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New solar farm set to flip switch to 'on' Sept. 19
Thu, 18 Sep 2014 14:32:50 -0700

Procuring the sun’s vital energy, Cornell has electrifying news: The Cornell Snyder Road Solar Farm – teeming with 6,778 freshly installed photovoltaic panels on an 11-acre plot that adjoins the Tompkins County Regional Airport – is set to go live Sept. 19.

The New York State of Fracking
Wed, 17 Sep 2014 14:37:50 -0700

The independent investigative journalism organization ProPublica took a look at where the drilling technique hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, stands in New York. This report was written by reporter Naveena Sadasivam.

Tompkins County man charged with Turning Stone Casino robbery
Tue, 26 Aug 2014 14:48:14 -0700

VERONA -- A Tompkins County man has been charged after holding up casino cashier.

STUDENTS’ STORIES | Marisa Sergi ’15 Wins Title of Miss New York Collegiate America
Tue, 16 Sep 2014 21:31:22 -0700

By REBECCA BLAIR Marisa Sergi ’15, a viticulture and enology major in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences and the newly-crowned winner of the Miss New York Collegiate America pageant, said a “big factor” that drew her to compete in the pageant was its anti-bullying campaign. Sergi, who is […]

Reed ‘not connecting’ with Southern Tier, says Robertson
Wed, 17 Sep 2014 03:18:20 -0700

OLEAN — Election season means many politicians might be vulnerable to challengers, and Martha Robertson says she thinks U.S. Rep. Tom Reed is one of them.

New anti-fracking committee meets Tuesday in Penn Yan
Sun, 14 Sep 2014 22:56:42 -0700

PENN YAN — The newly formed Committee of Towns — designed as a resource for the anti-hydrofracking efforts in the region — will hold its first meeting from 7 to 9:15 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 16 in the auditorium of the Yates County Office Building, 417 Liberty St.Co-chairmen Peter Gamba and Joe Hoff say the Committee has been organized to provide support, education and leadership resources to all ...

Things to Do, Sept. 19-26
Thu, 18 Sep 2014 09:44:31 -0700

Bassist-pianist-composer John Funkhouser ’89 brings his jazz quartet to campus for a concert Sept. 19 at 8 p.m. in Barnes Hall Auditorium. Free and open to the public; presented by the Department of Music.

Tompkins County man accused of robbing Turning Stone
Wed, 20 Aug 2014 08:58:09 -0700

(WKTV) - A Newfield man faces charges after he allegedly robbed the Turning Stone Casino, New York State Police said. Jacob Walsh, 30, of Newfield is charged with robbery.

5 things to know about Gov. Andrew Cuomo's Democratic primary win over Zephyr Teachout
Tue, 09 Sep 2014 22:08:00 -0700

Gov. Andrew Cuomo cruised to victory in the Democratic gubernatorial primary Tuesday night, beating liberal challenger Zephyr Teachout and activist Randy Credico to officially secure the party's nomination. 

Patrick Cannon defense strategy rare but not unheard of
Wed, 10 Sep 2014 17:32:13 -0700

Lawyers for former Charlotte Mayor Patrick Cannon want to delay the Democrat’s sentencing hearing so a New York psychiatrist can testify before Cannon’s punishment is handed down. It's the latest in an unusual legal strategy in corruption cases: the use of personal behavioral information to account for the criminal activity of highly public figures.