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The cold temperatures this winter have been killing off grape buds in the Finger Lakes. Senator Charles Schumer visited the region to urge the federal government to prepare emergency funds for grape growers. Buds on the vine right now turn into...
Neighborhoods across the Southern Tier became over run with vacant homes after the economic recession. Investors came in and bought these properties on the cheap, made minimal improvements, and then rented them out to low-income tenants. Officials...
For ten years, Steuben County resident, Tom Kerr has operated on the fringes of the art world. He’s been painting on found objects of all sorts including tree branches and old desks. But, Kerr never went to art school – he self-trained,...
Groups ask NY lawmakers to keep pesticide rules ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - Environmental, health and consumer advocacy groups are pushing back against plans by the Cuomo administration to restructure how pesticides are tracked. In a letter to legislative...
Anthropologist Janet Fitchen taught at Ithaca College in the 1970s and 80s. Before her death in 1995, Fitchen focused on life in the economically distressed villages of Upstate New York. Many of the factors contributing to rural poverty she found 30...
Most people think swans are beautiful. But the agreement seems to end there, when it comes to a new state plan to manage them. A proposal to kill invasive mute swans isn’t flying with some animal lovers. DEC proposal to kill invasive swans...