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Tourism brings more than $100 billion to New York

Governor Andrew Cuomo says New York was the most visited state by overseas travelers for the 14th year in a row.

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Ithaca assemblywoman urges transition from fossil fuels

70 elected officials signed a letter to the governor, fighting a ratepayer subsidy of a local power plant.

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Holiday week traffic boost expected along US-Canada border

Customs officials say they expect a major boost in border traffic this weekend and next weekend.

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Another competitor appears for Southern Tier casino license

Binghamton's city council voted Tuesday to pursue a state license for a casino.

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Study finds New York lacking in patriotic spirit

The study by WalletHub puts New York dead last on a list of how patriotic states in the U.S. are.

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Cayuga-Seneca canal closed to boat traffic due to high water levels

Heavy rain over the past few weeks has caused high water levels on the lakes.

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AAA projects 41.9 million will be travelling Fourth of July weekend

The organization's travel forecast says this may be the most traveled July Fourth holiday in five years.

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Escaped murderers did a “dry run” before prison break

More details are being released about David Sweat and Richard Matt's big escape.

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Commons next milestone set for end of July

With about a month to go before a date for substantial completion, officials say work in downtown Ithaca is progressing.

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New county initiative puts AEDs in all government buildings

The Tompkins County Health Department has launched its new Public Access Defibrillator program.

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Schumer wants local town to weigh in on bill debate

According to the New York senator, Seneca Falls should have a say on which woman will be on the new $10 bill.

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City officials report Community Fireworks on for Wednesday

The event will go on in spite of rainy weather early in the day, and has reached its fundraising goal.

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UPDATE: Fall Creek Road closed in Freeville after car accident

Fall Creek Road is closed between Cady Lane and Malloryville Road because of a car accident

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Casino license application deadline approaches, Binghamton looks into proposal

Applications for the Southern Tier casino license are due next week.

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Local LGBT community says work remains after ruling

While same-sex marriage is now legal in all 50 states, advocates say LGBT individuals still face challenges across the country.

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Garrett to be officially sworn in as Cornell president

Garrett will be the University's 13th president, as well as its first woman president.

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Official says watch out for door-to-door scammers

The Better Business Bureau says they've received complaints about deals that sound too good to be true.

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Statewide ban on fracking has been formalized

Officials announced the decision on Monday, citing safety precautions as main concerns.

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Owners of Masonic Temple property plan for renovations

Ithaca Renting and the DIA are trying to secure a grant for renovations.

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Ithaca nears funding goal for fireworks celebration

City officials say they're close to reaching their $20,000 goal for this year's Community Fireworks.

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