upstate New York http://wrvo.org en Quality of life, infrastructure investment key to urban renewal http://wrvo.org/post/quality-life-infrastructure-investment-key-urban-renewal <p></p><p>Upstate New York’s cities need to make investments in quality of life if they want to recreate their past economic vitality, according to a local expert on cities.</p><p>Mildred Warner of Cornell University recently held a conference at the college on the economic state of upstate New York’s largest urban centers.</p><p>She says the region’s cities aren’t getting the "full gamut" of rediscovery by younger generations because they’re not investing enough in areas like quality of life and infrastructure.</p> Mon, 14 Apr 2014 10:29:43 +0000 Ryan Delaney 54232 at http://wrvo.org Quality of life, infrastructure investment key to urban renewal Oswego exploring all options to cut costs, generate revenue http://wrvo.org/post/oswego-exploring-all-options-cut-costs-generate-revenue <p></p> Thu, 27 Mar 2014 11:19:26 +0000 Gino Geruntino 53340 at http://wrvo.org Oswego exploring all options to cut costs, generate revenue State cancer groups ask for more money to promote smoking cessation programs http://wrvo.org/post/state-cancer-groups-ask-more-money-promote-smoking-cessation-programs <p></p> Fri, 22 Nov 2013 12:31:55 +0000 Karen DeWitt 47529 at http://wrvo.org State cancer groups ask for more money to promote smoking cessation programs New wine laws to promote upstate producers http://wrvo.org/post/new-wine-laws-promote-upstate-producers <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><p>Gov. Andrew Cuomo&#39;s administration is continuing its program for promoting upstate produce with new legislation that aims to support the marketing of New York wines. The <a href="http://www.governor.ny.gov/press/09302013-wine-legislation" target="_blank">new laws</a> permit wine to be sold at roadside farm stands and expand wine trail designations along state roadways.</p> Tue, 08 Oct 2013 11:08:52 +0000 Kate O'Connell 45319 at http://wrvo.org New wine laws to promote upstate producers Whooping cough cases rise as more parents opt out of vaccine http://wrvo.org/post/whooping-cough-cases-rise-more-parents-opt-out-vaccine <p></p><p>The number of parents opting out of having their kids vaccinated against whooping cough, also known as pertussis, is on the rise, according to a <a href="http://pediatrics.aappublications.org/content/132/1/37.full.html" target="_blank">recent report</a>. This is resulting in an increase in whooping cough cases statewide.</p><p>In 2012, New York state saw the highest number of <a href="http://www.health.ny.gov/statistics/diseases/communicable/2012/cases/5.htm" target="_blank">whooping cough cases </a>in decades, with more than 3,000 cases confirmed statewide.</p> Thu, 03 Oct 2013 12:32:33 +0000 Kate O'Connell 45098 at http://wrvo.org Whooping cough cases rise as more parents opt out of vaccine Upstate farmers benefit from expanding frozen food industry http://wrvo.org/post/upstate-farmers-benefit-expanding-frozen-food-industry <p></p> Fri, 20 Sep 2013 09:54:22 +0000 Kate O'Connell 44447 at http://wrvo.org Upstate farmers benefit from expanding frozen food industry New York lawmakers fighting back against invasive species http://wrvo.org/post/new-york-lawmakers-fighting-back-against-invasive-species <p></p> Wed, 28 Aug 2013 10:56:17 +0000 Ellen Abbott 43299 at http://wrvo.org New York lawmakers fighting back against invasive species Obama to be greeted by anti-fracking protesters http://wrvo.org/post/obama-be-greeted-anti-fracking-protesters <p>President Barack Obama is planning on visiting upstate New York this week to promote an education plan. Mon, 19 Aug 2013 10:02:07 +0000 Karen DeWitt 42811 at http://wrvo.org Obama to be greeted by anti-fracking protesters Cuomo rebounds with voters, most are embarrassed by Weiner, Spitzer http://wrvo.org/post/cuomo-rebounds-voters-most-are-embarrassed-weiner-spitzer <p></p> Mon, 12 Aug 2013 19:58:24 +0000 Karen DeWitt 42515 at http://wrvo.org Upstate schools work to reduce bullying http://wrvo.org/post/upstate-schools-work-reduce-bullying <p></p> Mon, 12 Aug 2013 12:52:03 +0000 Ellen Abbott 42484 at http://wrvo.org Cuomo spending his time upstate this summer http://wrvo.org/post/cuomo-spending-his-time-upstate-summer <p></p> Mon, 12 Aug 2013 11:26:17 +0000 Karen DeWitt 42483 at http://wrvo.org Cuomo spending his time upstate this summer Expansion of gambling could bring expansion of gambling addiction http://wrvo.org/post/expansion-gambling-could-bring-expansion-gambling-addiction <p></p><p>New Yorkers have a chance to vote this November on whether there should be more gambling in the state.&nbsp; Those who treat people with gambling addictions say it will likely result in more problem gamblers.</p><p>The New York Council on Problem Gambling is a not for profit, affiliated with the state agency on alcohol and drug abuse. It coordinates and publicizes treatments for New Yorkers with gambling addictions.</p> Fri, 09 Aug 2013 11:36:12 +0000 Karen DeWitt 42373 at http://wrvo.org Expansion of gambling could bring expansion of gambling addiction Ontario County nursing home sale approved http://wrvo.org/post/ontario-county-nursing-home-sale-approved-0 <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><p>Ontario County is moving forward with the privatization of its nursing home. The board of supervisors voted last week to accept a $2 million bid for the Hopewell facility, but concerns remain about the level of care a private owner would provide.</p><p>The sale makes Ontario the latest in a string of counties in upstate New York looking to privatization as a solution to the rising costs of operating a nursing home.</p> Thu, 08 Aug 2013 11:41:52 +0000 Kate O'Connell 42310 at http://wrvo.org Ontario County nursing home sale approved Cuomo hosts "Adirondack Challenge" to promote upstate tourism http://wrvo.org/post/cuomo-hosts-adirondack-challenge-promote-upstate-tourism <p>Gov. Andrew Cuomo was in the Adirondack Park yesterday, where he joined some of the state's most powerful politicians and business leaders on a whitewater rafting trip down the Indian River.<br><br>Cuomo says his "Adirondack Challenge," held in the town of Indian Lake, is meant to draw attention and more visitors to destinations in Upstate New York.<br><br>"I want to expose this part of the state of New York," Cuomo said. "It is a magnificent part of the state, as you can see. Tourism is a big business for us, it's a big part of the economy and this has great potential."</p> Mon, 22 Jul 2013 12:14:57 +0000 Brian Mann 41436 at http://wrvo.org Cuomo hosts "Adirondack Challenge" to promote upstate tourism New York Toasts Long-Awaited Revival Of Its Distilleries http://wrvo.org/post/new-york-toasts-long-awaited-revival-its-distilleries A century ago, New York could claim that much of its liquor was local, thanks to distilleries large and small that supplied a lot of the whiskey, gin and rum that kept New York City (and the rest of North America) lubricated. Then Prohibition arrived and the industry largely dried up, before trickling back to life in the 21st century.<p>Now, distillers in New York state are toasting a revival 80 years in the making.<p><a href="http://www.tuthilltown.com/">Tuthilltown Spirits</a> is one of the first boutique distilleries to open in New York since Prohibition. Mon, 22 Jul 2013 07:33:00 +0000 Joel Rose 41424 at http://wrvo.org New York Toasts Long-Awaited Revival Of Its Distilleries Upstate health care centers funded to get uninsured into Affordable Care Act http://wrvo.org/post/upstate-health-care-centers-funded-get-uninsured-affordable-care-act <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>As delays pile up in the implementation of components of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) has awarded&nbsp;$150 million to the nation’s health care centers as part of an outreach and enrollment program for patients with low incomes.</p> Fri, 19 Jul 2013 12:10:36 +0000 Ashley Hirtzel & Kate O'Connell 41318 at http://wrvo.org Upstate health care centers funded to get uninsured into Affordable Care Act Hanna introduces bill offering tax breaks for emergency responders http://wrvo.org/post/hanna-introduces-bill-offering-tax-breaks-emergency-responders <p>When Mahlon Irish became a Homer volunteer firefighter in 1974, it was common for 60 people to head out to a fire. Now, it can be difficult to get the 12 firefighters national standards call for to a working blaze. The decline in the number of volunteers through the years is blamed on many things -- from extensive training required to changing family dynamics. But the expense of being a volunteer is also an issue, says Irish, using the cost of gasoline as an example.<br> Fri, 19 Jul 2013 11:59:26 +0000 Ellen Abbott 41316 at http://wrvo.org Hanna introduces bill offering tax breaks for emergency responders 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 How the "innovation agenda" faired in the state budget http://wrvo.org/post/how-innovation-agenda-faired-state-budget <p>Gov. Andrew Cuomo laid out <a href="http://innovationtrail.org/post/innovation-trail-highlights-2013-14-ny-state-budget-proposal" target="_blank">an ambitious agenda</a> around economic growth, innovation and clean energy in <a href="http://innovationtrail.org/post/cuomos-142-billion-budget-plan-three-minutes" target="_blank">his proposed 2013-2014 Executive Budget</a>. Fri, 29 Mar 2013 20:23:29 +0000 Ryan Delaney & Kate O'Connell 35513 at http://wrvo.org How the "innovation agenda" faired in the state budget State budget includes more tax credits for film industry http://wrvo.org/post/state-budget-includes-more-tax-credits-film-industry <p>The state budget includes a provision aimed at boosting the film industry in upstate New York. The new tax credit creates a two-tiered system that includes a 10 percent credit for productions using particular upstate locations. Thu, 28 Mar 2013 20:27:28 +0000 Kate O'Connell 35445 at http://wrvo.org Research credit extension could be a double-edged sword http://wrvo.org/post/research-credit-extension-could-be-double-edged-sword <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>Tuesday’s fiscal cliff package included extensions to a range of business-related tax credits, including one aimed at supporting research and development. Although Rochester, Buffalo and Syracuse have some of the most active R &amp; D economies in the country, experts say the deal could be a double-edged sword for upstate New York. Fri, 04 Jan 2013 20:16:23 +0000 Kate O'Connell 31395 at http://wrvo.org Upstate Medical to work with other universities on MS treatment http://wrvo.org/post/upstate-medical-work-other-universities-ms-treatment <p>A consortium of three upstate medical schools is to receive $12.1 million in funding to try to create a treatment for people living with multiple sclerosis. Thu, 03 Jan 2013 15:00:32 +0000 Kate O'Connell 31376 at http://wrvo.org Schumer wants to bring outsourced jobs back to upstate New York http://wrvo.org/post/schumer-wants-bring-outsourced-jobs-back-upstate-new-york <p>New York Senator Charles Schumer is pushing a new bill that he says would help bring outsourced jobs back to upstate New York.</p><p>The bill would provide a 20 percent tax credit for businesses that bring outsourced jobs back to the US as well as close tax loopholes for companies that ship jobs overseas.</p><p> Fri, 15 Jun 2012 13:56:34 +0000 Jason Smith 20993 at http://wrvo.org Consumer confidence down in New York last month http://wrvo.org/post/consumer-confidence-down-new-york-last-month <p>High gas prices, poor home buying, and low job reports sent consumer confidence down in New York last month.</p><p> Thu, 03 May 2012 20:41:55 +0000 Ryan Delaney 18672 at http://wrvo.org