Recently, Applebee’s asked my fire department to submit some photos that would be included in a mural they were making for their restaurant in Henrietta. We ended up choosing 64 photos from various eras for submission. But since I had … Read More
The Oswego Canal is part of the NY State Canal System and links Lake Ontario with the Erie Canal. Lock 8 is the last lock on the Canal, within site of the lake in Oswego, NY.
Gov. Cuomo signed the beer tax break legislation, restoring a refundable tax credit for New York income and business taxes that had been ruled unconstitutional. Had the bill not been signed, breweries would have been forced to pay an additional … Read More
The state legislature has backed off on the 12 cent per gallon craft beer tax. Given the state’s financial situation this is more than just a symbolic gesture and a sign that the state is beginning to give brewers the … Read More
Gov. Andrew Cuomo is following in his father’s footsteps (sort of) and proposing legislation that would make it easier to create and maintain farm breweries in NY. This is similar to Mario Cuomo’s 1984 legislation that established farm wineries but … Read More
If you think contaminated ground water, increased seismic activity and unknown impacts to the food chain are a bad idea, there’s still time to comment on NY’s regulations on hydraulic fracturing (fracking).
I know I keep saying Western NY is the hotbed of craft beer in NY (and possibly the Northeast) but it’s true. Case in point: four new breweries are set to open in Binghamton next year. Craft beer lovers, this … Read More