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Oswego, New York – The Port of Oswego is getting some help to address shallow waterways threatening economic growth in Central New York.

WRVO's Jasmyn Belcher prepared this report.

Oswego, New York – Central New York natives returning home for the holidays are being encouraged to stay.

WRVO's Jasmyn Belcher reports.

Oswego, New York – The Hinckley Reservoir Working Group has issued its interim report to Governor Spitzer.

WRVO's Jasmyn Belcher reports.

Oswego, New York – Watertown city officials are expected to implement a crow hazing program.

WRVO's Jasmyn Belcher.

Oswego, New York – A mystery donor in Northern New York has bell ringers for the Salvation Army's Red Kettle Campaign grateful and curious.

WRVO's Jasmyn Belcher prepared this report.

Oswego, New York – A coalition of business and trade organizations is working to revitalize the upstate economy.

WRVO's Jasmyn Belcher reports.

Oswego, NY – WRVO wants to hear from listeners as the 2008 Election Season unfolds.
While the focus now is on the early caucuses and primaries in Iowa and New Hampshire, New York State will have its say in February.
WRVO's Chris Ulanowski has this "Election
Conversation."

Oswego, New York – Highway snow plow operators in one Central New York county are raising safety questions about their job.

WRVO's Jasmyn Belcher reports.

Utica, NY – Upstate Congressman Michael Arcuri has returned from a weeklong trip to the troubled Eastern African region.
WRVO's Chris Ulanowski spoke to the house Democrat about the trip, funding for troops in Iraq and the last National Intelligence Estimate on Iran.

Oswego, NY – Environmental advocates are working to protect the Great Lakes from climate change and increased water demand from other locations.

WRVO's Jasmyn Belcher spoke with Water and Natural Resources Program Associate for Environmental Advocates of New York, Katherine Nadeau.

Oswego, NY – For many, the beginning of the holiday season might start with a shopping trip.

But for the 100 plus member Northern Choral Society in Watertown the good tidings begin this weekend with the annual performance of classic works of the season.

WRVO's Mark Lavonier met with the choral group's director and organist and prepared this audio post-card.

Oswego, NY – An Upstate Congressman is seeking additional federal funding to help educate special needs children.

WRVO's Jasmyn Belcher spoke with Congressmen Jim Walsh, New York's 25th District Representative.

Walsh gives some history on the "Individuals With Disabilities in Education Act."

Oswego, NY – More students seeking higher education are looking into State University of New York colleges.

WRVO's Jasmyn Belcher reports.

WRVO - Oswego, NY – Find the latest news on the campaign front, a schedule of election specials coming up on air, and audio on-demand. All this information is available at the WRVO Election Page.

Oswego, NY – With Thanksgiving just days away, advocates for the poor are asking state leaders to increase funding for emergency food services.

WRVO's Katherine Harrington has the story.

Oswego, NY – Jasmyn Belcher reports on this organization called ACTS.

Oswego, NY – WRVO's Chris Ulanowski reports about warnings of hidden dangers in toys.

Oswego, New York – U.S. Senator Charles Schumer is pushing for immediate action to address low water levels at the Port of Oswego.

WRVO's Jasmyn Belcher has the story.

Oswego, NY – World renown progressive trombonist and composer Craig Harris will be in Central New York this evening, leading a group of artists in the interfaith, multicultural concert, "Songs of the Spirit" in Oswego. The tour of seven acts is visiting points across the state to promote tolerance and the connection all people have through the power of music. WRVO's Mark Lavonier spoke with Craig Harris to learn more about the show.

Oswego, NY – A Siena College Poll released on Tuesday shows support for Governor Spitzer is evaporating.
WRVO's Chris Ulanowski asked Siena Pollster Steven Greenberg about the findings.

Oswego, NY – Speculation mounts about the fate of Governor Spitzer's licensing plan for undocumented workers. Capitol Bureau Correspondent Karen DeWitt discusses this and other issues with WRVO's Chris Ulanowski.

Syracuse, NY – The second phase of what's supposed to become the Destiny USA Retail and Tourism Destination is moving forward.

Developer Robert Congel has unveiled plans for a 450 Million dollar, 1,300 room hotel and convention center that will run on "Green Technology".

Chris Ulanowski interviewed outgoing Onondaga County executive, Nicholas Pirro, about the promise this project holds.

Oswego, New York – A Utica-area lawmaker is pushing for legislation aimed at reducing New York State's electricity costs.

WRVO's Jasmyn Belcher reports.

Oswego, New York – A task force aimed at monitoring the water levels at the Hinckley Reservoir is expected to meet for the first time.

The group, comprised of several state agencies...including the Mohawk Valley Water Authority, was formed in a response to the recent water crisis in Oneida County that lasted over two weeks.

The Water Authority's Executive Director, Patrick Becher, spoke with WRVO's Jasmyn Belcher.

Oswego, NY – The State Association of convenience stores is sharply critical today of Governor Spitzer's decision to drop plans to collect sales taxes on cigarettes and gasoline sold by Native American merchants to non-Indians.

The decision reneges on Spitzer's campaign promise last year and will result in the loss of an estimated 200 million dollars to the state.

WRVO's Chris Ulanowski spoke to the President of the Convenience Store Association....Jim Calvin.

Oswego, NY – Governor Spitzer's Assistant Secretary for Public Safety is making the rounds -- speaking out in favor of his newly revised plan to allow illegal immigrants obtain New York driver's licenses.
Denise O'Donnell spoke to WRVO's Chris Ulanowski.

Oswego, NY – In what might be the sharpest rebuke yet of Governor Spitzer's license plan for illegal immigrants, two Western New York county clerks say they will comply with the Governor's order. But illegal immigrants, who apply for a license at their DMV offices, face the risk of being arrested for violating US immigration law.

WRVO's Chris Ulanowski spoke to one of the clerks, Erie County's Kathleen Hochul.

Oswego, NY – More county clerks across the state say they'll refuse to comply with Governor Spitzer's license plan, which will make it easier for undocumented workers to obtain driver's licenses.

WRVO's Chris Ulanowski spoke to the President of the State County Clerks Association, Kathleen Marchione, about the controversy.

Oswego, NY – Both sides on the death penalty believe the debate over the issue in New York is over now that the state court of appeals refused to consider its 2004 ruling that nullified New York's capital punishment law.

David Kaczynski is the Executive Director of New Yorkers Against the Death Penalty. WRVO's Chris Ulanowski spoke to the death penalty opponent.

10/26/07 – Visitors to Oswego's Harbor will notice something unusual, huge piles of road salt on both sides of the Oswego River on property owned by the Port Authority of Oswego. WRVO's Chris Ulanowski filed this report.

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