Oswego County


Wed May 29, 2013

Stricter ban and penalties proposed on synthetic drugs

Lee Livermore, Public Education Coordinator at the Upstate Posion Control Center, holds up new brands of synthetic drugs.
Ryan Delaney WRVO

New York lawmakers have introduced new legislation to expand the ban on synthetic drugs and increase penalties in the state by addressing the mislabeling and chemical swapping of the drugs.

Synthetic drugs, often known as "bath salts" and sold under various other names, in New York have been banned since August last year following multiple cases of violent overdoses.

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Tue April 16, 2013

Gillibrand holds small business listening tour with SBA

Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY), center, listens during a small business forum in Phoenix, N.Y.
Ryan Delaney WRVO

New York's junior senator and the head of the U.S. Small Business Administration swung through upstate New York Monday to hold a series of roundtable talks with small business owners and economic development officials.

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Tue January 1, 2013

Reintroducing Atlantic salmon to the Salmon River

Fishers on the Salmon River
David Chanatry/New York State Reporting Project

In recent years both the federal and New York state governments have been studying how best to re-introduce – salmon -- to New York’s Salmon River.  That might come as a surprise to anyone who’s ever fished the river, known for its salmon of eye-popping size. 

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Wed December 26, 2012
Regional Coverage

Pulaski to decide on whether to dissolve police department

Residents in Pulaski will vote in March to keep or abolish the Pulaski Police Department, but some are worried resources will be stretched too thin.

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Thu September 13, 2012
Politics and Government

New York counties want state to take more action against bath salts

County governments want New York state to take a tougher stand on bath salts.  The Association of Counties, meeting this week in Syracuse, is calling for a state law to criminalize the synthetic drug.

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Fri August 3, 2012
Regional Coverage

Telephone outages in Oswego County affects 911

Some people may not be able to reach 911 in sections of Oswego County today (Friday, August 3), due to telephone outages in some parts of the county.

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Mon July 23, 2012
Regional Coverage

New E-911 radios for Oswego County

Starting today, Oswego County will turn on its new E-911 radios. The system comes with some new features.

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Fri July 20, 2012
Regional Coverage

Fate of old Oswego County jail being decided

Adam Wolfe WRVO

Oswego County's old jail is falling apart and now officials are deciding what to do with it.

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Fri July 13, 2012
Regional Coverage

Anti-nuclear "peace walk" begins

The potential for disaster at nuclear power plants is the message of a "peace walk" that will take place around Lake Ontario and started this week in Onondaga County.

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Fri July 6, 2012
Regional Coverage

Sen. Gillibrand promotes new biofuel

U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand was in central New York Thursday to discuss a new kind of  renewable energy fuel.

About 20 farmers, supporters and members of the press met on a farm in Mexico, New York, with Senator Gillibrand, who was promoting a new source of New York grown energy -- shrub willow.

"One of the things that really makes sense for our country is being independent of Middle Eastern oil. And one of the best way to do that is through biofuels," said the senator from New York.

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Thu June 14, 2012

Central New York counties take new steps to prevent EEE

Several New York counties are taking new steps to stop the Eastern equine encephalitis (EEE) virus.

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Mon May 21, 2012

Technology could be key in allowing CNY residents an equal chance at healthy lives

There is a difference of up to 33 years of life expectancy depending on where you live in Central New York and there is no simple answer to creating equal health for all.

Economics, race and gender all figure into these health disparities but technology could play a major part in closing the healthcare gap found between many Americans.

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Tue February 14, 2012
Regional Coverage

Rural areas of Oswego County receive more than typical weekly Shopper

While large daily newspapers have been struggling, Oswego’s small daily paper is flourishing. One way it’s doing that is by sending out a new free product to some rural areas of the county.

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