Oswego, NY – North Country Congressman John McHugh made it through his confirmation hearing on his pathway to becoming the US Secretary of the Army. WRVO's Ryan Morden reports on the most scrutinizing part of McHugh's hearing in front of the Senate Armed Services Committee.
Albany, NY – Governor David Paterson says the state is facing yet another budget deficit. This time it's $2.1 billion dollars. The governor says he'll have a budget balancing plan for the legislature to act upon soon.
Oswego, NY – A downstate senator is working to change the way alcohol is sold in New York, by proposing a newer version of a bill that would allow grocery stores to sell wine. WRVO's Jasmyn Belcher reports.
Oswego, NY – New York public beaches had to be closed just over 1,600 times in 2008 due to high bacteria counts, according to the Natural Resources Defense Council's annual "Beach Water Quality" report. No beaches in Central New York with the exception of the Pultneyville Mariners Beach in Wayne County were cited as a problem. As WRVO's Chris Ulanowski reports from Fair Haven State Park in northern Cayuga County on Lake Ontario, protecting your health while out for a swim may depend on how well you stay informed.
Syracuse, NY – The Syracuse Police Department is receiving more than $3-million in federal stimulus funds to hire up to 14 police officers. Syracuse Police Chief Gary Miguel says the new hires will help tremendously. Listen to this interview.