Gino Geruntino http://wrvo.org en Pulaski company adds manufacturing jobs http://wrvo.org/post/pulaski-company-adds-manufacturing-jobs <p></p><p>A specialty paper producer in Pulaski recently more than doubled its production and workforce. Felix Schoeller, which makes inkjet papers and specialty products, added more than 170 employees in the past year -- boosting its total to nearly 300 people.</p><p>Michael Szidat, president of Felix Schoeller North America, says New York state’s economic development agency, Empire State Development, helped the company by giving it tax credits.</p> Fri, 18 Apr 2014 19:27:35 +0000 Gino Geruntino 54485 at http://wrvo.org Students, parents defend Oswego school from possible closure http://wrvo.org/post/students-parents-defend-oswego-school-possible-closure <p></p><p>The Oswego City School District needs to close a $1.7 million budget gap and is looking at a variety of areas to cut. One thing on the potential chopping block is the Buccaneer Junior/Senior High School. The alternative school was started just two years ago, but already has great support from its students and faculty.<br />&nbsp;</p><p></p> Fri, 18 Apr 2014 11:39:29 +0000 Gino Geruntino 54466 at http://wrvo.org Students, parents defend Oswego school from possible closure Ice in St. Lawrence Seaway delays shipping season at Port of Oswego http://wrvo.org/post/ice-st-lawrence-seaway-delays-shipping-season-port-oswego <p></p> Fri, 18 Apr 2014 10:28:16 +0000 Gino Geruntino 54458 at http://wrvo.org Ice in St. Lawrence Seaway delays shipping season at Port of Oswego Amended taxi cab law passed by Oswego Common Council http://wrvo.org/post/amended-taxi-cab-law-passed-oswego-common-council <p></p> Thu, 17 Apr 2014 09:48:15 +0000 Gino Geruntino 54357 at http://wrvo.org Amended taxi cab law passed by Oswego Common Council Oswego County combating jail overcrowding with technology http://wrvo.org/post/oswego-county-combating-jail-overcrowding-technology <p></p> Thu, 17 Apr 2014 09:36:16 +0000 Gino Geruntino 54300 at http://wrvo.org Oswego County combating jail overcrowding with technology Utica's arterial project provides city with next step in revitalization process http://wrvo.org/post/uticas-arterial-project-provides-city-next-step-revitalization-process <p></p> Tue, 15 Apr 2014 11:51:35 +0000 Gino Geruntino 54299 at http://wrvo.org Utica's arterial project provides city with next step in revitalization process Oswego City School District considers closing a school as part of proposed budget cuts http://wrvo.org/post/oswego-city-school-district-considers-closing-school-part-proposed-budget-cuts <p></p> Thu, 10 Apr 2014 11:45:20 +0000 Gino Geruntino 54058 at http://wrvo.org Oswego City School District considers closing a school as part of proposed budget cuts Symposium draws focus toward future renewable energy use http://wrvo.org/post/symposium-draws-focus-toward-future-renewable-energy-use <p></p> Wed, 09 Apr 2014 10:33:18 +0000 Gino Geruntino 53922 at http://wrvo.org Symposium draws focus toward future renewable energy use National Grid says supply costs, cold temperatures impacted winter electric rate spikes http://wrvo.org/post/national-grid-says-supply-costs-cold-temperatures-impacted-winter-electric-rate-spikes <p></p><p>For some people living in central and northern New York, this past winter wasn’t just cold and snowy, it was expensive too. The higher electric rates many customers were saddled with even prompted Sen. Charles Schumer (D-NY) to call for a federal investigation last week into whether or not consumers were being unfairly overcharged.</p><p>While at the 10th Annual Symposium on Energy in East Syracuse Ken Daly, president of National Grid New York, said that he shares the pain that many consumers felt when they received their bills during the coldest parts of the season.</p> Mon, 07 Apr 2014 10:03:57 +0000 Gino Geruntino 53863 at http://wrvo.org National Grid says supply costs, cold temperatures impacted winter electric rate spikes Schumer calls for investigation into high winter electricity rates http://wrvo.org/post/schumer-calls-investigation-high-winter-electricity-rates <p></p> Thu, 03 Apr 2014 19:07:45 +0000 Gino Geruntino 53706 at http://wrvo.org Schumer calls for investigation into high winter electricity rates Critics speak out against SAFE Act during Albany rally http://wrvo.org/post/critics-speak-out-against-safe-act-during-albany-rally <p></p><p>A pro-gun rights rally held at the state Capitol on Tuesday drew thousands of supporters and some big names to Albany.</p> Wed, 02 Apr 2014 18:57:08 +0000 Gino Geruntino 53646 at http://wrvo.org Critics speak out against SAFE Act during Albany rally Port of Oswego poised for economic growth http://wrvo.org/post/port-oswego-poised-economic-growth <p></p> Wed, 02 Apr 2014 11:16:26 +0000 Gino Geruntino 53628 at http://wrvo.org Port of Oswego poised for economic growth Cuomo, Astorino see differently on Common Core deal http://wrvo.org/post/cuomo-astorino-see-differently-common-core-deal <p>Gov. Andrew Cuomo says parents and students can exhale knowing that the second round of Common Core aligned test scores will not be included on student's permanent transcripts under the new budget deal.</p><p>The new standards in English and math designed to improve college and career readiness have been criticized by some parents who say that the roll-out was done too fast and from educators claiming that they weren't given sufficient material and guidance to teach the new standards.</p> Tue, 01 Apr 2014 19:17:52 +0000 Ryan Delaney & Gino Geruntino 53596 at http://wrvo.org Cuomo, Astorino see differently on Common Core deal Winter tourism industry has hot season, even with bitter cold http://wrvo.org/post/winter-tourism-industry-has-hot-season-even-bitter-cold <p></p> Tue, 01 Apr 2014 10:44:14 +0000 Gino Geruntino 53558 at http://wrvo.org Winter tourism industry has hot season, even with bitter cold Oswego exploring all options to cut costs, generate revenue http://wrvo.org/post/oswego-exploring-all-options-cut-costs-generate-revenue <p></p> Thu, 27 Mar 2014 11:19:26 +0000 Gino Geruntino 53340 at http://wrvo.org Oswego exploring all options to cut costs, generate revenue Oswego County Legislature to consider new fiber optic Internet plan http://wrvo.org/post/oswego-county-legislature-consider-new-fiber-optic-internet-plan <p></p> Tue, 25 Mar 2014 20:43:37 +0000 Gino Geruntino 53240 at http://wrvo.org Oswego County Legislature to consider new fiber optic Internet plan Utica loves its chicken riggies, but would it taste good as a potato chip? http://wrvo.org/post/utica-loves-its-chicken-riggies-would-it-taste-good-potato-chip <p></p> Mon, 24 Mar 2014 12:14:28 +0000 Gino Geruntino 53158 at http://wrvo.org Utica loves its chicken riggies, but would it taste good as a potato chip? Oswego County nuclear plants will soon replace public warning system http://wrvo.org/post/oswego-county-nuclear-plants-will-soon-replace-public-warning-system <p></p><p>Oswego County's three nuclear energy facilities will soon begin a project to replace the county's aging public warning system.</p><p>Constellation Energy Nuclear Group, which owns the two Nine Mile Point nuclear plants, and Entergy, which owns the James A. Fitzpatrick Nuclear Power Plant, will invest more than $1.5 million to replace the existing sirens in the ten mile radius around the plants.</p> Fri, 21 Mar 2014 11:49:40 +0000 Gino Geruntino 53038 at http://wrvo.org Oswego County nuclear plants will soon replace public warning system Utica City School District discusses layoffs to help balance budget http://wrvo.org/post/utica-city-school-district-discusses-layoffs-help-balance-budget <p></p> Wed, 19 Mar 2014 19:46:35 +0000 Gino Geruntino 52928 at http://wrvo.org Utica City School District discusses layoffs to help balance budget After losing home in fire, Fulton woman pushes for national first responder holiday http://wrvo.org/post/after-losing-home-fire-fulton-woman-pushes-national-first-responder-holiday <p></p> Wed, 19 Mar 2014 10:06:58 +0000 Gino Geruntino 52631 at http://wrvo.org After losing home in fire, Fulton woman pushes for national first responder holiday Oswego County Legislature votes to oppose Cuomo's tax freeze plan http://wrvo.org/post/oswego-county-legislature-votes-oppose-cuomos-tax-freeze-plan <p></p><p>The Oswego County Legislature is joining several other counties across New York to oppose Gov. Andrew Cuomo's proposed property tax freeze plan. They voted to support another option proposed by the New York State Association of Counties, to eliminate the cost of state funded mandates instead. The final vote was 16 to 8, with 1 absentee.</p> Fri, 14 Mar 2014 18:22:03 +0000 Gino Geruntino 52700 at http://wrvo.org Oswego County Legislature votes to oppose Cuomo's tax freeze plan Oswego city reporting app still a success, even with drawbacks http://wrvo.org/post/oswego-city-reporting-app-still-success-even-drawbacks <p>It's been about six months since the city of Oswego launched a mobile app allowing residents to report problems directly to city departments. The app, which cost $5,000 to build and $2,000 to maintain, has had a reduced number of reports recently, but Common Councilor Eric VanBuren said it has still been helpful for the city.</p><p>VanBuren helped get the app passed by the city last fall and said there are more than 400 users of the program.&nbsp; He said the app has been a good investment even though the winter season has reduced the number of reports received.</p> Tue, 11 Mar 2014 12:14:48 +0000 Gino Geruntino 52177 at http://wrvo.org Oswego city reporting app still a success, even with drawbacks New survey hopes to boost Oswego County tourism industry http://wrvo.org/post/new-survey-hopes-boost-oswego-county-tourism-industry <p></p> Tue, 11 Mar 2014 11:15:25 +0000 Gino Geruntino 52496 at http://wrvo.org New survey hopes to boost Oswego County tourism industry Neil deGrasse Tyson discusses "Cosmos," Carl Sagan and today's scientific culture http://wrvo.org/post/neil-degrasse-tyson-discusses-cosmos-carl-sagan-and-todays-scientific-culture <p></p> Sun, 09 Mar 2014 12:34:00 +0000 Gino Geruntino 52353 at http://wrvo.org Neil deGrasse Tyson discusses "Cosmos," Carl Sagan and today's scientific culture Power loss shuts down Nine Mile Point reactor http://wrvo.org/post/power-loss-shuts-down-nine-mile-point-reactor <p></p> Tue, 04 Mar 2014 20:19:59 +0000 Gino Geruntino 52184 at http://wrvo.org Power loss shuts down Nine Mile Point reactor Even after difficult winter, rock salt supplies are OK http://wrvo.org/post/even-after-difficult-winter-rock-salt-supplies-are-ok <p></p><p>It's been a tough winter so far this season, even for the hardiest of upstate New Yorkers. But what do all these snowy days and icy conditions mean for the area's rock salt supplies?<br /><br />"We were fortunate to have a fairly good supply at the beginning of the season and we are still OK," says Oswego Department of Public Works Commissioner Michael Smith. "If winter lasts at a normal length or if we can say maybe through the next month we'll be out of the worst of it, we'll be OK with our salt and sand mix."<br />&nbsp;</p><p></p> Tue, 04 Mar 2014 12:15:57 +0000 Gino Geruntino 52174 at http://wrvo.org Even after difficult winter, rock salt supplies are OK Potholes pose more problems than usual for upstate drivers http://wrvo.org/post/potholes-pose-more-problems-usual-upstate-drivers <p></p> Fri, 28 Feb 2014 14:13:26 +0000 Gino Geruntino 52031 at http://wrvo.org Potholes pose more problems than usual for upstate drivers Two plays are the thing in Oswego http://wrvo.org/post/two-plays-are-thing-oswego <p></p> Wed, 26 Feb 2014 21:45:51 +0000 Gino Geruntino 51946 at http://wrvo.org Hanna prepares for primary day challengers http://wrvo.org/post/hanna-prepares-primary-day-challengers <p></p> Tue, 25 Feb 2014 20:18:03 +0000 Gino Geruntino 51867 at http://wrvo.org Hanna prepares for primary day challengers Donald Trump coming to Syracuse for GOP fundraiser http://wrvo.org/post/donald-trump-coming-syracuse-gop-fundraiser <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Real estate developer, television personality and possible gubernatorial candidate Donald Trump will be in Syracuse next month as part of a fundraiser hosted by the Onondaga County Republican Committee.</p><p>Committee Chairman Tom Dadey says he hopes Trump's visit will provide a boost to local candidates, while raising money for local candidates and party operations.</p> Mon, 24 Feb 2014 18:35:18 +0000 Gino Geruntino 51813 at http://wrvo.org Donald Trump coming to Syracuse for GOP fundraiser