the store any time they went to the mall.
  • Sears closing its doors at the St. Lawrence Centre mall in mid-January
    The St. Lawrence Centre mall will lose one of its anchor stores in mid-January when Sears closes its doors. “We did receive notification yesterday that the store was closing and obviously all of our associates know it,” store manager JoAnn Dishaw said.
  • Dow Jones Black October, 2014
    Crash starts a week ago, 9 October, 2014, when Dow Jones lost 330 points . Monday, 13 October I was fishing on the Finger Lakes , Dow lost another 214 points.
  • An overlooked NYS website lists 10,000+ Hudson Valley jobs
    According to yesterday's Mid-Hudson News there's a NYS website for job listings throughout 10 regions of the State. The regions are: Capital, Central, Finger Lakes, Hudson Valley , Long Island, Mohawk, North Country, New York City, Southern Tier and Western.
  • New York Gov. Cuomo delivers Top 10 on Letterman
    Gov. Andrew Cuomo has continued a recent media blitz with an appearance on David Letterman's "Late Show," delivering a Top 10 list of ways "New York State is Better than Ever." Tuesday night's list included items such as "we're up to three Starbucks per capita" and "You know the Finger Lakes? We're adding a thumb."
  • Radnet Sets New 12-Month High at $8.46
    Radnet reached a new 52-week high during trading on Thursday , Analyst RN reports. The stock traded as high as $8.46 and last traded at $7.75, with a volume of 728,803 shares changing hands.
  • W. Robert Sheldon
    Mumford/Venice, FL.- W. Robert Sheldon passed away on September 27, 2014 in Venice Florida where spent the last several years. The son of Claude K. and Blanche Sheldon, he was born July 29, 1917 in Sandy Creek, NY where he graduated from Sandy Creek High School.
  • New Poll: 8 in 10 New Yorkers Support State's Fracking Moratorium
    A new statewide poll of New Yorkers found that nearly eight in 10 support the state's moratorium on fracking, amidst widespread concern over the safety of the practice. At the same time, the overwhelming majority support more renewable energy development.
  • Report: New York Governor's Office Altered And Delayed Fracking Study
    New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo's administration edited and delayed a fracking study commissioned by the state, according to a review by Capital New York. The New York news outlet reported Monday that the Cuomo administration had altered a report on the natural gas extraction technique commonly referred to as fracking.
  • Cuomo Administration 'Deeply Involved' in Department of Environmental ...
    On Monday morning, Capital New York published an eye-popping report that suggests a federal fracking study commissioned by the Cuomo administration was edited, and later delayed, by the same administration when it became clear that study was going to "result in a number of politically inconvenient conclusions for Governor Andrew Cuomo." To environmentalists who have observed the Cuomo Administration over the past four years, the news that wasn't particularly shocking.
  • Did NY Gov's Office Edit 'Politically Inconvenient' Findings of Fracking Study?
    The administration of New York Governor Andrew Cuomo altered and delayed the findings of a key federal fracking study commissioned by the state, according to a review of internal government documents published on Monday. An original draft of the United States Geological Survey study, obtained and reported on by the Albany newspaper Capital, reportedly contained descriptions of environmental and health risks posed by the shale gas drilling technique.
  • Weather: Cold Sunday in Central New York, rainy this week
    Central New York will be very chilly Sunday ad the region transitions into a period of cool weather in the coming week. The cold front that pushed through the area Saturday and another shot of cool air Sunday will keep temperatures low at the start of Sunday and things won't improve much as the day goes on, News Channel 9's Kate Thornton said .
  • Late singer's generosity lives on
    Growing up in Geneva in the Finger Lakes as a youngster, there was not a lot of variety in our household when it came to music. We had one choice: Harry Chapin.
  • FEMA help sought for Camp Good Days
    Federal aid is being sought for a Finger Lakes camp operated by an upstate New York organization that provides services for families affected by cancer. Sen. Charles Schumer is urging the Federal Emergency Management Agency to designate Camp Good Days and Special Times as a critical services organization so the Rochester-area-based group will be eligible for federal disaster recovery grants.

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