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Upstate New York

An Adventure In Foraging

Liz Neumark | Posted 06.02.2014 | Green
Liz Neumark

I went foraging in the woods of Columbia County and loved every second of it. It appeals to my sense of taste, adventure and frugality.

Did Verizon Short Change "Upstate" New York and are POTS Customers and Low Income Families Paying for Fiber Optic Services They Will Never Get?

Bruce Kushnick | Posted 08.01.2014 | Business
Bruce Kushnick

Part III of a new series based on the new report: "It's all Interconnected." While America ponders the impacts that might happen if the Net Neutralit...

How One Woman Made Fracking Get Out of Town (All Over Upstate New York)

OnEarth | Posted 06.30.2014 | Green
OnEarth

By Mary X. Dennis, OnEarthWhen Helen Slottje was a high-powered corporate attorney in Boston in the 1990s, she never thought of herself as an environm...

Burger King Reunion Inspires Adoptee to Search via Facebook too

Caurie Putnam | Posted 06.11.2014 | Women
Caurie Putnam

Burger King was the final straw that an adopted upstate New York woman needed to launch her own search for her birth parents.

Gaming Talk in the OC: No Dice on Economic Development in Catskills

Steven Kurlander | Posted 05.04.2014 | New York
Steven Kurlander

There are a few weeks to go before the selection process begins to site a number of casinos in upstate New York. Now, suddenly, there's a well heeled drive by casino developers in affluent Orange County to steal those proposed $500 million destination resorts from contenders in the Catskills.

What Upstate New York Can Teach The Rest Of The Country About Living Well

The Huffington Post | Erin Schumaker | Posted 02.21.2014 | Healthy Living

Our Living Well, On Location series explores cities and countries from around the world. How do other people pursue health and happiness? We're going ...

Out-of-Control Mayor and Village Board in Monticello Need to Resign

Steven Kurlander | Posted 01.25.2014 | New York
Steven Kurlander

In the Village of Monticello, it just seems to get worse and worse, stupider and stupider. Every week, the absurd gets more absurd. Residents ther...

New York Voters Approve Of 7 New Casinos

The Huffington Post | Jane Janeczko | Posted 11.06.2013 | New York

A ballot measure allowing seven new casinos in New York state was approved by voters Tuesday. Governor Andrew Cuomo says that the plan will bring ...

Fish & Game

Tarajia Morrell | Posted 01.23.2014 | Food
Tarajia Morrell

What began with one New Yorker opening an antique store on Warren Street in the early '80s, has become a stampede of cultured and affluent city folk, opting for quieter, more bucolic lives. If you join that stampede, book a table at Fish & Game as your reward.

Relighting an Upstate Broadway: It's Time to Rebuild the Catskills with Casino Gaming

Steven Kurlander | Posted 01.23.2014 | New York
Steven Kurlander

Legalized casinos are surely not the cure-all to reviving upstate New York's economy or the Catskills, but in 2013 it's the only viable shot in the arm to rebuild a third world Monticello and allow Sullivan County to begin to evolve.

Crapping Out in New York: A Better Way

Dave Colavito | Posted 01.23.2014 | New York
Dave Colavito

Taxpayers don't need casinos, but some private investors -- and politicians in receipt of their largesse -- want them. That's because casinos offer a level of certainty afforded to no other business in NYS -- the guarantee that comes from the mathematical certainty of house odds.

Kate Sheppard

New York Enviros To Obama: No Fracking Way!

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Sheppard | Posted 08.23.2013 | Politics

Anti-fracking activists confronted President Barack Obama as he toured upstate New York on Friday. Organizers reported that more than 500 protesters s...

Cuomo Touring Finger Lakes Wineries

AP | Posted 10.13.2013 | Travel

PENN YAN, N.Y. (AP) — Gov. Andrew Cuomo is hitting the Finger Lakes wineries trail in an effort to boost tourism in upstate New York. ...

A 'Eureka' Moment: Mexico in New York

John F. Schwaller | Posted 04.09.2013 | New York
John F. Schwaller

One of the curiosities of upstate New York is that the landscape is littered with towns and villages named after more famous counterparts in other parts of the world.

Good Food Is A Small Town Value

Barbara Gunn | Posted 03.23.2013 | Travel
Barbara Gunn

We usually sit under the Obama HOPE poster, listen to the other regulars talk at the bar, anticipate the food and feel the week fall away.

Frack Fight

Ellen Cantarow | Posted 01.19.2013 | Green
Ellen Cantarow

There's a war going on that you know nothing about between a coalition of great powers and a small insurgent movement. The weaponry may be humdrum, but the stakes couldn't be higher.

Exports: Turning the Table

Robert M. Simpson | Posted 12.31.2012 | Impact
Robert M. Simpson

A glimpse into the future of the economy in Central Upstate New York and similar areas across the U.S. could come from two Syracuse-area companies that would seem to have nothing in common.

PHOTOS: A Compelling Hole In The Ground

Andrew Burmon | Posted 11.05.2012 | Travel

Keeseville, New York is a thoroughly unremarkable Adirondack town that, thanks to the geologic properties of Potsdam Sandstone, has been attracting to...

Paul Brady

PHOTOS: Gorging On Ithaca's Gorgeous Gorges

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Brady | Posted 11.05.2012 | Travel

The famous T-shirt gets it right: Ithaca really is gorgeous. On a recent visit to the college town in Upstate New York, fall colors added additiona...

I Left My Ears in New York City

Mark Allen | Posted 12.01.2012 | New York
Mark Allen

New York city is inarguably a loud place, compared to the rest of the planet. "The roar," as I've heard some New Yorkers describe it, is the omnipresent, cacophonous sound of everything in the city happening at once, like a symphony warming up indefinitely.

Invisible Roots

Carol Hoenig | Posted 09.15.2012 | Healthy Living
Carol Hoenig

Now we have to let go of another part of our history; however, we will always have the roots, my siblings and me, even if they aren't visible.

Okay, It's Time for Everyone to Shut up About Hating the Gay Pride Parade Now

Mark Allen | Posted 08.11.2012 | Gay Voices
Mark Allen

I say stop trying to ignore the Gay Pride parade to death, or strangle it with sarcasm. The Gay Pride parade isn't going anywhere. If you have to, allow it to become that tradition that you hate to do but do anyway, like Thanksgiving dinner with your family.

NY Landowners Assert Right To Frack

AP | MARY ESCH | Posted 07.09.2012 | Green

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — A coalition of upstate New York landowners seeking to lease land for natural gas drilling pressed state officials Wednesday to c...

GADLING: 10 Surprising Facts About The Adirondacks

Gadling | Jessica Festa | Posted 06.09.2012 | Travel

Most people think of the Adirondack region in New York for its great hiking opportunities, but the area also holds a lot of records and history that m...

Casino Brawl Business as Usual for New York State Legislature

Dan Collins | Posted 04.17.2012 | New York
Dan Collins

The bizarre late-night fight involving state Sen. Mark Grisanti, R-Buffalo, proves that the state legislature retains its amazing capacity to surprise, delight, amuse and nauseate.