Greenidge Generation: Air Permits are up for Public Debate

Greenidge Generation: Air Permits are up for Public Debate

DRESDEN, N.Y.(WENY)-- Over the past year, Bitcoin Mining operation, Greenidge Generation, has seen a large amount of opposition from environmental groups.  

September 15th, 1:03 AM EDT
Mining Controversy Part 2: Environmental Concerns

Mining Controversy Part 2: Environmental Concerns

DRESDEN, N.Y.(WENY) -- New York's Finger Lakes region is known for its wine and beautiful scenery.  It’s also home to one of the largest Bitcoin mining facilities in the United States. 

May 22nd, 5:58 PM EDT
Mining Controversy Part 6: The Future of Industry in the Region

Mining Controversy Part 6: The Future of Industry in the Region

DRESDEN, N.Y. (WENY) -- Greenidge Generation, a bitcoin mining facility based on the edge of Seneca Lake in Dresden New York, is currently home to 7,000 bitcoin mining machines and growing.  During a recent Town of Torrey planning board meeting, Greenidge was approved to add in four buildings on the west side of its electrical generation facility. These buildings will be home to 10,000 additional bitcoin miners. The 7,000 miners that are operating at the facility now use aroun...

May 15th, 3:41 PM EDT
Mining Controversy Part 5: Tourism in the Finger Lakes Region

Mining Controversy Part 5: Tourism in the Finger Lakes Region

DRESDEN, N.Y. (WENY) -- With over 100 wineries, breweries, cideries, and distilleries scattered throughout the Finger Lakes region, the tourism industry draws in millions of visitors and billions of dollars in revenue for the economy. 

May 7th, 8:39 PM EDT
Mining Controversy Part 4: Climate Leadership and Community Protection Act

Mining Controversy Part 4: Climate Leadership and Community Protection Act

DRESDEN, N.Y. (WENY) -- Bitcoin Mining has just recently started to become popular in North America, and the Finger Lakes region could be the next hot spot because of its cool climates, rugged terrain and abundance of water for hydroelectric power.  

April 29th, 9:05 PM EDT
Mining Controversy Part 3: Seneca Lake Aquatic Life

Mining Controversy Part 3: Seneca Lake Aquatic Life

DRESDEN, N.Y. (WENY) -- One of the primary concerns raised about Bitcoin mining is that it can be environmentally taxing. At Greenidge Generation’s facility in the town of Torrey, in Yates County, 7,000 Bitcoin mining machines are running 24/7.

April 29th, 12:51 PM EDT
SPECIAL REPORT: What is Bitcoin, how does it work?

SPECIAL REPORT: What is Bitcoin, how does it work?

(WENY) -- Bitcoin has been making headlines for the past couple of years now, but many people may not understand it. 

April 26th, 6:58 PM EDT by Nick Quattrini
#InItTogether with KITV's Maleko McDonnell

#InItTogether with KITV's Maleko McDonnell

In Thursday's edition, WENY's Isabel Garcia checks in with KITV 4 Island News Morning Anchor, Maleko McDonnell, who provides an update on how authorities in Hawaii are managing visitors who don't comply with the state-mandated hotel quarantine. Additionally, Maleko discusses how state officials are preparing to re-open businesses moving forward. 

April 30th, 6:12 PM EDT
#InItTogether with USVI's Emily Matson

#InItTogether with USVI's Emily Matson

WENY's Isabel Garcia checks in with USVI News Chief Bureau Reporter, Emily Matson, who is is based on the island of St. Thomas. Emily discusses a newly announced plan from the Governor regarding re-opening the Virgin Islands. 

April 29th, 6:34 PM EDT
#InItTogether with WENY Washington Correspondent Matt Knoedler

#InItTogether with WENY Washington Correspondent Matt Knoedler

(WENY) -- The COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic has turned communities around the globe into one village. WENY TV News parent company, Lilly Broadcasting is working to bring you stories of community, strength and understanding with perspective from our colleagues around the country. It's a conversation about how life in each of the areas we cover has changed and how people are finding unique, creative, and supportive ways to stay informed and connected. Because we are all #InItTogether. ...

April 28th, 6:20 PM EDT
#InItTogether with OCTV's Melissa Noel

#InItTogether with OCTV's Melissa Noel

WENY's Isabel Garcia checks in with One Caribbean Television reporter, Melissa Noel, who is based in the New York City metro area. Melissa discusses how officials in the city are preparing to re-open businesses after Gov. Cuomo outlined his plan to "unpause" the state in mid-May.

April 27th, 6:18 PM EDT
#InItTogether with OCTV's Maricelle Rivera

#InItTogether with OCTV's Maricelle Rivera

WENY's Isabel Garcia checks in with multimedia journalist for One Caribbean Television, Maricelle Rivera, who is based in Puerto Rico. Maricelle provides an update on the economic impact the COVID-19 pandemic is having on the island as business leaders speak out to the Governor to call for plans to re-open. 

April 26th, 12:15 PM EDT
#InItTogether with KITV's Maleko McDonnell

#InItTogether with KITV's Maleko McDonnell

WENY's Isabel Garcia checks in with KITV's "Good Morning Hawaii" Anchor Maleko McDonnell, who talks about how authorities are enforcing quarantine orders for visitors. 

April 24th, 6:28 PM EDT
#InItTogether with USVI News Chief Bureau Reporter Emily Matson

#InItTogether with USVI News Chief Bureau Reporter Emily Matson

Chief Bureau Reporter for USVI News, Emily Matson, provides an update on beach rules in the Virgin Islands as officials look to begin to reopen the economy. 

April 22nd, 6:12 PM EDT
#InItTogether with Washington Correspondent Matt Knoedler

#InItTogether with Washington Correspondent Matt Knoedler

WENY Washington Correspondent Matt Knoedler describes what he's seen in D.C. as people in state capitols across the country protest social distancing measures. 

April 22nd, 6:04 PM EDT
#InItTogether with OCTV's Melissa Noel

#InItTogether with OCTV's Melissa Noel

One Caribbean Television multimedia journalist Melissa Noel, who is based in NYC, gives the latest updates on plans for public events in to the month of June in the city. She also highlights an effort from one hospital to raise money for tablets so patients nearing end of life due to COVID-19 can see family members.

April 20th, 5:55 PM EDT
#InItTogether with KITV4's Maleko McDonnell

#InItTogether with KITV4's Maleko McDonnell

KITV 4 Island News Morning Anchor Maleko McDonnell talks about an exciting virtual concert party happening this weekend, which will also benefit funding for personal protective equipment for front line workers. 

April 16th, 7:14 PM EDT
#InItTogether with USVI News Chief Bureau Reporter Emily Matson

#InItTogether with USVI News Chief Bureau Reporter Emily Matson

USVI News Chief Bureau Reporter Emily Matson provides insight on how life has changed on the U.S. territory islands amid shutdown orders, and how businesses are adapting to help their communities.

April 15th, 6:07 PM EDT
#InItTogether with Washington Correspondent Matt Knoedler

#InItTogether with Washington Correspondent Matt Knoedler

WENY's Isabel Garcia catches up with Washington Correspondent Matt Knoedler about what changes he's experienced working in D.C. as the pandemic continues to evolve.

April 14th, 6:00 PM EDT
#InItTogether - OCTV's Melissa Noel

#InItTogether - OCTV's Melissa Noel

Over the past week, more state-to-state data is showing that African Americans are disproportionately affected by COVID-19 and dying from the illness. One Caribbean Television multimedia journalist Melissa Noel discusses a new social media challenge called #endthedisparity 

April 14th, 9:29 AM EDT
New type of gas pump skimmer spotted in Twin Tiers
New type of gas pump skimmer spotted in Twin Tiers

The new type of skimmer sends credit card numbers via text message, as opposed to a Bluetooth skimmer which requires the criminal to be in close proximity to the scene of the crime.

Special Report: Paws for Change
Special Report: Paws for Change

BATH, N.Y. (WENY) -- Nearly two year ago, 104 pet store-bound puppies were rescued after the van they were in overturned on the icey roads in Avoca. Chance was one of those puppies and one of four seriously hurt. "He happened to be a puppy that was in the front passenger foot section of the van," says Connie Terry, who adopted Chance once he was fully-healed. "His kennel crate was crushed and it broke his jaw." While his jaw eventually healed, it wasn't long befo...

Special Report: Something In The Water
Special Report: Something In The Water

Harmful Algal Blooms are becoming more prevalent in the Finger Lakes, and officials are trying to figure out why.

Special Report: Working Towards Home
Special Report: Working Towards Home

ELMIRA, N.Y. (WENY) -- "I was really successful my entire life. I worked at Cornell University for twelve years [and] that's where I got my degree. I got my hair license. I did really good."  Yet every day, April Mace wakes up at a Catholic Charities shelter in Elmira. It's a routine she's gotten used to over the past few months. And despite having a college degree and full-time job, it's a routine that stems back to November of 2015. "I was in a lot of abusive ...

SPECIAL REPORT: Holding the Bag
SPECIAL REPORT: Holding the Bag

Big box stores-- that once dominated the market--are declining, but continue to survive in the Southern Tier. And malls--once a destination for shoppers of all ages -- are left suffering. 

April 27th, 4:44 PM EDT