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Landowners fight eminent domain in Pa. gas field

January 31, 2012

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LAPORTE, Pa. (AP) – Federal regulators who approved a 39-mile natural gas pipeline in northern Pennsylvania say they relied on the pipeline company’s assurances that it would minimize the use of eminent domain. Yet a few days after winning approval for its MARC 1 pipeline in the heart of the giant Marcellus Shale gas field, […]

Upstate NY road to get repaved with porous asphalt

January 30, 2012

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LAKE GEORGE, N.Y. (AP) – A heavily traveled road in an Adirondack tourist town is getting a new type of road pavement designed to keep pollutants from flowing into water supplies. Warren County and state transportation officials are working on a $6 million project to install porous asphalt on Beach Road in the village of […]

Buffalo company snags $67 million medical research contract

January 30, 2012

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Daniel Robison, BUFFALO A Buffalo-based company is poised to research threats posed by biological weapons and medication-resistant infections on behalf of the federal government. The contract could be worth nearly $70 million dollars. The job of the Department of Health and Human Services is to fill the gaps in the government’s response to possible medical […]

Gas driller to pay millions to landowner coalition

January 26, 2012

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BINGHAMTON, N.Y. (AP) – Members of a Broome County landowners’ coalition are getting a huge payout on their gas leases this month. The Binghamton Press and Sun-Bulletin reports (http://press.sn/zLaxHe ) that the landowners are among 600 in the Friendsville Group, which received a $165 million gas lease offer from Talisman Energy in September 2009. Most […]

NY announced $30M in grants for flood aid

January 25, 2012

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ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) – New York state is announcing $30 million in grants for communities and businesses struck hard by Hurricane Irene and Tropical Storm Lee. State officials say $9 million will be available to counties with flood mitigation or flood control projects. Eligible projects include stream debris removal and culvert replacement. Also, $21 million […]

Big food plant could be headed to western NY

January 25, 2012

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BATAVIA, N.Y. (AP) – Officials say they’re hoping to entice a food company to open a mammoth processing plant in Batavia in western New York that could employ as many as 400 people. Sen. Charles Schumer is calling on the U.S. Department of Agriculture to provide between $300,000 and $500,000 to help pay for sewer […]

Schumer continues push for Syracuse-area computer chipmaker

January 24, 2012

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Ryan Delaney, SYRACUSE Senator Charles Schumer is continuing his efforts to land a chip fabrication plant in central New York. On Monday he visited a potential site, just north of Syracuse, with the CEO of chipmaker “APIC”.  “The nano-tech industry has already taken off and gained speed in the capital region creating thousands of job. The […]