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Town of Newfield extends gas drilling moratorium

Town of Newfield extends gas drilling moratorium

The Newfield Town Council Thursday voted 3-2 to extend a one-year moratorium on gas drilling activities within town limits.

Voting yes were Town Supervisor Richard Driscoll, and council members Joanne James and Casey Powers. Voting no were Roy Trask and Christine Laughlin.

The council also voted 3-2 to adopt a local law establishing a one-year moratorium on the construction of commercial solid waste management facilities.

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UPDATE: Woman dies after fall at Taughannock Falls State Park

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The woman reportedly fell between 80 and 100 feet from the South Rim Trail of the park; she was taken to Syracuse hospital, where she died from her injuries

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Woman dies from fall in Taughannock Falls State Park

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Park officials say a 24-year-old woman died Saturday after a fall from a cliff in the park Friday.

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Effects of environmental rules unclear for New York

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New national environmental guidelines are drawing praise and criticism from supporters of coal-fired power plants in New York.

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Gillibrand tours Ithaca startup works, holds business roundtable

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The New York senator held discussions with the owners of startup business ventures in Ithaca Monday.

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TECH MINUTE: Cornell professor discusses possibilities of photonics

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WHCU's Kyle Robertson speaks with Cornell physics professor Frank Wise on the science of photonics.