Oswego, New York – Onondaga County Republicans will choose their candidate for County Executive April 4th. The County Republican Committee is expected to nominate either former Syracuse Councilor at-large and Mayoral candidate Joanie Mahoney...or current Chair of the County Legislature Dale Sweetland.
WRVO's Richard Annal spoke with Sweetland about what he thinks makes him qualified for the job...
Oswego, NY – New York Governor Eliot Spitzer says a tentative agreement has been reached on a new state budget. WRVO's Chris Ulanowski spoke with Capitol Bureau Correspondent Karen DeWitt about the break through.
Oswego, New York – The confirmation of Governor Spitzer's nominee to be the state's Environmental Commissioner is once again being held up.
A Senate committee this week questioned Alexander "Pete" Grannis but failed to hold a vote to confirm the long-time State Assemblyman. Opposition to his nomination is coming from the gun lobby...hunters and sportsmen's groups.
WRVO's Chris Ulanowski spoke to Tom King...President of the New York State Rifle and Pistol Association.
Oswego, New York – National Grid is hosting the second in a series of "Upstate conversations" at the South Side Innovation Center in Syracuse. Business and development leaders from across Upstate New York will present their ideas on economic development for the region. WRVO's Richard Annal spoke with National Grid's Vice President for Economic Development...Marilyn Higgins.
Oswego, NY – The federal government might intervene on behalf of the Onondaga Nation in the tribe's land rights action. WRVO's Chris Ulanowski spoke to the Onondaga's legal counsel Joseph Heath about the new development.
Oswego, New York – Fulton's A. L. Lee Memorial is now one of several New York State hospitals that have filed a legal challenge to overturn the recommendations of a special panel tasked to close or reconfigure dozens of health care facilities.
It has filed suit in State Supreme Court in Oswego County to overturn the controversial findings.
WRVO's Chris Ulanowski spoke to A. L. Lee Memorial Executive Director Dennis Casey.
Albany, NY – State budget talks are apparently at a stalemate between Governor Spitzer and Senate Majority Leader Joesph Bruno. Bruno...a Republican...wants to spend more on school aid for some wealthier but heavily taxed suburban school districts. Governor Spitzer sat down with Capitol Bureau Correspondent Karen DeWitt Tuesday to discuss the "state of the budget" and other issues.
Oswego, New York – The State Department of Agriculture recently conducted a survey that shows a 68 percent increase in the state's number of dairy goats since 1997...yet there are only 15 goat milk processing facilities in New York.
WRVO's Jasmyn Belcher visited a local dairy goat farm and prepared this report.
Oswego, New York – Excellus BlueCross BlueShield has released the findings of a survey that show most Upstate New Yorkers support generic medicines.
WRVO's Jasmyn Belcher spoke with Excellus Vice President and Chief Pharmacy Officer...Joel Owerbach about the report and what might be preventing some consumers from achieving the maximum savings on their prescription drug costs.
Cazenovia NY – New York's Legislature leaders both support moving the state's Presidential Primary from March to February. U-S Senator and Democratic Presidential contender Hillary Rodham Clinton could be well-positioned for the rest of the race for the White House. So says Presidential Scholar Robert Greene of Cazenova College. He spoke to WRVO's Chris Ulanowski.
Oswego,New York – GROUPS OPPOSSED TO CONSTRUCTION OF A HIGH VOLTAGE POWERLINE FROM THE UTICA AREA TO THE NEW YORK CITY SUBURBS HAVE REFUTED CLAIMS BY NEW YORK REGIONAL INTERCONNECT THAT THE POWERLINE WOULD SPURR GREEN ENERGY PRODUCTION ALONG THE PROPOSED ROUTE. WRVO'S RICHARD ANNAL HAS MORE
Syracuse, NY – Dale Sweetland made it official today. The Chairman of the Onondaga County Legislature announced that he's a candidate for Onondaga County Executive. WRVO's Chris Ulanowski spoke to the Republican.
Oswego, New York – New York Regional Interconnect officials say the proposed high-voltage transmission line that would run through Central New York could spur the growth of wind farms across the state. WRVO's Jasmyn Belcher reports...
Oswego, NY – SUNY Oswego's highly creative and ambitious theater piece, "Lost in a Viral Paradise" will soon make its stage debut. As part of our series on this effort, WRVO's Mark Lavonier spoke with visitin artistic director from the Squonk Opera, Steve O'Hearn to find out more about the upcoming show.