central new york http://innovationtrail.org en Syracuse has repaired 2,000 potholes since April 1 http://innovationtrail.org/post/syracuse-has-repaired-2000-potholes-april-1 <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Public works crews have already patched 2,000 potholes on Syracuse streets in April, but there are so many more, they now have their own email address.</span></p><p>City officials Tuesday unveiled a new pothole repair truck and called on residents to help report potholes around town. A quarter of those repaired so far came from city complaints, officials said.</p><p>Finding more shouldn't be a problem.</p> Wed, 23 Apr 2014 12:40:26 +0000 Ryan Delaney, WRVO 3391 at http://innovationtrail.org Syracuse has repaired 2,000 potholes since April 1 Three counties pull out of SAFE Act pilot permit program http://innovationtrail.org/post/three-counties-pull-out-safe-act-pilot-permit-program <p>The Cortland County clerk’s office has backed out of a pilot run of a re-certification program for gun owners, part of the state’s stricter gun control laws, because it didn’t feel it was getting enough support from the state.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Under a provision of the January 2013 SAFE Act, current pistol permit holders must update their permits by 2018. That means verifying addresses and what weapons are owned.</span></p> Tue, 22 Apr 2014 13:03:36 +0000 Ryan Delaney, WRVO 3385 at http://innovationtrail.org Three counties pull out of SAFE Act pilot permit program Upstate N.Y. drone test site gets another $1 million in funding http://innovationtrail.org/post/upstate-ny-drone-test-site-gets-another-1-million-funding <p>There's another $1 million in the recently passed state budget for upstate New York's new drone testing program, which means the site now has enough funding to get through at least its first year of operations.</p> Wed, 02 Apr 2014 14:01:41 +0000 Ryan Delaney, WRVO 3345 at http://innovationtrail.org Upstate N.Y. drone test site gets another $1 million in funding Oneida Nation begins sharing casino profits with New York state http://innovationtrail.org/post/oneida-nation-begins-sharing-casino-profits-new-york-state <p>The Oneida Indian Nation has begun cutting checks to New York state and county governments out of the profits from its Turning Stone casino. The profit-sharing will enable the Oneida to maintain its dominance over casino gambling in central New York.</p> Tue, 11 Mar 2014 17:50:08 +0000 Ryan Delaney, WRVO 3308 at http://innovationtrail.org Oneida Nation begins sharing casino profits with New York state Drone test site secures half its startup funding with state grant http://innovationtrail.org/post/drone-test-site-secures-half-its-startup-funding-state-grant <p>Upstate New York’s new drone testing site is closer to pulling enough money together to begin operating. It’s been awarded a state grant to cover some of its startup costs.</p> Fri, 28 Feb 2014 22:37:40 +0000 Ryan Delaney, WRVO 3290 at http://innovationtrail.org Drone test site secures half its startup funding with state grant