Ryan Delaney

Innovation Trail Reporter

WRVO/Central New York reporter for the Innovation Trail

Originally from Burlington, Vermont, Ryan has worked for Northeast Public Radio in Albany, The Allegheny Front in Pittsburgh, and WAER in Syracuse, where his work was honored by the Syracuse Press Club. His reporting has also aired on New Hampshire Public Radio and Vermont Public Radio.

Ryan has a degree in broadcast journalism and international relations from the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications and Maxwell School at Syracuse University.

Government
1:32 am
Fri May 23, 2014

Obama Swings For Tourism Increase At Baseball Hall Of Fame

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President Obama wants to make it easier for foreigners to visit the United States so they can come and spend more money at tourist sites. The president visited the baseball of fame in Cooperstown Thursday, where he pitched tourism as an economic asset.

Cooperstown Bats is a store that has a symbiotic relationship with the National Baseball Hall of Fame across the street. Thursday morning, a high school baseball team was in town for a game at the hall’s Doubleday Field, but the players bought some souvenir bats first.

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Economy
6:21 am
Thu May 22, 2014

President Obama To Visit Cooperstown

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Cooperstown is a one-stoplight town of 2,000 people. As home to the National Baseball Hall of Fame, it’s on the map for tourists and baseball fans.

But attendance at the museum has been waning over the past decade. About 250,000 visitors wandered its corridors last year – that’s down more than 60 thousand a year from numbers in 2004.

President Obama wants to highlight tourism as an export and economic driver. He’ll make a short trip to the hall late Thursday fternoon and that will boost attention at the start of a busy summer.

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SAFE Act Registration
11:45 am
Fri April 11, 2014

April 15 Assault Weapon Registration Deadline Approaches, Strong Resistance Remains

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After New York passed strict gun control laws last January, sales of assault-style weapons became illegal. But for those who already owned guns with features like a pistol grip and removable magazine, they must register them by Tuesday.

Many Second Amendment advocates see the requirement as a step toward the government seizing their guns.

Chief Deputy John Balloni with the Onondaga County sheriff’s office says the law could make criminals out of people who ignore the law in protest.

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Government
10:27 pm
Tue March 11, 2014

Donald Trump Rallies Republicans In Syracuse

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(WRVO Public Media Ryan Delaney & Ellen Abbott) In the words of the infamous Donald Trump, upstate New York has been "abandoned," the state's gun control laws were a "catastrophe" and its pro-business television campaign is "egregious."

Those were some of the colorful adjectives Trump, a real estate tycoon and reality TV star, used at a Republican Party fundraiser Tuesday night in Syracuse.

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State of the State
4:27 pm
Wed January 9, 2013

Cuomo outlines innovation 'hot spots' and promotion of upstate

Originally published on Wed January 9, 2013 5:47 pm

In an attempt to boost New York’s entrepreneurial atmosphere, Gov. Andrew Cuomo proposed new “Innovation Hot Spots” in his third State of the State speech Wednesday. They would be areas where startups can get free assistance and maybe even a break from taxes.

Cuomo pointed out the state struggles to bring in venture capital, or investment dollars, for startups. California and its Silicon Valley rakes in 47 percent of venture capital dollars in the country.

New York’s 4 percent cut pales by comparison.

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Economy
3:39 pm
Mon January 7, 2013

New York Small Businesses Not Taking Advantage Of Tax Breaks: Tax Advisor

While the Fiscal Cliff deal passed by Congress at the turn of the New Year raised taxes on some of the wealthiest people in America, it left many tax breaks in place that benefit small businesses. That is, along as they take advantage of them.

Many of the research and development (R&D) incentives, or programs designed to help small businesses export their products go underutilized, says tax policy analyst Dean Zerbe.

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WXXI Local Stories
4:25 pm
Thu January 3, 2013

Northeast Temperature Records Fell In 2012

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2012 was the warmest year in much of central and upstate New York in more than 80 years.

Many cities across the Northeast experiencing warmer than average years.

Temperature data on 35 major cities across the Northeast was compiled by Cornell University and the Northeast Regional Climate Center.

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Innovation Trail
4:29 pm
Tue October 30, 2012

Lake Ontario Northerly: lucky miss for some, opportunity for others

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Winds from Hurricane Sandy were stronger coming off Lake Ontario than in other parts of central New York. WRVO’s Ryan Delaney spent the morning along the lake in Cayuga County and reports folks are dealing with only minor damage.

Bob and Allyson Malo were out checking their neighbor’s cottages along Little Sodus Bay in Fair Haven.

Allyson, who spent the night in their home on the opposite side of the road, says the winds were strong for most of the night.

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