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Schumer pushes back against cuts to farming safety agency

Under the current proposal, it would be cut by 40-percent: Schumer says farming-related fatalities are 800-percent higher than many other industries. The federally-funded Center of Occupational Safety and Health for Agriculture provides rollover bars, safety experts and immediate resources. News par

MPNNOW - 2017-09-21 14:00:42

1886 Malt: Upstate NY's big new brewery supplier could be game-changer (photos,video)

Noel McCarthy holds a tiny piece of grain -- a kernel of barley -- in his hand, turning it over. "What this is, really, is a little packet of energy," he says. "It's designed to use that energy to make a new plant. But we change that. We take the grain, change it internally, stop it before it makes

SYRACUSE.COM - 2017-09-21 16:54:13

A week of summer weather coming

If you haven't planned your weekend yet, get going - over the next week, summer will finally arrive in Rochester (Hey, better late than never.) Technically, it'll be autumn by Friday afternoon. Temperatures may struggle to reach 80 Thursday because of some lingering clouds, said Shawn Smith of the N

DEMOCRAT AND CHRONICLE - 2017-09-21 16:46:19

Latest Obamacare replacement plan would cost NY $19B, analysis shows

Members of 1199SEIU, the healthcare workers union, and community activists rally outside the Galleries of Syracuse today to demonstrate their opposition to the latest Obamacare repeal-and-replace plan. SYRACUSE, N.Y. -- The latest Senate bill seeking to repeal Obamacare would hurt New York state mo

SYRACUSE.COM - 2017-09-21 16:36:54

Seal with amputated flipper headed to Niagara Falls aquarium (photos, video)

Brigantine, N.J. - A harbor seal whose rear flipper had to be amputated after being struck by a boat has recovered and is headed to an Upstate New York aquarium. New Jersey's Marine Mammal Stranding Center in Brigantine has been caring for the seal since it was found wounded on a beach in Barnegat L

SYRACUSE.COM - 2017-09-21 16:03:33

NY launches contest to help classrooms celebrate women's suffrage centennial

A new state initiative will encourage classrooms to develop projects for celebrating the 100th anniversary of women's suffrage in New York. Gov. Andrew Cuomo and Lt. Gov. Kathy Hochul launched the New York Women's Vote Centennial Project Thursday. The competition will solicit ideas for classroom pr

CITIZEN ONLINE - 2017-09-21 15:47:00

Hundreds of snakes, birds, rats and mice removed from Western NY home (photos)

Lockport, N.Y. - Officials with an animal welfare organization say they're removed hundreds of reptiles, birds, rats and mice from a Western New York home. The Niagara Gazette reports that the SPCA of Niagara says investigators checking out a house in the town of Lockport found hundreds of creatures

SYRACUSE.COM - 2017-09-21 15:25:58

40 Below staging block party Sunday to unveil Erie Canal street murals

40 Below's Public Arts Task Force (PATF) stage a Canal Crossings Block Party, to take place on Sunday, Sept. 24 on the 300 block of E. Water Street, from 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 24. The party coincides with the inaugural day of the World Canals Conference which will be in Syracuse until Thursday,

SYRACUSE.COM - 2017-09-21 13:09:53

Sen. Helming: Help fight the bite, raise awareness of Lyme, tickborne diseases

Fight the Bite. This slogan was on a handout on diseases carried by ticks and mosquitos from the Wayne County Public Health Department. It grabbed my attention while I was touring the Wayne County Fair back in August. It offered some helpful tips for avoiding these diseases and protecting yourself w

MPNNOW - 2017-09-21 07:01:00

Finger Lakes-area nonprofits can apply for health awards

Nonprofit organizations in the six-county Finger Lakes region are invited to apply for an award of up to $4,000 each. Excellus BlueCross BlueShield announced its annual application process for Community Health Award grants. Nonprofit organizations in the six-county Finger Lakes region are invited to

MPNNOW - 2017-09-21 15:25:34

Public invited to inauguration Friday of 5th FLCC president

Robert K. Nye started his position in July 2016. HOPEWELL - Finger Lakes Community College will host an inauguration ceremony for the college's fifth president, Robert K. Nye, on Friday starting with a 1:45 p.m. processional into the Constellation Brands Marvin Sands Performing Arts Center. The publ

MPNNOW - 2017-09-20 23:03:51

Report: Paul Manafort offered 'private briefings' on Trump campaign to Russian billionaire

Less than two weeks before Donald Trump accepted the Republican presidential nomination, his campaign chairman offered to provide briefings on the race to a Russian billionaire closely aligned with the Kremlin, according to people familiar with the discussions. Paul Manafort made the offer in an ema

SYRACUSE.COM - 2017-09-21 02:39:53

Four honored with photonics awards

Gathering at the Hyatt Regency Rochester on Tuesday, Sept. 12, critical members of the photonics industry honored four members for their outstanding work in education and development. Hosted by the Rochester Regional Photonics Cluster (RRPC)/New York Photonics, the annual awards, presented by RRPC E

ROCHESTER BUSINESS JOURNAL - 2017-09-21 07:00:00

Watch: Upstate NY donation truck delivers tears of joy to Hurricane Harvey victim

A truck from full of donations for Hurricane Harvey victims delivered a very special gift from Upstate New York to a little boy in Texas, and his dads emotional response is going viral. Michael Orta lost everything when his Port Arthur home was destroyed during Harvey. Orta told NBC New York the mom

SYRACUSE.COM - 2017-09-20 19:38:00

Cuomo: Multi-state coalition meeting Paris climate accord targets

A coalition of states that formed after President Donald Trump announced plans to withdraw the U.S. from the landmark Paris climate agreement will meet or exceed its goals for reducing carbon emissions. Gov. Andrew Cuomo, along with California Gov. Jerry Brown and Washington Gov. Jay Inslee, announ

CITIZEN ONLINE - 2017-09-20 18:45:00

Annie Proulx to receive honorary National Book Award

NEW YORK (AP) - The Pulitzer Prize and numerous other awards didn't prepare Annie Proulx for her latest honor: a National Book Award medal for lifetime achievement. "I was astonished when first I heard that news," Proulx told The Associated Press during a recent email interview. "I simply had not th

TIMES-HERALD - 2017-09-21 13:36:35

Visit new waterfront restaurants while warm weather lingers

After years of renovations, the LeRoy landmark will reopen this summer. A fire in 2004 nearly destroyed the 19th-century building on the banks of the Oatka Creek. Shawn Dowd Several waterfront restaurants have opened on scenic waterfront locales over the course of the summer. September's streak of

DEMOCRAT AND CHRONICLE - 2017-09-21 14:30:07

Driver suffers minor injuries after rollover in Livonia

Livonia firefighters responded to a single-vehicle accident Thursday morning that caused minor injuries to the driver. The accident occurred on South Livonia Rd. south of Vanzandt Road at around 8:20 a.m. The vehicle left the road, struck a utility pole and rolled onto its roof. Injuries were minor

THELCN.COM - 2017-09-21 19:30:00

Muller Field Station to host speaker series

Finger Lakes Community College will host its free Speaking of Nature lecture series this fall at Muller Field Station, 6455 County Road 36, Canadice. Bruce Gilman, field station director and environmental conservation professor, will talk about the facility's history from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Sept. 26. Th

MPNNOW - 2017-09-19 15:55:53

Preet Bharara makes podcast debut, addresses why he believes Trump fired him

In his debut as a podcast host, former U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara recounts his in-person meeting with President Donald Trump and why he believes he was fired from his post, despite previous assertions that he would remain as the top prosecutor for the Southern District of New York. The first episo

CITIZEN ONLINE - 2017-09-20 15:32:00