Oswego, NY – New York State Senate leader Malcom Smith has named Northern New York's Darrel Aubertine the new chairman of the Senate Agriculture Committee. He spoke to WRVO's Chris Ulanowski about his new role.
Oswego, NY – The ethanol plant in the city of Fulton has yet to reach full production.
Construction of the 100 million gallon per year ethanol facility began a little over two years ago. Since then, the contractor Lurgi has been testing the plant, causing it to shutdown every now and then.
WRVO's Jasmyn Belcher spoke with General Manager of Northeast Bio Fuels, Brian Roach. He says the plant has been offline for the past two and a half weeks.
Syracuse, NY – New York's public schools are facing tremendous press to reduce costs because of the state's economic crisis. Governor Paterson has already said schools will have to live with less state funding and their ability to to turn to local taxpayers to make up the difference might be restricted. As WRVO's Jason Smith reports, schools will have a tough time living with the pain.
Oswego, NY – After being named one of America's most endangered rivers, the Saint Lawrence is on the road to recovery thanks to letters from local residents provoking action from the International Joint Commission. This story and more in our morning newscast.
Syracuse, NY – Rob Simpson is the President-Elect of the Metropolitan Development Association. He was among the dignataries who welcomed the new learning center at a grand-opening reception. He later spoke to WRVO's Chris Ulanowski.
Syracuse, NY – SUNY Oswego has officially introduced its new downtown Syracuse Metro Center to the Central New York community. Among those attending the grand-opening reception was State Assemblyman Will Barclay. He spoke to WRVO's Chris Ulanowski.
Oswego, NY – Local representatives of the "United Auto Workers" union are speaking out about the industry's economic crisis and how it could affect Central New York, as the "Big Three" automakers are currently asking the Federal Government for a 34-billion dollar rescue plan. This story and more in our morning newscast.
Oswego, NY – County Executives from across New York are voicing concerns about efforts to address the state's budget deficit and a Fort Drum soldier who went AWOL a year ago has returned to the Northern New York base. Those stories and more in this newscast.
Plainville, NY – A turkey farm with a long tradition in Central New York is about to undergo a major change. The new owners of the Plainville Turkey Farm in northern Onondaga County are converting it into a kosher poultry operation and moving the turkey business to Pennsylvania. The Bitz family sold the family farm last year. WRVO's Chris Ulanowski spoke to Mark Bitz about the change over.
Oswego, NY – The president of the New York State chapter of the National Organization for Women says Governor David Paterson must choose a woman to replace Hillary Clinton in the U.S. Senate. This story and more in this morning's newscast.
Oswego, NY – We have details on the task of replacing Hillary Rodham Clinton in the US Senate as well as an effort to promote energy efficiency in Upstate New York. Those stories and more in this newscast.