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Fracking companies "exhausted" by NYS review

Gas drilling companies in New York State says they're "exhausted" by a more than four year long review process on whether to allow hydro fracking in New York, that they say they now fear will drag on into 2013.  Go to full article
Hunger activists gather on the Capitol steps. Photo: Karen DeWitt

Hunger advocates push for minimum wage increase

Advocates for a minimum wage hike rallied at the state capitol, amid growing signals that there might not be a special session to deal with the issue, or any items at all this year.  Go to full article
An aerial shot from the governor's tour of areas affected by Sandy. Photo: <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/governorandrewcuomo/">Governor's office via Flickr</a>

Quinnipiac: Leaders, first responders did good job in Sandy

Most New York City voters say Governor Andrew Cuomo and Mayor Michael Bloomberg did an "excellent" or "good" job responding to Hurricane Sandy. But according to a Quinnipiac University poll released today, when asked who did the best job, 36% say New Jersey Governor Chris Christie and 22% President Barack Obama--beating out both Cuomo and Bloomberg.  Go to full article
70 new wind turbines dot the horizon in Clinton, NY. Photo: Sarah Harris

Expiring tax credits blow ill wind

The Route 11 corridor has seen a lot of wind development over the past few years. Developers have been busy securing sites, building roads, and trucking turbine materials in....  Go to full article
Peter Paquin likes what he sees in the harvest.

Cranberries bumper crop in Brasher Falls

Looking for that local touch for your Thanksgiving table? Try cranberries, fresh from a bog in northern St. Lawrence County. Peter Paquin owns Deer River Cranberries in...  Go to full article
The Rockwell Kent collections at SLU consist of over 100 pieces of correspondence, prints, books, drawings and ephemera.  (Photo: Special Collections)

Rockwell Kent as gifted printmaker, book artist, author

Part of an exhibition of Rockwell Kent's work at St. Lawrence University explores his literary side. Kent was one of America's most famous 20th century artists, and owned a...  Go to full article