The next time you’re passing by the New York State Fairgrounds on I-690 and you have some time to kill, think about stopping by the new Onondaga Lake Trail Extension. Officials unveiled the 2.5 mile addition Sunday with an expo and a walk/run.
WAER's Hannah Warren reports Syracuse-area trail-goers have been looking forward to the new space for quite some time.
The crowd gathering beside the Fairgrounds on Sunday morning was ready to move. Everyone lined up beside the new trail entrance, which showcases panoramic views of Onondaga Lake, and it was off to the races.
If you've lived in the Syracuse area since the 1980s, it may never have crossed your mind to pull into the park that borders Onondaga Lake over there on the Liverpool side. Too many memories of chemical dumps when the Allied factory used to churn out its product in the big plant on the shore, right?
The abandoned, boarded-up Syracuse house where Wizard of Oz author L. Frank Baum first met his future wife might finally have a brighter future via the land bank. Syracuse common councilors Monday approved the sale of the tax delinquent house at 678 W. Onondaga Street to the land bank, which then could choose to sell it to the Baum Foundation. Executive Director Kathleen DiScenna says the couple met in 1881. She says his late niece Cynthia told her,