Central New York http://wrvo.org en Maffei promotes infrastructure plan in Syracuse http://wrvo.org/post/maffei-promotes-infrastructure-plan-syracuse <p>Rep. Dan Maffei (D-Syracuse) has put together a wide-ranging program that would invest in central New York’s infrastructure, ranging from fixing crumbling roads and bridges to bringing high speed rail to the area. He says there has to be a mindset change in Washington for this to happen.<br /> Tue, 24 Jun 2014 10:17:20 +0000 Ellen Abbott 57789 at http://wrvo.org Maffei promotes infrastructure plan in Syracuse Rise in elder abuse cases has central New York searching for answers http://wrvo.org/post/rise-elder-abuse-cases-has-central-new-york-searching-answers <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">With an aging population, elder abuse is becoming more prevalent across the country and in central New York. Financial abuse has become one of the most common ways people take advantage of older Americans.</span></p> Wed, 11 Jun 2014 09:45:00 +0000 Ellen Abbott 57133 at http://wrvo.org Survey shows central NY art organizations should collaborate more to draw visitors http://wrvo.org/post/survey-shows-central-ny-art-organizations-should-collaborate-more-draw-visitors <p></p> Wed, 21 May 2014 19:36:52 +0000 Ellen Abbott 56125 at http://wrvo.org Central New Yorkers fight to end child sexual abuse http://wrvo.org/post/central-new-yorkers-fight-end-child-sexual-abuse <p></p><p>Two survivors of child sexual abuse are urging central New Yorkers to take part in a program that aims to prevent abuse, by arming bystanders with information.<br /><br />Dan Leonard’s story of child abuse goes back to when he was 11 years old and a football coach began abusing him. And Leonard says he wasn't the only victim.</p><p>“He abused hundreds of kids over the years. Anyone attached to that football program knew what was going on or should have suspected it.&nbsp; Nobody, all those years, all those kids, nobody said anything,” Leonard said.</p> Fri, 02 May 2014 10:56:56 +0000 Ellen Abbott 55112 at http://wrvo.org Utica loves its chicken riggies, but would it taste good as a potato chip? http://wrvo.org/post/utica-loves-its-chicken-riggies-would-it-taste-good-potato-chip <p></p> Mon, 24 Mar 2014 12:14:28 +0000 Gino Geruntino 53158 at http://wrvo.org Utica loves its chicken riggies, but would it taste good as a potato chip? DeWitt nano hub announces first feature film project http://wrvo.org/post/dewitt-nano-hub-announces-first-feature-film-project <p></p> Fri, 14 Mar 2014 10:22:54 +0000 Ellen Abbott 52687 at http://wrvo.org DeWitt nano hub announces first feature film project Winter storm brings heavy snow to the region http://wrvo.org/post/winter-storm-brings-heavy-snow-region <p>Spring is just over a week away, but winter storm warnings are in effect for most of central and northern New York from early Wednesday morning until early Thursday, as a large winter storm is expected to sweep through the area Wednesday afternoon into Thursday.&nbsp;</p><p> Wed, 12 Mar 2014 19:00:52 +0000 Jason Smith 52509 at http://wrvo.org Winter storm brings heavy snow to the region Potholes pose more problems than usual for upstate drivers http://wrvo.org/post/potholes-pose-more-problems-usual-upstate-drivers <p></p> Fri, 28 Feb 2014 14:13:26 +0000 Gino Geruntino 52031 at http://wrvo.org Potholes pose more problems than usual for upstate drivers New test lab puts solar panels through our diverse weather http://wrvo.org/post/new-test-lab-puts-solar-panels-through-our-diverse-weather <p></p><p>There’s a handful of machines in this corner of the massive Intertek testing facility in Cortland. They’re all designed to make sure solar energy panels can withstand being outside for decades, enduring rain, snow and even hail.</p><p>Rick Lewandowski, the executive director of the Center for Clean Energy Technology, shows an older solar panel that didn’t pass their test.</p> Thu, 16 Jan 2014 13:28:10 +0000 Ryan Delaney 49999 at http://wrvo.org New test lab puts solar panels through our diverse weather Cold weather grips central, northern New York http://wrvo.org/post/cold-weather-grips-central-northern-new-york <p></p> Thu, 02 Jan 2014 13:19:16 +0000 Gino Geruntino 49367 at http://wrvo.org Cold weather grips central, northern New York Maffei wants expanded broadband access in rural central New York http://wrvo.org/post/maffei-wants-expanded-broadband-access-rural-central-new-york <p>Bringing broadband Internet access to rural central New York is on the list of items that Syracuse-area Rep. Dan Maffei says he would like to get done. Maffei, a Democrat, says the move to bring broadband to the area isn't just about having a faster connection to do Google searches, but building sustainable economic and informational growth.</p> Thu, 26 Dec 2013 10:34:00 +0000 Gino Geruntino 48744 at http://wrvo.org Maffei wants expanded broadband access in rural central New York State subsidy system lacks transparency at regional level http://wrvo.org/post/state-subsidy-system-lacks-transparency-regional-level <div class="card-content"><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden "><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><p></p> Tue, 10 Dec 2013 20:15:21 +0000 Kate O'Connell 48359 at http://wrvo.org State subsidy system lacks transparency at regional level Giving Tuesday promotes central New York's non-profits http://wrvo.org/post/giving-tuesday-promotes-central-new-yorks-non-profits <p></p> Mon, 02 Dec 2013 12:57:22 +0000 Ellen Abbott 47927 at http://wrvo.org Giving Tuesday promotes central New York's non-profits 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 Salvation Army's red kettle campaign kicks off http://wrvo.org/post/salvation-armys-red-kettle-campaign-kicks <p></p> Tue, 19 Nov 2013 13:50:20 +0000 Gino Geruntino 47376 at http://wrvo.org Salvation Army's red kettle campaign kicks off Central N.Y. group encourages involvment in inclusion sports http://wrvo.org/post/central-ny-group-encourages-involvment-inclusion-sports <p>Advocates for the disabled in central New York want to encourage more participation in inclusion sports. &nbsp;<br /><br />Greg Cullen, founder of the group Move Along Inc., said the idea is that people with physical limitations and able-bodied people can play sports together.<br /><br />"You really get confidence," Cullen said. "You then are willing to engage or approach other individuals, that typically, maybe before you had an awkwardness or a fear of doing. And these types of activities can increase that confidence, so these people can continue to engage." &nbsp;<br /> Fri, 15 Nov 2013 10:59:25 +0000 Ellen Abbott 47043 at http://wrvo.org Central N.Y. group encourages involvment in inclusion sports Medicare open enrollment deadline approaches http://wrvo.org/post/medicare-open-enrollment-deadline-approaches <p></p> Wed, 13 Nov 2013 12:04:25 +0000 Ellen Abbott 47044 at http://wrvo.org Safe Sleep campaign stresses uncluttered cribs http://wrvo.org/post/safe-sleep-campaign-stresses-uncluttered-cribs <p></p> Mon, 28 Oct 2013 11:40:45 +0000 Ellen Abbott 46014 at http://wrvo.org Safe Sleep campaign stresses uncluttered cribs Start of flu season best time to get vaccinated http://wrvo.org/post/start-flu-season-best-time-get-vaccinated <p></p> Fri, 25 Oct 2013 11:51:46 +0000 Ellen Abbott 46137 at http://wrvo.org Start of flu season best time to get vaccinated Onondaga County creates two new departments, shrinks another http://wrvo.org/post/onondaga-county-creates-two-new-departments-shrinks-another <p>Onondaga County is making massive changes to the part of its bureaucracy that helps families and individuals in need. The recently passed county budget reshuffles the traditional way residents have been getting services for years.<br /> Mon, 14 Oct 2013 12:44:06 +0000 Ellen Abbott 45604 at http://wrvo.org Onondaga County to vote on proposed 2014 budget this week http://wrvo.org/post/onondaga-county-vote-proposed-2014-budget-week <p></p> Mon, 07 Oct 2013 12:08:57 +0000 Ellen Abbott 45266 at http://wrvo.org SUNY ESF to house sophisticated new research equipment http://wrvo.org/post/suny-esf-house-sophisticated-new-research-equipment <p></p><p></p> Fri, 27 Sep 2013 10:56:01 +0000 Ellen Abbott 44776 at http://wrvo.org SUNY ESF to house sophisticated new research equipment DiNapoli wants to invest into more NY-based companies http://wrvo.org/post/dinapoli-wants-invest-more-ny-based-companies <p>The state comptroller says he’s looking for more start up companies and entrepreneurs to invest in, as part of a partnership between the state’s pension fund and private equity managers.<br> Wed, 18 Sep 2013 10:50:14 +0000 Karen DeWitt 44333 at http://wrvo.org Maffei discusses upcoming presidential visit http://wrvo.org/post/maffei-discusses-upcoming-presidential-visit <p>President Obama will be in<a href="http://wrvo.org/post/president-obama-make-stop-syracuse"><strong> </strong>Buffalo, Syracuse and Binghamton next week</a> to discuss his plan for reducing college costs, but Rep. Dan Maffei hopes the president makes a stop in Auburn, too.</p> Thu, 15 Aug 2013 10:41:04 +0000 Gino Geruntino 42657 at http://wrvo.org Maffei discusses upcoming presidential visit Syracuse City School District Superintendent not surprised by low state test scores http://wrvo.org/post/syracuse-city-school-district-superintendent-not-surprised-low-state-test-scores <p></p> Thu, 08 Aug 2013 11:10:45 +0000 Ellen Abbott 42307 at http://wrvo.org Syracuse City School District Superintendent not surprised by low state test scores Maffei says federal education initivatives are not working in central New York http://wrvo.org/post/maffei-says-federal-education-initivatives-are-not-working-central-new-york <p></p> Wed, 07 Aug 2013 09:54:11 +0000 Ellen Abbott 42209 at http://wrvo.org Maffei says federal education initivatives are not working in central New York Destiny USA's impact one year later http://wrvo.org/post/destiny-usas-impact-one-year-later <p></p> Mon, 05 Aug 2013 11:27:08 +0000 Ellen Abbott 42112 at http://wrvo.org Destiny USA's impact one year later Emerald Ash Borer discovered in Onondaga County http://wrvo.org/post/emerald-ash-borer-discovered-onondaga-county <p>Now that the Emerald Ash Borer, or EAB, has been discovered in Onondaga County a special task force will begin making decisions about the future of ash trees, which account for 13 percent of the trees in central New York.<p>The EAB can kill an ash tree in as little as two years. Fri, 02 Aug 2013 11:31:37 +0000 Ellen Abbott 42015 at http://wrvo.org Emerald Ash Borer discovered in Onondaga County Boutique brands of liquor on the rise in New York http://wrvo.org/post/boutique-brands-liquor-rise-new-york <p>"I had a lot of spare time on my hands, and this was just one of the many crazy ideas you come up with when you're trying to figure out what the heck you're going to do to make some money and make a living."<br><br>Two years ago, Brandon Bellinger was working for a now defunct racing team in North Carolina. Today, he's developed and created his own brand of top shelf tequila, called 21 Tequila, which he sells at local bars and liquor stores around Oswego County.</p> Thu, 25 Jul 2013 13:45:02 +0000 Gino Geruntino 41617 at http://wrvo.org Boutique brands of liquor on the rise in New York State, Cornell Cooperative Extension teach public to identify invasive pests http://wrvo.org/post/state-cornell-cooperative-extension-teach-public-identify-invasive-pests <p></p> Thu, 25 Jul 2013 12:16:21 +0000 Ellen Abbott 41613 at http://wrvo.org State, Cornell Cooperative Extension teach public to identify invasive pests