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Thu November 13, 2014

Gas storage project on Seneca Lake moving onto next phase

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The DEC’s “draft permit conditions”, released on Monday, propose rules that would have to be followed if the state issues a permit to Finger Lakes LPG Storage. Finger Lakes LPG, which is owned by Houston-based Crestwood Midstream Partners, wants to store up to 2.1 million barrels of butane and propane in old salt caverns on the western shore of Seneca Lake, in the Town of Reading.

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Thu November 13, 2014
Great Lakes

Lake Ontario & St. Lawrence River water level plan ready for Washington

Originally published on Thu November 13, 2014 7:41 am

Fish guide Jeff Garnzee wants to the river preserved for his children and grandchildren. He supports Plan 2014.
Julia Botero WRVO

Local politicians, environmentalists and business owners gathered in Clayton Wednesday to urge Washington, D.C. to adopt a new plan to manage water levels on the St. Lawrence River and Lake Ontario.

The current plan is 55 years old. This new one promises to restore wetlands and wildlife to the waterways while also extending the boating season. But the issue has been debated for over a decade.

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Wed November 12, 2014

New Yorkers respond to a new poll on the State Health Marketplace

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Last month, Harris Poll conducted an online survey of 250 New York State residents new to insurance through the state exchange.

92 percent of those polled report being somewhat or completely satisfied with their coverage.

David Sandman, Senior Vice President of the New York State Health Foundation, says they were surprised by some of the results.

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Wed November 12, 2014

Another 126 layoffs hit gunmaker Remington Arms

Originally published on Wed November 12, 2014 10:16 am

Ryan Delaney WRVO

Triple-digit layoffs have again hit the century-old firearm maker Remington Arms, which employs over a thousand people in the Mohawk Valley.

State Assemblywoman Claudia Tenney confirmed 126 layoffs at the plant yesterday on her Twitter feed. The news was first reported by WKTV in Utica. Calls to the company and a union representative from WRVO were not returned.

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Tue November 11, 2014

More mental health screening needed for military, senator says

Originally published on Tue November 11, 2014 9:51 am

Marines raise a flag at Syracuse's city hall to commemorate the branch's 239th birthday, which is Nov. 10.
Ryan Delaney WRVO

New York’s senior senator wants members of the military screened for mental health problems more often in an effort to stem the military’s high suicide rate.

Right now, members of the armed services are screened for mental health problems before and immediately after deployment to combat zones.

"The screenings are better than nothing and they’re an important component in the military’s efforts to lower the suicide rate," Sen. Charles Schumer said. "But it’s not enough, and it fails to address some of the mental health issues in a large group of members."

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