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Emails reveal Utica officials pushed downtown location for new hospital

Some Oneida County public officials are doing damage control after a trove of their emails surfaced, revealing a long-running bias on a downtown hospital project in Utica.

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Palermo, NY – Sunday is the first anniversary of a fire that destroyed a sikh worship center in Palermo.

Three teens were charged with arson in connection with the blaze.

WRVO's Elizabeth Christensen explores how the sikh community has recovered and how local officials are teaching tolerance to young people.

CLICK on the icon above to hear the report.

New York – The United States Secretary of the Interior has approved the state's gaming compact with the Seneca Indian Nation...but with some trepedation.

In a letter to Governor George Pataki, Secretary Gale Norton says the revenue-sharing part of the plan streches the limits of The Indian Gaming Regulatory Act in ways that Congress never imagined.

New York – A federal judge has ruled that a law banning out-of-state wineries from directly shipping wine to New York consumers is unconstitutional.

U-S District Judge Richard Berman made the ruling in a case brought by "Swedenburg Estate Vineyards" in Virginia.

The New York law is similar to laws in 29 other states. It requires that imported liquors be distributed only through licensed wholesalers and retailers to ensure accountability and that taxes are paid.

Albany – Pharmacists tried to give a shot in the arm to a long-proposed law allowing them to give flu shots. Pharmacists held a news conference in Albany on the issue yesterday. But nurses continued to oppose the effort as a threat to public health.

Craig Burridge is executive director of The Pharmacists Society of The State of New York. He says five thousand to seven thousand people die each year due to what is a preventable disease.

Syracuse, NY – An executive with the Pyramid Companies, Mike Lorenz, says the developer hopes the New York State Senate will act on it's six month old tax break legislation in the new session.

(CLICK on icon above to hear Mike Lorenz on the Destiny USA incentive package.)

Lorenz says the company understands that the legislative process takes time, but that Pyramid wants final authorization on the bill as soon as possible.

Oswego – The winter recreational season is fast approaching and one popular area is the adirondacks region, where officials struggle to balance tourism with tranquility.

WRVO's Amy Cavalier spoke with Richard Beamish, publisher of "Adirondack Explorer," a bi-monthly publication based in Saranac Lake, about the region's unique winter opportunities.

Oswego – The federal government has announced a new nursing home comparison website. But an association for the state's non-profit, long-term care providers says this shouldn't be the sole resource consumers ues when selecting a nursing home.

Hear a report by WRVO's Amy Cavalier or check out the site online at: http://Medicare.gov.

Oswego – The winter recreational season is fast approaching and one popular area is the adirondacks region, where officials struggle to balance tourism with tranquility. WRVO's Amy Cavalier spoke with Richard Beamish, publisher of "Adirondack Explorer," a bi-monthly publication based in Saranac Lake. Beamish explored the region's unique winter opportunities.

Oswego, NY – Oswego County has been handing out potassium iodide tablets to residents living within the ten mile zone around the Nine Mile Point nuclear plants.

Now, two entities will start distributing the pills to employees who WORK inside but LIVE outside the hot zone.

CLICK on the icon above to hear Elizabeth Christensen's report.

Oswego – The winter recreational season is fast approaching and one popular area is the adirondacks region, where officials struggle to balance tourism with tranquility. WRVO's Amy Cavalier spoke with Richard Beamish, publisher of "Adirondack Explorer," a bi-monthly publication based in Saranac Lake. Beamish explored the region's unique winter opportunities.

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