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Jan 26, 2012

DEC files complaint over Pa. drilling

The future of hydrofracking operations in the state of New York is still undetermined, but the Department of Environmental Conservation believes there is already evidence of gas drilling chemical pollution in a New York waterway.  The DEC filed an administrative complaint this week against U.S. Energy Development Corp. for numerous violations of Article 17 of […]

Jan 23, 2012

State leads U.S. in number of winter farmers markets

Not everything stops growing in the winter. Several local farmers are extending their seasons and offering fresh produce and related products at the growing number of winter farmers markets. One of the newest is the Highland Park Winter Farmers Market, now in its second year offering mainly greens, root vegetables, baked goods, maple syrup, honey, […]

Dec 29, 2011

NY, Ontario sites to kick off War of 1812 events

YOUNGSTOWN — Cannons at historic sites on both sides of the Niagara River will be fired on New Year’s Day to salute nearly 200 years of peace between Canada and the United States. The Niagara Gazette reports that the cannons will be fired Sunday at the Fort George National Historic Site in Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario and […]

Oct 21, 2011

NY Sept. unemployment rate unchanged at 8 percent

ALBANY — New York's unemployment rate was 8 percent in September, unchanged from August and down from 8.4 percent a year earlier. The state labor department says the New York City rate was 8.7 percent, also unchanged from a month earlier and below the 9.2 percent reported a year ago.

Sep 14, 2011

Holder: Officers to work across US-Canada border

LAKE PLACID — The U.S. and Canada will each designate officers who can work investigations on both sides of the border in a new pilot project next year, Attorney General Eric Holder said Wednesday. Holder told a group of federal prosecutors ...

Sep 12, 2011

With mayor as victim, operative’s trial nears

NEW YORK — It’s a case of political intrigue that put New York’s billionaire mayor in the unlikely role of victim, froze a political party’s bank account and splashed light on the inner workings of a $109 million mayoral campaign. In short, the upcoming trial of a campaign operative charged with stealing $1.2 million from […]

Jul 20, 2011

Fight against gay weddings has only just begun

ALBANY (AP) — The fight over gay marriage in New York should heat up as opponents begin to look for legal grounds to try to overturn the landmark law. New York became the sixth and largest state to allow gay marriage last month, providing fresh energy to the national drive for same-sex weddings. The law […]

Jul 13, 2011

New York near the top in cost of doing business

New York is the third most expensive state in the nation in terms of cost of business and the most expensive on the mainland, according to a ranking compiled by CNBC. But New York also ranks toward the top in terms of education, technological innovation and access of capital ...

Jun 27, 2011

In NY, gay marriage law brings wedding plans

NEW YORK CITY — It was a weekend of wedding proposals, wedding plans and earnest thanks. The hard-won right to same-sex marriage in New York state gave way to joyous thoughts of trips down the aisle becoming a reality, not just a dream, for many thousands of gay couples.

Jun 17, 2011

Report: HSBC seeks to unload upstate NY branches

A trade publication reports that British banking group HSBC aims to sell about 175 of its upstate New York bank branches by next month. American Banker, citing unidentified sources, reports that bids for the branches were due earlier this week and the buyer would be disclosed in about six weeks.

May 23, 2011

Last day in campaigns to fill vacant House seat

BUFFALO — The special election to fill a vacant upstate New York congressional seat is now a day away. Voters in the 26th Congressional District in western New York will choose Tuesday between ...

Apr 14, 2011

States pass, consider laws on data wiping

In a rising trend, states across the country are enacting and considering legislation addressing the privacy risks associated with digital office equipment like copiers, hard drives and even smartphones.

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