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Pro-drilling group: Cuomo made post-election fracking decision to avoid criticism

Spokesperson for Energy In Depth says decision means oil, gas companies will now look to more business-friendly states


New York will ban fracking

Environmental Commissioner Joe Martens said Wednesday that he is recommending a ban.


Pataki considering White House run in 2016

Former New York governor says he's visited states like New Hampshire as he considers 2016 run

An artist's rendering of Wegmans proposed expansion at its current Ithaca location (photo: Wegmans)

Approval given for Wegmans expansion in Ithaca

Wegmans representatives have declined to say who or what will occupy the future building.

photo by Peter Blanchard

Former TCAT employee to plead guilty to embezzlement; TCAT seeking $295k in restitution

Pamela Johnson pleads guilty to stealing $250,000 from TCAT.


Police looking for rim, tire thief in Ithaca area

Investigators are looking for the person responsible for stealing rims and tires of cars at local dealerships. The Tompkins County…


Decision due Wednesday on new casino for Southern Tier, Finger Lakes

Three casino proposals on table in Southern Tier, Finger Lakes; state board due to make decision Wednesday


Group pushes to preserve rare white deer herd in Seneca County

Group says fate of Seneca Army Depot could make white deer herd extinct


Cuomo: Fracking study expected by end of year

In repeated promise, Cuomo says hydrofracking health study is coming by end of December

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Police: Man ran snow removal scam off Craigslist in Ithaca, Cortland

Thomas Zackoski accused of taking payment up front to remove snow, never doing jobs at homes

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Ithaca assemblywoman Lifton criticizes suspension of truck safety regulations

"It’s really unfortunate that this is happening in the context of the federal budget."


Defense in Crosby trial provides differing account of fatal crash

Crash reconstruction expert William Fischer provided a slightly different account of the fatal crash.


New York regents seek $2B increase in school aid

About $600 million would go to restore Gap Elimination Adjustment funding.


SUNY Research Foundation to pay $3.75M settlement

Foundation pays settlement after allegations that officials manipulated audits

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Cuomo says no agreement on legislative pay raises

Cuomo says lawmakers can't reach deal on campaign finance, ethics reform, so no deal is done on pay raises


$1.9 million to help Finger Lakes ReUse expand

State economic development award announced last week in Albany, will help fund second location in Ithaca

Cayuga Power Plant

Letter to New York regulators: Time to put Cayuga plant matter to rest

Letter comes on behalf of 60 energy consumers with manufacturing, other facilities in New York


Reed: Don’t ban lawful interrogation because of report on CIA

Reed says he doesn't support torture, but says intelligence community must have tools to gather information

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Cornell unveils new training on sexual assault, harassment

Program is meant for all new faculty, staff; school officials say it's part of "cultural shift"


154k sign up under New York health exchange; deadline extended until Saturday

State says 154,562 people are first-time sign-ups under exchange this year

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