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Upstate, 400,000 left without power


A quiet August weekend in your Trail Mix - well, perhaps not. 

More than 400,000 New Yorkers without power from Hurricane Irene.

No lines at the State Fair. Irene and despite Irene

A total of 425,000 upstate New Yorkers are without power Monday morning after Hurricane Irene's passage, mostly in the Hudson Valley (Associated Press).

A hydroelectric dam expected to fail has led to more evacuations this morning near Albany and travel remains difficult in the Capital Region (Mike Goodwin, Times Union).

But the New York Stock Exchange will be ready to open today (Associated Press).

Meanwhile, nothing stops the New York State Fair. And there were no lines (Gloria Wright, Post-Standard).

There are no flooding photos at all at the top of the Buffalo News homepage. No Irene, nada. But Scott Scanlon reports the state, not the Seneca's casino is seen as the obstacle in downtown Niagara Falls (Scott Scanlon, Buffalo News).

Marcellus Shale

The very long-awaited draft of the New York State's environmental review of hydrofracking will come out on Wednesday, August 31. The comment period will last 60 days (Jon Campbell, Politics on the Hudson).

Cuomo and Corbett sounding a little bit alike these days (Scott Detrow, State Impact PA).

The State Impact team was on WITF's Radio Smart Talk Friday with former Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection head John Quigley to talk about the latest estimates on gas in the Marcellus Shale (WITF).

Old News

The Buffalo News profiles the city's historic grain elevators (Jane Kwiatkowski, Buffalo News).

And City Room has - what else? - a history of hurricanes' passages through New York State (Sam Roberts, New York Times).

Former WRVO/Central New York reporter for the Innovation Trail.
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