Fri December 12, 2014

Central New York brings back $80.2 million in aid in economic development competition

Originally published on Fri December 12, 2014 8:15 am

Renovations to the Hotel Syracuse is one of the projects the Central New York Regional Economic Development Council put forward for state aid.
Ryan Delaney WRVO

The Hotel Syracuse is receiving a multi-million dollar state grant through New York’s competitive economic development funding program. The project is part of $80.2 million in funding central New York won.

Central New York’s regional economic development has been named a "top performer" for the third time in four years in the state’s flashy economic development funding program. It competes against other regions of the state for aid. The state gave out $709 million in all.

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Thu December 11, 2014

Dairy farmers will likely milk smaller profit from their cows next year

Originally published on Thu December 11, 2014 8:43 am

fishhawk Flickr

New York’s dairy industry likely won’t see more of the good times next year farmers experienced in 2014, largely because dairy prices and profits are expected to level off.

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Mon December 8, 2014

Teaching sustainable business to young farmers

Young Farmers Conference 'Welcome'
Jenna Flanagan Innovation Trail

First time farmers gather at the Stone Barns Center, a teaching farm in rural Westchester County for the Young Farmers Convention. The 3-day conference provides supportive classes and networking opportunities to new businesses in agriculture.

The Stone Barns Center helps young farmers build the foundation they need to for successful, sustainable farms.

“For me one of the things I get from coming to the young farmers conference is the chance to talk to really experienced farmers about more in-depth topics.”

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Fri November 14, 2014

Paying for infrastructure by selling resources: New York NOW

Flickr/New York Now

This is Cooper Lake. One of the largest bodies of water in the Catskill Mountains holding over a billion gallons and serving as the main source of drinking water for the nearby city of Kingston and some of the surrounding communities. Recently the lake has drawn attention from the California based Niagara bottling which would like to tap into this natural resource so they can package and sell the water all over the country.

Water Department Superintendent Judith Hansen explains the central question facing the Kingston’s Water Board.

Story begins at 16:11

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Fri November 7, 2014

Impact report says proposed Seneca County casino will cannibalize other regional gaming sites

Originally published on Fri November 7, 2014 7:32 am

Members of Casino Free Tyre say they want to shed light on the possible issues a new casino will bring to the community. (file photo)
Matt Martin WSKG

When Gov. Andrew Cuomo pitched his idea of opening up to four casinos in New York state, his goal was to create jobs in upstate New York. But a proposed Seneca County casino is ruffling feathers about 70 miles away in Oneida County.

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