Buffalo, NY, Aug 22, 2013 — Upstate New York is loaded with beautiful architectural treasures, most of them from the 19th and 20th century. And many of them need a facelift. A long-running western New York business is creating terra-cotta architectural features with the help of the latest technology. The Innovation Trail's Ashley Hirtzel reports from Buffalo. Go to full article
The Muskie docked in Buffalo. Photo: Ashley Hirtzel/WBFO
Jul 18, 2013 — The Canal Street String Band features three musicians, 55 strings, and music spanning a couple of centuries. This Buffalo-based group will be playing three shows here in the North Country beginning this weekend. Joel Hurd spoke to band member Dave Ruch.. Go to full article
Instructions for 'CrowdHydrology.' Photo: Ashley Hassett
Jun 28, 2013 — A nationwide project based in New York is using crowd sourcing to gather up-to-date information on water levels.
The program's a partnership between the US Geological Service and the University of Buffalo. It's proving more and more useful at the USGS cuts back on the number of water monitoring stations across the country. Go to full article
Operating inside a local incubator, Randforce Associates merges technology with historical materials. Photo: Daniel Robison, Innovation Trail.
Buffalo, NY, Dec 06, 2011 — A new geodesic dome is attracting renewed attention to the Occupy Buffalo encampment. The donated structure will act as a warming station over the winter, or until the occupiers are evicted. As the Innovation Trail's Daniel Robison reports, occupiers see it as a symbol of their commitment to stay put in Niagara Square. Go to full article
Many of us are natives here, that grew up in this town. A little snow never hurt any of us.
Rochester, NY, Dec 02, 2011 — The Occupy Wall Street movement is facing twin threats: growing impatience with the protestors' tent cities from local officials, and winter.
The Innovation Trail checked in with Occupy movements across New York to see how they're fairing. We begin in Albany, where Marie Cusick reports that protestors are determined to voice their frustrations with the state of the economy, and the state of New York. Go to full article
Buffalo, NY, Aug 02, 2011 — First Niagara Financial Group has purchased 195 HSBC bank branches, including 71 in western New York, and a dozen in the north country. Julie Grant reports that it's unclear what will happen to those northern HSBC branches, customers, and employees. Go to full article