color:#333333">ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Gov. Andrew Cuomo reports earning $400,000 on his federal tax return for 2016.


Facebook's CEO gave a public address on Tuesday in Silicon Valley, laying out the company's grand plan for the next year. Mark Zuckerberg provided dazzling details about how Facebook will use cameras, like the ones on our phones, to draw us deeper into digital life — and zero details about how Facebook will address growing safety concerns online.

He was speaking at F8. In tech land, that stands for the Facebook Developer Conference, which brings together thousands of people who make apps for Facebook and build other tools for the platform.

The Department of Financial Services has slapped Excellus Health Plans with a $1 million fine for multiple violations of New York insurance law.

For one, Excellus incorrectly denied 1,000 claims for contraceptive coverage, according to the Department of Financial Services, due to “internal system and process errors.”  DFS also found that Excellus failed to pay or deny claims promptly and acknowledge consumer grievances within required time frames.  

Scientist’s mission: Scan every fish on the planet

Apr 18, 2017
Adam Summers

In a tiny island laboratory in the northwesternmost corner of Washington, one marine biologist is on a mission: Scan every known fish species in the world.

It’s a painstaking and smelly task, but one that promises to fundamentally change the way scientists and educators look at marine anatomy.

There's a trademark fight: Brian Mastrosimone vs. KFC.  The Pittsford resident owns several businesses in the Finger Lakes and he wants to use the umbrella term “Finger Lakin’ Good.”

KFC is challenging that, and Mastrosimone now has a legal fight on his hands.

We also talk about the recent death of an architect of the Internet , Robert Taylor, who also used to work at Xerox’s Palo Alto Research Facility in California.

The recently-passed state budget eliminates a cap on New York’s burgeoning industrial hemp industry. That will allow more farmers to be able to research, grow and process a crop that could turn into a a million dollar business.

The industrial hemp industry’s first hurdle is also the biggest misconception most people have about.

"It is related to marjiuana is what most people think," said SUNY Morrisville Researcher Jennifer Gilbert Jenkins. “But industrial hemp does not have any THC in it.”

After a year of gathering input, Edgewater Resources has unveiled its final plan for how to transform Oswego's waterfront area along Lake Ontario. The consultant's latest draft calls for two flat rock beaches, an expansion of the marina and overhauling the pier with an elevated sand beach, restaurants and a recreational green space for community events.

Edgewater President Greg Weykamp says it delivers on the community's desire for more access to Lake Ontario.

A local businessman is going up against a very large restaurant chain over a trademark issue.

Brian Mastrosimone of Pittsford owns several small businesses in the Canandaigua area including a farm market, boat rental and concierge service, and he wants to put all of those businesses under the umbrella name of  “Finger Lakin’ Good.”

That got the attention of Kentucky Fried Chicken which feels the name is too close to its “finger lickin good’”slogan.

(AP) Gov. Andrew Cuomo's main economic development engine for New York no longer has a provision that requires participating businesses to report how many jobs they've created. 

Commuters who travel along Route 332 from Canandaigua to Rochester every day may take for granted the view as they gaze out over the rolling crop fields on the east side of the highway just north of the city of Canandaigua.

Those scenic vistas associated with the Finger Lakes are just part of what conservationists are trying to protect from encroaching development in northern Ontario County.

Nearly 600 acres of prime farm land in the area have been preserved under a new conservation agreement announced by the Finger Lakes Land Trust.

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