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12:53pm

Thu October 23, 2014
Politics

Cuomo says fracking study will be out by year's end

During Wednesday’s only gubernatorial debate, Governor Cuomo said that the long awaited health review on potential dangers of hydrofracking will be completed by the end of the year.
Credit Eileen Buckley/WBFO

During Wednesday’s only gubernatorial debate, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said that the long awaited health review on potential dangers of hydrofracking will be completed by the end of the year.

Cuomo, answering a question on whether fracking, which is on hold in New York, will begin in the next four years if he’s re elected, says an over two year old health review will be concluded by the end of the year, though not before Election Day.

He says he’s told experts at his Departments of Health and Environmental Conservation to “give me a report.”

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4:07am

Thu October 23, 2014
Politics

Debate Focuses on Corruption, Fracking, Housing Discrimination Charges

Originally published on Thu October 23, 2014 12:48 am

Governor Cuomo shakes hands with challenger Rob Astorino before the debate

Four of the candidates for governor of New York faced off in an hour long debate Wednesday night, where they discussed a number of key issues, and the two major party candidates traded charges of lying,  and even racism.

Governor Cuomo , a Democrat, Republican Rob Astorino, Green Party candidate Howie Hawkins and the Libertarian Party’s  Michael McDermott talked about hydro fracking,  legalizing marijuana and ,being in Buffalo- the Bills football team.

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4:15pm

Tue October 21, 2014
Tech

Farming app for upstate distributor

Sen. Charles Schumer at Field Goods Farm.
Jenna Flanagan Innovation Trail

Want to know what crops local farmers are producing? There’s an app for that or at least there will be one soon. 

Sen. 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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7:00am

Tue October 21, 2014
Politics

No consensus on redistricting ballot amendment

Credit http://www.urbanresearchmaps.org/nyredistricting/map.html

Next month, voters will decide whether they want to change the way redistricting is done in New York, by voting on a ballet amendment that would change the state’s constitution. But there are differences of opinion over whether the amendment actually gets rid of gerrymandering, or not.

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3:47pm

Mon October 20, 2014
Higher Ed

New diploma options for student career paths; CTE, STEM or Arts

Originally published on Tue October 21, 2014 9:42 am

Student in a Western New York classroom.

The New York State Board of Regents has cleared the way for a new career pathways for high school students aimed at improving graduation rates. 


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