West Genesee http://wrvo.org en Parents make their voices heard as Common Core tests approach http://wrvo.org/post/parents-make-their-voices-heard-common-core-tests-approach <p></p> Wed, 26 Mar 2014 11:26:21 +0000 Ellen Abbott 53286 at http://wrvo.org Parents make their voices heard as Common Core tests approach Alec Baldwin pays a visit to Syracuse http://wrvo.org/post/alec-baldwin-pays-visit-syracuse <p>Syracuse got a taste of star power this past weekend as television and film star Alec Baldwin stopped by the Landmark Theater.</p><p>Baldwin was there to host a showing of the film &ldquo;Gasland,&rdquo; an award-winning anti-hydrofracking documentary.</p><p>He also moderated a panel after the movie with experts opposed to hydrofracking and members of the community to discuss the issue. Hydrofracking has been banned in New York while the state reviews concerns over the process for drilling natural gas.</p><p> Mon, 04 Jun 2012 17:42:10 +0000 Matt Johnston 20361 at http://wrvo.org Alec Baldwin pays a visit to Syracuse School Budget Series: Suburban schools prepare for difficult times http://wrvo.org/post/school-budget-series-suburban-schools-prepare-difficult-times <p>We&rsquo;re less than a week away. On Tuesday, New Yorkers will flock to the polls to vote on their respective school budgets. Tuesday will be the first time budgets will be voted on since New York state adopted the property tax cap that limits the amount districts can levy taxes to their constituents.</p><p>The cap is putting pressure on schools in the suburbs of Syracuse, but pressure is not new &ndash; it&rsquo;s part of a growing trend in budget problems for public schools.</p><p> Wed, 09 May 2012 11:00:00 +0000 Matt Johnston 18903 at http://wrvo.org School Budget Series: Suburban schools prepare for difficult times