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Senator Chuck Schumer with wine industry representatives and local officials
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Senator Schumer joined several Finger Lakes wine makers as well as local officials and industry representatives at Fox Run Vineyards in Yates County. To produce canned wine, Finger Lakes wineries have to deal with regulations from the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau. Senator Schumer says the regulations are outdated and burdensome to the industry.

Woodstock 50 Loses Funding

Apr 30, 2019
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Woodstock 50 has lost its funding. The investment group backing the festival announced its cancellation in trade publications Monday. Tim O’Hearn, the administrator for Schuyler County, confirmed that he had been contacted by the Dentsu Aegis Network, which was bankrolling the event.

Senator Chuck Schumer in Seneca Falls
Greg Cotterill / Finger Lakes Public Radio

Senator Chuck Schumer visited Seneca Falls Monday. He stood in front of the Women’s Rights National Historical Park and call on the House of Representatives to approve a bill the Senate passed last week of make the Land and Water Conservation Fund permanent. The fund helps pay for protecting lands and historic sites.

Schumer says Rochester and the Finger Lakes region have received $11-million dollars has come from the fund.

Schumer says he has not talked to Congressman Tom Reed, but believes he will support the legislation.

 

  The Finger Lakes is under a Winter Storm Warning beginning Saturday afternoon and continuing through Sunday evening. For more on what we can expect, we reached out to meteorologist Drew Montreuil of Finger Lakes Weather.

 


Maggie O'Reilly, owner of Maggie's Greens
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As fall turns to winter in the Finger Lakes, the summer’s fresh produce recedes into memory. A workshop coming to downtown Geneva tomorrow evening offers a way to keep fresh greens on your table by thinking small. Maggie O’Reilly is the owner of Maggie’s Greens, which is a Finger Lakes provider of microgreens.

 

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The 33rd New York Wine Classic announced its winners Wednesday afternoon. The Governor’s Cup once again went to a Finger Lakes wine, a 2017 Gewurtztraminer from Keuka Spring Vineyards. It’s not a common varietal to take top honors, but winemaker August Deimel says it’s a grape that shows off the unique qualities of the Finger Lakes.

The Families Belong Together rally in Geneva, NY
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Geneva was the site of a Families Belong Together rally Saturday morning.

By 10 a.m., it was already very hot, but that didn’t stop a crowd of hundreds from gathering in the field next to the newly reopened New York State Finger Lakes Welcome Center. They chanted, and held signs and listened to speakers from local groups working to assistant immigrants including Emily Wayne, executive director of Catholic Charities of the Finger Lakes.

Ginny Carter of New York Kitchen, Empire State Development's Howard Zemsky, and Governor Andrew Cuomo at the opening of the new Finger Lakes Welcome Center.
Greg Cotterill / Finger Lakes Public Radio


Governor Cuomo was in Geneva Wednesday for the official grand opening of the Finger Lakes Welcome Center on the lakefront. Last June, Cuomo announced the state’s $5-million investment to transform the existing Visitors Center into one of 11 welcome centers across the state.

Gubernatorial candidate Cynthia Nixon campaigns in Geneva
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Actress and activist Cynthia Nixon brought her campaign for Governor to Geneva Thursday morning. Standing with Seneca Lake as her backdrop, Nixon spoke to a topic that’s an ongoing issue in the Finger Lakes.

Hunt Country Vineyards


This weekend Hunt Country Vineyards is hosting a workshop on making and using biochar. Kathleen Draper is with the Ithaka Institute and Finger Lakes Biochar.

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