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No fracking, no casino expansion, but Tioga chamber prez says “we still need jobs”

Chamber president says she's "saddened, disappointed" about fracking, casino decision


Dryden officials says town played some role in fracking decision

Governor Andrew Cuomo’s administration essentially banned high-volume hydraulic fracturing on Wednesday. After years of debate about the controversial drilling process,…

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Community members critical of Ithaca’s moves on community, police relations

Mayor Svante Myrick called Wednesday meeting productive, but says more needs to be done to improve relations


Seneca County one of three winners in bid for casino license

Lago Resort & Casino in the Seneca County town of Tyre will be recommended for a casino license.

Anti-fracking protesters at Binghamton University in 2013

Fracking decision comments highlight “momentous decision,” “extreme liberal agenda”

Critics, supporters walked across party lines following Cuomo administration decision Wednesday


Pro-drilling group: Cuomo made post-election fracking decision to avoid criticism

Spokesperson for Energy In Depth says decision means oil, gas companies will now look to more business-friendly states


New York will ban fracking

Environmental Commissioner Joe Martens said Wednesday that he is recommending a ban.


Pataki considering White House run in 2016

Former New York governor says he's visited states like New Hampshire as he considers 2016 run

An artist's rendering of Wegmans proposed expansion at its current Ithaca location (photo: Wegmans)

Approval given for Wegmans expansion in Ithaca

Wegmans representatives have declined to say who or what will occupy the future building.

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Former TCAT employee to plead guilty to embezzlement; TCAT seeking $295k in restitution

Pamela Johnson pleads guilty to stealing $250,000 from TCAT.


Police looking for rim, tire thief in Ithaca area

Investigators are looking for the person responsible for stealing rims and tires of cars at local dealerships. The Tompkins County…


Decision due Wednesday on new casino for Southern Tier, Finger Lakes

Three casino proposals on table in Southern Tier, Finger Lakes; state board due to make decision Wednesday


Group pushes to preserve rare white deer herd in Seneca County

Group says fate of Seneca Army Depot could make white deer herd extinct


Cuomo: Fracking study expected by end of year

In repeated promise, Cuomo says hydrofracking health study is coming by end of December

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Police: Man ran snow removal scam off Craigslist in Ithaca, Cortland

Thomas Zackoski accused of taking payment up front to remove snow, never doing jobs at homes

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Ithaca assemblywoman Lifton criticizes suspension of truck safety regulations

"It’s really unfortunate that this is happening in the context of the federal budget."


Defense in Crosby trial provides differing account of fatal crash

Crash reconstruction expert William Fischer provided a slightly different account of the fatal crash.


New York regents seek $2B increase in school aid

About $600 million would go to restore Gap Elimination Adjustment funding.


SUNY Research Foundation to pay $3.75M settlement

Foundation pays settlement after allegations that officials manipulated audits

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Cuomo says no agreement on legislative pay raises

Cuomo says lawmakers can't reach deal on campaign finance, ethics reform, so no deal is done on pay raises


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This weekend in entertainment history


A look back at some of the Hollywood headlines that went down in history.

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REVIEW: Surprising talent creates weird onscreen magic in ‘Foxcatcher’

This image released by Sony Pictures Classics shows Channing Tatum, left, and Mark Ruffalo in a scene from "Foxcatcher."

Sibling rivalry, loneliness, competition and madness fuel director Bennett Miller’s award-worthy true crime tale Foxcatcher.

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REVIEW: ‘Wild’ is both unsettling and triumphant

This image released by Fox Searchlight Pictures shows Reese Witherspoon in a scene from the film, "Wild."

Reese Witherspoon leaves her comfort zone as real-life hiker Cheryl Strayed in "Wild."

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Cameron Diaz engaged to Good Charlotte star


The "Charlie's Angels" star is reportedly planning to marry Benji Madden.