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10:52am

Mon January 5, 2015
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Culinary program connects farm and kitchen

Originally published on Mon January 5, 2015 8:10 am

Coltivare's professional restaurant staff also plays a role in teaching, supervising students' hands-on learning.
WSKG

Tompkins County has New York state’s lowest unemployment rate, at less than four percent. In Ithaca, restaurant jobs have grown by seven percent over the last five years. Now a culinary education program at Tompkins Cortland Community College is training workers for the “farm to table” side of the restaurant industry.

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10:33am

Wed December 31, 2014
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New York workers earning minimum wage get a raise today

Originally published on Wed December 31, 2014 6:58 am

Workers rally for a higher minimum wage in 2013. (file photo)
Daniel X. O'Neil Flickr

Workers in New York who earn the minimum wage are getting a raise today. The state's minimum wage is now $8.75 an hour, up from the $8 it stood at before. It will fatten the paychecks for 284,000 employees across the state, according to the labor department.

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6:37pm

Wed December 17, 2014
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New York deals 3 regions 1 casino each

Rendering of Montreign Resort and Casino
Credit Montreign Media / Innovation Trail

It may not have taken place around a roulette wheel,  but there was a palpable air of suspense as the state Gaming Facility Location Board announced the 3 of the nearly 20 communities hoping to get a piece of the gaming action on Wednesday.

The board was entitled to grant up to four licenses.

Some came up winners and while others crapped out.

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10:18am

Wed November 12, 2014
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Another 126 layoffs hit gunmaker Remington Arms

Originally published on Wed November 12, 2014 10:16 am

Ryan Delaney WRVO

Triple-digit layoffs have again hit the century-old firearm maker Remington Arms, which employs over a thousand people in the Mohawk Valley.

State Assemblywoman Claudia Tenney confirmed 126 layoffs at the plant yesterday on her Twitter feed. The news was first reported by WKTV in Utica. Calls to the company and a union representative from WRVO were not returned.

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11:57am

Sat October 4, 2014
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Tipped workers want a wage increase, but restaurants say it'll hurt

Originally published on Fri October 3, 2014 5:46 pm

Patrick McCann, owner of Piggy Pat's BBQ in New Hartford, says wage increases for servers will hurt his business.
Ryan Delaney WRVO

Most New Yorkers earning the minimum wage are seeing their pay increase slightly, but that doesn't go for those in the service industry who receive tips.

The state's minimum wage will be $9 an hour at the end of next year. It will stay flat for servers and other tipped workers at $5 an hour, plus those tips.

Now the state labor department is considering raising the tipped minimum wage, but restaurant owners are worried it will have a negative ripple effect.

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