9:12am

Wed August 1, 2012
Morning Trail Mix

Cleanup begins at a lake polluted from industries past

Good morning. Let's trek on through the week with a Wednesday batch of Trail Mix.

America's 'most polluted lake' - which calls Syracuse home - is about to get cleaner.

Kodak is showing signs of profitability again.

Plus: Attendance is up at Saratoga Race Track.

Environment

A gas driller is getting tough with New York's environmental agency on local bans to hydrofracking (Jon Campbell, Gannett).

A recent screening of a pro-fracking documentary in Buffalo turned hostile, the Innovation Trail's Daniel Robison reports.

Dredging begins this week on Onondaga Lake in Syracuse, once the site of massive chemical dumping (David Chanatry, for NPR).

A California-based solar company is expanding its operation in Albany (Times-Union).

Business

Bankrupt Kodak's domestic operations are showing a profit, but as the Democrat and Chronicle's Matthew Daneman reports, only sort of.

A Rochester small business owner says a government innovation research grant program needs some tweaking (Jessica Alaimo, Democrat and Chronicle).

Re-developers of a former General Motors site outside of Syracuse hope a facelift will attract new tenants, reports The Post-Standard's Sarah Moses.

A "substantial investment" from an Asian investor will help a Buffalo-based pharmaceutical company to expand, Buffalo News' Matt Glynn reports.

Kraft is seeking a tax break for an expansion of its North Country plant (Steve Virkler, Watertown Daily-Times).

Black business owners in Western New York say August is the perfect time to frequent their establishments (Emma Sapong, Buffalo News).

Odds and ends

Military veterans are back in boot camp this week, but this time it's to learn how to be entrepreneurs (Ryan Delaney, Innovation Trail).

Both attendance and the handle at Saratoga Race Track are up, a third of the way through the horse racing season (The Business Review).

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