A.M. NEWS FRIDAY 12-19-14

WCDO, News, Radio, NY, Sidney, New York

Governor Cuomo announced the release of proposed regulations for the State’s medical marijuana program, which would require that certificates be issued only by physicians who have registered with the State Department of Health and received training. Patients with serious medical conditions would be certified by their physicians before applying for the registry identification card needed … [Read more…]


Reactions from local lawmakers are coming in regarding yesterdays’ announcement that the State will ban Hydraulic Fracturing for natural gas. state senator Jim Seward comments: (Seward 12-18-14) Local Assemblyman Cliff Crouch released a statement calling the whole process


The State Department of Health has completed its public health review of high-volume hydraulic fracturing and Acting Commissioner Dr. Howard Zucker recommended that high-volume hydraulic fracturing should not move forward in New York State. Dr. Zucker announced his findings and recommendations today at a Cabinet Meeting in Albany. DEC Commissioner Joe Martens will issue a … [Read more…]


Governor Cuomo announced today that New York will not move forward with hydrofracking. The announcement follows a study on a possible health effects on Hydraulic Fratcuring for Natural gas. State Health Commissioner Dr. Howard Zucker doesn’t recommend moving forward with hydrofracking until more studies are done, the state has hadf a moratorium in place for … [Read more…]


The New York gaming facility location commission will hold their final meeting today, they are expected to announce the 4 winning proposals to operate casinos in 3 upstate regions, one of those is The Souther Tier. ———————————- Governor Cuomo announced New York State has received $6.2 million in federal funds that will allow 90 community … [Read more…]

P.M. NEWS TUESDAY 12-16-14

Over $468 million in federal funding including in last week’s Omnibus Spending bill will go for 2 Presidential Helicopter construction projects. Lockheed Martin in Owego will participate in the construction along with Sikorsky Aircraft. ——————————- Governor Cuomo signed a bill to increase protections for pets across New York State. The bill prohibits the piercing or … [Read more…]

A.M. NEWS TUESDAY 12-16-14

The Governor’s Office of Storm Recovery announced that 24 projects identified through the NY Rising Community Reconstruction Program would receive more than $11.6 million in funding, as part of Round Four of the State’s Regional Economic Development Council initiative. More details were released about the 5 Grants that the Village of Sidney will be receiving, … [Read more…]