Albany, NY – Former Long Island Congressman Rick Lazio was chosen by the state Republican Party at its convention, after an attempt by the party's leadership to field another candidate failed. Lazio, best known for his unsuccessful race for Senate against Hillary Clinton in 2000, had been working on Wall Street for most of the last decade.
Binghamton, NY – The Environmental Protection Agency will hold the final hearing in its review of the natural gas drilling process, called "hydro-fracking" next week, in Binghamton. In advance of the hearing, we're looking at what drilling might hold for New York State. One benefit that officials are eyeing is job creation, and they're looking across the border to Pennsylvania to learn more. For the Innovation Trail, WRVO's Emma Jacobs has the story.
Oswego, NY – Unemployment in the U.S. stands at 9.6%. It's about that high in Oswego County, where Joyce Gramza lives. She's a writer and editor and a former manager but, as her new cover letter spells out, she's setting her sights lower these days.