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The Tech Effect: New York Looks To High-Tech To Boost Upstate Region

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Gov. Andrew Cuomo, who is pushing for high-tech investment in New York, has touted the University of Albany’s College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering. (Photos from College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering) New York City isn’t the only part of the state that has been attracting a growing number of high-tech companies. In upstate areas struggling to rebound from the recession and recover from the longer-term decline in manufacturing, the state has been recruiting companies like Yahoo! and IBM to add or expand operations, create new jobs [&hellip
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Incumbent Rep. Charlie Rangel Links Himself to Obama on Primary Day

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Rep. Charlie Rangel, who voted today in the Democratic congressional primary, is facing a challenge from State Sen. Adriano Espaillat and three other candidates. (Jon Lentz) After navigating through a crowd of reporters and photographers to cast his primary vote in Harlem today, Congressman Charlie Rangel sought to link his campaign to President Barack Obama. From the ongoing fiscal crisis and income inequality to healthcare reform and the high number of young people going to prison, Rangel asserted he was the [&hellip
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Clyde Williams Cites Momentum As He Casts His Vote in Primary

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Williams with his family. Photo by Jon Lentz. Clyde Williams, a candidate for the new 13th Congressional District who has been overshadowed by incumbent Rep. Charlie Rangel and another challenger, State Sen. Adriano Espaillat, cast his vote in the Democratic primary this morning in Harlem. After voting, Williams said he was confident he could come from behind and win today’s primary, pointing to [&hellip
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Curb Your Enthusiasm’s Susie Essman on the Catskills’ Economy

Written by Jon Lentz on . Posted in Politics

BackForthSusieEssman Susie Essman, who plays the brash Susie Greene on the critically acclaimed HBO comedy series Curb Your Enthusiasm, is known for her withering sense of humor and her sassy sarcasm. But this summer the comedian and actress is taking on the more serious business of boosting tourism in New York’s economically depressed Catskills region. City [&hellip
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Back & Forth with Mark Ruffalo: Hulk smashes hydrofracking!

Written by Jon Lentz on . Posted in Breaking News, News Our Town Downtown, Our Town Downtown

In The Avengers movie that opened this past weekend, Mark Ruffalo plays the Incredible Hulk, a creature born from a scientific experiment gone awry who joins a team of superheroes seeking to save the world. The risks of scientific progress and efforts to save the planet are also at play in his real-world battle against [&hellip
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City & State: Gold Rush

Written by Jon Lentz on . Posted in Breaking News

With billions at stake among tough competitors, the only sure winners are lobbyists To a certain kind of operator, New York is filled with rich deposits of gold. From upstate mountains to western farmlands to city streets, the state is dappled with places ideal for extracting that gold from other people’s pockets and putting it [&hellip
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City & State: WANTED: 2,000 Megawatts

Written by Jon Lentz on . Posted in Politics

slider-replace The debate over the future of the Indian Point nuclear power plant can seem like a huge lose-lose proposition. Keep the plant open, and an earthquake-triggered meltdown could unleash a wave of toxic radiation upon millions of New Yorkers. Shut down the plant’s two units, and the region could face rolling blackouts, double-digit rate hikes [&hellip
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City & State: Drawn Out

Written by Jon Lentz on . Posted in Politics

summer-stroll Some wistful, some still bitter,  the victims of gerrymandering speak out Some still remember how frustrating it was. Some say it doesn’t really bother them. And some still disagree about how exactly it played out. Ten years on, the victims and the survivors of the last round of gerrymandering in New York offer mixed views [&hellip
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