Joyce Gramza en Rural areas of Oswego County receive more than typical weekly Shopper <p>While large daily newspapers have been struggling, Oswego’s small daily paper is flourishing. One way it’s doing that is by sending out a new free product to some rural areas of the county.</p> Tue, 14 Feb 2012 21:11:20 +0000 Joyce Gramza 14348 at Small business center hopes to help struggling community <p>A new small business incubator is now open for business in the city of Fulton. As WRVO’s Joyce Gramza reports, officials say entrepreneurship is the key to job creation in a community that’s lost thousands of good-paying jobs.</p> Mon, 26 Dec 2011 12:55:41 +0000 Joyce Gramza 11717 at Snow Scarcity at Nearby Ski Areas <p>Song Mountain Ski Resort owner Peter Harris predicts people will be skiing by Christmas.</p><p>&quot;<em>Everybody&rsquo;s chomping at the bit, this time of year people are sick of golfing, they want to go skiing.&quot;</em></p><p>Peter says even without the natural snow, they just need a few days of sustained cold to cover the trails with man-made flakes.&nbsp; He says they can definitely catch up on business.</p> Fri, 16 Dec 2011 18:34:47 +0000 Joyce Gramza 11249 at Local officials working to combat meth in Central New York <p>Methamphetamine labs are increasingly springing up in rural counties, including Oswego County. In a recent bust in Williamstown, two of the three arrested were just 20 years old. As WRVO’s Joyce Gramza reports, New York Senator Charles Schumer wants to help Central New York crack down on crystal meth.</p> Thu, 08 Dec 2011 12:17:26 +0000 Joyce Gramza 10709 at Maritime shipping officials say new ballast water regulations could cripple industry <p>Even as local officials forecast a robust and growing economic impact from maritime shipping, they warn that impact worth many billions of dollars is threatened with extinction. As WRVO's Joyce Gramza reports, the shipping industry says the culprit would be the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation.</p> Thu, 17 Nov 2011 12:57:26 +0000 Joyce Gramza 9591 at Sen. Gillibrand pushing "Upstate Works Act" in Senate <p>New York Senator Kirsten Gillibrand announced Tuesday that a package of measures to create jobs in upstate New York is now in the Senate Finance Committee.&nbsp; The legislation would do five things: spur clean energy businesses, help farmers diversify their products, retrain workers for specific local manufacturer needs, invest in infrastructure and expand rural broadband access.</p><p> Wed, 16 Nov 2011 14:47:06 +0000 Joyce Gramza 9538 at Study shows Port of Oswego has large regional economic impact <p>The Port of Oswego Authority and Saint Lawrence&nbsp;Seaway officials are celebrating the release of a first-of-its kind report on the economic impact of shipping in the Great Lakes-Saint Lawrence system.</p><p> Thu, 03 Nov 2011 15:56:26 +0000 Joyce Gramza 8845 at Dentists offer to buy Halloween candy from kids for charity <p>In Fayetteville orthodontist Joe&nbsp;Catania&rsquo;s office, trick or treat begins the day after Halloween, when his haunted office holds its cash-for-candy program November 1-10.&nbsp;&nbsp;They pay kids in the community, not just patients, a dollar a pound for the stuff that might otherwise muck up their braces.</p><p> Thu, 03 Nov 2011 15:39:17 +0000 Joyce Gramza 8842 at Onondaga County Sheriff hopes to keep helicopter in the air, despite loss of funding <p>Onondaga&nbsp;County Sheriff Kevin Walsh says he&rsquo;s determined to keep the county&rsquo;s med-evac helicopter, Air One flying, despite the loss of county funding for the chopper.</p><p> Mon, 31 Oct 2011 14:20:01 +0000 Joyce Gramza 8641 at Forum looks at ways to stop the spread of EEE <p>More than a dozen experts and officials say they’re committed to stepping up the state and local response to Eastern Equine Encephalitis after the virus killed a child in Oswego County this summer.</p> Mon, 24 Oct 2011 14:36:39 +0000 Joyce Gramza 8264 at Forum looks at ways to stop the spread of EEE Onondaga County Legislature cuts orchestra funding from budget <p>The new Onondaga County budget includes a new model shaped by County Executive Joanie Mahoney and the ways and means committee to direct support for arts and cultural organizations.</p><p>As WRVO&#39;s Joyce Gramza reports, it&#39;s a win for the arts, but for music, not so much.</p> Thu, 13 Oct 2011 16:28:35 +0000 Joyce Gramza 7703 at Onondaga County lawmakers pass budget, cut funding for Air One helicopter <p>They worked later into the evening Tuesday, but Onondaga County lawmakers passed a budget that cut more than $5 million from County Executive Joanie Mahoney&#39;s proposed budget.</p><p>Property taxes will go up in most county towns, but will go down in every village except Fabius. Residents in the towns of Clay and Salina will see the biggest tax increases.&nbsp;</p><p>Republican Kevin Holmquist&nbsp;of Manlius says it took weeks of work to take the 3 villages he represents from a 10% tax increase to a 5% tax decrease.</p> Wed, 12 Oct 2011 11:27:16 +0000 Joyce Gramza 7616 at Town of Salina hopes to move to new location, possibly displacing children's center <p>Voters in the Town of Salina will be asked to approve a referendum on November 8 to buy and renovate the Burdick&nbsp;Chevrolet site on Old Liverpool Road so the town can move its offices there. Town Supervisor Mark Nicotra says the town could consolidate its offices and highway department on that property for about $6 million &nbsp;versus spending $8 million to repair its current properties.&nbsp;</p> Mon, 10 Oct 2011 15:55:07 +0000 Joyce Gramza 7516 at Gillibrand Predicts FEMA Infusion <p><input id="gwProxy" type="hidden" /><!--Session data--><input id="jsProxy" onclick="if(typeof(jsCall)=='function'){jsCall();}else{setTimeout('jsCall()',500);}" type="hidden" /><span class="dateline"><span>OSWEGO, NY</span></span> <span class="article-source"><span>(wrvo)</span></span> - Senator Kirsten Gillibrand says a lot of senators were not there for Monday&#39;s failed effort to pass new funds for the Federal Emergency Management Agency to assist victims of natural disasters in New York and <leo_highlight id="leoHighlights_Underline_0" leohighlights_keywords="nationwide" leohighlights_ Wed, 14 Sep 2011 01:00:29 +0000 Joyce Gramza 6433 at New York State Lawmakers Unhappy with Frack Panel Composition <p><span class="dateline"><span>OSWEGO, NY</span></span> <span class="article-source"><span>(August 11, 2011)</span></span> - <span class="article-content"><span>As the US Department of Energy&#39;s Natural Gas Subcommittee released its draft recommendations on fracking, numerous New York legislators made it known that they&#39;re not happy with the panel&#39;s make-up.<br /><br />As WRVO&#39;s Joyce Gramza reports, state and local lawmakers say the federal panel is tilted toward oil and gas interests.</span></span><br />&nbsp;</p> Sat, 13 Aug 2011 13:28:23 +0000 Joyce Gramza 4827 at Nozzolio: No Fracking in the Finger Lakes Region <p><span class="dateline"><span>OSWEGO, NY</span></span> <span class="article-source"><span>(August 10, 2011)</span></span> - <span class="article-content"><span>When Governor Andrew Cuomo moved to allow hyrofracking for natural gas in New York State, he declared two areas sacrosanct the unfiltered drinking water sources for New York City and Syracuse.<br /><br />But as WRVO&#39;s Joyce Jramza reports, a republican senator from the Finger Lakes region wants equal protection.<br /> Sat, 13 Aug 2011 13:16:26 +0000 Joyce Gramza 4823 at New York Consumer Confidence 'Tanks' <p><span class="dateline"><span>OSWEGO, NY</span></span> <span class="article-source"><span>(August 8, 2011)</span></span> - <span class="article-content"><span>As Governor Andrew Cuomo&#39;s Regional Economic Councils began meeting around the state, the latest survey of consumers in New York suggests they need to move quickly.<br /><br />As WRVO&#39;s Joyce Gramza reports, from a peak in January, New York&#39;s Consumer Confidence Index hit a low in July.</span></span><br />&nbsp;</p> Sat, 13 Aug 2011 12:59:47 +0000 Joyce Gramza 4815 at Effect of Regents Cuts Sinking In <p><span class="dateline"><span>OSWEGO, NY</span></span> <span class="article-source"><span>(wrvo)</span></span> - <span class="article-content"><span>As WRVO&#39;s Joyce Gramza reports, students who failed Regents exams in June may have to wait a whole year to be able to retake them.</span></span></p> Sat, 13 Aug 2011 12:07:29 +0000 Joyce Gramza 4799 at Fowler Celebrates, Copes with Diversity <p><span class="dateline"><span>SYRACUSE, NY</span></span> <span class="article-source"><span>(July 29, 2011)</span></span> - <span class="article-content"><span>Syracuse&#39;s George W. Fowler High School is one of the state&#39;s most seriously challenged public schools. And city officials, teachers, parents and the students themselves say, that&#39;s what makes Fowler graduates extra special.<br /><br />At the commencement ceremonies for Fowler&#39;s class of 2011, WRVO&#39;s Joyce Gramza was in the crowd.</span></span><br />&nbsp;</p> Sat, 13 Aug 2011 11:55:30 +0000 Joyce Gramza 4797 at