election day http://wrvo.org en Oswego's 5th Ward Common Council seat pits youth versus experience http://wrvo.org/post/oswegos-5th-ward-common-council-seat-pits-youth-versus-experience <p></p><p>Two candidates from vastly different backgrounds are attempting to become the new voice of Oswego's 5th ward, after Common Councilor Dan Donovan's retirement. It's the only open Common Council race in the November 5 election.<br /><br />One of those candidates is William "Billy" Barlow, Jr., 23, who is a small business owner and recent graduate of Arizona State University. Barlow, a Republican, says the city could benefit from making Oswego's downtown more vibrant and welcoming to out-of-town visitors.<br />&nbsp;</p><p></p> Fri, 01 Nov 2013 12:30:01 +0000 Gino Geruntino 46507 at http://wrvo.org Oswego's 5th Ward Common Council seat pits youth versus experience Commercial gambling's history moves from underground to mainstream http://wrvo.org/post/commercial-gamblings-history-moves-underground-mainstream <p></p><p>If voters on Tuesday pass the proposed amendment to the state constitution to allow casino gambling, New York will become the 21st state to have commercial, Las Vegas-style casinos. Across much of the country nowadays, gambling seems like the natural state of things. But it wasn’t always that way.</p> Fri, 01 Nov 2013 12:09:39 +0000 David Chanatry 46504 at http://wrvo.org Commercial gambling's history moves from underground to mainstream Election day could bring youth to Syracuse Common Council http://wrvo.org/post/election-day-could-bring-youth-syracuse-common-council <p></p> Fri, 01 Nov 2013 11:51:28 +0000 Tom Magnarelli 46476 at http://wrvo.org Election day could bring youth to Syracuse Common Council Coalition promotes casino amendment, as judge set to hear lawsuit http://wrvo.org/post/coalition-promotes-casino-amendment-judge-set-hear-lawsuit <p></p><p>The push for passage of a ballot amendment to allow up to seven new gambling casinos in New York has begun. A coalition of business leaders, labor unions, and local elected officials are holding press conferences across the state. They expect to run some TV ads, as well.</p><p>The name of the coalition says nothing about gambling casinos -- instead it&rsquo;s called New York Jobs Now. Business Council President Heather Briccetti said the new resort-style casinos proposed will bring employment to economically depressed areas.</p> Fri, 11 Oct 2013 10:46:12 +0000 Karen DeWitt 45475 at http://wrvo.org Syracuse mayoral candidate Kevin Bott challenges incumbent Stephanie Miner to debate http://wrvo.org/post/syracuse-mayoral-candidate-kevin-bott-challenges-incumbent-stephanie-miner-debate <p>Syracuse's Green Party mayoral candidate, Kevin Bott, met his opponent, current Mayor Stephanie Miner, for the first time Monday night and challenged her to a debate.</p><p>Miner said she was willing to listen to what he had to say and that her campaign manager would get back to him.</p><p>Bott says the people of Syracuse deserve to hear different viewpoints debate each other in a general election.</p> Tue, 24 Sep 2013 11:38:10 +0000 Tom Magnarelli 44617 at http://wrvo.org Syracuse mayoral candidate Kevin Bott challenges incumbent Stephanie Miner to debate Kevin Bott launches Green Party mayoral campaign in Syracuse http://wrvo.org/post/kevin-bott-launches-green-party-mayoral-campaign-syracuse <p></p> Thu, 12 Sep 2013 11:17:16 +0000 Ellen Abbott 44031 at http://wrvo.org Kevin Bott launches Green Party mayoral campaign in Syracuse Watertown primary decides city council candidates, draws few voters http://wrvo.org/post/watertown-primary-decides-city-council-candidates-draws-few-voters <p>Four of the six candidates running for Watertown City Council, including the race's two incumbents, are moving on to the general election in November, following Tuesday's primary election.<br><br>Incumbent candidates Teresa Macaluso and Jeffrey Smith took the top two spots, with 575 and 454 votes, respectively. Challenger Stephen Jennings also had a strong showing, falling only two votes shy of Smith. Cody Horbacz also moves on to the November election.<br><br>Jasmine Borreffine and Rodney LaFave received the lowest totals and were eliminated from the race.<br> Wed, 11 Sep 2013 13:01:16 +0000 Gino Geruntino 43973 at http://wrvo.org