Syracuse, NY, Feb 26, 2013 — A coalition of universities and defense contractors in upstate New York has submitted a bid to become a federal research and test site for drones.
The Federal Aviation Administration is working on regulations for the use of unmanned aircraft in American airspace by 2015.
To do that, the FAA will name six testing sites - and seeing economic opportunities, upstate New York wants to have one of those sites. Go to full article
Standing near the Remington Arms factory, Beth Neale, deputy mayor of Ilion, N.Y., says she's watched a lot of large manufacturers leave the region. She's not sure Ilion would easily recover from losing Remington. Photo: Marie Cusick for NPR
Feb 04, 2013 — When New York state passed a wave of new gun-control laws on Jan. 15, it outlawed a type of assault rifle made just over an hour's drive from the state capital--in Ilion, NY. Go to full article
Albany, NY, Jan 30, 2013 — When Gov. Andrew Cuomo put forward his economic development agenda in his State of the State address in early January, he outlined his plans to grow innovation and entrepreneurship.
He spoke of a new venture capital fund, the commercialization of academic research and providing support for start-ups. Go to full article
Syracuse, NY, Dec 27, 2012 — Prepping for surgery can be a long, paper-driven process. A patient often has to sit on the phone detailing their medical history for a nurse -- again. Now, a Syracuse-area start-up is taking that process digital, and seeing surprising results. Go to full article
Oswego, NY, Oct 29, 2012 — Winds will be the main concern for much of upstate New York as Hurricane Sandy blows through the region tonight. The winds will be twice as strong as a typical winter Nor'easter. Go to full article
Say Yes to Education hosted a resume workshop for city teens this summer. Photo: Stephen Sartori/Say Yes to Education
Syracuse, NY, Sep 24, 2012 — It's estimated that one in four young people drop out of high school each year. This represents real trouble in terms of their future happiness, health and success, and it's a challenge to the ongoing development of an innovative and productive American workforce, as many young people feel disconnected from study and work.
In Syracuse, the situation is tough: The city's population is declining, and enrollment and funding for its schools are down. The city's graduation rate is barely 50 percent.
But a new program called "Say Yes to Education", implemented a few years ago, could improve the schools and the city. Go to full article
Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (left) and Syracuse Mayor Stephanie Miner listen to developer Steve Aiello explain his plans for the Inner Harbor. Photo: Ryan Delaney/WRVO
Syracuse, NY, Sep 18, 2012 — U.S. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand has proposed a new federal program to help continue cleanup and development efforts along upstate New York's post-industrial waterways. Go to full article