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ALSO, THE TOWNS OF DEWITT, MANLIUS, AND ONONDAGA
3:48 pm
Mon July 28, 2014

Wanted: 40 Homes and Businesses to Solarize Syracuse

Solarize Syracuse members from left to right: Chris Carrick, Sam Gordon, Jessica Azulay, Syracuse Common Councilor Kathleen Joy and Justin Williams of CNY Solar.
Credit John Smith/WAER News

Syracuse and some nearby town residents of Dewitt, Manlius and Onondaga have the opportunity to grab some buying power for solar panel installations at their homes or businesses.  The new initiative 'Solarize Syracuse' is looking for 40 participants to get the panels installed now through September 30th. Jessica Azulay says a local company will handle the installations.

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24th Anniv of ADA
6:55 pm
Thu July 24, 2014

Marchers Honor Disabled Law Anniversary

Marchers head down Montgomery Street to recognize 24th anniv of Americans with Disabilities Act.
Credit Chris Bolt/WAER News

  Chanting, “Disabled and proud, say it loud,”  disabled Central New Yorkers and their supporters were proud today to remember the 24th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act.  A group of 100 or more marched the streets of downtown Syracuse just before noontime…much of their focus to change perceptions.  Linda Feltus is an employment consultant with Enable-T-L-S…and she’s helped a variety of people succeed in the workplace.

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BUSINESSES REMAIN OPTIMISTIC ABOUT THE FUTURE
6:56 pm
Tue July 22, 2014

Armory Square Businesses Affected by Road Construction in Different Ways

Traffic on West Fayette is down to a single, one way street near Franklin
Credit John Smith/WAER News

Road Construction near Armory Square is affecting some businesses in different ways but, they remain optimistic of the future results for the Downtown Syracuse economy. Merchants and restaurants remain open and it doesn’t appear difficult to locate parking on the street or in a garage. Work on the expansion of the Connective Corridor has West Fayette Street down to a single, one-way lane near the Square but, the manager of the Marriot says it’s not interfering with customers booking rooms.

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CNY Ronald McDonald House in Need of Donations
12:15 pm
Mon July 14, 2014

CNY Ronald McDonald House is Celebrating Christmas in July to Drum Up Donations

The CNY Ronald McDonald House
Credit John Smith/WAER News

The Ronald McDonald House of Central New York is hoping the spirit of Christmas giving will help them drum up donations for their annual Christmas in July Campaign. The home opened the doors of its new location in December of 2012 in Syracuse. 

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Hotel Syracuse Reopening?
4:18 pm
Thu July 3, 2014

Hotel Syracuse Takes Big Step Toward Renovation, Reopening

The historic part of the Hotel Syracuse has been vacant for 10 years, but could have new life after the eminent domain seizure and transfer to a developer.
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  The Hotel Syracuse is now in the hands of a developer who plans to reopen it.  No one has rented a room there in more than a decade…but city leaders are optimistic that will change, after the Syracuse Industrial Development Agency took possession, then transferred it over.

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