Canastota, NY – More women are owning and running farms according to USDA census data released earlier this year. The number of women who run farms is up 19 percent nationwide, and New York reflects the national trend. WRVO's Ryan Morden profiles an organic farmer in Canastota who proves that the industry isn't just a man holding a pitchfork with a woman standing by his side, like the old "American Gothic" painting.
Oswego, NY – Governor Paterson makes $5 Billion dollars worth of budget cut proposals. An environmental group is upset with the proposals. A new poll in New York's 23rd congressional race shows that Bill Owens is a head.
Albany, NY – Governor Paterson is proposing the first mid year school aid cuts in nearly two decades, in a package of $3 billion dollars in budget cuts that he says are "very painful" but necessary to avoid default.
Albany, NY – Senator Hiram Monserrate was found not guilty of felony assault charges against his girlfriend, and will not be automatically expelled from the State Senate, but Monserrate was convicted of a misdemeanor, and could face jail time. Senate Leaders say they are discussing whether to begin their own actions to remove the Queens Democrat from his post.