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  • Governor Cuomo Launches "I Love New York" Bus, Operated By Hampton Jitney
    Governor Andrew M. Cuomo announced on Wednesday the launch of the I LOVE NEW YORK Bus, a new year-round tourism initiative that offers transportation from New York City to destinations across the state. The service will connect riders to some of the state's most popular getaway experiences, including wine, beer and cider trails, seasonal festivals and skiing in Upstate New York.
  • California fine and winery closure has sharpened focus on use of volunteers
    When wineries use volunteers, it's often to assist with picking grapes during harvest, Generally, the compensation is wine and/or a meal. There have been national reverberations from the fines levied against a California winery recently for using volunteers.
  • CNY pilot to the stars talks about smuggling Bob Marley out of Jamaica in new book
    Pilot Ace Abbott writes about smuggling Bob Marley out of Jamaica in his new book "The Rogue Aviator." Ace Abbott, a pilot to the stars, writes about smuggling the reggae legend out Jamaica in his new book, "The Rogue Aviator: n the Back Alleys of Aviation."
  • Critics and supporters weigh in on casinos in upstate New York
    Neighbors of the Finger Lakes and Southern Tier Region have the opportunity to voice their opinions on the three competing casino proposals for the area. Today is the final day for the public for weigh in as the state's gaming facility location board reviews the nine proposals.
  • Casino panel hears input on Catskills casinos
    The state panel reviewing proposals for casinos in upstate New York is holding a public hearing focusing on the nine proposals for the Catskills and mid-Hudson Valley. The board held a similar meeting Monday in the Albany area to focus on casino proposals in the Capitol Region.
  • 2014-15 Cultural Arts Preview
    "New" is the word for the 2014-15 arts season in Rochester - new directors, new formats, new collaborations, new plays. A need to attract younger audience members, mixed with the need for bigger audiences, has resulted in some out-of-the-ordinary shows and exhibits.
  • 2 Finger Lakes wineries make magazine's Top 100 list
    Ravines Wine Cellars and Hermann J. Wiemer Vineyard are on the annual list of the top performing wineries from the most prominent wine regions around the globe. Wineries are chosen based on scores given by the magazine's panel of critics throughout the year.
  • Hundreds speak out on N.Y. casino plans
    Hundreds speak out on N.Y. casino plans Hundreds speak out on New York casino plans Check out this story on Supporters and critics of proposals for an Albany-area casino weighed in Monday at the first of three days of public hearings on casinos planned for upstate New York. Supporters of the proposed Rivers Casino and Resort at Mohawk Harbor in Schenectady cut a cake during a news conference as a public meeting on casinos was being held in a nearby conference room, on Monday in Albany.
  • Finger Lakes Radio Group Stations Sold To Long Point Communications
  • Finger Lakes Museum planned for new siteFinger Lakes Museum planned...
    Finger Lakes Museum planned for new site The museum's board has shifted the project to the former Branchport Elementary School Check out this story on The former Branchport Elementary School in Yates County will be new home of the Finger Lakes Museum & Aquarium, officials announced Thursday. Plans to build the main museum building at nearby Keuka State Park have been nixed.
  • Glamazon gives a casual label to serious wines
    One can easily engage Michael Mims in conversation laced with terroir, microclimate and other wine terminology. After all, he grows 80 acres of vines near Upper Lake, selling some and crafting the rest into the remarkable Glamazon wines.
  • Sculptor Albert Paley visit FLCC for forum
    Albert Paley's work can be seen everywhere from the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City and the Victoria and Albert Museum in London to the grounds of Constellation Brands in Canandaigua. Paley, an acclaimed metal sculptor, is the first non-architect to receive the coveted lifetime achievement award from the American Institute of Architects.
  • Dogs and harmful algal blooms: New York Sea Grant brochure alerts pet ...
    New York Sea Grant has announced the publication of "Dogs and Harmful Algal Blooms." Harmful algal blooms, especially in the state's fresh water, are overgrowths of cyanobacteria that cause water quality problems in lakes and ponds, including the occasional production of potent toxins.
  • Ontario County Sheriffa s Department concludes investigation into Kevin Ward crash
    The Ontario County Sheriff's Department has completed its investigation into the death of Kevin A. Ward, Jr., the Port Leyden car racer killed on Aug. 9 when he was struck by a car driven by Tony Stewart at a race track in the Finger Lakes. In a news release, Sheriff Phillip C. Povero said his department has submitted its findings to the Ontario County District Attorney's office for its review.
  • Andrew Cuomo wins renomination -- despite finding trouble where many least expected it
    The contest between incumbent Gov. Andrew Cuomo of New York and college professor Zephyr Teachout was expected to be a runaway, with Cuomo racking up votes across the state and Teachout holding down enough of liberal New York City to cause Cuomo some embarrassment. That expectation, which I myself held , was based mostly in rough outlines of who Teachout was - a progressive challenger to a moderate governor - and where Cuomo's strength lay.
  • A United States biochar advocate argues for soil health, sustainable...
    A visiting United States advocate of biochar says closed-loop production systems can eliminate waste, improve energy efficiency and the business bottom line. The self-styled 'bioCHARista' and 'CHARector' at Ithaka Institute for Carbon Intelligence in the Finger Lakes district of the United States is visiting Tasmania in the wake of the Mullumbimby Bio-charfest, an event held in northern News South Wales early in September.
  • Experiencing the Finger Lakes
    We start our tour in Ithaca, New York where a locally owned and operated tour company, 'Experience the Finger Lakes,' awaits to take us on our vino journey. Meet Laura Falk, our knowledgeable and entertaining tour guide for the day.
  • The Hudson Standard creates shrubs and bitters from locally sourced ingredients
    This shrub is not one that you plant around your front porch. It's the revival of vinegar-based drinks that originated in England.
  • Southern Tier Developers Present Casino Plans to State
    With millions of dollars, thousands of potential jobs and hundreds of opportunities on the table, those vying for a casino license in the Southern Tier made their way to Albany Monday morning to present their proposals. "I thought they asked the right questions and I think it went fine," said Jeff Gural, the American Racing chairman.
  • Environmental Review Process is Tilted Towards Casino Supporters
    Montgomery County has spurned Capital OTB and its partners who are hoping to build a casino in Rennselaer, and instead has endorsed the proposal at Howe Caverns in nearby Schoharie County . Despite the former's promise of more money, the county legislature opted instead for the promise of jobs generated by a casino in a neighboring county.

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