Upstate New York

An upstate business organization is calling on state officials to accelerate plans for reopening some businesses where appropriate.

Unshackle Upstate says that as state officials begin the task of restarting the economy, it is critical that they engage upstate business leaders in the process.

We explore the literary history of Upstate New York with local blogger Stephen Huff, who visited authors' graves in 35 communities across the state.

He joins us, along with fellow blogger Chris Clemens, to discuss what he learned. In studio:

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The Finger Lakes Regional Economic Development Council is wasting no time preparing for Governor Cuomo's Upstate Economic Revitalization Competition.