Oswego, NY – The Ginna Nuclear Power Plant near Rochester finished construction on new dry-cask storage units for containing nuclear waste. The federal government is supposed to be responsible for spent fuel, but since public officials haven't figured out a place to put it, it remains on-site at plants around the country.
Fulton, NY – There's a common theme when politicians talk about New York's economy. They promise that high-tech jobs, and green jobs, will replace manufacturing jobs. There is some evidence of that in Fulton New York. The oil company Sunoco is making ethanol in an old brewery. But economists caution that a green economy won't develop over night.
Fulton Mayor Ron Woodward says the city used to bustle around the clock at manufacturing plants, like Nestle and Miller Brewing.
ALBANY, NY – Governor David Paterson signed into law more than 100 bills given to him in the last few weeks, as a flurry of measures passed the state Legislature in its final days.
Among the significant changes:
>> New York becomes the final state in America to allow no-fault divorces. Previously, in a contested divorce, at least one of the two parties must have been found to have been at fault for one of several reasons.
ALBANY, NY – New York's Lieutenant Governor is feeling vindicated these days. WRVO's Dave Bullard reports the new state budget provides Richard Ravitch with what he says is proof he was right about something important -- borrowing money.
Oswego, NY – This week, we'll ltake you to the Oswego County village of Altmar, which may not be a village for much longer. We'll hear from Debbie Sydow, President of Onondaga Community College in this week's edition of The Campbell Conversations, and we'll take you to the Museum of Obsolete Technology. These stories and more on WRVO's Weekly Edition.