Oswego, NY – When longtime republican Congressman Jim Walsh decided to not run for re-election, several names surfaced as possible successors. Now, the race is down to just two candidates. Republican Randy Wolken, who is the president of the Manufacturer's Association of Central New York, dropped out of the race. Wolken says republicans should unite behind one candidate.
WRVO's Jason Smith spoke with Wolken about his decision.
By Paterson is ready to assume the role of governor on Monday
Albany, NY – WRVO News Special: David Patterson holds his first press conference since Governor Spitzer announced he will resign on Monday. Paterson will be inaugurated Monday afternoon. Also, WRVO's Chris Ulanowski and SUNY Oswego Political Science Professor Bruce Altschuler discuss the issues Paterson will deal with as he becomes Governor of New York.
Oswego, New York – Governor Eliot Spitzer apologized to his family and the public today but did not elaborate on a report that he has been involved in a prostitution ring.
Spitzer made the brief statement at his Manhattan Office. He started by saying for the past nine years, eight as Attorney General, one as Governor, he has tried to uphold a vision of progressive politics that would rebuild New York and create opportunity for all. He said he has worked to bring real change to the state and will continue to do so.
Oswego, New York – Governor Eliot Spitzer has issued a brief statement,apologizing to his family and the public for reported links to a prostitution ring.
The New York Times reported earlier today that Spitzer told senior advisers of his involvement. The 48-year-old Spitzer is married and has three daughters. Details about the prostitution connection are not clear.
Oswego, New York – With the possibility of the 315 area code running out of assignable telephone numbers, the State Public Service Commission is considering some changes. WRVO's Jasmyn Belcher has more.
Albany, NY – Senator Malcolm Smith, who is religious and a member of the Reverend Floyd Flake's church in Queens, talks about what he prays for during his morning prayers before he starts his work day.
Albany, NY – Senator Malcolm Smith, the leader of the Democrats in that house, is just one seat away from potentially becoming Majority Leader. Smith, who is careful these days not to be over- confident, nevertheless has a number of ideas about what he'd do, if he comes to power.
Syracuse, NY – The economy was a central theme in Onondaga County Executive Joanie Mahoney's first State of the County Address. She delivered her speech last night before an audience of local elected officials and others gathered in a Syracuse school auditorium. She explained "the State of the County" to WRVO's Chris Ulanowski.
Oswego NY – The New York State Health Department says influenza is on the rise across New York. WRVO's Chris Ulanowski spoke with Dr. Joshua Schaffzin, who is the agency's Medical Director of Epidemiology.