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Maya Angelou dies at 86
4:49 pm
Wed May 28, 2014

Maya Angelou's Passing draws Respect and Remembrance from CNY Writers, Poets

Maya Angelou was an inspiration for many local writers, poets
Credit poetry.org

The passing of Poet and activist Maya Angelou was felt with sorrow and respect by writers here in Central New York. 

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Community
9:00 am
Wed May 28, 2014

Central New York is Going to the Dogs ... in a Good Way

Four-legged Chiefs fan

  My dear wife Karen and I took our beloved rescue mutt Ellie B, aka Dogamous Pyle, to NBT Bank Stadium on Saturday night.

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City Infrastructure
2:29 pm
Tue May 27, 2014

Syracuse City Councilors Approve Upgrades to Road, Water Infrastructure

The limestone arches of the W. Genesee St. bridge over Onondaga Creek date back to the 1800's.
Credit Scott Willis / WAER News

A number of additional bridge and road repair projects are on the horizon in Syracuse now that common councilors have given their approval.  The historic W.  Genesee St. bridge over Onondaga Creek is slated for $1.5 million  worth of upgrades.    The limestone arch structure dates back to the 1800’s, so city engineer Mary Robison  says the state’s historic preservation office is involved. 

City engineer Mary Robison says the appearance of the bridge won't be altered.
   Robison says the bridge needs mortar repairs and other work, but is otherwise structurally sound considering its age.  She says none of the bridges slated for repair are considered unsafe.
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Syracuse Silver Knights
10:15 am
Mon May 26, 2014

Syracuse's Pro Indoor Soccer Team in New League, opponents in Calif, Texas, Mexico, Canada

Machel Millwood from Jamaica is one of the Silver Knights players showing off his soccer skills during a game.
Credit Silver Knights

  World Cup Soccer might be in the news right now…but Syracuse’s professional soccer team has news this week of a new league and expanded schedule.  

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Flooding at Youth Camp
7:11 pm
Fri May 23, 2014

Camp Good Days Digging Out Instead of Comforting Sick and Dying Children, Families

Camp Good Days Cabin inundated with debris
Credit submitted photo

  Camp Good Days and Special Times in the Finger Lakes is having to cancel weeks of planned activities due to flooding.  

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