Binghamton http://wrvo.org en Casino competition heats up in the Southern Tier http://wrvo.org/post/casino-competition-heats-southern-tier <p></p><p>The Southern Tier is guaranteed one out of the four casinos to be built in upstate New York.&nbsp; The licenses are expected sometime this year and the competition for the Southern Tier casino is starting to heat up.</p><p>Jeff Gural is the owner of Tioga Downs, where ground was recently broken on an expanded parking lot. Gural’s plan is to offer the full casino experience at his racetrack and electronic gambling site. But first he needs to win one of the new gaming licenses.</p> Tue, 28 Jan 2014 12:03:57 +0000 Matt Martin 50504 at http://wrvo.org Casino competition heats up in the Southern Tier Plan for Binghamton to Syracuse pipeline cut in half http://wrvo.org/post/plan-binghamton-syracuse-pipeline-cut-half <p></p><p>A proposal to build a new natural gas pipeline from Binghamton to Syracuse has been scaled back due to a lack of interest from natural gas providers.</p><p>Millennium Pipeline Company <a href="http://innovationtrail.org/post/proposed-line-would-move-natural-gas-binghamton-syracuse" target="_blank">wanted to construct the line</a> from the Southern Tier to the town of Onondaga, just south of Syracuse, along Interstate 81, connecting three existing east-west lines. But now they’re considering just going from Binghamton to Cortland and connecting two lines.</p> Wed, 18 Dec 2013 19:29:07 +0000 Ryan Delaney 48753 at http://wrvo.org Plan for Binghamton to Syracuse pipeline cut in half Protesters rally in support of minimum wage hike for fast food workers http://wrvo.org/post/protesters-rally-support-minimum-wage-hike-fast-food-workers <p><span id="primaryContentDepotPortlet.contentDescription">Cities across the country saw strikes Thursday as part of a campaign by fast food workers to raise the federal minimum wage. The movement faces strong opposition both within and outside the fast food industry.</span></p> Fri, 06 Dec 2013 13:07:05 +0000 Kate O'Connell 48166 at http://wrvo.org Protesters rally in support of minimum wage hike for fast food workers Anti-gas pipeline group warns residents of I-81 pipeline http://wrvo.org/post/anti-gas-pipeline-group-warns-residents-i-81-pipeline <p></p><p>Homeowners along an abandoned gas line across three central New York counties are getting advice about how to deal with gas companies who may come knocking.</p> Wed, 20 Nov 2013 13:00:56 +0000 Ellen Abbott 47425 at http://wrvo.org Anti-gas pipeline group warns residents of I-81 pipeline Cuomo touts casino amendment win http://wrvo.org/post/cuomo-touts-casino-amendment-win <p></p> Thu, 07 Nov 2013 13:18:19 +0000 Karen DeWitt 46794 at http://wrvo.org Cuomo touts casino amendment win Researcher looks for Alzheimer's diagnosis in speech patterns http://wrvo.org/post/researcher-looks-alzheimers-diagnosis-speech-patterns <p>A Binghamton researcher is launching a study that he hopes will help with early diagnosis of Alzheimer&#39;s disease. David Shaffer is looking for Alzheimer&rsquo;s patients so he can record their voices. Shaffer believes if he can get enough samples and enough funding, he could pinpoint how a deteriorating brain reveals itself in speech patterns, because so much of the brain is involved in speaking.</p> Wed, 09 Oct 2013 11:52:46 +0000 Matt Richmond 45344 at http://wrvo.org Researcher looks for Alzheimer's diagnosis in speech patterns Fuel cell grant powers hydrogen-powered bus development http://wrvo.org/post/fuel-cell-grant-powers-hydrogen-powered-bus-development <p></p> Thu, 12 Sep 2013 12:11:00 +0000 Matt Richmond 44036 at http://wrvo.org Hanna hearing focuses on how universities impact job creation http://wrvo.org/post/hanna-hearing-focuses-how-universities-impact-job-creation <p></p><p>Rep. Richard Hanna chaired a hearing Monday at Binghamton University on the role of universities in job creation. Hanna is chairman of the House of Representatives’ Subcommittee on Contracting and Workforce and the focus of the hearing was on the importance of federal funding.</p> Mon, 05 Aug 2013 21:26:41 +0000 Catherine Loper 42153 at http://wrvo.org Binghamton urban farmers ask city for laws to ease expansion http://wrvo.org/post/binghamton-urban-farmers-ask-city-laws-ease-expansion <p>Johan Jelsma is taking me on a tour of his garden on the West Side of Binghamton. He rattles off the names of plants in just one small patch of his yard:</p><p>“Eggplants, Brussels sprouts, a little bit of remnants of peas left and cucumber, melon.”</p><p>Jelsma's entire yard is taken over by a garden of vegetables, fruit trees and flowers. He says some passersby describe it as the wild yard.</p><p>“I didn’t like grass per se. I mean I like laying on it, I like running but I definitely don’t enjoy mowing.”</p> Tue, 16 Jul 2013 13:09:49 +0000 Matt Richmond 41145 at http://wrvo.org Binghamton urban farmers ask city for laws to ease expansion Connecting farmers to restaurants in Binghamton http://wrvo.org/post/connecting-farmers-restaurants-binghamton <p>In New York’s central region, there are hundreds of farms selling meat and produce directly to the public, and a Binghamton group is working to connect restaurants with those farms. The downtown Binghamton restaurant Lost Dog Café recently held a "Meet the Farmer" event. Sixty people attended a catered dinner in the back of the busy restaurant. Sat, 20 Apr 2013 12:33:00 +0000 Matt Richmond 36486 at http://wrvo.org Connecting farmers to restaurants in Binghamton Startup Weekend coming to Binghamton http://wrvo.org/post/startup-weekend-coming-binghamton <p>Chris Olsen is a budding entrepreneur. He runs an online marketing company in Binghamton called RS Webworks. It's the third company he's founded, and he's just 23-years-old. Fri, 09 Nov 2012 13:13:09 +0000 Matt Richmond 28877 at http://wrvo.org Startup Weekend coming to Binghamton