8:59am

Fri April 13, 2012
Morning Trail Mix

Here we go again? Group calls for review of new fracking method

This reporter was saddled with Trail Mix duty last time it was a Friday the 13th too. Spooky.

In today's edition:

Environmental groups want a full review of a new method for fracking.

The president of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York visits Syracuse.

And the Capital Region's tech hub is winning international attention.

Government

The state government is auctioning off about 450 old vehicles. New York Public Radio's Karen Dewitt found some pretty interesting sets of wheels.

Jefferson County is looking for a large check from the FAA to help the airport, which the county recently took control of (Brian Amaral, Watertown Daily-Times).

Governor Cuomo has issued an executive order to create a healthcare exchange in New York (Casey Seiler, Times-Union).

Environment

Gannett Albany reporter Jon Campbell has this story on environmental groups calling for a separate full review of a new method of fracking.

Revitalizing

Eric Anderson at the Times-Union found the Capital Region tech hub is getting noticed abroad.

Utica is looking to target its industrial corridor as a place for revitalization, reports the Utica Observer-Dispatch's Dan Miner.

The developer behind a makeover for a downtown Buffalo hotel is showing off his work (Matt Glynn, Buffalo News).

Business

An Elmira Heights company has been tapped to build new railcars for a major Ohio city (G. Jeffrey Aaron, Star-Gazette).

Central New Yorkers crowded a job fair the same day the president of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York visited Syracuse (Charley Hannagan, Post-Standard).

The Innovation Trail spoke with New York Fed president William Dudley and here's a preview. Check back later today for our full interview.

Matt Daneman of the Democrat and Chronicle has the latest in the Kodak saga: retiree groups want their voices heard in the bankruptcy hearings.

Entrepreneurship

Sir Richard Branson will kick off an entrepreneurship weekend at Colgate University later today, reports Charles McChesney of the Post-Standard.

A program in Syracuse is designed to train domestic violence victims in entrepreneurship (Rick Setlzer, CNY Business Journal).

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