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Just before the foot of the bridge on US Route 11 North that crosses over the New York State Canal in Brewerton where drivers are about to leave Onondaga County and magically cross over into Oswego County on the other side is a park you might miss the entrance to. That’s because there is no official entrance.  

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Snapchat, GroupMe, Gmail — there is nothing phones don’t contain.  Apps have simplified some of the most taxing and time-consuming processes. With a touch of the screen people can deposit checks, send texts in seconds, tweet to the world, travel through Spain, and buy a new pair of shoes. And in exchange for this quick automation, all people have to do is leave small traces of themselves everywhere they click.

Android user Michele Gonzalez says she mostly uses her phone for everything.

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  Builders and Homeowners could get tax incentives to make homes and apartments more accessible to people with mobility issues.  The so-called “Visit-ability” measure passed both houses of the legislature…and awaits the governor’s signature.  

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The 4th of July holiday is a time when local villages and towns host parades and one of the longest is held every year in the Village of Manlius.  The only exception to that rule is if the 4th falls on a Sunday. The floats and marchers get underway on Saturday beginning at 10 AM and a carnival that follows at 11 AM.

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The skies of Central New York will be lit up over the holiday weekend with fireworks displays.  A local doctor and fire official are worried about children getting burned with hand-held sparklers.  Even more so this year because they say the sale of sparklers in Cortland and Madison counties is legal during the holiday time.  The State allows each county to decide if they can be offered for sale. City of Syracuse Deputy Fire Chief Steve Cavuto says kids under the age of 5 get injured by sparklers.

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  People in downtown Syracuse will be covered by the watchful eye of crime cameras in more places from this point forward.  The Downtown Committee had a little different reason to seek out the high-tech crime fighting tools.

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Syracuse Mayor Stephanie Miner confirmed Wednesday morning that a 28 year-old man is presumed dead following severe weather Tuesday night.  He was assisting other motorists caught in a flash flood; however his body has yet to be found.  The incident happened at the intersection of East Fayette and Croly Streets at the peak of the storm. 28 year-old Brandon Closure and his female passenger managed to push their vehicle out of waist-high water. Miner says he then noticed other stranded motorists who were also in distress.

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  People who make a prank call to the police department could face more serious punishment. Cases such as the fake bomb threat last week at the John Mulroy Civic Center would be regarded as a new federal crime.

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Green Lakes State Park here in Central New York is one of the main focuses of an improvement plan that will eventually dump almost $1 billion into the parks system.  Parks Commissioner Rose Harvey stood on the tee of the Green Lakes golf course Thursday to announce a series of improvements.  The clubhouse patio was being repaired right in front of her, with the interior slated for remodeling next year.  

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Syracuse University’s new Athletic Director says he wants student athletes to represent the University in a first class manner both on and off the athletic fields.  Mark Coyle is from Boise State University.  He recognizes Syracuse’s history and tradition of strong athletic programs as one of the University’s strengths.

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