As New York awaits a decision from the state’s highest court on whether communities have the right to use local zoning laws to ban the use of land for oil and gas activities, several local governments in many states are regulating hydraulic fracturing. Experts from affected states recently briefed reporters on the growing trend of community control over fracking.
The Saratoga Springs Police Department has released more photographs, video, and other documents related to the events last summer that led to the death of a Malta man in May of this year, but the family of the victim is still looking for more information.
Apple added what’s known as a "kill switch" to iPhones last September. Authorities say that has sharply reduced robberies and thefts of the popular smartphone. Now, Microsoft and Google will a kill switch to their smartphone operating systems.
Hard Rock Cafe has dropped into the competition for a regional casino on a 24-acre site along the banks of the Hudson River.
De Laet's Landing in the city of Rensselaer is where Hard Rock International, with partners David Flaum and Capital Region OTB, would like to site a $150 to $200 million gambling resort. Earlier this month, the common council voted 6 to 1 approving the casino project. Rensselaer Mayor Dan Dwyer: "That name is going to draw a lot of people."
Area media are reporting that Hard Rock International unveiled planson Thursday for a casino and hotel in the city of Rensselaer. The company known for its popular Hard Rock Café, has sited the $200 million project on 24 acres along the Hudson River at De Laet’s landing. If approved, the casino, hotel, and allotted space for parking would garner $5.7 million in revenue for the financially stressed city. Hard Rock chairman and CEO Jim Allen said specific details on the casino project would be revealed after the casino application in filed with the state on June 30th.