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Valerie Hoover

  Central New Yorkers might be worried about flooding over the next few days…with rain in today’s forecast coupled with the recent snowmelt.  One expert in flood repair has a very personal connection to a hidden threat of water damage.

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  The Village of Fayetteville’s Mayor says residents could possibly see the former site of O’Brien and Gere start to get a face-lift six months from now.  However, a series of approvals needs to happen, first for a large apartment and mixed-use development project.  

A meeting will be held Monday night for the Village Planning Board to look further at the specifics of the project.  It calls for 12, three-story buildings with 26 apartment units in each.  Mayor Mark Olson says the developer is required to get a zone change for the mixed- use development.

Centerstate Corporation for Economic Opportunity

Central New York businesses that are growing, investing, and helping the community were recognized today at Centerstate CEO’s Business of the year luncheon.  WAER’s Chris Bolt reports the focus was on opportunity.

Minority Economic Alliance president Edward Cuello

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  April is a month in which some local organizations are doing their best to prevent some of the worst crimes from scarring the lives of Central New York’s Children.  If you look around the community, one simple symbol might help.

Chris Bolt, WAER News

During a talk at Syracuse University, U.S. Secretary of Defense Ash Carter explained on Tuesday how he plans to adapt the mission and the make-up of the military to a changing world.

Scott Willis, WAER News

 Syracuse’s roughly 350 firefighters have been awarded a contract, though it’s the result of two years of acrimonious negotiations that ended up in court.  

Tourism Officials Welcome NCAA Tournament Basketball Fans

Mar 25, 2015
Scott Willis / WAER News

  College basketball fans from all over the country will be coming to Syracuse this weekend for the next two rounds of the NCAA men’s division one tournament.  The east regional sweet sixteen and elite eight will be played at the Carrier Dome.  A local organizing committee has been preparing for the event since last fall. vice president of sales and services for visit Syracuse Tracey Burke says the organization has been working to make sure visitors feel welcome.

Ben Miller, WAER News

As part of Vera House’s 21st annual White Ribbon Campaign, about 200 people tied white ribbons around poles in downtown Syracuse on Friday to raise awareness about domestic violence and sexual assault.

John Smith, WAER News

The poor road conditions in New York State are costing drivers an estimated $6.3 billion dollars a year. That’s according to the annual report from the national transportation research group, TRIP.  They assess the quality of roads and bridges across the country.  Director of Research Rocky Moretti says drivers in Syracuse are paying extra, because more than a quarter of the roads or 28 percent are in poor condition.

It's still going to get uglier before it gets better, Syracuse University sports fans.

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