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Bharara's Buffalo Billion probe taints Cuomo's upstate boon

New York Post - ‎4 hours ago‎
The good news for Gov. Cuomo is that US Attorney Preet Bharara's latest wave of subpoenas doesn't target him. The bad news is that it does center on one of his closest friends, another former aide - and the governor's pet project, the “Buffalo Billion.

Walter De Maria's 'I Ching' Sculpture Comes to Upstate New York

Wall Street Journal - ‎Apr 28, 2016‎
The late artist Walter De Maria was known for making sculptures with enormous mounds of dirt and even bolts of lightning. A new exhibition adds to that list hundreds of wooden rods and an ancient text said to hold all the wisdom of the universe. Those ...
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How Chobani employees in upstate New York could become millionaires

Albany Business Review - ‎Apr 26, 2016‎
More than 2,000 employees of Greek yogurt company Chobani, headquartered in upstate New York, will be offered ownership stakes in the company.

Upstate NY man arrested, suspected of serial butt-slapping - ‎Apr 28, 2016‎
State police have arrested an Upstate New York man suspected of serial butt-slapping. The Poughkeepsie Journal reports William Martini IV was charged this week with second-degree criminal possession of a weapon, a class C felony and two counts of ...

Upstate New York Wife Pleads Guilty in Death of Husband Found Buried in Pile of Manure

People Magazine - ‎Apr 29, 2016‎
An upstate New York woman faces 18 to 29 years in prison after pleading guilty to manslaughter in the death of her husband, whose body was found last year hidden in manure on the couple's dairy farm, PEOPLE confirms.
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Twelve-year-old girl accidentally runs upstate New York half-marathon

National Post - ‎Apr 26, 2016‎
ROCHESTER, N.Y. - A 12-year-old western New York girl wound up running 10 extra miles after she got into the wrong road race.
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Crews fully contain wildfire at park in upstate New York

Bristol Herald Courier (press release) (blog) - ‎Apr 28, 2016‎
ELLENVILLE, N.Y. (AP) - Crews have contained a wildfire that burned nearly 2,000 acres of forestland in a state park in upstate New York. State officials say the brush fire at the Sam's Point Preserve in the Minnewaska State Park Preserve in Ulster ...

26 Upstate NY small businesses to be honored with excellence awards - ‎Apr 28, 2016‎
The U.S. Small Business Administration will recognize 26 Upstate New York businesses from a variety of industries at its Small Business Excellence Awards luncheon on May 6. Among those that will be honored, Ben Giordano, owner of FreshySites LLC in ...
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Upstate New York mayor accused of stealing more than 100 road signs from DOT

Fox News - ‎Apr 27, 2016‎
An upstate New York mayor is accused of illegally providing his village with more than 100 road signs belonging to the state Department of Transportation, police said Monday.

Weather this weekend in Upstate NY: Remaining quiet and a bit cool - ‎Apr 27, 2016‎
It will be a fairly tranquil weekend across Upstate New York as April turns to May. Temperatures will be a bit warmer than they have been, but still slightly below normal for most areas.

Eye on NY: Upstate NY reps hail passage of bill to fund Great Lakes restoration projects

Auburn Citizen (blog) - ‎Apr 30, 2016‎
The House of Representatives voted this week to reauthorize a program which has invested billions in projects throughout the Great Lakes.

Elementary's Aidan Quinn's 18th-century home in upstate New York hits the market

Daily Mail - ‎Apr 23, 2016‎
A historic house belonging to actor Aidan Quinn has hit the market in upstate New York at $1.3 million. The five-bedroom colonial house, which was built around 1782, is surrounded by 1000 acres of wild land in High Falls, not far from New Paltz in New ...

Wanted: Pictures of Upstate NY black bears taken by webcams or trail cameras - ‎Apr 26, 2016‎
Someone recently took this photo of a black bear rubbing its back against at tree in the Tug Hill area. Have you taken a picture recently of a bear anywhere in Upstate New York with your webcam or trail camera? We'd like to see it. (Tug Hill New York ...

Tubman decision is a win for women and upstate New York

Buffalo News - ‎Apr 26, 2016‎
It was a victory not only for a movement, but specifically for upstate New York, with its extraordinary heritage as sacred ground for women's rights.
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Sanders Campaign Has More Success Across Upstate New York

TWC News - ‎Apr 20, 2016‎
BUFFALO, N.Y. -- The contrast is striking. While Hillary Clinton won about 58 percent of the Democratic vote Tuesday, across upstate it was almost all Bernie Sanders. "You can win four or five counties and win New York state pretty handily," Democratic ...
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So, what is 'upstate' New York, exactly?

Washington Post - ‎Apr 19, 2016‎
Tuesday is the last day that we are legally obligated to pay attention to New York state until the next time it's electing a governor, so we figured that this was as good a time as any to try and answer one of the more contentious questions vexing its ...

Upstate New York Playing Big Role in Presidential Primary Season

TWC News - ‎Apr 18, 2016‎
For the first time in decades, votes cast in Tuesday's presidential primary could have a major impact. Candidates are well aware and have made their way over the past few weeks all over upstate New York. Reporter Iris St. Meran explains why the region ...

Upstate New York couple charged in fatal house fire

Newsday - ‎Apr 27, 2016‎
WAYLAND, N.Y. - (AP) -- A Steuben County couple faces murder and arson charges after an investigation into a fatal fire. At a news conference Wednesday, state police said 44-year-old Joseph Meyers and 37-year-old Iryn Meyers were indicted on charges of ...

Upstate NY legend: Is there Nazi treasure waiting to be found in Liberty? - ‎Apr 26, 2016‎
Attention Upstate New York treasure hunters: A stash of Nazi cash is waiting to be collected. And it's in a safety deposit box at a bank in the town of Liberty.

Bear tranquilized, removed from upstate New York tree dies

Bristol Herald Courier (press release) (blog) - ‎Apr 26, 2016‎
CORTLAND, N.Y. (AP) - Officials say a bear that was tranquilized and pushed from a tree in upstate New York has died. The state Department of Environmental Conservation says the 200-pound black bear climbed 30 feet up a tree in a residential area of ...