Energy & Environment
6:37 pm
Fri May 22, 2015

Federal Government Rejects Appeal Of Seneca Lake Gas Storage Approval

Aerial view of the gas storage site.
Credit Gas Free Seneca

Federal regulators have denied opponents’ arguments against a proposed natural gas storage facility near Watkins Glen.

Arlington Storage Company wants to build two natural gas storage facilities next to Seneca Lake. Arlington is a subsidiary of Houston-based Crestwood Equity Partners. One of the storage facilities will hold natural gas and the other is for liquefied petroleum gas or LPG. The federal government is reviewing the natural gas project.
 

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Energy & Environment
6:21 pm
Fri May 22, 2015

NYSEG Seeking Rate Increase

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New York’s Public Service Commission is considering a price increase request by the New York State Electric and Gas Corporation.
 
The average customer’s natural gas bill would increase by 10 dollars a month and their electricity bill would increase 8 dollars a month under NYSEG’s request.
 

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Government
7:22 am
Fri May 22, 2015

Cuomo Avoids Albany, But Presses End Of Session Agenda

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo.
Credit Ellen Abbott / WRVO

The replacement of former Senator Leader Dean Skelos with John Flanagan comes just three months after the  Assembly Speaker was also forced to step down from his post over corruption charges. In recent weeks, Cuomo has spent little time at the New York State Capitol. 

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Arts
6:06 pm
Thu May 21, 2015

Voodoo Highway | WSKG's Summer Playlist

Credit Credit Eva Rinaldi Celebrity and Live Music Photographer / Flickr

Thursday has come again, and with it another entry on WSKG’s Summer Playlist.

Business
5:27 pm
Thu May 21, 2015

Internet Service May Soon Flow Faster In New York

Empire Access installed a fiberoptic internet connection at this house in Waverly, NY.
Bret Jaspers

 

Despite the importance of the internet to our daily lives, service can be unreliable, slow, or expensive, especially in rural areas. Local governments and businesses are waiting on details of how they can apply for $500 million of state money - money that will be used, with private sector dollars, for broadband infrastructure projects.

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Economy
9:10 am
Thu May 21, 2015

LA Minimum Wage Boost Gives Hope To NY Fast Food Workers

Fast food worker strike in New York City in 2013.
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ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - Fast food workers in New York state are hoping recent minimum wage increases around the country prompt the state to increase their pay to $15 an hour.

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Education
5:35 am
Thu May 21, 2015

Lower Tax Increases Contributed To Higher Passage Rate for NY School Budgets

The New York State capitol building in Albany.
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A near record number of school budgets were approved around New York State in Tuesday’s vote. Many are attributing the relative lack of controversy to the property tax cap that limits tax levy increases.

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Education
4:53 pm
Wed May 20, 2015

Tioga School District Refuses 30 Percent Tax Hike

The Tioga Central School District voted down a budget proposal yesterday that included a 30 percent tax levy increase.
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New Yorkers voted on school budgets yesterday. In Broome and Tioga counties, most budgets passed, but the Tioga Central School District got tripped up on taxes.

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Energy & Environment
1:19 pm
Wed May 20, 2015

NPR's Underwriting Guidelines, Part Two

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As environmental activists seek increasingly to equate fossil fuel companies with demonized tobacco, and as the movement pushing pension funds and endowments to divest themselves of fossil fuel stocks gains momentum, NPR finds itself under renewed attack for its acceptance of corporate underwriting money from America's Natural Gas Alliance (ANGA), the trade and lobbying group for natural gas producers. READ MORE...

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