Auburn http://wrvo.org en Auburn Housing Authority bans smoking in public housing units http://wrvo.org/post/auburn-housing-authority-bans-smoking-public-housing-units <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">There will be no more smoking inside apartments operated by the Auburn Housing Authority.</span></p> Tue, 08 Jul 2014 09:37:00 +0000 Ellen Abbott 58491 at http://wrvo.org Auburn Housing Authority bans smoking in public housing units World War II veteran honored with Purple Heart 70 years after turning it down http://wrvo.org/post/world-war-ii-veteran-honored-purple-heart-70-years-after-turning-it-down <p>Rep. Dan Maffei (D-Syracuse) awarded a World War II veteran the Purple Heart on Saturday. Staff Sergeant Richard Faulkner turned down the award 70 years ago, but recently had a change of heart.</p><p></p> Mon, 10 Mar 2014 11:59:58 +0000 Tom Magnarelli 52436 at http://wrvo.org World War II veteran honored with Purple Heart 70 years after turning it down Auburn milk plant hopes to capitalize on export market http://wrvo.org/post/auburn-milk-plant-hopes-capitalize-export-market <p></p><p>A new dairy processing facility under construction in Cayuga County plans to make most of its money on the export market and its owners are hoping trade rule changes don’t hinder that.</p><p>An $80 million dairy facility going up in Auburn plans to sell powdered milk to countries in Asia and North Africa, but current trade rules with some of those countries could make exporting their products difficult.</p> Fri, 06 Dec 2013 12:36:02 +0000 Ryan Delaney 48139 at http://wrvo.org Auburn milk plant hopes to capitalize on export market Cokie Roberts: Women's impact on America from Sewards to senators http://wrvo.org/post/cokie-roberts-womens-impact-america-sewards-senators <p>NPR political analyst Cokie Roberts is also an author of historical non-fiction books. And she will be speaking in central New York Thursday evening at the Seward House in Auburn. WRVO's Catherine Loper spoke with Roberts from her home in the Washington, D.C. area about the role of women in American history and in politics today. Tue, 12 Nov 2013 14:30:34 +0000 Catherine Loper 47020 at http://wrvo.org Cokie Roberts: Women's impact on America from Sewards to senators Activists walk Auburn to promote Tubman national park http://wrvo.org/post/activists-walk-auburn-promote-tubman-national-park <p></p> Mon, 05 Aug 2013 21:14:40 +0000 WRVO News 42152 at http://wrvo.org Activists walk Auburn to promote Tubman national park Pretty much everything lights up on the 4th of July http://wrvo.org/post/pretty-much-everything-lights-4th-july <p>Communities across central and northern New York this week are playing with glow sticks, grilling hot dogs and looking up at the night sky to watch a fireworks display.</p><p>Here's a postcard from Wednesday evening's Independence Day festivities at Emerson Park in Auburn, N.Y. Thu, 04 Jul 2013 16:22:35 +0000 Ryan Delaney 40560 at http://wrvo.org Pretty much everything lights up on the 4th of July Congress begins work on Tubman home national park http://wrvo.org/post/congress-begins-work-tubman-home-national-park <p>A congressional committee has begun taking up the designation of Harriet Tubman’s home in Auburn as a national park.<br><br>A House sub-committee on natural resources heard testimony Thursday from Rep. Dan Maffei, D-DeWitt, and the Rev. Daren Jaime of the AME Zion church and boardmember for the organization that runs the home of the former anti-slavery leader.<br> Fri, 07 Jun 2013 10:39:00 +0000 Ryan Delaney 39106 at http://wrvo.org Congress begins work on Tubman home national park Maffei's bill for Tubman national park moves along http://wrvo.org/post/maffeis-bill-tubman-national-park-moves-along <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Abolitionist Harriet Tubman’s Auburn home is one step closer to becoming a national park and it could mean a makeover for the property.</span></p><p>The bill to designate Tubman’s home a national park will get a hearing by the House of Representatives Committee on Natural Resources June 6. Syracuse-area Rep. Dan Maffei sponsored the bill to recognize the leader of the anti-slavery network known as the Underground Railroad.</p> Fri, 31 May 2013 20:11:51 +0000 Charles Gichane 38764 at http://wrvo.org Maffei's bill for Tubman national park moves along State pension funds invests in central New York business http://wrvo.org/post/state-pension-funds-invests-central-new-york-business <p>Money from a state pension fund is flooding into an Auburn company that manufactures, distributes and services electrical products. It's one way the state is trying to encourage economic growth in upstate New York. Fri, 29 Mar 2013 13:30:06 +0000 Ellen Abbott 35488 at http://wrvo.org Auburn plant announces closure http://wrvo.org/post/auburn-plant-announces-closure <p>A manufacturing company in Auburn, N.Y. has announced it will be closing its doors by the end of 2014. Thu, 21 Feb 2013 15:42:33 +0000 Catherine Loper & Bethany Palmer 33673 at http://wrvo.org Members of Congress push for Harriet Tubman National Park in Auburn http://wrvo.org/post/members-congress-push-harriet-tubman-national-park-auburn <p>Lawmakers in Washington are pushing for the establishment of a Harriet Tubman National Park in Auburn, where the abolitionist lived and died. Members of the New York congressional delegation say it could have a big impact on Auburn. Thu, 14 Feb 2013 14:05:18 +0000 Ellen Abbott 33351 at http://wrvo.org Members of Congress push for Harriet Tubman National Park in Auburn Local company wants American steel used in public projects http://wrvo.org/post/local-company-wants-american-steel-used-public-projects <p>Nucor Steel employs about 300 people in Auburn, New York. Company officials asked for Rep. Dan Maffei's support of infrastructure projects that use American steel, when he paid a visit recently. Wed, 06 Feb 2013 21:19:17 +0000 Durrie Lawrence 32976 at http://wrvo.org Plastic maker breaks ground on expansion in Auburn http://wrvo.org/post/plastic-maker-breaks-ground-expansion-auburn <p>The walls on the 55,000 square foot expansion started going up a few weeks ago, but company owners and state and local economic development officials still gathered Thursday at <a href="http://currierplastics.com" target="_blank">Currier Plastics</a> in Auburn to throw some dirt around with gleaming shovels. Fri, 30 Nov 2012 13:59:09 +0000 Ryan Delaney 29863 at http://wrvo.org Plastic maker breaks ground on expansion in Auburn City of Auburn votes to rescind ban of treatment of fracking fluid http://wrvo.org/post/city-auburn-votes-rescind-ban-treatment-fracking-fluid <p>Just a few days after the city of Niagara Falls <a href="http://innovationtrail.org/post/niagara-falls-bans-treatment-fracking-fluid">voted unanimously</a> to ban the treatment of fracking fluid at its municipal treatment plant, the city of Auburn has voted to rescind theirs.</p><p>Auburn City Councilors voted in July of 2011 to ban the treatment of fracking wastewater, which could contain chemicals and heavy metals.&nbsp;</p> Thu, 08 Mar 2012 12:25:47 +0000 Jason Smith 15609 at http://wrvo.org