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Shana Goldman of Albany says she was pepper sprayed as police seized final tents of the encampment across from the Capitol. Photo: Karen DeWitt.
Shana Goldman of Albany says she was pepper sprayed as police seized final tents of the encampment across from the Capitol. Photo: Karen DeWitt.

Occupy Albany ends with pepper spray, arrests

The dismantling of one of the last Occupy encampments in New York ended with pepper spray and arrests, as Albany City workers moved in and took down tents at the Occupy Albany encampment.  Go to full article
We in upstate New York really do depend more and more each year on the economic activity generated on Wall Street.

Balance of state tax revenue tips in upstate's favor

A new report out from SUNY Albany's Rockefeller Institute of Government finds that upstate New Yorkers get a lot more than they give when it comes to the state taxes.

The report is called "Giving and Getting" and examines state receipts and expenditures from the 2009-2010 fiscal year.

The findings show that the state government is redistributing wealth from New York City, to poorer parts of upstate. Martha Foley has more.  Go to full article
Occupy Buffalo resident John Rossman stands inside the encampment's new geodesic dome. It was donated anonymously. Photo: Daniel Robison, Innovation Trail.
Occupy Buffalo resident John Rossman stands inside the encampment's new geodesic dome. It was donated anonymously. Photo: Daniel Robison, Innovation Trail.

Dome warms Occupy Buffalo protesters

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.

Occupy protesters prepping for winter

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
The Occupy Albany encampment in early November
The Occupy Albany encampment in early November

Occupy Albany won't provoke more arrests by camping on state land

Protesters at the Occupy Albany encampment say they will no longer provoke nightly arrests by the New York State police. But they say they'll continue to focus on state policy issues, like their opposition to the expiration of a tax on millionaires, set to expire at the end of the year. In Albany, Karen DeWitt reports.  Go to full article
Dr. Chris Hyson, left, of Lake Placid, joins fellow activists. Photo courtesy of Adirondack Daily Enterprise.
Dr. Chris Hyson, left, of Lake Placid, joins fellow activists. Photo courtesy of Adirondack Daily Enterprise.

Activists "occupy" Keene valley

About 30 people convened on the roadside of a small Adirondack community over the weekend in a show up support for the national "We Are the 99%" movement.

Activists lined both sides of state Route 73 in Keene Valley Sunday to protest corporate greed and income inequality. Chris Morris was there and has this report.  Go to full article
Protesters outside Governor Andrew Cuomo's office Thursday. Photo: Karen DeWitt
Protesters outside Governor Andrew Cuomo's office Thursday. Photo: Karen DeWitt

"Occupy" protesters converge on Albany

Hundreds of Occupy movement members from around the state descended on the State Capitol Thursday, chanting and voicing their disagreement with Governor Cuomo's economic policies. From the capitol, Karen DeWitt has this report:  Go to full article
Protester Elisia DeWisblair in the Capitol Thursday. Photo: Karen DeWitt
Protester Elisia DeWisblair in the Capitol Thursday. Photo: Karen DeWitt

"Occupy" protesters demand millionaire's tax extension

Hundreds of people gathered Thursday in Albany as part of the Occupy Albany protest.
Buses from Buffalo, Rochester and other Occupy Wall Street encampments from around the state delivered the protesters to downtown Lafayette Park, where they began their march to the nearby state Capitol.  Go to full article
It's less than ideal, but I understand it, and we'll continue to monitor the situation here.

Cuomo won't rule out special prosecutor for Occupy arrestees

Governor Cuomo says the Albany District Attorney's decision not to prosecute Occupy Albany protesters arrested for trespassing is "less than ideal", and the governor has refused to rule out appointing a special prosecutor. In Albany, Karen DeWitt reports.  Go to full article
The Occupy Albany encampment in early November. Photo: Karen DeWitt
The Occupy Albany encampment in early November. Photo: Karen DeWitt

Occupy Albany arrests prompt legal showdown

About a dozen Occupy Wall Street protesters were back in Zuccotti Park in Manhattan's financial district early this morning, talking and trying to stay awake. A judge ruled yesterday that the protesters could return to the park but could not set up camp, or sleep there.

They sat on the park's marble benches, occasionally chanting. About 30 police officers were looking on.

A new poll finds many New Yorkers are supportive of the Occupy movement, and a majority believes they should be allowed to remain in the parks 24 hours a day.

Governor Andrew Cuomo doesn't agree. He's directed state police to arrest demonstrators in Albany.

Protesters have camped out at the city's Academy Park since October 21st. Since this past weekend, dozens have been arrested for crossing into adjacent state-run Lafayette Park.
Demonstrators say they will keep challenging the curfew until the arrests stop. That's set up a three-way showdown between protesters, the governor, and the local prosecutor.

And now, the governor is being asked to appoint a special prosecutor to follow through with those arrests.
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