Mohawk Valley http://wrvo.org en $1.2 billion offer for Remington Arms on the table http://wrvo.org/post/12-billion-offer-remington-arms-table <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">There's a $1.2 billion offer on the table to purchase gun maker Remington Arms, and even though Remington's owner has been looking for a buyer, it reportedly isn't taking this one seriously.</span></p><p>Remington Arms is one of the nation's oldest and largest gun makers in the country. Its factory has been located in the small Mohawk Valley town of Ilion, N.Y. for two centuries. It employs about 1,300 people and reportedly earned about $1.2 billion in revenue to 2013.</p> Thu, 13 Mar 2014 17:45:27 +0000 Ryan Delaney 52646 at http://wrvo.org $1.2 billion offer for Remington Arms on the table Drone test site secures half its startup funding with state grant http://wrvo.org/post/drone-test-site-secures-half-its-startup-funding-state-grant <p></p><p>Upstate New York’s new drone testing site is closer to pulling enough money together to begin operating. It’s been awarded a state grant to cover some of its startup costs.</p> Mon, 03 Mar 2014 13:24:03 +0000 Ryan Delaney 52122 at http://wrvo.org Drone test site secures half its startup funding with state grant Remington expansion plans causes concern in Mohawk Valley http://wrvo.org/post/remington-expansion-plans-causes-concern-mohawk-valley <p></p><p>When Remington Arms announced that it was going to build a new manufacturing and development facility in Alabama, people in central New York's Mohawk Valley became concerned their jobs were on the line.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Even though none of the plant's 1,300 employees are expected to lose their jobs, lawmakers say more can be done to support the firearm manufacturer's operations in the village of </span>Ilion<span style="line-height: 1.5;">.</span></p> Fri, 21 Feb 2014 13:28:15 +0000 Gino Geruntino 51686 at http://wrvo.org Remington expansion plans causes concern in Mohawk Valley Church closures become a sign of changing times, demographics http://wrvo.org/post/church-closures-become-sign-changing-times-demographics <p></p><p>Americans are generally thought of as a religious people. But in some areas, church closings are becoming a not uncommon event, as fewer young people join to replace the older generation. That's what happened recently with one Mohawk Valley congregation.</p><p>From the time more than a century ago when two dozen German immigrants turned an old armory in Little Falls into a place of worship, prayer and music have provided comfort and inspiration and peace to the congregation of Christ Lutheran Church.</p><p>Terry Monahan knows the feeling.</p> Thu, 13 Feb 2014 12:33:30 +0000 David Chanatry 51316 at http://wrvo.org Church closures become a sign of changing times, demographics Remsen native first American to medal in singles luge http://wrvo.org/post/remsen-native-first-american-medal-singles-luge <p>Mohawk Valley native Erin Hamlin has become the first American to win an Olympic medal in singles luge.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Hamlin slid to a third place finish and a bronze medal today at the winter games in </span>Sochi<span style="line-height: 1.5;">, Russia.</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">It was her third time completing in the Olympics. She was world champion in 2009, but she had finished out of the top 10 at the last two games.</span></p> Tue, 11 Feb 2014 19:34:09 +0000 Ryan Delaney 51223 at http://wrvo.org Remsen native first American to medal in singles luge Nano Utica provides spark in Rust Belt city http://wrvo.org/post/nano-utica-provides-spark-rust-belt-city <p>In the Utica area, there’s been a lot of buzz lately about nanotechnology, and the possibility that a major nanotech manufacturing facility will soon locate&nbsp; there. But what exactly is Nano Utica?<br /><br />On a chilly November morning, contractors are giving public tours of a construction site at the SUNY Institute of Technology in Utica. But it’s not a classroom building or new dorm they’re walking around. The public is getting a sneak peak at something known here as Quad-C, the Computer Chip Commercialization Center.<br /> Wed, 29 Jan 2014 14:00:38 +0000 Vanessa Maines 50575 at http://wrvo.org Nano Utica provides spark in Rust Belt city Remington Arms wins contract as departure rumors continue http://wrvo.org/post/remington-arms-wins-contract-departure-rumors-continue <p>The Mohawk Valley firearm manufacturer Remington Arms has won a contract worth nearly $50 million supplying the Philippine military. The contract comes amidst lingering concerns the factory will leave the state.</p><p>Remington will provide 50,000 R4 carbine rifles to the Philippine defense forces by the end of next year. Rep. Richard Hanna, (R - Barneveld), said the work on the rifles will be done in upstate New York.</p><p>The majority of the work will be done in Ilion, but parts may be sourced from elsewhere, Joseph Bolmarcich, who oversees contracts for Remington, confirmed.</p> Mon, 02 Dec 2013 19:10:25 +0000 Ryan Delaney 47948 at http://wrvo.org Remington Arms wins contract as departure rumors continue Old Beech-Nut factory may have a buyer http://wrvo.org/post/old-beech-nut-factory-may-have-buyer <p></p><p>The former Beech-Nut facility in Canajoharie may have a buyer, but those in the know are being tight-lipped about its future.</p><p>The huge white factory is a landmark for those who travel along the Thruway between Syracuse and Albany, even though the company removed the big red Beech-Nut letters earlier this year.</p> Mon, 21 Oct 2013 11:07:06 +0000 Ryan Delaney 45918 at http://wrvo.org Old Beech-Nut factory may have a buyer Utica welcomes new hockey team, investments to city http://wrvo.org/post/utica-welcomes-new-hockey-team-investments-city <p></p> Fri, 11 Oct 2013 20:40:41 +0000 Gino Geruntino 45334 at http://wrvo.org Utica welcomes new hockey team, investments to city Cuomo says natural disasters are "taxing" state resources http://wrvo.org/post/cuomo-says-natural-disasters-are-taxing-state-resources <p></p><p>Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Tuesday outlined the state's storm aid and recovery package for <a href="http://wrvo.org/post/severe-weather-strikes-central-northern-new-york" target="_blank">flooding that hit the Mohawk Valley</a> and western New York late last month, saying the near constant stream of natural disasters that have hit the state in the past few years are draining state resources.</p> Wed, 24 Jul 2013 12:49:18 +0000 Ryan Delaney 41558 at http://wrvo.org Cuomo says natural disasters are "taxing" state resources Cuomo announces state aid for Mohawk Valley flood victims http://wrvo.org/post/cuomo-announces-state-aid-mohawk-valley-flood-victims <p>New York state is stepping in where the federal government has not. Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced Wednesday that the state would come up with $16 million for people affected by the recent floods that ravaged the Mohawk Valley and other parts of New York state.<br><br>Cuomo told local officials at Herkimer County Community College that the state will fill the gap using federal rules to offer cash from state coffers to flood victims.<br> Thu, 18 Jul 2013 12:55:28 +0000 Ellen Abbott 41253 at http://wrvo.org Cuomo announces state aid for Mohawk Valley flood victims Hanna makes plea for counties damaged by floods http://wrvo.org/post/hanna-makes-plea-counties-damaged-floods <p>While declaring 12 counties disaster areas after recent rains ravaged parts of the Mohawk Valley and upstate New York, the federal government has denied individual disaster aid for people who lost property in the floods.<br> Tue, 16 Jul 2013 13:17:55 +0000 Ellen Abbott 41147 at http://wrvo.org Hanna makes plea for counties damaged by floods Cuomo vows assistance for flood damaged counties http://wrvo.org/post/cuomo-vows-assistance-flood-damaged-counties <p>It's been more than a week since the first floods hit the Mohawk Valley region, causing millions of dollars in damage and prompting Gov. Andrew Cuomo to declare fifteen counties disaster areas.</p><p>Cuomo was in Herkimer County Sunday to talk about what assistance will be coming to the area following several rounds of flooding that severely damaged more than 150 homes.</p> Mon, 08 Jul 2013 19:53:09 +0000 Gino Geruntino 40738 at http://wrvo.org Cuomo vows assistance for flood damaged counties Flooding came quickly, but the cleanup will be slower http://wrvo.org/post/flooding-came-quickly-cleanup-will-be-slower <p>The rains that caused severe flooding and damage in central and northern New York last week came quickly, but the cleanup will be much slower.<br><br>“I’m just plugging away, day by day and getting a little bit further each day, you know,” said Steven Loucks. His Oneida home was flooded with several feet of water last week.<br><br>“My basement was completely flooded. It did not hit my first floor though, which is a good deal. But my basement, my furnace, my hot water heaters; I just got two new hot water heaters,” he said.<br> Thu, 04 Jul 2013 17:45:59 +0000 Gino Geruntino 40563 at http://wrvo.org Flooding came quickly, but the cleanup will be slower Severe weather strikes central, northern New York http://wrvo.org/post/severe-weather-strikes-central-northern-new-york <p></p><p></p> Fri, 28 Jun 2013 20:03:37 +0000 Gino Geruntino 40287 at http://wrvo.org Severe weather strikes central, northern New York Police shoot and kill suspected killer of 4 in Herkimer County rampage http://wrvo.org/post/police-shoot-and-kill-suspected-killer-4-herkimer-county-rampage <p><strong>Updated, Thursday 5:50 p.m.:</strong> Local police officers were "overwhelmed" as they raced from scene to scene yesterday morning in pursuit of a shooter who first set his home on fire and then killed four people and wounded two others at two different locations in Herkimer County. Wed, 13 Mar 2013 16:27:15 +0000 Ryan Delaney, Ellen Abbott & Associated Press 34689 at http://wrvo.org Police shoot and kill suspected killer of 4 in Herkimer County rampage Regional retailers look for a successful Black Friday http://wrvo.org/post/regional-retailers-look-successful-black-friday <p>Like all across the nation, Black Friday shopping got off to its earliest start yet in in central and northern New York.&nbsp; Retailers across the region hope the day will be the beginning of a strong holiday shopping season. While a Siena College poll showed that a majority of New Yorkers think stores should not open on Thanksgiving night, store managers said they had good business until the wee hours of the morning Friday. Fri, 23 Nov 2012 21:03:15 +0000 WRVO News 29581 at http://wrvo.org Mohawk Valley school districts consider merger http://wrvo.org/post/mohawk-valley-school-districts-consider-merger <p>With dropping enrollments and less money coming from the state, many school districts across New York are looking into joining forces. That is the case in the Mohawk Valley near Utica, where a school merger is on the ballot this week. Wed, 17 Oct 2012 14:22:30 +0000 Luke Tubia 27549 at http://wrvo.org