Joe Martens

Individuals protesting fracking in New York - Jan. 7, 2013 (credit: Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Siena Poll: NYers Evenly Split On ‘Fracking’

The Siena Research Institute poll released Monday says voters statewide were split 40-40 percent when asked if the Department of Environmental Conservation should lift a 4 1/2-year-old moratorium on fracking.


Gov. Andrew Cuomo (file / credit: Governor's Office)

New Yorkers! Gov. Cuomo Wants You To Go Fishing

Gov. Andrew Cuomo is an avid fisherman and is hoping to get more New Yorkers hooked on the sport. Sport fishing is an $1.8 billion business in the state.


Gov. Andrew Cuomo (AP Photo/Mike Groll, Pool)

Cuomo Nominates Martens As Environmental Chief

Gov. Andrew Cuomo has nominated Joe Martens, a key figure in some of the state’s major land acquisitions in the Adirondacks and elsewhere, to serve as commissioner of the Department of Environmental Conservation.