Oswego, NY – If policy steps are made to enable biomass projects, Central New York could see a new source of fuel. This power or liquid fuel can be used for heat.
Biomass mostly comes from waste wood from logging operations. But over the last 20 years, the SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry has been researching and harvesting 600 acres of willow.
Oswego, NY – A budget resolution vote turned into a fight over the 2010 elections in the closely divided State Senate, as Democrats and Republicans pointed fingers over who was to blame for excessive spending in past years that has led to a crippling budget deficit.
Oswego, NY – Syracuse Mayor Stephanie Miner is trying to maintain the city's share of sales tax revenue.
To help address fiscal problems, Onondaga County wants a larger share of more then $200 million in sales tax revenue. The agreement between the county, Syracuse, towns, villages and school districts ends later this year.
But Mayor Miner said Syracuse cannot afford to lose sales tax revenue to the county and neither can Central N.Y.