Ellen Abbott http://wrvo.org en In New York's 128th Assembly District race, a familiar matchup returns http://wrvo.org/post/new-yorks-128th-assembly-district-race-familiar-matchup-returns <p></p> Thu, 24 Jul 2014 11:07:05 +0000 Ellen Abbott 59366 at http://wrvo.org In New York's 128th Assembly District race, a familiar matchup returns Public hearing for Solvay amphitheater draws criticism http://wrvo.org/post/public-hearing-solvay-amphitheater-draws-criticism <p></p> Thu, 24 Jul 2014 10:34:22 +0000 Ellen Abbott 59359 at http://wrvo.org Public hearing for Solvay amphitheater draws criticism Empire Brewing Company says new brewery will create distinctive craft beers http://wrvo.org/post/empire-brewing-company-says-new-brewery-will-create-distinctive-craft-beers <p></p> Wed, 23 Jul 2014 10:33:12 +0000 Ellen Abbott 59308 at http://wrvo.org Empire Brewing Company says new brewery will create distinctive craft beers The Film House moves forward with plans for first and second movies http://wrvo.org/post/film-house-moves-forward-plans-first-and-second-movies <p></p> Wed, 23 Jul 2014 09:53:03 +0000 Ellen Abbott 59218 at http://wrvo.org The Film House moves forward with plans for first and second movies OCC joins forces with Cazenovia College with "2+2" program http://wrvo.org/post/occ-joins-forces-cazenovia-college-22-program <p></p><p>Onondaga Community College is tapping another central New York College to join it’s "2+2" partnership stable.<br /><br />Cazenovia College is the latest institution to sign this kind of partnership agreement with OCC. What it does is allow students to take two years of directed coursework at the community college, then transfer to Cazenovia, to get a bachelor's degree.</p> Wed, 23 Jul 2014 09:41:14 +0000 Ellen Abbott 59285 at http://wrvo.org OCC joins forces with Cazenovia College with "2+2" program Syracuse's Tech Garden receives needed upgrade http://wrvo.org/post/syracuses-tech-garden-receives-needed-upgrade <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Technological times have changed since the Tech Garden set up shop on Warren Street in Syracuse almost ten years ago.</span></p> Tue, 22 Jul 2014 10:24:49 +0000 Ellen Abbott 59058 at http://wrvo.org Syracuse's Tech Garden receives needed upgrade Despite construction and ribbon cuttings, Syracuse lags in job creation http://wrvo.org/post/despite-construction-and-ribbon-cuttings-syracuse-lags-job-creation <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The sight of cranes in the air, and shovels in the ground abound in central New York this summer.&nbsp; That doesn’t jive though, with the latest job figures from New York state that the Syracuse area continues to lose jobs at an alarming rate.</span></p> Mon, 21 Jul 2014 14:29:38 +0000 Ellen Abbott 59186 at http://wrvo.org Despite construction and ribbon cuttings, Syracuse lags in job creation Cancer center in Syracuse opens, bringing new technology to the region http://wrvo.org/post/cancer-center-syracuse-opens-bringing-new-technology-region <p></p><p>A ceremony in Syracuse Friday launched the new face of cancer treatment in central New York. The Upstate Cancer Center is ready for patients, and assistant director Dick Kilburg says its innovative design merges nature and advanced cancer-fighting technology. &nbsp;<br />&nbsp;</p><p></p> Fri, 18 Jul 2014 20:08:54 +0000 Ellen Abbott 59095 at http://wrvo.org Cancer center in Syracuse opens, bringing new technology to the region Syracuse could become temporary home for immigrant children http://wrvo.org/post/syracuse-could-become-temporary-home-immigrant-children <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Syracuse could be a potential landing spot for unaccompanied immigrant children who’ve been crossing the Mexican border in droves in recent months. Mayor Stephanie Miner is hoping a letter to the president can bring those kids to central New York sooner rather than later.</span></p> Fri, 18 Jul 2014 09:54:51 +0000 Ellen Abbott 59057 at http://wrvo.org Syracuse could become temporary home for immigrant children State police helicopter move leaves gap in service in Onondaga County http://wrvo.org/post/state-police-helicopter-move-leaves-gap-service-onondaga-county <p></p> Thu, 17 Jul 2014 19:41:39 +0000 Ellen Abbott 59035 at http://wrvo.org State police helicopter move leaves gap in service in Onondaga County Small group protests possibility of housing Central American immigrants in Syraucse http://wrvo.org/post/small-group-protests-possibility-housing-central-american-immigrants-syraucse <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Some central New Yorkers opposed to the idea of housing immigrant children who are waiting to be deported in Syracuse are protesting.</span></p><p>A dozen or so protesters carried signs that said things like, “Honk if you support legal borders” in front of the Sisters of Saint Francis property on Syracuse’s Northside during rush hour Wednesday evening.</p> Thu, 17 Jul 2014 10:53:51 +0000 Ellen Abbott 59006 at http://wrvo.org Small group protests possibility of housing Central American immigrants in Syraucse Schumer hopes federal funds will help local brewpub expand http://wrvo.org/post/schumer-hopes-federal-funds-will-help-local-brewpub-expand <p><span style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial; font-size: small; line-height: normal;">The <a href="http://empirebrew.com/" target="_blank">Empire Brewing Company</a> in Syracuse is planning an expansion that will let the brewpub create a new kind of farm-to-bottle brewing model. </span></p> Tue, 15 Jul 2014 11:43:49 +0000 Ellen Abbott 58885 at http://wrvo.org Schumer hopes federal funds will help local brewpub expand Schumer says Whole Foods considering downtown Syracuse location http://wrvo.org/post/schumer-says-whole-foods-considering-downtown-syracuse-location <p>Less than two weeks ago, Sen. Charles Schumer (D-NY) vowed to help attract a grocery store to Syracuse’s Armory Square neighborhood. Monday, he announced that the trendy organic grocer Whole Foods has returned his call.<br /><br />“They are interested in Armory Square. And they are going to visit -- myself, the mayor and representatives of Whole Foods -- in the fall,” said the senator.<br /><br />Schumer says one thing that has grabbed Whole Foods attention is that the only other store in upstate New York, in Albany, has exceeded its sales projections.<br /> Tue, 15 Jul 2014 01:07:32 +0000 Ellen Abbott 58872 at http://wrvo.org Syracuse's Rosamond Gifford Zoo celebrates 100 years http://wrvo.org/post/syracuses-rosamond-gifford-zoo-celebrates-100-years <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The </span>Rosamond<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Gifford Zoo is beginning it’s second century in Syracuse.</span></p><p>When the zoo opened it’s doors 100 years ago, visitors were treated to some birds and a bear. Director Ted Fox says it’s important to take stock after a century.<br />&nbsp;</p><p></p> Mon, 14 Jul 2014 10:26:59 +0000 Ellen Abbott 58568 at http://wrvo.org Syracuse's Rosamond Gifford Zoo celebrates 100 years Statewide GOP candidates follow Astorino's lead to secure anti-Common Core ballot line http://wrvo.org/post/statewide-gop-candidates-follow-astorinos-lead-secure-anti-common-core-ballot-line <p>Republicans vying for statewide office continue pushing an anti-Common Core ballot line they’re trying to get in place for the November elections.<br /><br />Gubernatorial candidate Rob Astorino announced this week that he’s trying to create a ballot line called “Stop the Common Core.” Now, other statewide GOP hopefuls are explaining why they like the idea.<br /><br />Bob Antonocci, who's running for state comptroller, says Common Core was something forced on the state with the promise of federal dollars.<br /> Fri, 11 Jul 2014 19:02:37 +0000 Ellen Abbott 58700 at http://wrvo.org Statewide GOP candidates follow Astorino's lead to secure anti-Common Core ballot line Starwood announces second hotel coming to Syracuse's Inner Harbor http://wrvo.org/post/starwood-announces-second-hotel-coming-syracuses-inner-harbor <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The Starwood group is now building two hotels in Syracuse’s Inner Harbor. Word of the second hotel came at the groundbreaking of the first.</span></p> Fri, 11 Jul 2014 10:12:17 +0000 Ellen Abbott 58707 at http://wrvo.org Starwood announces second hotel coming to Syracuse's Inner Harbor Moss emphasizes importance of Fort Drum during visit to North Country http://wrvo.org/post/moss-emphasizes-importance-fort-drum-during-visit-north-country <p></p> Thu, 10 Jul 2014 20:06:10 +0000 Ellen Abbott 58684 at http://wrvo.org Moss emphasizes importance of Fort Drum during visit to North Country Details about $100 million Onondaga Lake West project announced, among some controversy http://wrvo.org/post/details-about-100-million-onondaga-lake-west-project-announced-among-some-controversy <p></p> Thu, 10 Jul 2014 11:46:11 +0000 Ellen Abbott 58647 at http://wrvo.org Details about $100 million Onondaga Lake West project announced, among some controversy Smithfield community in shock after tornado strikes; governor offers condolences http://wrvo.org/post/smithfield-community-shock-after-tornado-strikes-governor-offers-condolences <p>The National Weather Service has determined that it was a tornado that touched down in a rural part of Madison County last night, killing four people, including an infant. &nbsp;<br /><br />Barbara Watson, lead meteorologist for the National Weather Service, made the tornado determination after surveying&nbsp; damage along Goff Road in the town of Smithfield.<br /><br />"It will be declared a significant tornado.&nbsp; It had wind speeds well over 100 miles per hour,” said Watson.</p> Wed, 09 Jul 2014 20:08:37 +0000 Ellen Abbott 58611 at http://wrvo.org Smithfield community in shock after tornado strikes; governor offers condolences Onondaga County to unveil plans for amphitheater in Solvay http://wrvo.org/post/onondaga-county-unveil-plans-amphitheater-solvay <p>Just about six months ago, Gov. Andrew Cuomo came to central New York to announce that the state would chip in $30 million for a multi-million dollar plan to revitalize the western lakeshore of Onondaga Lake, including the village of Solvay. Today, Onondaga County is ready to share with the public detailed plans about what this development entails.<br /> Wed, 09 Jul 2014 19:03:52 +0000 Ellen Abbott 58610 at http://wrvo.org Onondaga County to unveil plans for amphitheater in Solvay Auburn Housing Authority bans smoking in public housing units http://wrvo.org/post/auburn-housing-authority-bans-smoking-public-housing-units <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">There will be no more smoking inside apartments operated by the Auburn Housing Authority.</span></p> Tue, 08 Jul 2014 09:37:00 +0000 Ellen Abbott 58491 at http://wrvo.org Auburn Housing Authority bans smoking in public housing units Cuomo vows to reduce number of AIDS cases in New York http://wrvo.org/post/cuomo-vows-reduce-number-aids-cases-new-york <p></p><p>Gov<span style="line-height: 1.5;">. Andrew Cuomo recently announced a plan he hopes will end the AIDS epidemic in New York state by the year 2020, but much of what’s involved in the three-point program is already being done.</span></p><p>The governor's program is called “Bending the Curve," and concentrates on three things: identifying people who test HIV positive; linking those people to healthcare and connecting them to anti-HIV therapy to prevent further transmission; and stopping high-risk behavior among others to keep them HIV negative.</p> Mon, 07 Jul 2014 09:48:00 +0000 Ellen Abbott 58285 at http://wrvo.org Cuomo vows to reduce number of AIDS cases in New York Fireman's Association says leave the pyrotechnics to the professionals http://wrvo.org/post/firemans-association-says-leave-pyrotechnics-professionals-0 <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Fireworks are a staple of Fourth of July celebrations. But one statewide organization is worried about sparks that will start flying in backyard pyrotechnics displays this weekend.</span></p> Fri, 04 Jul 2014 09:27:00 +0000 Ellen Abbott 58345 at http://wrvo.org Fireman's Association says leave the pyrotechnics to the professionals Katko calls out Maffei on gas and energy policies http://wrvo.org/post/katko-calls-out-maffei-gas-and-energy-policies <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">As central New Yorkers hop in their cars to head off for the holiday weekend, the </span>24th<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Congressional District race is focusing on gas prices and energy policy.</span></p> Thu, 03 Jul 2014 10:25:53 +0000 Ellen Abbott 58284 at http://wrvo.org Katko calls out Maffei on gas and energy policies Syracuse museum tells story of St. Marianne Cope http://wrvo.org/post/syracuse-museum-tells-story-st-marianne-cope <p></p><p>A museum and shrine honoring St. Marianne Cope is ready for visitors. The center will honor a woman raised in central New York and who became a saint two years ago.</p><p>The museum sits on North Townsend Street, in the shadow of St. Joseph’s Hospital on Syracuse’s northside.&nbsp; Cope was one of the founders of St. Joe’s and current CEO Kathryn Ruscitto says there will always been a connection.</p><p>“The reason we are such a unique institution is because of the roots that started with St. Marianne,” Ruscitto said. “So we are just delighted to have it on our campus.”</p><p></p> Wed, 02 Jul 2014 17:06:48 +0000 Ellen Abbott 58220 at http://wrvo.org Syracuse museum tells story of St. Marianne Cope ACR Health says not to worry about health insurance increase letters http://wrvo.org/post/acr-health-says-not-worry-about-health-insurance-increase-letters <p>ACR<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Health in Syracuse is getting a lot of calls from people who signed up for healthcare through the Affordable Care Act marketplace, and are worried their health insurance costs are rising. But the experts who signed hundreds of people up for insurance in central New York say not to worry.</span></p> Wed, 02 Jul 2014 10:38:06 +0000 Ellen Abbott 58221 at http://wrvo.org Liquid in e-cigarettes resulting in more calls to upstate poison control center http://wrvo.org/post/liquid-e-cigarettes-resulting-more-calls-upstate-poison-control-center <p></p> Tue, 01 Jul 2014 18:45:17 +0000 Ellen Abbott 58160 at http://wrvo.org Liquid in e-cigarettes resulting in more calls to upstate poison control center New federal program seeks to provide homeless families with longer lasting housing solutions http://wrvo.org/post/new-federal-program-seeks-provide-homeless-families-longer-lasting-housing-solutions <p>Syracuse has the second highest number of homeless children in New York state outside of New York City, according to recent statistics. There are 957 homeless children in the city of Syracuse, 1,401 in all in Onondaga County. Now one organization that deals with that population is hoping a new program will help ease that number.</p><p>This is the time of year things start getting busy at local homeless shelters. &nbsp;</p> Mon, 30 Jun 2014 13:29:32 +0000 Ellen Abbott 58116 at http://wrvo.org Invasive insect threatening hemlock trees near Skaneateles Lake http://wrvo.org/post/invasive-insect-threatening-hemlock-trees-near-skaneateles-lake <p></p><p><span style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial; font-size: small; line-height: normal;">There’s a new invasive insect causing problems in </span>Onondaga<span style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial; font-size: small; line-height: normal;"> County. The hemlock woolly </span>adelgid<span style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial; font-size: small; line-height: normal;"> has started feeding on hemlock trees in the watershed that provides water for the city of Syracuse.</span></p> Mon, 30 Jun 2014 11:54:42 +0000 Ellen Abbott 58113 at http://wrvo.org Invasive insect threatening hemlock trees near Skaneateles Lake Restaurants consider forming association to combat Destiny USA tax breaks http://wrvo.org/post/restaurants-consider-forming-association-combat-destiny-usa-tax-breaks <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Independent restaurants in central New York are hoping to fight what they call an uneven playing field when it comes to Destiny USA. Many restaurants say they’ve lost business since the mega-mall expanded a few years ago with the help of a tax deal with the city of Syracuse.</span></p> Fri, 27 Jun 2014 10:23:19 +0000 Ellen Abbott 58000 at http://wrvo.org Restaurants consider forming association to combat Destiny USA tax breaks