Ellen Abbott

Reporter, Syracuse, WRVO Public Media

Member station reporter, WRVO Public Media

Ellen produces news reports and features related to events that occur in the greater Syracuse area and throughout Onondaga County for Innovation Trail partner station WRVO Public Media.  Her reports are heard regularly in regional updates in Morning Edition and All Things Considered.

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CORRECTION March 4: Current Mizpah Tower owner Syracuse Bangkok, LLC. is $115,646.31 delinquent on taxes, according to the Onondaga County property tax database.

A potential new owner of the long-vacant Mizpah Tower in downtown Syracuse is hoping to satisfy a certain kind of rental market. 

Lawmakers in the city of Syracuse Monday unanimously voted to ban hydrofracking on city property.  

Julia Walsh, from the statewide network Frack Action says this move sends a message to Albany.

“This action, along with actions by many other municipalities across the state that are banning it on their own within their rights through home rule, shows the governor and the state that there are serious concerns and a backlash about this process moving forward,” said Walsh.