Tompkins Co. musician reflects on becoming three-time Grammy Award winner, one month later
FREEVILLE, N.Y. (WENY) -- A small-town kid who brought home the gold. That’s one way to describe Tompkins County musician Lonnie Park after he became a three-time Grammy Award winner last month. “I'm super grateful,” he said. “It&r
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...
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.
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.
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.
#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.
#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. ...
#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.
#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.
#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.
ELMRIA, N.Y.(WENY)-- Elmira New York has endured a tough past but now, it is making a comeback and has a bright future ahead of it.
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.
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...
Harmful Algal Blooms are becoming more prevalent in the Finger Lakes, and officials are trying to figure out why.
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 ...
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.