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Canal system closing early this year; locks close on Wednesday

The state’s canal system — including the Erie Canal in Wayne County and the Cayuga-Seneca Canal in Seneca County — will be closing about six weeks earlier than normal. For the most part, the canals, now part of New York Power Authority operations, will be closed as of 5 p.m. today. There are some exceptions, noted Bob Stopper, a member... more

Cuomo to Trump administration: Don’t allow NY fishing industry to flounder

Gov. Andrew Cuomo urged the Trump administration to address quotas that are having adverse impacts on New York’s commercial fishing industry. In a letter sent Tuesday to Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross, Cuomo requested changes to summer flounder quotas. The allocations, he wrote, are based on “incomplete data” from the 1980s. The state gets 7.6 percent of the limit, while New... more
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