Regional Coverage

8:46am

Thu November 29, 2012
Regional Coverage

Three lawsuits target Jefferson County Sheriff's Department

Three women with the same attorney have filed lawsuits against the Jefferson County Sheriff's Department and members within it for allegations relating to sexual misconduct or harassment.

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11:26am

Wed November 28, 2012
Regional Coverage

Some budget cuts approved for Oswego Fire Department

The Oswego City Council voted unanimously Monday night to approve Mayor Thomas Gillen’s proposed budget. That will mean a property tax rate hike of about 11 percent.

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10:59am

Wed November 28, 2012
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Cuomo made his sixth tour of New York's regions to monitor the progress of projects funded through the Regional Economic Development Councils.
Kate O'Connell WXXI

4:28pm

Tue November 27, 2012
Regional Coverage

Western NY school to have "living building"

An upstate school is adding a structure that generates its own energy, heating and cooling using renewable energy sources for its teaching spaces. The Harley School in Rochester broke ground on the $3 million project Monday.

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9:55am

Tue November 27, 2012
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Ambulance company starts fall prevention program for seniors

Gertrude Hoenig and WAVES coordinator Dan Taylor in Hoenig's home
Ellen Abbott/WRVO

An ambulance company in Onondaga County has started a program it hopes will help one of biggest causes of injury among the elderly.  The focus is on making senior's homes safe from falls.

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9:46am

Tue November 27, 2012
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Cuomo says Sandy costs reach $41 billion

Governor Andrew Cuomo says Hurricane Sandy caused more damage than Hurricane Katrina, and is now asking for $41 billion from the federal government. Cuomo says New York’s congressional delegation has promised the help.

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4:46pm

Mon November 26, 2012
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Oswego fire department critical of proposed city budget cuts

There's a public hearing Monday night for the proposed Oswego city budget, which includes cuts to various programs to deal with a budget shortfall. One of the loudest voices against the cuts has been the Oswego Fire Department. If the budget is passed, the Fire Department could see their ambulance corps reduced, fewer firefighters assigned for each shift, and one fire station closed.

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12:06pm

Mon November 26, 2012
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Onondaga Lake vistor center
Ellen Abbott/WRVO

Here's a round up of regional news from WRVO:

New Onondaga Lake visitor's center gives new view

DEC says discussion about pollution on Watertown's north side to continue

Over 5,000 new government jobs for New Yorkers cleaning up after Sandy

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9:33am

Mon November 26, 2012
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New Onondaga Lake visitor's center gives new view

Onondaga Lake visitor center
Ellen Abbott/WRVO

There's a new view of Onondaga Lake.  Honeywell has  opened a new Onondaga Lake Visitors Center, right next to the company's massive project that's dredging and capping two million cubic yards of contaminated lake soil. Honeywell hopes it can change perceptions of a lake, that for decades has been so dirty, people didn't want to go near it.

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4:03pm

Fri November 23, 2012
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Regional retailers look for a successful Black Friday

Like all across the nation, Black Friday shopping got off to its earliest start yet in in central and northern New York.  Retailers across the region hope the day will be the beginning of a strong holiday shopping season. While a Siena College poll showed that a majority of New Yorkers think stores should not open on Thanksgiving night, store managers said they had good business until the wee hours of the morning Friday.

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9:11am

Fri November 23, 2012
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5:01am

Fri November 23, 2012
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Small Business Saturday promotes local holiday shopping

As national retailers pull out all the stops for Black Friday shoppers, locally-owned stores are promoting Small Business Saturday for the third year in a row.  It's part of the growing "buy local" movement, and supporter are asking people to consider taking their business to independent retailers in addition to hitting the mall or the big box stores during the start of the holiday shopping season.

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4:13pm

Wed November 21, 2012
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Food pantries help the needy this holiday season

Volunteers from the Oswego Fire Department help to load supplies for a Thanksgiving dinner into a family's truck.
Durrie Lawrence WRVO

It's a familiar scene during the holidays—in food pantries across the nation, volunteers are packing up boxes of frozen turkey, potatoes, and cranberry sauce for needy families on Thanksgiving day. At a small food pantry in Oswego, the scene was no different.

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4:00pm

Wed November 21, 2012
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Senator wants federal money for Syracuse development

Ellen Abbott WRVO

Senator Charles Schumer is hoping some federal dollars will help keep the Inner Harbor development project in Syracuse moving ahead.  He's personally requesting that the federal Economic Development Administration approve a $2 million grant for the project.

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10:47am

Wed November 21, 2012
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Headlines & Links

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Here's a roundup of Regional News from WRVO:

Cuomo says fracking health study will not be done by deadline

Jobless rate in NY slightly higher than one year ago

More people traveling this Thanksgiving

Cuomo says Thruway Authority needs to "get creative" to avoid raising tolls for trucks

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5:05am

Wed November 21, 2012
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Number of people traveling up this Thanksgiving

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The number of people traveling over the Thanksgiving holiday is up for the fourth straight year.  AAA says the economy and gas prices are two of the biggest factors affecting people's travel plans.

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11:47am

Tue November 20, 2012
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Advocates rally at the state Capitol against hunger and for a minimum wage hike
Karen DeWitt/WRVO

Here's a roundup of Regional News from WRVO:

Advocates urge minimum wage hike

Syracuse enters "international village" idea in Bloomberg competition

Syracuse-area brothers to stand trial in April for stealing winning lottery ticket

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12:59pm

Mon November 19, 2012
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Syracuse pitches an "international village" to Bloomberg competition

Syracuse is hoping to have the North Salina Street business district on the city's north side be part of an "international village" to bolster the neighborhood's immigrant population.
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Hoping to better support its growing immigrant population, Syracuse has put forward a plan to create an "international village" in its north side neighborhood.

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8:46am

Mon November 19, 2012
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Soldiers, families reflect on fidelity in wake of Petraeus's affair

Marital fidelity is a sensitive subject for many in the military. Relationships are stressed by distance, frequent moves and the dangers of war. Gen. David Petraeus's admission that he had an extramarital affair has led some Fort Drum families to reflect on the difficulties of keeping their personal relationships whole – and their image among a public that often doesn't understand their culture. 

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6:07am

Mon November 19, 2012
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Group studies Onondaga Lake use - past & future

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Before deciding what the Onondaga Lake shoreline should look like in the future, FOCUS, is looking  at what the community has wanted in the past. The community group that is creating  a roadmap for the future of the polluted lake's shore, has issued a preliminary report documenting 84 years of studies of the lake.

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5:49am

Mon November 19, 2012
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Study finds rich get richer, the rest decline

A union-funded think tank finds that New York has the greatest income disparity in the nation. The Fiscal Policy Institute says that trend continues, with the top one percent gaining more financial resources, while the middle class is falling behind and the numbers of the poor are growing.

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5:40am

Mon November 19, 2012
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200 Foreclosure notices sent out Monday in Syracuse

A newly-established land bank sent out 200 foreclosure notices in Syracuse on Monday. The land bank is one of five approved by the state earlier this year, as part of an effort to reduce the number of neglected properties and to add to property tax rolls.

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4:49am

Mon November 19, 2012
National Security

Military Moral Code

Originally published on Tue November 20, 2012 10:38 am

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LINDA WERTHEIMER, HOST:

Marital fidelity is a sensitive subject for many in the military. Relationships are often strained by distance, frequent moves, the dangers of war. Gen. David Petraeus' admission that he had an extramarital affair has led some military families to reflect on the difficulties of keeping their personal relationships whole. Reporter Joanna Richards spoke with families from the Army's 10th Mountain Division, based at Fort Drum, in upstate New York.

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11:14am

Fri November 16, 2012
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Onondaga County consideres a smoking ban in parks and near county facilities.
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Here's a round up of Regional News from WRVO:

Onondaga County considers smoking ban in parks.

Health officials now say fracking health review is nearly done.

New York state’s unemployment rate drops after nearly 6,000 private sector jobs were added in October.

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9:07am

Fri November 16, 2012
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Onondaga County considers smoking ban in parks

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Onondaga County lawmakers are considering the possibility of a smoking ban in county parks and the perimeter of county facilities.  But an initial proposal from the county executive's office needs to be whittled down before lawmakers will agree to it.

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9:56am

Thu November 15, 2012
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Here's a round-up of regional news from WRVO:

Progress slow on health review of hydrofracking

Syracuse land bank to send first foreclosure notices Monday

New York state's plan to use a Canadian company to produce driver's licenses with black-and-white images is under fire, because it will cost more money

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11:20am

Wed November 14, 2012
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Syracuse land bank to send first foreclosure notices

An urban development project is taking its first steps to address more than 3,900 tax delinquent properties in the city of Syracuse, as part of a statewide effort to reduce the number of neglected properties and to add to the property tax rolls.

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10:59am

Wed November 14, 2012
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A rendering of the housing project, called Otisca Commons, to be built at the old Ryan Brewery site.
Housing Visions

8:43am

Wed November 14, 2012
Regional Coverage

Affordable housing will replace old Syracuse north side brewery

A rendering of the housing project, called Otisca Commons, to be built at the old Ryan Brewery site.
Housing Visions

An affordable housing organization is moving forward with plans to build a mixed-use, low-income housing project on Syracuse's north side where a brewery once stood.

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4:49pm

Tue November 13, 2012
Regional Coverage

Cybersecurity addressed at HackerFest

Business leaders and IT professionals from across the Northeast will come together to learn about the latest developments in cybersecurity at the HackerFest trade show in upstate New York.

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