8:30am

Wed May 18, 2011
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School budgets pass, with 5 exceptions

WRVO – The vast majority of school district budgets won the approval of voters Tuesday.

Only five schools saw their budgets fall.

The no vote in Jordan-Elbridge was perhaps predictable, given the turmoil and anger seen there over the removal of several school officials and the recent revelation of a special contract for a district official that led to the official's firing and the firing of the temporary superintendent.

Budgets also fell in Cortland, north Syracuse, Weedsport and Vernon-Verona-Sherill.

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8:26am

Wed May 18, 2011
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Comptroller wants to tackle local government pension reform

ALBANY, NY – There's been action on curbing rising pension costs at the Capitol this week. Governor Cuomo is poised to unveil a proposal, and Comptroller Tom DiNapoli is offering a bill that he says will close a loophole that is costing the state millions of dollars.

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4:48pm

Tue May 17, 2011
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SUNY Launches Report Card

Oswego, NY – SUNY revealed how it will grade itself on a host of measures, from graduation rates and student satisfaction to its impacts on the economy and even the health of the state.

SUNY Chancellor Nancy Zimpher says the new report card delivers on SUNY's promise to track how well it delivers on its promises.

"This is a report card in three parts," Zimpher explained. "A competitive SUNY, a competitive New York, and how diversity counts in that mix."

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4:30pm

Tue May 17, 2011
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Afternoon Newscast 5/17

Oswego, NY – State comptroller Thomas DiNapoli wants a new way to stop people from cheating on their taxes. That story and more in today's newscast.

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8:29am

Tue May 17, 2011
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School budget votes are today statewide

ALBANY, NY – Voters in over 700 school districts will have an opportunity to weigh in on school budgets Tuesday. The State School Boards Association says the average tax increase proposed is around three and a half percent, and they expect the majority of the budgets to be approved. The story from WRVO Capitol Correspondent Karen Dewitt.

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4:26pm

Mon May 16, 2011
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Afternoon Newscast 5/16

Oswego, NY – Correctional officers dispute Governor Cuomo's plan to close prisons in New York State. That story and more in today's newscast.

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7:42am

Mon May 16, 2011

4:36pm

Fri May 13, 2011
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Afternoon Newscast 5/13

Oswego, NY – SUNY Chancellor Nancy Zimpher talks about plans to unveil new report cards to track progress in the state university system. That story and more in today's newscast.

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3:57pm

Fri May 13, 2011
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Prom, Body Image and Eating Disorders

Oswego, NY – Weight loss promotions aimed at teenaged girls seem to get even more prevalent as prom time approaches.

As WRVO's Joyce Gramza reports while prom can be a trigger for unhealthy dieting parents, and even retailers, can do something about it.

Syracuse University professor Harriet Brown's book, "Brave Girl Eating," follows the journey of her daughter "Kitty" through her struggle with anorexia.

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2:10pm

Fri May 13, 2011
Water Drops

Waterdrops, a celebration of the wonder of water. This week, Forested Water Supplies

Oswego, NY – Waterdrops, a celebration of the wonder of water. This week, Forested Water Supplies

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