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Republicans take top jobs in Broome, Monroe County

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Republicans take top offices in Broome and Monroe County, Democrat picks up Erie.

Wind power goes in at the Ralph.

RIT is recognized for its job creation.

Elections and politics

Erie County's new executive is Democrat Mark Poloncarz (Robert J. McCarthy, Buffalo News).

Republican Monroe County Executive Maggie Brooks picks up an historic third term (Jill Terreri, Democrat and Chronicle).

Republican Debbie Preston will be Broome County's new executive (Jennifer Fusco, Press & Sun-Bulletin).

The race for mayor of Schenectady is too close to call - absentee ballots will be brought in to break the tie (Lauren Stanforth, Times Union).

Republicans in Onondaga County now have a veto-proof majority the legislature (Rick Moriarty, Post-Standard).

Three municipalities in Pennsylvania had fracking bans on the ballot - only one passed, in State College (Scott Detrow, State Impact PA).

Syracuse's Republican county executive may have endorsed Democrat Andrew Cuomo for governor, but she's not happy with his property tax cap, saying it's "over-simplified" (Teri Weaver, Post-Standard).

The governor continues to hold off on releasing budget projections that would detail how deep New York's deficit is, saying they're not done yet (Joseph Spector, Gannett).


The Bills are installing wind turbines at Ralph Wilson Stadium (Daniel Robison, Innovation Trail).

The Delaware River Basin Commission released draft rules on gas drilling in the river's watershed yesterday - there's a hearing on those rules on November 21 (AP).

A state assemblyman is asking the governor to put fracking on pause until the EPA finishes its review of how drilling might affect water (Colby Hamilton, The Empire).


The Rochester Institute of Technology has picked up an award for its work in "technology-based economic development" (Nate Doughert, Rochester Business Journal).

The Arkansas company lined up to purchase Rochester's PAETEC says it also wants to buy back $300 million worth of bonds (Will Astor, Rochester Business Journal).

Xerox is making its new CiPress printing press platform in a Rochester suburb (Matthew Daneman, Democrat and Chronicle).

The opening of the Champlain Bridge also marks the debut of a fiber optic cable crossing into Vermont from New York (Eric Anderson, Times Union).

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