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NUCLEAR WEAPONS
6:08 pm
Wed August 6, 2014

Syracuse Peace Council Commemorates Hiroshima Anniversary

A procession moves through downtown, commemorating the 69th anniversary of the bombing of Hiroshima, Japan
Credit Chris Bolt / WAER News

Members of the Syracuse Peace Council and Peace Action were joined by concerned residents Wednesday for a procession in commemoration of the bombing of Hiroshima, Japan. 

The atomic bombing (followed by the bombing of Nagasaki on August 9, 1945) occurred 69 years ago, and resulted in the deaths of 140,000 people who were either killed on impact or died later from the effects of the thermal waves and radiation. 

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VETERANS
11:26 pm
Tue August 5, 2014

CNY Veteran Presented with Long Lost Purple Heart Medal

Fellow Vietnam Veteran and former Onondaga County GOP Chairman John DeSpirito III presents Daniel Hunnicutt with his lost Purple Heart Medal.
Credit Scott Willis / WAER News

A Central New York Vietnam veteran who lost his Purple Heart medal years ago had it returned Tuesday. 

 Army Special Forces veteran Daniel Hunnicutt was presented with his original medal at a ceremony today in county legislature chambers.  

He lost the medal in Portland, Oregon, where he returned from Vietnam.  A contractor working on the back porch of a house discovered the medal in the dirt and took it to the local VA center.  After deciphering the name, it made its way back to Hunnicutt here in New York. 

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Sky Armory Construction Update
6:22 pm
Tue August 5, 2014

New Event Space Being Built in Armory Square Getting Ready to Open Doors, Create 100 Jobs

Latest construction in Armory Square is on a space for special events that owners hope to be ready by fall
Credit John Smith/WAER News

  The new owners of the Wells and Coverly building envision opening the doors in September with a look above Armory Square.  Nicole and Kevin Samolis have been renovating the building since the Spring of 2013 and now the big rush to complete the building by September is on.  There will be three levels of create-your-own event space at a place called SKY Armory (see an artist's view: HERE).  The large halls will capture rustic, wooden ceilings.

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SYRACUSE PARKS
6:56 am
Fri August 1, 2014

Donations to Make Webster Pond More Accessible

Anglers Association Vice President Chad Norton, center, at a news conference at Webster Pond Thursday. Looking on are Onondaga County Legislature Chair Ryan McMahon and Covanta Onondaga Business Manager Kathleen Carroll.
Credit Scott Willis / WAER News

A popular park in Syracuse’s Valley neighborhood is about to become more accessible to those with disabilities.  Covanta Onondaga, which operates the waste-to-energy plant, has pledged $2,300 to the Anglers Association of Onondaga to construct new bridges and make other improvements to trails at Webster Pond.    Anglers vice president Chad Norton has been a member since 1996, and uses a motorized wheelchair.  He says being able to go all the around the pond will feel like a new door has opened.

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Community
7:24 am
Wed July 30, 2014

Artists, Artisans, Bring Their Best to Syracuse's People

North McNulty, one of the owners of Twin Oaks Hammocks of VA
Credit Mark Bialczak

  A walk through the downtown Syracuse streets surrendered to the Syracuse Arts and Crafts Fair opens your eyes to artists and artisans of many varieties.

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