Ft. Drum http://wrvo.org en Businesses bypassed by new I-81 connector road have mixed reactions http://wrvo.org/post/businesses-bypassed-new-i-81-connector-road-have-mixed-reactions <p style="margin-bottom: 0in" align="LEFT">Until recently, the only way to drive between Route 11 and Interstate 81 near Fort Drum was a two-lane road, Route 342. As the Army base grew, local businesses flocked there to serve the increasing traffic. <font face="Times New Roman, serif"><font size="3"><font color="#222222">But the state built an $87 million bypass to ease traffic and give military vehicles a direct route to Fort Drum’s main gate. I-781, as it’s known, opened last December. Local shop owners have had mixed reactions to the new road.</font></font></font></p><p> Fri, 08 Feb 2013 14:55:53 +0000 Joanna Richards 33036 at http://wrvo.org Businesses bypassed by new I-81 connector road have mixed reactions North Country housing market tight as Fort Drum deployments smaller, shorter http://wrvo.org/post/north-country-housing-market-tight-fort-drum-deployments-smaller-shorter <p style="margin-bottom: 0in">Nearly all of Fort Drum's soldiers are at the post right now, not on deployments – and that's a first for the region since the installation's expansion in 2001. That has tightened the region's housing market, for soldiers, who have fewer choices, and for civilians, who don't receive housing assistance like soldiers do and are looking for affordable housing. &nbsp;</p><p style="margin-bottom: 0in"> Wed, 02 Jan 2013 14:21:24 +0000 Joanna Richards 31300 at http://wrvo.org Fort Drum connector road to I-81 opens http://wrvo.org/post/fort-drum-connector-road-i-81-opens <p>The highway project that creates a direct connection between Interstate 81 and Fort Drum's main gate opened Thursday.</p><p> Thu, 06 Dec 2012 07:58:00 +0000 Joanna Richards 29659 at http://wrvo.org Jobs were top issue for audience at Doheny-Owens debate http://wrvo.org/post/jobs-were-top-issue-audience-doheny-owens-debate-0 <p>In northern New York, a large audience showed up for the debate televised on YNN was held in the contentious race between Democrat incumbent Bill Owens and Republican challenger Matt Doheny.&nbsp; Sat, 27 Oct 2012 08:51:00 +0000 Joanna Richards 28167 at http://wrvo.org Owens and Doheny face off in a televised debate http://wrvo.org/post/owens-and-doheny-face-televised-debate <p>The two major party candidates met for the last debate in the North Country's Congressional race last night in Watertown. Incumbent Democrat Bill Owens and Republican Matt Doheny sparred on well-trodden ground, like tax cuts, the deficit, and Medicare. They also differed, sharply at times, on a range of other issues.</p><p> Fri, 26 Oct 2012 14:37:58 +0000 David Sommerstein 28150 at http://wrvo.org Owens and Doheny face off in a televised debate Cuomo defends property tax cap http://wrvo.org/post/cuomo-defends-property-tax-cap <p>Governor Andrew Cuomo was at Fort Drum yesterday, touring a former coal plant that&#39;s being converted to a biomass facility.&nbsp; He responded to questions from reporters about the statewide property tax cap.</p><p> Tue, 07 Aug 2012 19:30:43 +0000 Joanna Richards 23809 at http://wrvo.org Governor praises coal-to-biomass plant conversion at Fort Drum http://wrvo.org/post/governor-praises-coal-biomass-plant-conversion-fort-drum <p>Governor Andrew Cuomo traveled to Fort Drum Monday, where he toured an idled coal plant being converted to produce power using wood biomass.<br /><br />Cuomo says he is going to send a letter to Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta urging the Defense Department to draw up a contract with the plant to provide energy to Fort Drum. Tue, 07 Aug 2012 13:33:00 +0000 Joanna Richards 23807 at http://wrvo.org Governor praises coal-to-biomass plant conversion at Fort Drum Memorial Day gets under way with watchfire ceremony http://wrvo.org/post/memorial-day-gets-under-way-watchfire-ceremony <p>&nbsp;Residents and local officials are gathering for Memorial Day celebrations all across Central and Northern New York. The holiday to remember Americans who have died while serving in the United States Armed Forces got under way Sunday evening at the New York State Fairgrounds in Syracuse.</p><p> Mon, 28 May 2012 11:43:25 +0000 Catherine Loper 19992 at http://wrvo.org Memorial Day gets under way with watchfire ceremony