Posts Tagged ‘New York State’

Upper West Side Community Cheers Fracking Delay

Written by Joanna Fantozzi on . Posted in Breaking News, News Our Town, News West Side Spirit, Our Town, West Side Spirit

 Local residents and elected officials applaud roadblock for hydraulic fracturing drilling in the state Environmental activists and anti-fracking New Yorkers cheered Governor Andrew Cuomo’s announcement that the issuance of the final Supplemental Generic Environmental Impact Statement, which would determine the fate of hydraulic fracturing in New York State, will be delayed. The announcement has been [&hellip
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The Tech Effect: New York Looks To High-Tech To Boost Upstate Region

Written by City and State on . Posted in Politics

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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New York-Based Artists and Researchers Urge Public to Condemn Hydrofracking

Written by NYPress on . Posted in Blog, Breaking News

Sean Lennon & Yoko Ono. Photo by Aaron Adler. By Alissa Fleck Artists Yoko Ono, Sean Lennon and Mark Ruffalo, alongside longtime experts in the field, held a press conference today in Manhattan to promote “Artists Against Fracking,” an activist project with the aim of raising awareness about the ill effects of hydraulic fracturing (hydrofracking). Hydrofracking is a process of extracting gas by blasting [&hellip
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City Yoga Studios Feel Unfairly Targeted by Government Agencies

Written by NYPress on . Posted in Lifestyle

By Alissa Fleck The New York Times recently reported yoga studio owners feel unfairly targeted by city agencies. Three years ago, New York State government proposed regulations requiring schools that trained yoga instructors to obtain licenses to do so. Eventually, yoga studios were exempted from the regulation, but the obstacles for studios only continued from there. [&hellip
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Gov. Cuomo Takes on Cyberbullying in New Bill

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

Law forces schools to be conscientious when responding to and avoiding threats New York lawmakers have bullied back at the state’s cyberbullies, and have made another step forward in protecting young students from the perils of the internet. New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo has proposed a bill requiring schools to be vigilant when addressing [&hellip
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New York State Parks Department Suspends April Smoking Ban

Written by NY Press on . Posted in Breaking News, News Our Town, News Our Town Downtown, News West Side Spirit, Our Town, Our Town Downtown, West Side Spirit

New Yorkers and other state visitors are again free to smoke around various state parks, pools, beaches and historic sites after the Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation suspended an early April smoking ban on these locales. The smokers’ rights group NYC C.L.A.S.H. officially challenged the smoking ban policy on May 1st. The group claimed [&hellip
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An Unlikey Hero

Written by West Side Spirit on . Posted in Opinion Our Town, Our Town, West Side Spirit

An Unlikely Hero DiNapoli is facing down some powerful enemies By Alan S. Chartock I am a huge Tom DiNapoli fan. Unlike others in politics, the New York State Comptroller is not a self-seeking, preening politician who is always trying to take political prisoners to get ahead. He doesn’t want to be president or governor [&hellip
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