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Critics, supporters of Greenidge bitcoin operation duel at DEC hearing on bid to renew air permits

A decision to grant renewed air permits to the Greenidge Generation power plant in Dresden would “fly in the face of the mission statement” of the state Department of Environmental Conservation and the state’s 2019 climate law, winery owner Phil Davis said ... MORE
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Greenidge Generation comment period to DEC extended to November 19

The public comment period on the Greenidge Generation application has been extended. Originally set to expire on October 22, the deadline for written comment to the state Department of Environmental Conservation was extended to November 19. The DEC announced the extra time ... MORE
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Pennsylvania man rescued from Seneca Lake after kayak overturns

A Pennsylvania man was rescued from Seneca Lake on Monday after his kayak overturned.  Paul Zimmerman, of Pennsylvania told deputies that he was attempting to take a photo just after 7 a.m. when his kayak overturned off Serenity Road in Torrey. The ... MORE
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Drunk driver attempts to evade police in Penn Yan

A drunk driver was taken into custody in Yates County after attempting to evade police. Police arrested Daniel Matthews Jr., 36, of Dresden for DWI, driving with a BAC over 0.08%, reckless driving, speeding, moving from lane unsafely, and refusing to submit ... MORE
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Greenidge, Support.com merger expected to close today; shares to begin trading on Wednesday

Greenidge Generation Holdings Inc. and Support.com Inc. said its proposed merger is set to close at 4 p.m. (Tuesday, Sept. 14) Shares of Greenidge’s Class A common stock will begin trading on the Nasdaq Global Select Market under the ticker symbol GREE ... MORE
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DEC Commissioner Basil Seggos says Greenidge Generation’s bitcoin effort does not comply with New York State climate law

The rapid expansion of Greenidge Generation’s Bitcoin mining operation at its Dresden power plant violates state law that requires the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions, the state’s top environmental official said late yesterday. “Greenidge has not shown compliance with NY’s climate law,” ... MORE
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Dresden man arrested for DWI after driving his car into Seneca Lake

Early Wednesday morning a Dresden man drove his car into Seneca Lake before being charged for driving while intoxicated. Police responded to an address on Locust Grove Road in the town on Benton around 6:20 a.m. for the report of a suspicious ... MORE
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Greenidge’s merger partner Support.com rockets upward after carbon neutral bitcoin mining promise

UPDATE (August 27, 2021): Support.com shares hit a high of $59.69 this afternoon, triple its close at $19.70 yesterday (Aug. 26). The market value of the company briefly soared to $1.43 billion, compared to $52 million in early March, before it announced ... MORE
Khouzam pleads guilty to killing mother three years ago in Yates County

Khouzam pleads guilty to killing mother three years ago in Yates County

Paul Khouzam, who killed his mother in Dresden three years ago pleaded guilty in court on Tuesday. The 39-year-old broke into his mother’s home on Arrowhead Beach Road in Torrey and attacked her. She was stabbed with a knife and beat with ... MORE
Greenidge announces closure of Lockwood Hills landfill in Dresden

Greenidge announces closure of Lockwood Hills landfill in Dresden

Greenidge Generation Holdings Inc. announced last week that it will be investing profits from its bitcoin mining operation in Dresden, New York to expedite the closure of an existing, forty-year-old coal ash landfill. They will also create a significant new solar farm ... MORE
Swimmer airlifted after being pulled from Seneca Lake

Swimmer airlifted after being pulled from Seneca Lake

Sheriff Ron Spike says one person was airlifted from Dresden, along Seneca Lake to Strong Memorial Hospital during the afternoon hours on Sunday following a water rescue. A 29-year-old from out-of-state disappeared beneath the surface while boating with friends. They were swimming ... MORE
Greenidge plans new bitcoin operation in recently shuttered South Carolina printing plant that laid off 400 workers

Greenidge plans new bitcoin operation in recently shuttered South Carolina printing plant that laid off 400 workers

Greenidge Generation Holdings Inc. has announced plans to launch its second bitcoin mining operation later this year or in early 2022 at a recently shuttered printing plant in Spartanburg, S.C. GGH’s parent company, Atlas Holdings, acquired the sunbelt plant in December as ... MORE
The Robert Green Ingersoll Birthplace Museum is now open

The Robert Green Ingersoll Birthplace Museum is now open

The Robert Green Ingersoll Birthplace Museum reopened at 12 noon on Saturday, July 3, returning to operation after closing for all of 2020 and the spring of 2021 in response to the coronavirus pandemic. The Museum will be open from noon to 5 ... MORE
Despite Greenidge announcement its going carbon neutral, environmental advocates worry about long-term implications

Despite Greenidge announcement its going carbon neutral, environmental advocates worry about long-term implications

Reeling from a round of negative publicity it helped trigger on bitcoin’s heavy environmental footprint, Greenidge Generation Holdings LLC has announced plans to operate “carbon neutral” by June 1. The company said Friday it would buy “voluntary carbon offsets from a portfolio of U.S ... MORE
Greenidge says bitcoin mining along Seneca Lake will be carbon neutral by June

Greenidge says bitcoin mining along Seneca Lake will be carbon neutral by June

Greenidge Generation says its bitcoin mining operation is going to be carbon neutral beginning this year. Effective June 1, the company says it will operate an entirely carbon neutral bitcoin mining operation at its facility in Dresden. Greenidge will purchase voluntary carbon ... MORE