Another band of snow will move into the region tonight. That plus temperatures into the lower 20s will create slick spots across the mountains. Additional accumulation of up to a half inch is possible in the valleys, while up to an additional inch is possible on the ridges. While significant snow is not expected, we have issued a Severe Weather Alert Day to keep you informed on possible negative impacts to travel through Tuesday afternoon.
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - Towns that want to control land use through zoning against the drilling industry are being pitted against landowners who say state law trumps local authority when it comes to oil and gas development in New York.
More than 50 New York municipalities have banned gas drilling and more than 100 have enacted moratoriums on drilling activities. The bans stem from local residents' concerns about potential adverse impacts if the state lifts its 5-year-old moratorium on gas drilling using high-volume hydraulic fracturing.
Trial-level state Supreme Court judges upheld bans that were challenged in the towns of Dryden and Middlefield. Appeals of those decisions will be argued Thursday in the mid-level Appellate Division. A decision is expected in about six weeks.
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