This week, the Cuomo administration announced $4.3 million in grants for projects that would reduce the environmental impact of transportation in New York.
The 17 awards, administered through the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority – or NYSERDA – are focused on technologies that would reduce dependence on fossil fuels, cut down on pollution, and promote healthier lifestyles.
Spokeswoman Kate Muller said NYSERDA’s focus on technology is an aspect of reducing energy use and greenhouse gas emissions.
With the explosion of the craft beverage industry, advocates for economic development in Washington and Warren Counties are planning this summer to launch a regional tour as a means of connecting more tourists with locally made beer, wines, and other specialty beverages.
John Davidson, co-owner of Davidson Brothers Brewing Co., announced this week the company produced the first brew from its new 22,000-square foot facility in Queensbury.
“Fifty barrels of our signature IPA that we brewed 17 years ago downtown,” said Davidson.
New York Congressman Paul Tonko, a Democrat representing the Capital Region, spoke with WAMC for an upcoming Congressional Corner segment on Thursday. He was asked about the many possible casino proposals being discussed within his district.
The future of hydrofracking in New York State, which has been on hold under a de facto moratorium for almost seven years, may be on shakier ground than ever.
New York’s hydrofracking debate has been under national scrutiny for some time. Those who favor it say fracking will boost rural economies and help communities grow and prosper. Those against sound the alarm that the process will inflict ecological and environmental damage.
The powerful father of former New York Governor David Paterson has died at the age of 87. Basil Paterson served in the Army in World War II before becoming New York’s first African-American Secretary of State in 1979. He also served in the state Senate, representing the Upper West Side of New York City and Harlem, and was appointed Deputy Mayor of New York in 1978.
U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand has stated she has no involvement in any discussions related to the sale of her family’s Albany-area land to a casino developer.
Gillibrand said that she has no involvement in any future sale of the 60 aces owned by her family to casino developers. The Democrat said she trusts Albany Mayor Kathy Sheehan’s judgement on whether the land located near New York State Thruway exit 23 would be a suitable location for a casino.