Fort Drum civilian worker furloughs begin

Jul 9, 2013
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Civilian employee furloughs start at Fort Drum this week, as part of the federal budget cuts known as sequestration. Non-uniformed workers face one mandatory unpaid day off each week for 11 weeks. About 1,800 workers – and many services on post – are affected.

Uniformed members of the military are exempt from the furloughs, but that doesn't mean they won't be affected by them.

Karen DeWitt

Good Morning and welcome to the Tuesday morning Innovation Trail Mix.

Ahead of tonight's 2nd presidential debate, the candidates outline their policies on tech startups, responding to questions from the New York Tech Meetup. (Tom's Hardware)

As reported by Karen DeWitt yesterday, a couple of hundred proponents of fracking took a leaf out of the protestors playbook and took to the streets of Albany yesterday to argue their case. Their message was, they've waited too long.  

The shortage of skilled workers is not as severe as you've been led to believe says the Boston Consulting Group.

A major conference on the Photonics and Optics industry continues today, we'll be there.

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Good Morning and welcome to your Columbus Day edition of the Innovation Trail Mix.

General Motors is closing its fuel cell plant in Western New York and moving that research to Pontiac, Michigan. Innovation Trail is following up on that story today.

Regional planning agencies in the Southern Tier are working towards a goal of cutting 80% of their greenhouse gas emissions by the year 2050. 

The Dalai Lama arrives in Syracuse today as part of the 'Common Ground for Peace' event.

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Welcome to the Morning Trail Mix from the Innovation Trail team.

R.I.T. is looking to set up a new-generation Center for Sustainable Packaging.

"Home mortgages and gas drilling don't easily mix."

Graduates of the South Dakota School of Mines and Technology are now making more than graduates from Harvard, reports Bloomberg Business News.

Apprentice bricklayers should be heading to Syracuse where they'd be very welcome says Local Union #2.

Housing sales in New York state were up in August on a two-year high.

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Welcome to the Thursday "State Senate Primary Day" edition of the Trail Mix.

We've already posted Karen DeWitt's report on the new poll on levels of support for fracking.

Here's the link to the Quinnipiac University poll referred to.

Our new documentary and discussion on that topic stream from 12pm EST at http://interactive.wxxi.org/listen

NY Farm revenues could be in jeopardy.

A number of US states are looking at innovative ways to fund renewable energy projects.