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Reporter, The Innovation Trail

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Remington Arms in Ilion, NY. Photo: <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/loonyhiker/">loonyhiker</a>, CC <a href="http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/2.0/deed.en">some rights reserved</a>
Remington Arms in Ilion, NY. Photo: loonyhiker, CC some rights reserved

Remington Arms home ignored in gun law passage

The central New York home of a historic, and major, gun manufacturer felt a little ignored as the state quickly passed new gun control legislation this week.  Go to full article

Startup aims to simplify hospital admissions process

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
Map of Tropical Storm Force Wind Speed Probabilities. Image: <a href="http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/refresh/graphics_at3+shtml/150352.shtml?tswind120#contents">National Weather Service</a>
Map of Tropical Storm Force Wind Speed Probabilities. Image: National Weather Service

Wind a major worry as upstate NY prepares for Sandy

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
Say Yes to Education hosted a resume workshop for city teens this summer. Photo: Stephen Sartori/Say Yes to Education

Program looks to improve troubled Syracuse schools

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
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

Gillibrand pushes for waterfront cleanup funds

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
Photo: Emma Jacobs
Photo: Emma Jacobs

New study finds risks in dealing with wastewater from hydrofracking

A new study says there are shortfalls in dealing with the massive amounts of contaminated water created through hydraulic fracturing.

The study by Stony Brook University finds the highest risk of flowback water contaminating water supplies occurs during the disposal process.  Go to full article
The F.X. Matt Brewery in Utica. Photo: Saranac.com
The F.X. Matt Brewery in Utica. Photo: Saranac.com

New York State beer brewers fend off excise tax

Hot weather calls for cold beer, and that means good business for New York's microbreweries. But as the Innovation Trail's Ryan Delaney reports, a lawsuit earlier this year almost caused New York's beer-makers' fizz to go flat.  Go to full article
[It] is not clear that the cost of these...economic development activities equate to the benefits.

Industrial Development Agencies don't mean jobs, comptroller report finds

State comptroller Thomas DiNapoli's office is out with its annual review of industrial development agencies. As the Innovation Trail's Ryan Delaney reports, the comptroller found little linkage between job creation and tax breaks.  Go to full article
Paul Nojaim explained how his family-run grocery store in Syracuse will participate in the state's Youth Works program. Ryan Delaney /Innovation Trail
Paul Nojaim explained how his family-run grocery store in Syracuse will participate in the state's Youth Works program. Ryan Delaney /Innovation Trail

State promotes youth jobs program

The Cuomo administration is promoting a job hiring program for young people in some of the state's most economically hurting areas. The Innovation Trail's Ryan Delaney has details.  Go to full article

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